ROBBERG PENINSULA – A MARINE PROTECTED AREA GUIDED INTERPRETIVE WALKING ECO-ADVENTURES
The iconic fynbos covered Robberg Peninsula, a trademark often referred to as the Cape Point of the Garden Route is a Marine Protected Area and a national monument just a mere 8km from the magnificent Plettenberg Bay. It is here that the African Edu-Eco Wizard team has integrated a number of Experiential Interpretative Eco-Walking activities on the Garden Route and more specifically on the Robberg Peninsula into its portfolio of Passive Adventures. Robberg’s rock formations date back between 110 and 130 million years when South Africa formed part of a super continent. Around 120 million years ago the continent split, depositing Robberg’s rocks in the Sea bed.
People first inhabited the Peninsula some 120 000 years ago. As sea levels dropped grassland were formed. The reserve abounds with evidence of the Stone Age with Nelson Bay Cave providing some of the best examples. Records suggest that the first European visitors were the crew of the Portuguese fishing vessel, the Sao Goncalo which was wrecked here in 1630.
Montane fynbos thrives on the steep well drained slopes. Robberg is home to an incredible variety of wildlife such as the diminutive Blue Duiker, the huge gathering of seals on the rocks between Kanonkoeelgat and Duikerkrans. Humpback dolphins and bottlenose dolphins frequent the inshore waters. Southern Right whales visit between May and November to give birth to their young. Humpback whales and Bryde’s Whales can occasionally also be seen. The peninsula is a birdwatchers paradise with numerous endemic species present as well as pelagic seabirds such as albatross, prions, skuas and kelp gulls.
Groups of no more than 12 people can be accommodated. Our lead guides are very highly qualified, survivors in their own right, educators and teachers who love sharing and teaching what they know. Herewith are the various walking programs from which to choose which can be enjoyed either in the early morning or mid-late afternoon depending on your availability. Compile a group with special requests – we can do.
ROBBERG GUIDED INTERPRETIVE WALKING ECO-ADVENTURES
- ROBBERG – GAP Guided Walking Eco-Adventure (1 – 2hrs)
- ROBBERG – WITSAND Guided Walking Eco-Adventure (2 – 3hrs)
- ROBBERG – WAY-TO-THE-POINT Guided Walking Eco-Adventure (4 – 4½hrs)
Daily departures on Request. Enquire for available time slots. All departures are subject to availability
Minimum age of 8 years old permitted on two shorter trails and 10 years old on the Point Trail with Parents present.
A maximum of 12 Trailists are permitted per guide on the various trails.
All Guided Walking-Hiking Eco-Adventure Prices include entrance fees, bottled water and professional guide. Prices exclude transport to and from the starting points of the Robberg Guided Walking Eco-Adventures CASH or EFT Only. No Credit Card Facilities.