Hiking – Mossel Bay
Hike the famous St Blaize hiking route (16km). Visit the Pinnacle Point historical site of pre-historic human findings on the way. Lunch at Big Blu Restaurant at the Point. Spot some whales along the route.
The St. Blaize Trail is a popular 13.5 km (6 hour) hike that follows the 30 metre contour along the cliffs westwards from the Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse. It begins at the Cave below the Lighthouse, and ends at Dana Bay. The trail offers dramatic sea views, excellent whale and dolphin watching, good birding, and interesting fynbos. It is a moderately difficult walk that requires a reasonable degree of fitness. Carry water, use hats and sun-block, and exercise caution in wet weather, high winds, and mist. Exits and escape routes are situated far from the main roads and the town centre. Beware of snakes (especially puff adders) and flying golf balls in the area where the trail crosses the Pinnacle Point Golf Course.
Evidence at the Pinnacle Point Caves in Mossel Bay shows that ancient people lived here between 170 000 and 40 000 years ago, and that they lived off what the ocean left them on the rocks below the caves. The Pinnacle Point Caves also contain signs from those times of stone tool-making and the grinding of ochre for body painting.
From here we will continue to the Point, where we will have lunch at the Big Blu Restaurant, with spectacular views of the ocean.