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Hikes, Walks & Trails

Skilpad Walking Trail (5km)

This circular route is a very popular walking trail, especially in the flower season. The trail takes you through the well-known flower ‘carpets’. It starts and ends at the Skilpad office, please enquire for maps at the office.

Korhaan Walking Trail (3km)

Also starts at the Skilpad office but meanders through bushy areas, enabling you to see a greater variety of flowers.

Heaviside Hiking Trail (6km)

This spectacular trail follows the Namaqua coastline for 6km. It starts at the Abjoel viewing deck about 15km north of Groen River Office. After descending a dune, the trail follows a rocky coastal section and then a long white beach, northwards.

The area is well known for its sightings of humpback whales and Heaviside dolphins. You are also likely to see a variety of seabirds, particularly black oyster catchers. At low tide the tidal pools can be explored.

The trail is one-way and hikers can be picked up at the exit point (boardwalk), or hikers can return to the starting point again.