A Walk on the Wild Side
An easy out-and-back walk of anything up to 9km along the coast from Cape St Francis, with spectacular ocean views especially in whale season, June to November. Look out for Southern Right and Humpback whales, as well as Common, Humpback and Bottlenose dolphins.
The start is at the Maori Avenue parking. If you are driving from St Francis Bay, take the first right after entering Cape St Francis and drive to the end of the road where there is a gravel parking area. In front of you is Sunset Rocks, a perfect place to watch the sunset on a windless evening.
The pedestrian gate marks the start of the path, which follows the coastline all the way to Mostertshoek, a cluster of seaside homes ideally located for fishermen and whale-watchers.
After 1.5km, look on the rocks for the boiler room of the Ospray, wrecked here in 1967.
You will pass a green fishing shack at around 2.5km: stay on the shoreline and look for a small rockpile. Turn down to the edge of the rocks to look for the blowhole.
When you reach a hairpin bend to the right, where the road goes uphill and inland, it’s time to turn back. If you get this far, you will have done almost 4.5km.
On your way back, walk on the beach after you pass the green fishing shack and you will find an unmarked grave just before a huge rock pile.