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16 Mile Beach Challenge

Yzerfontein Main Beach
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1 to 4 Days


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Group Size

15 people




Take on the longest sand beach in the country – book the 16 Mile Beach Challenge for your group.

The 16 Mile Beach Challenge in slack pack format between Yzerfontein and Langebaan, offers a unique experience of the West Coast over the stretch of 1 night and 1 day with the option of a 2nd night after finishing the trial. The hike has been designed to suit any walking fit individual looking for a challenge and an escape from daily routine. It includes a unique introduction to the region, and specifically the West Coast National Park, tasting the acclaimed local wines before enjoying a typical West Coast dinner and walking the pristine 16 Mile Beach (26 km) – a hike along the longest uninterrupted sand beach in South Africa.

The trail requires hikers to be walking fit on Level 4 and is suitable for a group or family, but no children under 16. Reservations for groups of 7 and maximum 15 are welcome. Wild Card holders will be refunded on Conservation fees
when entering the park – please attach a copy of valid Wild Card to entry.

R1595 pp for a group of 7
R1355 pp for a group of 15

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  • WCNP fees
  • Accommodation in Yzerfontein on Day 1
  • Information session at NSRI
  • Wine tasting and dinner on Day 1
  • Breakfast pack & lunch snacks for Day 2
  • Transfers from WCNP to Yzerfontein on Day 2
  • Trail T-shirt for hikers completing the event
  • Accommodation on Day 2/3 (2 night package)
  • Dinner & Breakfast (2 night package)
  • Rates exclude Wine with Dinner on Day 1
  • Accommodation on Day 2 (1 night package)
  • Dinner on Day 2 (1 night package)

Activity's Location

Yzerfontein Main Beach


What is the Emergency Procedures?
Station 34 of the NSRI base in Yzerfontein is on standby to assist via sea on boats or with a quad bike on the beach for the first line of rescue. All hikers in the group should take notice of the following: Should any emergency occur, the group's pace and program will be influenced by the well-being of the hiker in physical distress and the hike will only continue once the hiker has been evacuated.
What should I bring for Overnight?
Own bedding & towels; Valid ID, Passport or Driver’s License; Valid Wild Card for West Coast National Park.
What Should I bring for the Trail?
Comfortable day pack to carry the following items –hat, sunscreen, personal medication, 2 liter water, nutritious breakfast and lunch pack (provided) toilet paper, plastic bag for litter, light rain jacket , warmer jacket, comfortable walking shoes (trainers suggested for sandy conditions) and long socks and a head light for night walking.
Is there something Optional I should bring?
Binoculars, cameras, cell phone
Is there anything else I should know?
Temperatures vary depending on the season but this stretch of the coast has moderate temperatures between 15and 32 degrees / www. play an important role during the hike. As the beach has changed significantly in the past few years which means we have to take tides into account when doing this hikeas:the total walk takes place below the high tide indicators not to disturb any breading activities or sensitive animal life


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