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The happy hikers: Nicky and Fred van Berkel, Tony and Evie Bowen, Greg and Cheryl Devine, Karin van Niekerk and Rina Leur.
After much discussion about the weather, as we drove through a wet downpour near George, the decision was made to continue on to Mossel Bay and start the walk.
A wise decision as the rain had disappeared and stayed away for the duration of the hike.
We started out from the car park at Diaz Point as shown in the picture above. The only tricky section of the hike is at the start where the rocks can be a bit slippery as you climb up to the well-worn path to begin the trail. The trail is clearly marked all the way, staying close to the cliff edge, with superb views of the sea and craggy rock formations until the descent into Dana Bay at the end of the trail.
On the way to Dana Bay the trail passes on the outskirts of Pinnacle Point Golf Estate. The happy hikers: Nicky and Fred van Berkel, Tony and Evie Bowen, Greg and Cheryl Devine, Karin van Niekerk and Rina Leur.
After much discussion about the weather, as we drove through a wet downpour near George, the decision was made to continue on to Mossel Bay and start the walk.
A wise decision as the rain had disappeared and stayed away for the duration of the hike.
We started out from the car park at Diaz Point as shown in the picture above. The only tricky section of the hike is at the start where the rocks can be a bit slippery as you climb up to the well-worn path to begin the trail. The trail is clearly marked all the way, staying close to the cliff edge, with superb views of the sea and craggy rock formations until the descent into Dana Bay at the end of the trail.
On the way to Dana Bay the trail passes on the outskirts of Pinnacle Point Golf Estate. As we stood and gawked at the hideously large mansions we had to be aware of flying golf balls, the only other hazard on the walk.

Nicky, as usual, photographed and botanised as she went along, so did most of the trail by herself. Greg drove his car to Dana Bay so we would have transport back to the start and he then joined us near the golf club house for lunch and accompanied us to the end.

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The trail is 13.5 kilometres long and one should be moderately fit to attempt it.

Report by: Cheryl Devine
August 2015

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