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Canine Camino

Hermanus, Western Cape

Slack pack hiking along the coast with your dog is a wonderful way to explore the beautiful shoreline while keeping the load light. The trail is relatively easy with gentle inclines and declines, offering panoramic views of the ocean and the rugged coastline.

As you hike with your furry companion, you can feel the cool sea breeze blowing through your hair and the sand beneath your feet. Your dog’s tail wags excitedly as they bound along the trail, taking in all the new sights and smells.

Occasional beachside rest stops offer the perfect opportunity to take a break and enjoy a picnic lunch, complete with a refreshing dip in the ocean to cool off. As you continue on the trail, all while taking in the beauty of the stunning coastline.

As the day winds down, you both return to your starting point, feeling refreshed and invigorated from the slack pack hike. Your dog happily snuggles up next to you, content from a day of adventure and exploration.

After a long day of hiking and exploring with your faithful companion, there’s nothing better than winding down with comfortable accommodation and excellent food. You both deserve a cozy and welcoming place to rest your weary bodies and recharge for the next day’s adventures. 

Sample itinerary

Welcome to your 3-night all-inclusive slackpack hiking trip with your furry friend in Hermanus! Hermanus is a beautiful town located in the Western Cape province of South Africa, known for its stunning coastal scenery and whale watching opportunities.

Day 1:

You will arrive in Hermanus in the morning and be greeted by your guide and friendly dog-friendly accommodations. After settling in, you will embark on a leisurely coastal hike, where you and your furry friend can take in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. The hike will lead you to the Old Harbor Museum, where you can learn about the town’s rich history and fishing heritage. In the evening, you will enjoy a delicious dinner at your accommodation. 

Day 2:

Today’s hike will take you along the famous cliff path, which stretches for 11 kilometers along the rugged coastline. You will have the opportunity to spot whales, dolphins, and seals along the way. After the hike, you will visit the vibrant Hermanus market, where you can sample local food and crafts. In the evening, you will enjoy a traditional South African braai (barbeque) and spend the night under the stars.

Day 3:

After breakfast, you will start your day with a hike through the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, one of the richest floral kingdoms in the world. The reserve boasts an extensive network of hiking trails, and you will explore the area with your dog by your side. You will have a packed lunch along the way, and in the afternoon, you will visit the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley wine region, where you will sample some of the region’s finest wines. Dinner will be served back at your accommodation.

Day 4:

On your final day, you will have a leisurely breakfast before bidding farewell to Hermanus. You will have the option to visit the nearby beaches or explore the town’s quaint shops before departing for home.

Throughout the trip, you and your furry friend will be well taken care of with all-inclusive accommodations, meals, and guided hikes. You will return home with memories of stunning coastal views, excellent wine, and a deeper appreciation for South Africa’s natural beauty.


The Canine Camino is a unique and exciting adventure for both dogs and their owners. However, before embarking on this journey, there are several important resource files that participants should be aware of. These resources are designed to help ensure that the experience is safe, enjoyable, and memorable for everyone involved.

One of the most important resources is the indemnity form. This is a legal document that outlines the risks associated with the Canine Camino and the responsibilities of participants. It is essential that all participants read and sign this form before taking part in the event.

Other resource files may include guidelines for managing your dog’s health and safety while on the trail. These resources are designed to help participants make informed decisions and to ensure that the Canine Camino is a positive and rewarding experience for all involved.

Overall, the resource files for the Canine Camino are an essential part of the event. They provide participants with the information they need to make the most of this unique adventure and to ensure that everyone involved stays safe, happy, and healthy throughout the journey.

Indemnity Form – Canine Camino

Hiking Rules and Regulations


  • 26 – 29 May 2023
  • 09 – 12 June 2023
  • 7 – 10 July 2023
  • 14 – 1 7 July 2023
  • 21 – 24 July 2023
  • 28 – 31 July 2023
  • 4 – 7 Aug 2023
  • 18 – 21 Aug 2023
  • 25 – 28 Aug 2023


  • R7000.00 pp
  • Min of 6 hikers
  • If the group is smaller than 6 hikers, the rate will be quoted accordingly.

Admin Fee:

  • R55.00 once off per reservation.
Canine Camino

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