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Explore Karbonkelberg's Scenic Trails on the Duiker "Seal" Island on Foot Hike

Embark on a journey through Karbonkelberg's captivating landscapes and rich history. Begin your adventure with a walk through the fisher community, ascending towards the saddle that overlooks Duiker Island, also known as Seal Island. Pass by The Drop at Brako, a towering cliff rising 334m, offering breathtaking views of Vulcan Rock and the legendary big-wave surfing locale, Dungeons. Pause at Lookout Cave, once a pivotal spot for spotting incoming vessels, and delve into the area's intriguing history and geological wonders. Learn about the indigenous plants like the renowned Taaibos and Gona bush, essential for the survival of the Khoi people who crafted their hunting tools from these resources.

As an alternative route, consider walking back to the harbor along the coastline, after having an opportunity to observe Cape Fur Seals at Duiker Island. This path offers glimpses of Khoisan stone-walled tidal fish traps and the remnants of the Dutch-built western battery at Hangberg's base, enriching your hike with historical insights.

Capture unforgettable moments and vistas perfect for your Instagram feed. Remember to bring along your phone or camera to seize the beauty of Karbonkelberg.

Helpful Tips:

  • Apply sunscreen and wear hats on sunny days.
  • Carry wind jackets and rain gear for cooler weather.
  • Bring your own water and snacks for sustenance.
  • Wear sturdy hiking boots for comfort and safety.
  • Consider tipping your guide for their excellent service.

Duration: 3 – 4 hours
Difficulty Level: Moderate (with steep sections)
Start Time: 8:00 AM

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