West Coast National Park gate opens at 07h00. The drive from the entrance of the West Coast National Park to the Postberg entrance is approximately 45 minute – allow some extra time:
Arrival at the Postberg Nature Reserve Gate by 08h45 for transfer of overnight luggage and equipment to Plankiesbaai beach camp. Gates open at 09h00. This usually takes about 45 min, group should start walking by 10h00. The distance is approximately 15.5 km.
Hike across the plain and then to the high point overlooking the Langebaan Lagoon and West Coast National Park. From here it is a level hike along the ridge, dropping down to the shoreline for lunch. After lunch there is a climb up to the view point overlooking Donkergat, before descending again and across the plain to Plankiesbaai, where we pitch our tents and camp for the night. Arrival estimated between 16h00 and 17h00. Gates close at 17h00 so day trippers will have left.
Strike camp to start walking by 09h00. The walk to Tsaarsbank is between two and three hours over undulating terrain, taking between 2 and 3 hrs for the 6km stretch, to finish by midday. There is an optional 4k beach and dune loop to complete the trail. We collect our tents and overnight belongings from Plankiesbaai, usually finishing by 13h00.