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guided hike

Natural energy, guided adventures

guided hike

Natural energy, guided adventures

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Natural energy, guided adventures

guided hike

Natural energy, guided adventures

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The experience base camp is the Shepherds Keep farm (Accommodation here is not included in the price but is highly recommended) staying here puts you directly into the heart of a coastal forest agroecology, the tinkling of goats’ bells, the thundering ocean, birds. A basic off-grid eco-camp provides a 'situation experience' not many are accustomed to. Orientation will take place at the farm camp or homestead on the first morning after arrival; we have a coffee discussion to plan your options. - Living off grid - practical: hand milking and cheese making - Hunting and self-defence - practical bow-hunting or fishing or evening skiff-cruise with a hunter. - Aquatic environment; surfing, wingsurfing, stand up paddle board.

Your host

Learn more about Matthew

Matthew

We champion a spirit we call ‘Niche Unity’; a term seeking to describe living from natural energy. We attempt to embody this in our farm, environment and work. This experience is about accepting the hardship of living, getting in touch and healing with nature, through direct tailored exposure to the elements. THIS IS SITUATION THERAPY. 'Experience' hosts are all individuals who have abandoned urban livelihoods over a decade ago, taking the plunge into more precarious yet harmonious and wild existence, living off nature and craft in the rural lands below the Outeniqua Mountains. Booking an experience here is a rare portal to meet these people.

What's included

Drinks
Drinks and snacks for experiences.
Tickets
You can negotiate to extend activity mentoring, or tailor a package to try all the activities in the duration of your stay.
Transport
Pick up and drop off service to and between various venues.
Equipment
Price excludes basics: Bows, boards, sails... These we can negotiate very competitively depending on your needs. Bring your…

Where you'll be

Shepherds Keep farm is the experience base camp. The farm is situated on the Goukamma reserves Blombos hiking trail which is equidistant between the Ocean and Groenvlei lake. Experience venues options include Knysna lagoon, Swartvlei, Groenvlei, Unique ocean surf/kitesurf spots nearby stretch primarily between Buffelsbay and Wilderness.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests need to be comfortable with raw nature experiences, people with aversion to wind, water, fauna, flora, roughing it, camping, compost toilets, domestic livestock are not recommended.

What to bring

Gear clothing linked to activity interest, such as hiking, surfing...

More tips

Check Shepherds Keep camp availability on Airbnb before booking. Pre-indicate your activity preferences so we can make arrangements. (Some experiences are not always available.)

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Matthew
Natural energy, guided adventures
New experience
£31/person
New experience
£31/person