The 60km, four-day Strandloper Hiking Trail runs from Kei Mouth to Gonubie, just outside East London. It traverses splendid sandy beaches, rocky shores, sea cliffs and coastal grasslands with plenty of birdlife. You're always within sight and sound of the sea. It is fairly easy, but good fitness is required.
Nights are spent in dorms and the Haga-Haga Hotel, and accommodation is included in the trail fee, with a two-night option (R275) also available. Profits are channelled into environmental education for local children.