At the Boesmansrivier boat slipway on the western banks of the estuary (follow River Street from the little settlement), there is a 3.5 km walk (one way) along a truly exquisite stretch of beach to a rocky headland, frothing turquoise ocean on your left, pristine dune hills to your right. Here there is nothing but footprints. And even they, in turn, quickly surrender to the relentless pull of the waves or disappear beneath wind-swept grains of dune sand.
If the magic has wound itself about you, and the tide is low, you can continue past the carved and pitted rocks to walk further along the shoreline all the way to the Dias cross, a replica of the one left by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488. From the Bushman’s estuary, this is a 6 km stroll.
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