Hike the Sacramento Trail

One of PE's top day walks

Sacramento Trail PE

Situated west of the Port Elizabeth and named after a Portuguese ship that was wrecked on the bay in the 16th century, the Sacramento Trail is a popular one-way or circular trail between Schoenmakerskop and Sardinia Bay.

At Schoenmakerskop, a bronze cannon, which points towards the wreck site of the Portuguese galleon, marks the start of the trail. It then travels down to the shore and along the coast, past the Sacramento Monument and into the Sardinia Bay Marine Reserve. The one-way trail is a one-and-a-half hour, 4km walk, and a round trip is 3 hours.

The trail is an easy to moderate walk offering some of the best seascapes, landscapes, and, depending on the season, remarkable displays of wild flowers and dune vegetation.

Guests can then enjoy a meal at the Sacramento Restaurant which has a wide menu offering a variety of freshly made dishes, from scrumptious seafood to juicy steak and everything in between. The perfect end to your hike.


  • Free

To find out more about the Sacramento Trail, visit the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism website.

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