Glentana Shipwreck

This scenic out and back route start and finishes in the parking area in front of the Visgraat Restaurant in Glentana.

The route is best accessed on low tide and expect some rock hopping in places even on spring low tide. A floating dock, or more precisely, a 123 m long lift ship with a weight of 4 500 tons went aground along the Glentana beach in 1902. It was stranded after the tow rope from the steamer Baralong parted during a tow operation from Durban to Cape Town. Three large pieces of the wreck is still visible today.

Start/FinishGlentana Beach Parking Area
Distance± 4.0 km
Elevation Gain± 20 m
Perceived ExertionModerate
Trail SystemBeaches
Route MarkersNone
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Trail Running± 30 m — 45 m
Hiking± 1 h — 2 h


  • Parking 
  • Paypoint 
  • Restaurant 
  • Restroom 
  • Water

Weather Data Source: 7 tage wetter