What time do the activities start on each day?
This will depend on the itinerary for the day. The guide has will decide the exact time based on their experience and the weather. There will also be some more information in your app which we will give you details of before your adventure.
How long is each activity?
This may vary according to the activity, however the app will give you a rough idea of how long each activity is and your guide is there to advise locally.
How do I book the optional shark cage diving?
You can book this extra with us on our website.
It takes place very early on day 1 meaning you will need to arrive a day before in order join in. Please be aware that shark sightings are never guaranteed and this experience is weather dependent.
When does the shark cage diving take place?
You will get a call the night before confirming the time but it can be as early as 5am when you will be picked up from the hotel.
What is included in the shark cage diving?
Return transfers to the boat which can be up to 2 hours away and the diving experience. All the diving equipment is included, you will just need to bring some swimming shorts and some warm clothes.
What shoes should I wear for the trek?
A detailed packing list will be provided in your app, however it is best to bring comfortable, closed shoes with good grip and thin layers as the weather can change as you ascend.
What clothing is recommended for the trek?
It really depends on the weather on the day. However, do remember it can be colder at the top due to the wind and we would recommend taking a hat and sun cream if the sun is shining.
What do I need to carry with me on the trek?
A camera, some sun cream and some water. The trek to the top of Table Mountain is quite steep in parts but it is not too far and there is a small shop at the top.
What is the difficulty level of the trek?
The trek is quite steep in places, but generally it is like walking uphill. The difficulty level can be greatly affected by the weather, but a moderate level of fitness is all that you need.
What is the gradient of the trek?
It is steep in places and can be like climbing a staircase at some points.
How long does the trek take?
It varies for each group, but it normally takes around 2 hours to the top, once at the top we will go abseiling and then get the cable car down to the bottom.
I’ve never been paddle boarding, will there be an instructor?
Yes, the instructor will guide you and there will also be life jackets available.
If the weather doesn’t allow crossing to Robben Island, what is the alternative activity?
Robben Island can sometimes be cancelled if the sea is too choppy, in this event your guide will suggest another activity or suggest leaving for the next place on your adventure slightly earlier.
When is whale-spotting season in Hermanus?
The best time to spot whales in Hermanus is between June – November, however wildlife sightings are never guaranteed.
How do I book the optional meerkat activity?
As this is not included as a Flashpack activity due to its really early start it is best to book this activity locally at the hotel the evening before, just let the person behind reception know.
I’ve never snorkelled before, will I be able to swim with the seals?
Yes, as long as you can swim, it is really easy. If you cannot swim you can still come along and enjoy the views from the boat.
Will all equipment be provided for the swim with the seals?
Yes all the equipment is provided, you will just need your swimming clothes and a towel.
I don't know how to swim, can I still join the swim with seals activity?
If you cannot swim you can still come along and enjoy the views from the boat. However we would not recommend you go in the water as it is too deep to stand.
I don't know how to swim, is this trip for me?
Yes, as there are many other activities which do not require that you swim.
I've never surfed before, will there be an instructor?
Yes there will be instructors to teach the group how to surf.
I would like to do the bungee jump, how do I book this?
Your Pack leader will be able to help you arrange this as we drive right past it on the way to the safari lodge.
What is there to do during the free time in Knysna?
There is so much to do from either relaxing in the sun, going to the beach or spotting more of South Africa’s amazing wildlife, you can ask your guide for all the best things to do in that area.
How many people per jeep on the safari?
The jeeps can accommodate up to 10 people so there may be two vehicles.