Nikki Pretorius (Owly Hoots)

Completed: 19 October 2017

  • Start date: 6 October 2011
  • Direction Walked: Sectional
  • Others in Group:

    Walked with many wonderful friends over the years and also walked solo.

General Comments

Loved the slow pace of life on the Track and getting back to basics.

Food/Supplies Comments

A mix of commercial and home dehydrated food, biltong and scroggin. And don’t forget the chocolate.

Favourite Section

Walpole to Denmark.


EAch section walk had it’s spectacular moments - the wildflowers, the trees, Frankland river, a wild lightning storm, the friendship on the Track and seeing the green shelter’s roof at the end of each day.

Personal Reactions

A great way to recharge the soul, reflect on life and get fit.


Emus, kangaroos, eagles, a tiger snake shedding it’s skin and unfortunately - pigs.

Your Best Equipment

Cuben fibre rain skirt and Luci solar light.

Your Worst Equipment

Goretex jacket. Not the jacket’s fault. I just overheated in it.

Advice for Others

I put off starting my walking life -  always too many other commitments. Don’t wait for the perfect moment when all your stars align - JUST START WALKING. NOW!!