Struisbaai is close to the Agulhas National Park which is a short drive away from Mermaid Guesthouse. Within the Agulhas National Park is the Rasperpunt Hiking Trail otherwise known as the Agulhas Walking Trail. The hiking trail is a circular route that begins at the Meisho Maru shipwreck and follows the rugged coastline towards Suiderstrand.
Part of this trail has now been made accessible for all lovers of nature with a wooden boardwalk. The boardwark winds its way through the fynbos towards the pebbled shoreline. There are benches en-route to take some time to stare at the ocean, spot some whales (in season) and reflect on the original Khoi inhabitants who used this area to trap and catch fish.