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All The Hiking And Walking Trails In Cape Town We’ll Be Escaping To This Summer
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All The Hiking And Walking Trails In Cape Town We’ll Be Escaping To This Summer

One most convenient aspect to living in Cape Town is that hikes are, quite literally, on your doorstep. No having to drive miles before you find a green space worthy of tramping. The trick, during our selection of hikes, was to narrow it down to the very be...
Explore SA By Two-Heeled Drive – 10 Extraordinary Spaces For Hiking
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Explore SA By Two-Heeled Drive – 10 Extraordinary Spaces For Hiking

South Africa is renowned for its outdoor lifestyle, its vast expanses, spectacular scenery and heady wilderness areas. The country's terrain, stretched across 1.2 million square kilometres, is as diverse as its culture and people – from rugged shorelines and t...
What to add to your Bucket List in South Africa
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What to add to your Bucket List in South Africa

We as South Africans are super lucky in that we have so much to do, see and experience right here within our own borders.  Things you HAVE to add to your Mzansi bucket list... Go on Safari I fully understand how expensive it is to stay at a Game Reserve as...
Coastal Hike in Coffee Bay
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Coastal Hike in Coffee Bay

With the wind at full force and the rain relentless, the roads that lead to the start of the Hole in the Wall hiking trail in Coffee Bay were in too poor condition for the Coffee Shack tour vehicles to navigate. Slightly dejected at not getting the opportunity...
Hike to Kettlespout Falls in Hogsback
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Hike to Kettlespout Falls in Hogsback

Visiting Hogsback for the first time (see our post here), after living in South Africa all my life, was honestly like stepping into another country- A greener, lushious region where forests and mountains took up nearly all of the space and left tiny areas for ...
5 best family hikes in South Africa
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5 best family hikes in South Africa

5 best family hikes in South Africa: Children from around the age of eight are generally more than capable enough, and certainly fit enough, to manage a good day hike. Some of them will even handle more taxing multi-day hikes, particularly if they are of the s...
Top 5 winter hiking trails in South Africa
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Top 5 winter hiking trails in South Africa

In most of the country it is colder than in summer – particularly early morning and evening. Which means you can hike during the heat of the day (and sleep in a little later). What's more, there are heavenly blue sky days in winter – even in the Western Cape (...
Hiking Jonkershoek Tweede Waterval – a wonderful easy ramble, perfect for families
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Hiking Jonkershoek Tweede Waterval – a wonderful easy ramble, perfect for families

As we approach the outskirts of Stellenbosch, one of our hiking party reads aloud from a brochure about Jonkershoek Nature Reserve's claims to beauty. I scoff, and am heard to mutter that every nature reserve claims 'beauty' as their major charm (and most of t...
Hiking In and Around Pretoria
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Hiking In and Around Pretoria

Hiking through a destination is, undoubtedly, one of the best ways to experience it in a personal, intimate way. Hiking allows you to slow your pace, feel the vegetation, hear the calls of wild birds and smell the sweet air of nature. Hiking may range from eas...
A Morning Hike Up Lions Head
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A Morning Hike Up Lions Head

My alarm went off at 06h00, completely unusual for a Saturday morning. But this morning there would be no lie in, I was off to meet friends for a morning hike up Lions Head. We'd been worried about the weather because for the past few days Cape Town had been b...
Three Must-Do Hikes in Limpopo
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Three Must-Do Hikes in Limpopo

Limpopo province is filled with hiking opportunites through some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable. So many hikes are there that the choice is difficult. Not only are there hikes through private nature reserves and farmland, and over mountainous terrain...
Three Awesome Hikes To Do When In The Cape
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Three Awesome Hikes To Do When In The Cape

It's that out-of-door time of year when everyone dusts off their hiking boots. The rain has practically stopped for the season, apart from the odd welcome shower, and the heat of summer is upon us. People are rummaging for route maps, and heading for the hills...
I did it Five Bays!
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I did it Five Bays!

It is just as well that when first reading the email inviting us to join one of the Cape West Coast Biosphere Trails that the rather obvious fact that I was going to have to actually walk the 28 km didn't register. Or I probably would have chickened out and se...
Peers Cave Hike
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Peers Cave Hike

Most people get to Peers Cave, above the dunes of Fish Hoek, in a fairly dignified manner, albeit a steep one. There is, after all, a fairly logical and easy to find path hewn for hikers that leaves a parking lot on Ou Kaapse Weg and takes you up to the cave i...
The Kouga Wilderness – experience it by land or by water
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The Kouga Wilderness – experience it by land or by water

I know someone who has kayaked along the Kouga River. He describes his trip as a complete escape from civilisation and something you have to do once in a lifetime. Camping on the banks of the river, which leads through isolated wilderness the beauty of which w...