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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...
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 Mossel Bay
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Hiking Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay is a growing town along the renowned Garden Route, which stretches between the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape provinces of South Africa. It is an area of natural beauty, and it boasts an enormous variety of faunal and floral species. The hiking t...
Popular Walks and Hikes in Cape Town, South Africa
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Popular Walks and Hikes in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, in the Western Cape of South Africa, is beautiful for so many reasons. Dramatic landscapes, azure waters, history, heritage, culture, arts, crafts and music are all part of one of the world’s most loved cities for locals and tourists alike. Hiki...
Little Mermaid Route – Zoar
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Little Mermaid Route – Zoar

Mermaids in the Karoo? Not likely. And yet legend has it that there are indeed mermaids, or at least there were, in the midst of one of the driest areas in the country. Two journalists, Wendy Hardie and Maya Morgan, headed into the Karoo on a road trip to t...
Safety In Hiking
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Safety In Hiking

South Africa has hundreds of hiking and walking trails through the many mountain ranges, deep gorges and magnificent forests. Whether you are looking for a quiet country getaway or an experience to test your skills and expertise, there will definitely be the p...
Walking Silvermine – the Amphitheatre Route Around the Dam
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Walking Silvermine – the Amphitheatre Route Around the Dam

 I may think I know Silvermine because I've done the banks of the dam umpteen times with friends and family, lazying away the day over picnics and a stroll along the reservoir trail. But this weekend we were to see the dam from a totally different perspective,...
The Thomas T Tucker Shipwreck Trail in Cape Point
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The Thomas T Tucker Shipwreck Trail in Cape Point

Better known as Olifantsbos shipwreck trail, the Thomas T Tucker Shipwreck Trail might sound rather forbidding, but it's actually a walk in the park, as you can turn back when you want to, and perfect for those with children as you reach the wreck fairly quick...
The Otter Trail in Photographs
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The Otter Trail in Photographs

The Otter Trail is one of South Africa’s most well-known hiking trails, popular with both locals and international visitors thanks to its incredible scenery. The trail starts at the Storms River mouth and ends at Nature’s Valley in the beautiful Tsitsikamma...
7 Most Memorable Hikes in South Africa
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7 Most Memorable Hikes in South Africa

This is a difficult list to assemble, particularly in a country so filled with incredible hiking opportunities and trails that one is hard pressed to narrow it down to seven. Nevertheless, we have endeavoured to put together a list of those hikes in South Afri...
Walk the Kologha Forest Trails in Amatola
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Walk the Kologha Forest Trails in Amatola

The Kologha Forest Trails are located in the eastern end of the Amatola Mountains which are near Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape.  These mountains are covered in indigenous forest and montane grassland; making for a special experience for the hiker and birder ...