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In photos: Baviaanskloof’s Leopard Trail In photos: Baviaanskloof’s Leopard Trail

We’ve heard of the Otter Trail and the Fish River Canyon hike – and now there’s the Leopard Trail, which has only just opened...

Hiking the Otter Trail - in pictures Hiking the Otter Trail - in pictures

If you have even a passing interest in hiking, make sure you do the Otter Trail at some point in your life ...

Lonely Bull Trail Kruger National Park Lonely Bull Trail Kruger National Park

Over four days the Lonely Bull Trail in Kruger, citified backpackers tune in to their senses and learn some of the tracking...

Mhlopeni Nature Reserve, Greyton, Kwazulu Natal Mhlopeni Nature Reserve, Greyton, Kwazulu Natal

Mhlopeni Nature Reserve, near Greyton, Kwazulu Natal offers wide biodiversity in beautiful surroundings. Birdwatching, Hiking ...

Walk on Air Walk on Air

The Bespoke Trail at De Hoop is tailor-made for each group of hikers. Over three days the panoramas vary from the dramatic...

Backpack and hike in the Wolfberg Cracks of the Cederberg Backpack and hike in the Wolfberg Cracks of the Cederberg

Exploring Wolfberg makes for an excellent day hike, although the route is rather tough. Go with a backpack for the weekend...

Hiking the Magaliesburg Hiking the Magaliesburg

The Magaliesberg, which is right here on our doorstep is the ideal hiking destination - obviously one's main concern when...

In photos: walking trails to make you fall in love with Kruger In photos: walking trails to make you fall in love with Kruger

Did you know only six percent of the Kruger National Park is accessible to visitors via the main public roads?...

Cape mountain trail set to become one of world’s top hikes Cape mountain trail set to become one of world’s top hikes

Two mountain trailblazers, Galeo Saintz and Ivan Groenhof, together with a dedicated team of guides and advisors, have been...

Hike to Roland Hike to Roland's cave in the Drakensberg

If you're in the mood for a challenging hike and sleepover - you'll enjoy the lesser-known gem, known as Roland's Cave...

Walking the Daisies Walking the Daisies

A two-day hike up the West Coast is becoming quite the annual pilgrimage. I was doing research on roadside plants for my...

Hiking the Hennops Trails – just 40 minutes from Joburg Hiking the Hennops Trails – just 40 minutes from Joburg

This weekend get out of Johannesburg or Pretoria and say hello to the great outdoors on one of the Hennops hiking trails...

Hike the Mountain in the Sea Hike the Mountain in the Sea

Fiona Mcintosh maps out her own multi-day route on the Hoerikwaggo Trail over Table Mountain...

Six of the best walking trails in Kruger Six of the best walking trails in Kruger

These wild walking trails will bring you close enough to touch and smell the finer details of the bush.

Talking the Walk - Hike the Guided Garden Route Trail Talking the Walk - Hike the Guided Garden Route Trail

It's not just the magnificent areas the Garden Route Trail passes through that you'll love, but also its outstanding guide...

Hiking in the Drakensberg exploring Injisuthi Hiking in the Drakensberg exploring Injisuthi

I recently spent a few days hiking in the Central Drakensberg area known as Injisuthi and was struck by the realisation of what...

Take a Hike -  Explore Augrabies on Foot Take a Hike - Explore Augrabies on Foot

The short hiking trails in the Augrabies Falls National Park are an excellent way to explore this bewitching landscape of rocks...

The Mother of all Walks The Mother of all Walks

If you do just one hike this year, the archeologist-led tour of Pinnacle Point Caves in Mossel Bay should be it.

Footloose and fancy-free Footloose and fancy-free

Make no mistake, the five-day Port St Johns to Coffee Bay Hiking Trail is tough but it’s one of the finest coastal walks in ...

New Records Set for 9 Peaks in 9 Provinces New Records Set for 9 Peaks in 9 Provinces

When I first asked Daniel to join me on a hike in the Drakensberg a couple of years ago, his reaction was one of disgust. “We ...

Greyton’s Better Nature Greyton’s Better Nature

It’s an easy and beautiful drive through the Overberg countryside to Greyton Nature Reserve, the third-largest reserve in the ...

Running Wild Running Wild

The Wild Coast Wildrun is arguably South Africa’s premier multi-day trail running event. Over the course of three unforgettable...

An Outdoor Activities Getaway at Meiringskloof, Fouriesburg An Outdoor Activities Getaway at Meiringskloof, Fouriesburg

Meiringskloof: Immerse yourself in nature, abseil down huge boulders, 4x4 or climb up up a mountain & look into another country...

Summit Hiking, Clarens Summit Hiking, Clarens

The area around Clarens is extraordinarily beautiful. This is hiking country, and Summit Hiking in Clarens will help you access it

4x4 and Hiking Trails at Camelroc Farm, Eastern Free State 4x4 and Hiking Trails at Camelroc Farm, Eastern Free State

Go hiking, 4x4ing or both, in the summer or in the snow, on the Camelroc Guest Farm just outside Fouriesburg, Eastern Free State

Holhoek Hiking Trail Holhoek Hiking Trail

Two days hikes - 25 000 yr old San Rock Art, caves, kloofs, streams, scenic beauty, ladders, rope bridges and a luxury base camp.

The Cannibal Hiking Trail, Clarens The Cannibal Hiking Trail, Clarens

The two day Cannibal Hiking Trail near Clarens takes you through magnificent sandstone formations with an overnight in Mike's Cave

Slackpacking the Fish River Canyon. Slackpacking the Fish River Canyon.

There used to be only one gruelling way to hike the second largest gash on the world's crust, the Fish River Canyon, but ...

Basic navigation skills. Laying the foundation. Basic navigation skills. Laying the foundation.

"If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else." - Dr Lawrence Peter. Maps and navigation ...

A walk in the Lonely Wild A walk in the Lonely Wild

Kruger has a new backpack trail in the area between the Letaba low water bridge and Mingerhout dam. The Lonely Bull Backpack ...

Some of South Africa Some of South Africa's Best Overnight Hiking Trails

Komatiland Eco Tourism offers some of South Africa's Best Overnight and Multi-Day Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga and Limpopo Province

New Backpacking Trail in Kruger New Backpacking Trail in Kruger

There's a new way to escape the Kruger crowds. Head out from Shimuwini Camp on the Lonely Bull Trail for a guided, four-day ...

Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, Kloof, Durban Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, Kloof, Durban

Kranztkloof Nature Reserve is on the coastal escarpment to the west of Durban between the towns of Pinetown and Hillcrest ...

Palmiet Nature Reserve Hikes, Westville, Durban Palmiet Nature Reserve Hikes, Westville, Durban

There are 6 interlinked hiking trails in the reserve from 10 minutes to 2 hours in length. There is a guided trail ...

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve hikes, Port Shepstone Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve hikes, Port Shepstone

There are three very pleasant hikes in the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve which lies about 20 km for Port Shepstone ...

Umtamvuna Nature Reserve Hikes, Port Edward, KwaZulu-Natal Umtamvuna Nature Reserve Hikes, Port Edward, KwaZulu-Natal

The Umtamvuna Nature Reserve on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal has the best hiking trails on the entire coast ...

Lotheni Nature Reserve Hikes, Drakensberg Lotheni Nature Reserve Hikes, Drakensberg

Lotheni Nature Reserve is located in the southern part of the Ukhalhlamba-Drakenberg Park in the Mkhomazi Wilderness Reserve ...

Ingogo Hiking Trail, Newcastle Ingogo Hiking Trail, Newcastle

The Ingogo Hiking Trail is located on the 3000 Ha Dunblane Trout and Golf Estate in the stunningly beautiful Drakensberg ...

Dome Adventures - Vredefort Dome Activities Tours Dome Adventures - Vredefort Dome Activities Tours

Abseiling, white-water rafting, canoeing, hiking, fishing & geology tours in the UNESCO Vredefort Dome WHS south of Potchefstroom

Transkaroo Adventures, Noupoort, Upper Karoo, Northern Cape Transkaroo Adventures, Noupoort, Upper Karoo, Northern Cape

Transkaroo Adventures Farm near Noupoort offers 4x4, MTB, horse & hiking trails on a large working farm in the heart of the Karoo

Haenertsburg Grasslands Hiking Trail, Limpopo Haenertsburg Grasslands Hiking Trail, Limpopo

The Haernetsburg Grassland Hiking Trail is a 10km circular trail through rare mist belt grasslands and forest around Haernetsburg

Lammergeier Private Nature Reserve, Lady Grey Lammergeier Private Nature Reserve, Lady Grey

Known for its breathtaking beauty, mountain-biking trails and activity offerings, Lammergeier is a destination for a week at least

Outdoor Activities with Adrenaline Junkies, Cradock Outdoor Activities with Adrenaline Junkies, Cradock

Enjoy the great outdoors around Cradock actively. Adrenaline Junkies offers abseiling, river rafting, MTB and other activities

Green Mountain Trail, Elgin Green Mountain Trail, Elgin

An Overberg slackpack hike that's just made for lovers of fine food and wine, as well as the great outdoors.

The Alexandria Hiking Trail, Woody Cape, Sunshine Coast The Alexandria Hiking Trail, Woody Cape, Sunshine Coast

The Alexandria Hiking Trail in the Eastern Cape traverses pristine forest and the largest Dune Field in the Southern Hemisphere

St Lucia Wilderness Trail, Cape Vidal, Kwazulu-Natal St Lucia Wilderness Trail, Cape Vidal, Kwazulu-Natal

The St Lucia Wilderness Trail is a perfect way to experience one of South Africa's precious World Heritage Sites.

Giant Giant's Cup Hiking Trail, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

This 60km, 5-day trail is an ideal introduction to the Drakensberg for those who are unfamiliar with it.

Hiking at Giant Hiking at Giant's Castle, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

The Giant's Castle area of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg is a hiker's paradise and is dominated by landmarks such as Giant's Castle.

Hiking in Injisuthi, Estcourt, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, Hiking in Injisuthi, Estcourt, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park,

The Injisuthi Valley in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg is home to South Africa's two highest peaks.

Cathkin Peak and Mdedelelo Wilderness hikes, Drakensberg Cathkin Peak and Mdedelelo Wilderness hikes, Drakensberg

The Mdedelo Wilderness Area in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg is home to some of its most popular hikes.

The Cathedral Peak Two Passes hike, Drakensberg The Cathedral Peak Two Passes hike, Drakensberg

The Cathedral Peak area of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg is one of the most scenically beautiful hiking areas in South Africa.

Hiking in the Cathedral Peak area, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Hiking in the Cathedral Peak area, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg

The Cathedral Peak and Mlambonja Wilderness area are amongst the favourite destinations for outdoor enthusiasts in South Africa.

Mont-aux-Sources to Cathedral Peak hike, Drakensberg Mont-aux-Sources to Cathedral Peak hike, Drakensberg

This 60km, 5-day hike features some of the most dramatic scenery in the whole of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park ...

Hiking in the Royal Natal National Park, Kwazulu-Natal Hiking in the Royal Natal National Park, Kwazulu-Natal

The Royal Natal National Park hiking trails are some of the most beautiful in the Drakensberg - 24 trails to choose from ...

Wild Coast Pondo Walk, Port St Johns, Eastern Cape Wild Coast Pondo Walk, Port St Johns, Eastern Cape

This 5-day slackpacking trail is another of the Wild Coast's spectacular trails that combines the best of everything in the region

Hole-in-the-Wall Hiking Trail, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape Hole-in-the-Wall Hiking Trail, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

The Hole-in-the-Wall Hiking trail is another of the Wild Coast's spectacular slackpacking trails, set in the Eden of the...

Queen Rose Hiking Trail, Barberton, Mpumalanga Queen Rose Hiking Trail, Barberton, Mpumalanga

The Queen Rose hiking trail near Barberton is one of the most scenically beautiful hikes in the Mpumalanga region..

The Prospector The Prospector's Hiking Trail, Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumalanga

Follow the footsteps of the early miners and prospectors of the Mpumalanga goldrush in the 1800's, on the Prospector's trail...

The Fanie Botha Hiking Trail, Sabie, Mpumalanga The Fanie Botha Hiking Trail, Sabie, Mpumalanga

The Fanie Botha Hiking Trail in Sabie, Mpumalanga is one of the pioneering hiking trails in South Africa...

Hiking the Uitsoek Hiking Trail, Mpumalanga Hiking the Uitsoek Hiking Trail, Mpumalanga

The Uitsoek Trail in Mpumalanga traverses deep valleys and gorges from the foothills of the Drakensberg to the Escarpment and back

Hiking in Kaapschehoop, Mpumalanga Hiking in Kaapschehoop, Mpumalanga

The town of Kaapschehoop in Mpumalanga is well-know for its rich natural and cultural heritage, which can be enjoyed on a hike...

Hiking in the Olifants Gorge, Mpumalanga Hiking in the Olifants Gorge, Mpumalanga

The trails in the Olifants Gorge in Mpumalanga traverse an area of 15 000ha at the confluence of the Olifants and Wilge rivers.

Hiking the Five Bay Trail, West Coast Hiking the Five Bay Trail, West Coast

The Five Bay Trail is a gentle trail that hugs the coastline between the bays of Paternoster and Jacobsbaai on the West Coast.

Stepping into another dimension Stepping into another dimension

The raw beauty of the Cederberg Mountains, eroded into strange shapes over time, is the dramatic backdrop to a series of community-based slackpacking trails...

A whale of a time A whale of a time

It was awesome, declared Elsje Dijkstra (nine) of her first-ever hike, the Whale Trail in De Hoop Nature Reserve.....

A Cliff-Hanger on the Garden Route A Cliff-Hanger on the Garden Route

At the 10-kilometre mark, the sound of crashing waves entices you to walk that little bit faster as curiosity and imagination...

Wandering along the garden path Wandering along the garden path

Mystical forests, mountainsides covered in colourful fynbos and tinkling streams that cascade down rocky gorges...