Fear of the unknown is the single largest reason for people to “rather stay at home”, than venture into nature. Tourists want reassurance. Thus, hotels are star graded, beaches are awarded Blue Flag status, and […]
The new short documentary ‘The Quest for the Ultimate Dome Tent’ features Jotaro Yoshida, the founder and designer of Locus Gear. His Djedi Dome tent is a result of four years of development, making it […]
Meet Galeo Saintz, founder of the Hi-Tec Garden Route Walking Festival, South Africa’s first and only walking festival. As a trail blazer he co-founded both the Rim of Africa Mountain Traverse and the Eden to […]
Some very basic, but very helpful guidelines on how to pack a backpack from the experts at REI. Also check out our Multi-day Hiking Checklist to make sure you don’t leave any essentials behind.
Ruan Kotze from “The Reel Thing” captures some magnificent footage of the steep places of the mighty Drakensberg.
Distance: 12km Vertical altitude gain: 500m/1640ft Price for one liter of water in: Kathmandu: Rs50 (Nepalese rupees) +-ZAR7 Namche Bazaar: Rs150 Dingboche: Rs200 Lobuche: Rs300 Duration: 1 day Dingboche – Day 6 It’s freezing cold. […]
Anna-Belle Durrant’s video of the Castle Gorge hike, outside of Johannesburg, really captures the essence of a day hike: Peace, quiet, fresh air and quality time with friends. To see more of Anna-Belle’s creations, check […]
After the tragic mountain-related incidents that have happened over the course of the last week, Hiking South Africa has one small story of hope that reminds all mountain lovers of the importance of community and […]