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2-Day Hikes

Genadendal Trail

The Genadendal Trail is a fairly tough two-day hike with little shade, but the flower-speckled mountainsides, interchanging views and refreshing swimming holes make it memorable. Distance: 25.3 km (first day – 14.3km and second day […]

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2-Day Hikes

Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

The Boosmansbos Wilderness Area is located adjacent to the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve close to the Tradouw’s Pass and Barrydale in the Western Cape.  It forms part of the Langeberg Mountains – one of the more […]

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5-Day Hikes

The Oystercatcher Trail

The Oystercatcher Trail, named after the vulnerable African Black Oystercatcher that is prevalent along the route, is a five-day guided hike along the southern east coast of South Africa, starting in Mossel Bay and ending […]

Day Hikes

Jubilee Creek

I often speak about hiking in the Garden Route, mostly because it is one of the most picturesque places to hike in. Day rambles, or even a couple of hours are quite doable in the […]

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5-Day Hikes

The Whale Trail

Beauty: 4.5/5 – The trail traverses through varied terrain, from some of the most pristine fynbos mountain areas, to striking orange cliffs that offer unparalleled views across the Indian ocean, to long stretches along blinding-white […]

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5-Day Hikes

Swellendam Hiking Trail

Beauty: 4.5/5: Exceptional fynbos, especially proteas, with commanding mountain views. Difficulty rating: 7/10: The first day is quite demanding. On other days, the hut can be reached before lunchtime, but the route has a fair […]