“Mountain moments.

Even through the exhaustion that one feels climbing mountains, there comes moments when one takes a breath in awe of the greatness that surrounds you.”

Bottom of Tseketseke Pass, Northern Drakensberg. 

📸 and caption @graeholliday 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #drakensberg #columnandpyramid #tseketsekepass #tseketseke #mountainmoments
“Jobs fills your pockets, but adventure fills your soul.”

Thanks to @trailblazershikingclub for our Monday mantra and some motivation to nail this week! 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #hikemoreworryless #tablemountain #tablemountainnationalpark #capetown #thisiscapetown
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” - John Muir

📸 @ryanwarneke 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #jonkershoek #jonkershoeknaturereserve #panoramacircuit #naturespeaks
“Beautiful colors on the beautiful Otter trail in beautiful South Africa 🇿🇦”

📸 and caption @arnopouwels 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #ottertrail #gardenroute #tsitsikammanationalpark #tsitsikamma
“Spring is here; time to go explore the mountains!”

📸 @drakensberg_hikes | @lakenaveroneza 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #drakensberg #gardencastle #lakenaverone #springtime #lakenaveroneza
“Milner Peak - the first of plenty for the week. Some impressive walls and drops around.”

@henkoroukema bagging some big peaks in the Hex. 

📸 @mountainbarista 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #milnerpeak #hexrivermountains #peakbagging #hexrivertraverse
"Sweet beginnings"
"Chapman's Peak drive is probably the most beautiful and scenic road in the Cape. After visiting this location so many times, I finally got the light I wanted. It lasted about 20 seconds, as the sun broke through the clouds and lit up the cliffs and Sentinel Peak in the distance."

Sometimes hours on a trail lead to a few perfect seconds that will stay with you for weeks. There is gold in those mountains. 

📸 and caption @stuartbellamy_photo 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #capetown #houtbay #karbonkelberg #tablemountainnationalpark #thisiscapetown #chapmanspeak #chapmanspeakdrive
“I think it’s really important to not be afraid of failure and push yourself to try things and jump into the cold water.”

Well, that could be one or many things, but we concur: when in doubt take that step out! Summer is coming and the northern rock pools will be so fine! (Please adhere to basic safety protocols like testing the depth of the water, jumping feet first etc). 

📸 @life_spirit_pics at Klipdraai

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #rockpool #wolkberg #klipdraai #limpopo #whenindoubt
Oh what a feeling…. 🎵🎵🎵

Top of Rockeries pass, Mnweni, Drakensberg. 

📸 @trekking_africa | @mbarlie_n 

#hikemzansi #hikingsouthafrica #drakensberg #mnweni #rockeries #rockeriespass #whatafeeling
“Steenberg buttress rock scramble this morning, with a view of False Bay.”

So many breathtaking hikes on the greater Table Mountain chain! 

📸 @wendyannehogarth 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #steenberg #steenbergbuttress #tablemountain #falsebay #capetown #thisiscapetown
“Adventure, with all its requisite danger and wildness, is a deeply spiritual longing written into the soul of man.” - John Eldridge

📸 @vuurtoring 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #drakensberg #columnandpyramid #cleftpeak #cathedralpeakdrakensberge
"Rays of light break through the cloud, creating an insane scene in a snow-capped Drakensberg. The snow really brought out some amazing colors in the mountains; I relly loved the reds and oranges in the lower valley.

Location - Amphitheatre, Drakensberg, South Africa"

📸 and caption @patricks_adventure_travels 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #drakensberg #drakensbergamphitheatre #winterwonderland #witsieshoek
“Encountered some heavy weather on the Otter trail.”

The Otter evokes images of blue seas, white beaches, sun-dappled forests and bright, blooming fynbos. Occasionally, things do turn a few shades of grey though. 

📸 @arnolduspistorius | @marcel_dupreez 

To read more about hiking the Otter trail, go to www.hikingsouthafrica.co.za and search “Otter”.

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #ottertrail #gardenroute #tsitsikammanationalpark #tsitsikamma
“Ever wondered what the view would be like from the tip of a rhino's horn?

Well, wonder no more - this is the outlook on the edge of rhino peak. Standing on the shoulders of giants is what travelling the Drakensberg is all about.”

📸 and caption @small_creature

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #drakensberg #rhinopeak #gardencaste #underberg #bigcountry
“This photo is from one of my best experiences in the mountains as a photographer. My entire trip was made when I arrived at the spot because I knew exactly what I wanted and that doesn't happen often as a landscape photographer. I've been wanting to photograph the spot for a long time now so finally glad that I got a ticket off with an amazing sunrise.

Location - Mnweni, Drakensberg, South Africa”

📸 and caption @patricks_adventure_travels 

To read more about hiking in the Mnweni area, go to www.hikingsouthafrica.co.za and search “Mnweni”. 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #drakensberg #mnweni #goldenhour #madonnaandherworshippers
“She was free in her wildness
She was a wanderess, a drop of free water
She belonged to no man and no city” - Roman Payne

📸 and caption @nomadic_nolan12 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #faniebothahikingtrail #faniebotha #mpumalanga #graskop #mpumalangatourism
Jonkershoek just beaming the magic! Some winter blues nipping at your heels? Get up, get out and get high 🏔 

📸 @landiegreyling 

To read more about hiking in these gorgeous valleys, head over to www.hikingsouthafrica.co.za and search “Jonkershoek”. 

*Please note that Jonkershoek is still closed; there’s rumours of the reserve opening in November*

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #jonkershoek #stellenbosch #panoramacircuit #winterwonderland
“Overnight hike in Postberg. Beautiful sunshine and flowers.”

Stunning experiences to be had on the Cape West Coast during flower season (Aug -Sep) 🌸 🌺 🌼 

📸 @takeahike_ct 

#hikemzansi #hikingsouthafrica #postberg #westcoast #westcoastnationalpark #capeflowers
“Hiking in the Cederberg….got distracted and decided to build a Lego snowman ⛄️ ❄️🥾”

Snow falls and all sorts of shenanigans follow 😉🇿🇦 

📸 @hendrikdewet 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #cederberg #cederbergconservancy #kromrivier #kromriviercederbergpark
Big snow came in this weekend! The mountains forming the Rim of Africa are a long line of white capped peaks. 

This picture was taken last year just outside Villiersdorp by @dalene.vs in her quest to summit all the Tafelbergs. 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #villiersdorp #villiersdorptourism #westerncape #stettyn