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    Video: 10 Ways To Put On A Backpack

    Kristina Joss (one of the hikers on the Rim of Africa mountain traverse) demonstrates 10 interesting and creative ways to put on a backpack. Filmed by Martin Reck. Disclaimer: This is not an instructional. This [...]
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    6 Days or More

    Drakensberg Grand Traverse

    The Grand Traverse of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg is the definitive South African hike (and one of the best in the world in my opinion). It is a formidable experience for the intrepid hiker:  your physical strength [...]
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    Gear Reviews

    Review: First Ascent Hurricane Jacket

    The Hurricane is First Ascent’s premium rain jacket. I’ve used it extensively throughout the winter and also took it along on the Eden to Addo corridor hike, where it got put through its paces as [...]
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    Video: Hennops River

    Neo Mokuene made this cool video of the Hennops Hiking Trail (with a bit of Magaliesberg abseiling) as part of a collaboration with First Choice Milki. Check him out on Instagram @black_tonystark.
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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 [...]



There & Back Safely

As we approach winter, temperatures drop, weather conditions change and time in the outdoors takes on a different character – fresh, beautiful, wild, but also potentially dangerous if one is not prepared. In 2014, Cape […]


Multi-day Hiking Checklist

We’ve created a Multi-day Hiking Checklist to help you pack for your next adventure. It’s specific enough that you’ll have everything you need, but feel free to chop ‘n change to your own taste and […]

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