LOWA, the European outdoor footwear company, sent a team to check out some of South Africa’s hiking trails and made this beautiful video of the Amatola. (Make sure subtitles are turned on if you don’t […]
If you’ve been hiking for any length of time, you’ve definitely heard of some of South Africa’s famous hiking trails, like the Otter Trail on the Garden Route, the Tugela Falls trail in the Drakensberg, […]
Another interesting boot lacing technique for locking the heel in place and reducing shin pain.
A spacious 2-person, 3-season tent that can handle all but the worst weather, weighing in at just under 2kg, all for R3399. The Mongar ticks every box! Tech specs Capacity: 2-Person Weight: 1941g (excluding the […]
Kierran Allen captures the breathtaking beauty and grandeur of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre.
The First Ascent Lunar is a 2-person, 3-season tent that offers amazing value for money and punches well above its 3-season rating, comfortably handling buckets of rain and near-gale-force winds. Quick Specs Size: 2-person tent […]
Our intrepid exploration party of four strapped on our backpacks and almost immediately were transported into a mystical forest realm, seething with magic and wonder. The lush of the canopy and dense undergrowth, imbibed in […]
Another great instructional video by REI on how to read a topographic map – an essential skill when heading into any wilderness area.
This favourite traverse is the first taste of what the Cape Fold Mountains offer outside of the Cederberg, and the off-trail nature of the rest of the Rim journey. The terrain is varied from off-path […]
Willem Boshoff shares some tips from his Drakensberg Grand Traverse (DGT) experience, and also gets some pro-tips from accomplished Drakensberg hiker Jonathan Newman (first back-to-back DGT) and newly initiated DGT finisher Romy Chevallier, who did […]