An informative and spot-on video by REI, answering a question that often gets asked.
Garmin International recently announced Instinct, a strong and durable GPS watch with built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter plus multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) support and wrist-based heart rate. In addition […]
The Leopard Trail is a 4-day, circular hike in the Baviaanskloof area of the Eastern Cape. The pristine nature and diversity of this landscape and its flora, especially during springtime, is an absolute treat. The […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
This is the ultimate South African wilderness trail! Backpack the length of Kruger National Park! Distance: 600 km plus, divided into six legs Beauty: 5/5 Difficulty (fitness): 8/10 (This is a challenging trail due to […]
When backpacking trails were first conceived of in South Africa, in the 1970s, the old government overestimated the ability of the people it hoped would use the National Hikingway Trails that it installed. For that […]