“Nothing beats the feeling of spotting your over “Nothing beats the feeling of spotting your overnight accommodation after a grueling day’s hiking.”

And nothing beats the breathtaking locations of the huts on the Otter trail. 

To read more about hiking the Otter trail, follow the link in our bio. 

📸 @ishaaqm 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #ottertrail #gardenroute #tstisikamma #sanparks
Breaking news: Afritrails is now live! Booking a h Breaking news: Afritrails is now live! Booking a hiking trail has never been this easy. Newly launched hiking platform, @afritrailscom , helps you compare and book South Africa's overnight trails in real time.
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“Nature is ever at work building and pulling dow “Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another.” - John Muir

@capetownmonkey exploring the hidden geological artistry of the Wolfberg Cracks.

To read more about hiking at Wolfberg, follow the link in our bio. 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #wolfberg #wolfbergcracks #cederberg #cederbergconservancy #sanddrif
“One of the great natural wonders of the African “One of the great natural wonders of the African continent, the Blyde River Canyon (aka Motlatse Canyon) ranks as the largest green canyon on earth, with its lush subtropical vegetation and precipitous cliffs. The canyon walls are over 800m tall in places and stretches over 26km. Truly a breathtaking sight to be hold.”

📸 and caption @known_as_g 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #blyderivercanyon #motlatsecanyon #panoramaroute #mpumalanga
“M” is for Mondays, mountains, magic and mini- “M” is for Mondays, mountains, magic and mini-humans. Little Kei’s first multi-day mission was the Cederberg mini-traverse, at the impressionable age of 13-months! There’s a whole planet covered in mountains so might as well start ticking them off early 🇿🇦 🌍 

How old were you when you did you first overnight hike? 

To read more about hiking in the Cederberg, follow the link in our bio. 

📸 @neiloutside 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #cederberg #cederbergconservancy  #babyhiker
"If you are in a beautiful place where you can enj "If you are in a beautiful place where you can enjoy sunrise and sunset, then you are living like a lord." - Nathan Phillips

Rose tinted peaks are more beautiful than any mansion we have seen.

📸 @annikapieterse catching sunset on the Pieke, Jonkershoek.

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #jonkershoek #jonkershoeknaturereserve #piekę #stellenbosch
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. S “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.” - Helen Keller

📸 @kabelo_malela at the ladders on the Sporekrans hiking trail. 

To read more about the Sporekrans hike follow the link in our bio.

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #sporekranshikingtrail #sporekrans #witteberg #freestate
That pure Drakensberg water. The mountains are ca That pure Drakensberg water.

The mountains are catchment areas where unpolluted rain water filter through clean soil, flow over stoney beds, gather minerals and deposit life into the lower lands. That’s why mountains are, literally, life. 

📸 @missionmaximumac 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #drakensberg #mountainstream #purewater
Picture perfect. Prentjie mooi. Taahir Osman, fo Picture perfect. Prentjie mooi. 

Taahir Osman, founder of Take Back Our Mountains, captured the beauty we want everyone to preserve and enjoy, safely. 

📸 @taahirosman 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #tablemountain #trappieskop #kalkbay #capetown #thisiscapetown
“Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and t “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.” - Greg Child

Summer is coming on and we’re seeing some absolute gem-shots of the verdant Drakensberg. This stunner by @missjinamin halfway up Mnweni pass.

For more info on hiking in the Mnweni area, follow the link in our bio.

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #mnweni #mnwenipass #drakensberg
“After completing the Amatola trail the first qu “After completing the Amatola trail the first question I got asked was how are the huts? The short answer: the huts are very nice, well maintained, and clean enough.

The long version: the huts are log cabins on small clearings surrounded by forest - they are dreamy. Inside are bunkbeds with mattresses. I brought my own mattress because I’m fuzzy about what I sleep on; yet I did not feel the need to use it..... overall my favorite was a toss up between Gwili Gwili (day 1) and Zingcuka hut (day 5). They both had nice areas for cooking and eating. At Gwili Gwili there’s also nice views because you’re up on the mountain side.” The picture is of the final bit of walkway before you reach Zingcuka. 

📸 @africanhiker 

For more info on the Amatola trail follow the link in our bio. 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #amatola #amatolatrail #zingcuka
Look at those colours! Golden Gate Highlands Natio Look at those colours! Golden Gate Highlands National Park displaying more than just a dash of natural hues. This spectacular park is nestled in the foothills of the Maluti mountains and is a must see. 

📸 @sophieboggels 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #goldengatenationalpark #lookatthosecolours #sanparks
“The summer light show was in full effect last n “The summer light show was in full effect last night.”

A golden glow and mountains on show in one of the world’s most scenic cities. 

📸 @andregie 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #goldenhour #tablemountain #capetown #thisiscapetown
On the edge....of incredible beauty. Cathedral roc On the edge....of incredible beauty. Cathedral rock - Wild Coast. 

To read more about hiking the Wild Coast, follow the link in our bio.

📸 @simosborne 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #wildcoast #castlerock #easterncape
#proudlysouthafrican on the Kasteelspoort plank. #proudlysouthafrican on the Kasteelspoort plank. 

The weekend’s here and it’s time to explore. What’s on your adventure menu? 

📸 @photography_by_leeanne 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #kasteelspoort #tablemountain #capetown #thisiscapetown
“My favorite thing: going where l’ve never bee “My favorite thing: going where l’ve never been.”

Golden sunlight spilling through the Mnweni Pinnacles and a sense that the world is good and grand and beautiful. Have you been there? 

To read more about hiking in the Mnweni area follow the link in our bio. 

📸 @wanderwithiana 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #mnweni #drakensberg #mnwenipinnacles #kwazulunatal
“Sunrise missions ☀️” The early bird catc “Sunrise missions ☀️”

The early bird catches the best part of the day. Don’t you just love waking up with nature? 

📸 @stumble.up 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #drakensberg #cobhamnaturereserve #goldenhour #kwazulunatal
“City escape” Views forever and a day from Ho “City escape”

Views forever and a day from Hogsback mountain on the Amatola trail. 

To read more about the Amatola trail, follow the link in our bio.

📸 @d_the_adventurer_ 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #amatola #amatolatrail #hogsbackmountain #hogsback
“Priotize the wellbeing of nature over photograp “Priotize the wellbeing of nature over photography. This is the first of the @naturefirst_org priorities. I’d extend this, and suggest we prioritize the wellbeing of nature over any adventure, expedition, hike, event, gathering or camping trip. It’s the only way we’ll enjoy views like these, in wild places like the Drakensberg, for generations to come.”

The rainbow of hope and promise painting the Mnweni skies; Madonna and her Worshippers an apt feature in the foreground. Have a great week everyone! 

To read more about hiking in the Mnweni area, follow the link in our bio. 

📸 @mattbouchphotography 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #mnweni #madonnaandherworshippers #drakensberg #rainbownation
Waterfall bliss. The Num-Num trail is only 2.5 h Waterfall bliss. 

The Num-Num trail is only 2.5 hours from Jozi / Tshwane and offers 2, 3, 4 and 5 day hiking options. None of the days are longer than 10km, slack packing options are on offer and the trail has a “pristine” Green Flag rating - a great introduction to multi-day hiking and something just about everyone can enjoy. What are you waiting for? 

📸 @meegzmochi 

#hikemzantsi #hikingsouthafrica #numnumtrail #mpumalanga #slackpacking