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  1. The Dragon Mountains Known as the Drakensberg - a Hiking Journal
    The Dragon Mountains Known as the Drakensberg - a Hiking Journal
    Sibusiso Vilane
    23 November 2020
    Sibusiso Vilane shares his 2020 hiking journal with us. "That was the moment I discovered why people go up to these wild and natural places. They go there to feed the soul, the spirit and the mind."
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  2. Taking On the Num-Num Trail in Mpumalanga
    Taking On the Num-Num Trail in Mpumalanga
    First Ascent
    03 November 2020
    If you want to combine a pure trail running route experience with some of the greatest scenery known to man, then the Num-Num Trail, also a well-known hiking trail, is just what the doctor ordered.
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  3. Addo National Park Multi-Day Hiking Trail
    Addo National Park Multi-Day Hiking Trail
    First Ascent
    06 June 2020
    The Addo Elephant National park offers a variety of multi-day hiking trails, namely the Alexandria Hiking Trail, Zuurberg Hiking Trail & PPC Discovery Trail.
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  4. Fanie Botha Multi-Day Hiking Trail
    Fanie Botha Multi-Day Hiking Trail
    First Ascent
    20 April 2020
    The Fanie Botha hiking trail is home to various hikes ranging from two- to five nights. Situated in the scenic area of Sabie in Mpumalanga, this multi-day hiking trail is located on the Drakensberg mountain range and boasts with sights that can easily take your breath away.
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  5. Green Mountain Trail Multi-Day Hike
    Green Mountain Trail Multi-Day Hike
    First Ascent
    06 June 2020
    This four-day slackpacking trail takes you around the Groenlanberg in the Overberg region of the Western Cape with its fine tapestry of fruit (and wine) farms, as well as some indigenous fynbos.
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  6. Bloubos and Beacon Trail Day Hike Loop
    Bloubos and Beacon Trail Day Hike Loop
    First Ascent
    20 April 2020
    Situated in the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, the combination of the Bloubos & Beacon trails makes for a perfect day hike loop for the more experienced hiker.
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  7. Hanglip Forest Reserve Day Hike
    Hanglip Forest Reserve Day Hike
    First Ascent
    20 April 2020
    Hanglip, which translates to ‘hanging lip’ in Afrikaans is located just outside Louis Trichardt in Limpopo. This area is known to provide some of the most informative birding in the entire province, making it the perfect hike for budding enthusiasts.
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  8. Fish River Canyon Multi-Day Hike
    Fish River Canyon Multi-Day Hike
    First Ascent
    06 June 2020
    Known as the second largest canyon in the world, the Fish River Canyon is a bucket list multi-day hike for any adventurer.
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  9. Table Mountain Three Peaks Day Hike
    Table Mountain Three Peaks Day Hike
    First Ascent
    20 April 2020
    The iconic Three Peaks route is a breathtaking traverse of Cape Town’s best-known peaks, namely Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak & Lion’s Head.
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  10. Brandwag Buttress Day Hiking Trail
    Brandwag Buttress Day Hiking Trail
    First Ascent
    20 April 2020
    This relatively short, yet scenic trail doesn’t reach the top of the buttress, but enables the hiker to see the entire area’s majestic scenery and geology.
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  11. Sentinel Peak Day Hiking Trail
    Sentinel Peak Day Hiking Trail
    First Ascent
    20 April 2020
    The Sentinel Peak is located in the breathtaking Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park is also sometimes referred to as the ‘chain ladders’ hike.
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  12. Drakensberg Amphitheatre Hike
    Drakensberg Amphitheatre Hike
    Patrick Richardson
    16 January 2020
    The Amphitheatre hike is certainly one of my favourite hikes in the Drakensberg Mountains, its scenic, its short, and it’s relatively easy compared to other hikes in the berg. The hike is only 14km long with a big portion of the terrain being somewhat flat, so it can easily be done in a day although I prefer to spend the night on top as it is more rewarding.
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  13. Leopard Trail Multi-Day Hike
    Leopard Trail Multi-Day Hike
    First Ascent
    05 June 2020
    The Leopard Trail is a 4-day slack-packing hike that starts and ends at the Cedar Falls Base Camp in the Western Cape. This multi-day hike is ideal for adventure seekers looking to hike, and relax in relative style.
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  14. Tsitsikamma Waterfall Day Hiking Trail
    Tsitsikamma Waterfall Day Hiking Trail
    First Ascent
    20 April 2020
    The silent forest backdrop makes the Tsitsikamma Waterfall trail the ideal hike for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the rat race.
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  15. Hennops Crocodile Day Hiking Trail
    Hennops Crocodile Day Hiking Trail
    First Ascent
    20 April 2020
    Located near Saulsville in the Hennops Nature Reserve is the elusive Crocodile trail.
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  16. God’s Window Day Hike
    God’s Window Day Hike
    First Ascent
    20 April 2020
    Situated in the Blyde River Canyon located near Thaba Chew in Mpumalanga, this popular day hike boasts with a jaw-dropping forest setting and is perfect for the entire family.
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