South Africa

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South Africa

Located on the southern tip of the African continent, South Africa offers an enormous variety of landscapes and is a popular hiking destination. Famous are the alpine Drakensberg mountain range, the Blyde River Canyon, the Eastern Cape Wild Coast, Cedarberg, and the Otter Trail along the southern Tsitsikamma Coast. And there is so much more!

South Africa counts a full 21 National Parks, many of which have hiking or backpacking trails. Take a look at the excellent website of South African National Parks (or SANParks), which also offers online bookings.

Hiking being popular, there are a multitude of other hiking clubs and tour operators offering their services, ranging from booking lodging to providing guides and even transporting your luggage from one hut to the next (euphemistically called 'slackpacking').

Surrounded by both the Atlantic and Indian Ocean, South Africa's climate is largely temperate, though there are some inland extremes in terms of high and low temperatures. Best time for hiking in South Africa is generally during the dry and cool season, between March and November.

Trails

Regions

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • Walking in the Drakensberg
  • Walking guide to u-Khahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, accessible from Johannesburg, Harrismith, Pietermaritzburg and Durban. 75 day walks, up to 20km, in Royal Natal National Park, Cathedral Peak, Monk's Cowl, Injisuthi, Giant's Castle, Highmoor, Kamberg, Lotheni, Cobham, Garden Castle. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Drakensbergen - Walking in the Drakensberg Zuid Afrika | Cicerone |
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Walking guide to u-Khahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, accessible from Johannesburg, Harrismith, Pietermaritzburg and Durban. 75 day walks, from 1 to... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hike Cape Town: Top Day Trails in Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula
  • This new, full-colour guide to the top day trails of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula - the heart of the Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site - has something for everyone. There are flat walks along the Sea Point Promenade, the Golden Mile between Muizenberg and St James and through the Urban Park for those looking for easy strolls, while... Read more
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Netherlands
Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
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Netherlands
2010
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Netherlands
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Netherlands
eBooks.de
Germany
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Germany
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pretoria Street Atlas
  • Pretoria conurbation on detailed street plans at 1:20,000 combined into an A4 size paperback atlas from Map Studio, South Africa Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Topografische kaart 3128 Umtata-Oostelijke Kaap - Zuid Afrika | |
  • Topografische Detailkaart van de Oostelijke Kaap met duidelijke hoogteverschillen. Beslaat de districten Umtata, Tsolo, Libode, Ngqeleni, Lusikisiki Umzimvubu, grotendeels Mqanduli en deels aanliggende districten. Oppervlakte van 31° ZB 28° OL tot 32° ZB 30° OL. Surveys and Mapping, Mowbray Topo-Cadastral Map of South Africa, 1:250.000 Gauss... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zuid-Afrika - Kaapstad en de Tuinroute te voet
  • Ontdek de verborgen juweeltjes in de Westkaap en Oostkaap met deze nieuwe wandelreis die aanvangt in Kaapstad. Wandel met een berggids bovenop de Tafelberg en een gedeelte van de Twaalf Apostelen. Bij de overnachting in het voormalige gerenoveerde opzichtershuis, ervaar je een sereen, totaal anders Kaapstad. Vanuit de nieuwe cottages De Opstal... Read more
Sawadee
Netherlands
  • South African Walking Safari
  • Rugged mountains, open grasslands, deep canyons and ancient woodlands reveal the immense beauty and diversity of eastern South Africa. We spend our days exploring this vast land: tracking its wildlife on foot, hiking through its highlands and forests and going on game drives in the famous Kruger N.P. We complete our journey with a visit of the... Read more
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