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.

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Regions

Books

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United Kingdom
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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
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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2008
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Classic Safari Camps of Africa
  • Classic Safari Camps of Africa was started 11 years ago as an association of independent, privately-operated camps and lodges - each situated in some of the finest and most unusual wildlife destinations in Southern and East Africa. In this spectacular, full-colour coffee table book, author and photographer David Rogers journeys to more than 40... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
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Netherlands
2010
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Maps

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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
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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,... Read more
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