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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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2021
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2021
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2021
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United Kingdom
2019
  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide South Africa
  • Discover South Africa with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport to this incredible country before you`ve even packed your case. Enjoy bustling, creative cities such as Cape Town and Johannesburg, learn about the nation`s tumultuous history at the Apartheid Museum, and admire the natural... Read more
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wegenatlas - Reisgids Kruger National Park | MapStudio
  • Visitor’s Guide to Kruger National Park is your GPS companion. Visitor’s Guide to Kruger National Park is an informative guide along with detailed maps of the best routes and GPS points. Included in the Visitor’s Guide to Kruger National Park is a list of the ‘top’ 50 mammals and 100 common birds. In fact, there are 146 mammal species in the... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland
  • Discover South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to safari in Kruger National Park, savour the fine wines of the Western Cape or explore the village where Nelson Mandela grew up, The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland will show you ideal places to sleep,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland
  • Discover South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to safari in Kruger National Park, savour the fine wines of the Western Cape or explore the village where Nelson Mandela grew up, The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland will show you ideal places to sleep,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland - Zuid Afrika | Rough Guides
  • Zeer goede reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde maar vooral voor de zelfstandige reiziger. Boordevol informatie over reizen, slapen, eten, maar ook musea en cultuur. Uitputtende bron van informatie, veelal nog completer dan de Lonely Planet. Inleidende informatie over land en cultuur is zeer goed. Safari en wildlife gedeelte! - Independent,... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • South Africa
  • This travel guide to South Africa includes coverage of Swaziland and Lesotho. Fully revised and updated, it contains listings for all budgets from back-packer hostels, guest farms and guest houses, to luxury safari camps. A colour section on wildlife with an animal location chart is included with comprehensive coverage of national parks... Read more
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Belgium
  • South Africa
  • This travel guide to South Africa includes coverage of Swaziland and Lesotho. Fully revised and updated, it contains listings for all budgets from back-packer hostels, guest farms and guest houses, to luxury safari camps. A colour section on wildlife with an animal location chart is included with comprehensive coverage of national parks... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Our top 4x4 trips
  • Featuring 10 great routes: Cederberg & Biedouw Valley; Gannaga, Ouberg & Tankwa Karoo NP; Swartberg, Die Hel & Meiringspoort Passes; Baviaanskloof; Mountain Zebra NP & Camdeboo; Lesotho-Drakensberg Region; iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Sodwana & Hluhluwe-iMfolozi NP; Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park; Northern Namibia; Southern Namibia. Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Our top 4x4 trips
  • Featuring 10 great routes: Cederberg & Biedouw Valley; Gannaga, Ouberg & Tankwa Karoo NP; Swartberg, Die Hel & Meiringspoort Passes; Baviaanskloof; Mountain Zebra NP & Camdeboo; Lesotho-Drakensberg Region; iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Sodwana & Hluhluwe-iMfolozi NP; Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park; Northern Namibia; Southern Namibia. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Südafrika West | Rother Bergverlag
  • Duitstalige wandelgids met zeer goed beschreven wandelingen in de genoemde gebieden. Redelijk kaartmateriaal, vooral de beschrijving van de route en de praktische info die er bij hoort is meer dan goed. Südafrika ist für Naturliebhaber ein Reiseziel der Superlative. Kaum ein Land der Welt verfügt über solch einen Artenreichtum in der Tier- und... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2021
  • DK Eyewitness South Africa
  • Discover South Africa - a country brimming with bucket-list experiencesWhether you`re hoping to catch a glimpse of nature`s most majestic animals, get an adrenaline fix scaling the heights of Table Mountain or simply soak up the summer sunshine with a glass of world-class wine, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
  • Reisgids Eyewitness Travel South Africa - Zuid Afrika | Dorling Kindersley
  • Discover South Africa - a country brimming with bucket-list experiencesWhether you`re hoping to catch a glimpse of nature`s most majestic animals, get an adrenaline fix scaling the heights of Table Mountain or simply soak up the summer sunshine with a glass of world-class wine, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Rough Guide to South Africa
  • The Rough Guide to South Africa is the most comprehensive and informative guide available to this spectacular country. You'll find detailed information on everything from hiking in the mysterious Drakensberg to sampling wine in the many Western Cape's estates. Updated specifically for travellers visiting South Africa for the football World Cup... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Rough Guide to South Africa
  • The Rough Guide to South Africa is the most comprehensive and informative guide available to this spectacular country. You'll find detailed information on everything from hiking in the mysterious Drakensberg to sampling wine in the many Western Cape's estates. Updated specifically for travellers visiting South Africa for the football World Cup... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Cheetah
  • For the past 15 years, American photographer Mark Segal’s fascination with the world’s fastest land mammal has taken him across the U.S., Europe, Kenya, Namibia, and South Africa. What started out as an aesthetic obsession evolved as he deepened his understanding of this fierce yet fragile creature and its rapid path toward extinction. “My... Read more
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Belgium
  • Cheetah
  • For the past 15 years, American photographer Mark Segal’s fascination with the world’s fastest land mammal has taken him across the U.S., Europe, Kenya, Namibia, and South Africa. What started out as an aesthetic obsession evolved as he deepened his understanding of this fierce yet fragile creature and its rapid path toward extinction. “My... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Lonely Planet Southern Africa
  • Covers Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swazliand, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The guide features a 16-page colour wildlife section as well as a guide to the region's most spectacular wildlife reserves; practical information on trekking, white-water rafting and canoeing; and the region's art and tribal cultures. Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Lonely Planet Southern Africa
  • Covers Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swazliand, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The guide features a 16-page colour wildlife section as well as a guide to the region's most spectacular wildlife reserves; practical information on trekking, white-water rafting and canoeing; and the region's art and tribal cultures. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
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  • Wegenkaart - landkaart Southern Africa - Zuidelijk Afrika | Hildebrand's
  • Südliches Afrika 1 : 2 500 000. Hildebrand´s Urlaubskarte ab 9.95 EURO Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe. Stadtpläne von Cape Town / Kaapstad, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Windhoek. Verzeichnis der Orte und Sehenswürdigkeiten, Entfernungstabelle, Reiseinformationen. Dreisprachige Ausgabe:... Read more
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