Hiking is one of South Africa's favorite activities. It's a great way to discover the country's natural wonders at your own pace and fall under their spell as you explore the diverse topography.
In the Cape region, hiking trails wind up Table Mountain as well as Lion's Head. North of Cape Town, the Cederberg mountains and their curious rock formations are a hiker's paradise, offering experienced hikers the chance to see the spectacular Wolfberg Arch. Along the Garden Route, swap your flip-flops for a good pair of hiking shoes and discover the wonders of Tsitsikamma National Park's forest.
In eastern South Africa, Kwazulu-Natal in the Zulu territory is an ideal destination to immerse yourself in nature as you make your way along hiking trails. Your local Evaneos agency can recommend a guide to accompany you as you discover breathtaking sights like Ghost Mountain peak or Royal Natal National Park in the Drakensberg mountains. You can also set off to climb the highest mountain in southern Africa, Lesotho's Thabana Ntlenyana. iSimangaliso Wetlands National Park is a nature reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site that also offers lovely walks.
In the Mpumalanga region to the north, the Blyde River Canyon nature reserve draws the most seasoned hikers. Here, you can explore the third largest canyon in the world. Further north near Kruger National Park, there are several private reserves (like the Klaserie game reserve) that offer guided walking safaris to see the wildlife. Organize your next South African hike with one of our expert local agents.See more