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  • Eastern Cape

    Queenstown

    The small town of Queenstown is located in the Eastern Cape Province, with the Hangklip Mountain as the backdrop. After being overlooked as a holiday destination for many years, interest in Queenstown has begun to develop, as more and more visitors discover the unmatched beauty of the landscapes surrounding the town and the numerous attractions and activities Queenstown has to offer. Due to ...

  • Mpumalanga

    Piet Retief

    Surrounded by thriving plantations of bluegum, pine and wattle trees, the picturesque town of Piet Retief in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa was founded in 1883 and named in honor of the prominent Voortrekker leader, Piet Mauritz Retief. While Voortrekkers were the founders of the original village, settlers from other countries, including Germany and Scotland soon came to appreciate ...

  • Camping

    Noorspoort Guest Farm

    The lovely Noorspoort Guest Farm is located near the small town of Steytlerville in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Run by the Craven family, now in its sixth generation on the farm, Noorspoort Guest Farm has everything you could want in a vacation and more. From fun-filled camping to endless activities, Noorspoort is a delight for the entire family and easy on your pocket.

  • Hiking Trails

    Wild Coast Trail

    The Wild Coast Hiking Trail is in one of the most picturesque areas of South Africa, the breathtaking Eastern Cape. Even though the Wild Coast Hiking Trail is certainly the most strenuous trail that South Africa has to offer, it is also the most scenic and worth every drop of sweat. The entire hike along the Wild Coast is a somewhat intimidating 280 km. The Wild Coast Hiking Trail takes ...

  • Hiking Trails

    Prospector's Trail

    In the 1800s, the small town of Pilgrim’s Rest in the Mpumalanga Province became a central destination for prospectors during the gold rush. They walked along the Robbers pass, over Blackhill and by Klipspringer Randjies. To follow in the footsteps of these gutsy adventurers, hiking enthusiasts can retrace history and face the difficulties that the prospectors had to overcome by packing ...

  • Hiking Trails

    Hoerikwaggo Trail

    Taking its name from the original Khoi'san word for Table Mountain, which they call 'mountain in the sea', the Hoerikwaggo Trail offers hikers a spectacular 97 kilometer trail, winding its way through the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) from Cape Town to Cape Point. The scenery along the Hoerikwaggo Trail is breath-taking, while the flora and fauna is varied and fascinating, with many ...

  • Hiking Trails

    Blyde River Canyon Trail

    The Blyde River Canyon Trail is located within the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga. The Blyde River Canyon is probably the most scenic mountain view available in South Africa, with a 33 kilometer gorge and beautiful rock formations. The once rapid river formed spectacular swirl holes, and being the third largest gorge in the world, this breathtaking area, is undeniably a ...

  • Hiking Trails

    Hennops Trail

    When choosing a hiking trail many people don’t realize that there are many trails near to them, which don’t require 2 to 3 hours worth of traveling. Take for instance South Africa’s Hennops Hiking trail in Magaliesberg. This trail is both close to Johannesburg and Pretoria, providing the location for an excellent family adventure. Also, hikers are given a choice of two trails as well as two ...

  • Hiking

    Hiking Trails

    South Africa is a land of diverse landscapes, varied climates and abundant flora and fauna. With so many natural wonders to be seen and vast wild terrain to explore, South Africa is certainly a hikers dream. Whether you are just starting out or have been an avid hiker for many years, South Africa offers an abundance of opportunities to suit all types. What better way could there be to become ...

  • Hiking Trails

    Otter Trail

    The Otter Trail has the distinction of being South Africa’s first organized hiking trail, and although it is quite difficult in places, it has never lost its appeal. The Otter Trail winds along the coast from Storms River mouth to the Groot River estuary which is in Nature’s Valley. Its popularity has much to do with the unbeatable coastal scenery, indigenous forest and short daily ...