Hiking Trails

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Bald Ibis Trail
This trail has been in existence for several years and must rank as one of the best weekend backpack trails.
It is a lovely trail but certainly one that can be considered quite strenuous. If you consider that the backpacking route might be beyond you then the day route option might appeal as an alternative. (More…)
Camel Roc Trail
Situated right next to the border gate with Lesotho, in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, this trail offers an extraordinary variety of scenery and flora. (More…)
Dwarsberg Trail
Close to the impact site of probably the largest meteor to have ever collided with planet earth, the area is mountainous and rugged.
The area is home to two hiking trails, the Dwarsberg day route trail and the Vredefort Meteorite Hiking Trail which is a overnight backpack trail. (More…)
Holhoek Trail
Situated near the picturesque small Eastern Free State town of Paul Roux, the area has a rich historical and archaeological importance being the site of much San rock art, some of which may date back 25,000 years. It is a trail that will appeal to the many hikers who like the ease of walking on developed paths. (More…) Hiking in South Africa
Free State province
Eastern Cape Hiking Trails
Alexandria Trail; Amatola (Amathole) Trail; Otter Trail; Transkaroo Trail; Tsitsikamma Trail; Woodcliff Cave Trail
Gauteng Hiking Trails
Klipkraal Trail; Mooiplasie Trail; Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve Trails
KwaZulu-Natal Hiking Trails
Black Wildebeest Trail; Eikenhof Trail; Emoyeni Trail; Kosi Bay Trail; Mziki trail
Limpopo Hiking Trails
Boskloof Trail; Diepdrift Game Farm Trails; Hanglip Trail; Magoebaskloof Trail
Mpumalanga Hiking Trails
Cycad Trail; Elandsvallei Trail; Fanie Botha Trail; Kaapschehoop Trail; Prospector’s Trail; Slagthoek Hiking Trail
North West Hiking Trails
Boe Boes Nest Trail; Eagle Cove Trail; Kroemahoek Trail; Mateke Game Farm Trails; Rhenosterpoort Trail
Northern Cape Hiking Trails
Klipspringer Trail; Oorlogskloof; Nature Reserve Trails; Witsand Nature Reserve Trails
Western Cape Hiking Trails
Greyton Nature Reserve Trails; Harkerville Trails; Kogelberg Nature Reserve Trails; Outeniqua Trail; Swartberg Trail; Swellendam Trail; Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve Trails; Whale Trail
Korannaberg Trail
Situated close to the historical town of Winburg (once the seat of government of the Orange Free State in late 1800s), this trail traverses a 7,000ha conservancy.
The trail is quite remarkable for the richness of its flora and its scenic beauty. It is well marked but can be considered quite strenuous. (More…)
Words and photos courtesy of South Africa’s Footprint Hiking Club

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