Hiking Trails

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Black Wildebeest Trail
This is a two day backpack trail situated at the bottom of the Van Reenan Pass. It is moderate in difficulty and therefore suitable for people who are looking for a more leisurely trail.
The trail is on a game farm and the viewing of animals along the trail adds to the experience. The trail traverses prime Natal Acacia veld and there are several streams that cross the land which are ideal for cooling off in. (More…)
Eikenhof Trail
Situated in the Muller’s Pass area close to the town of Newcastle, This is a two day backpack trail (11Km the first day and 9Km the second day.
In spring the hillsides of the area are a mass of different colours. This however, is not the only reason for doing this trail as it has such a variety of landscapes and flora that at any time of the year it is well worth doing. (More…)
Emoyeni Trail
This is a five day, four night backpack trail accompanied by an armed ranger. The trail is approximately 52km long and is situated in the Mfabeni section of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. The hiker has to carry all his own equipment including a tent.
The heat and humidity of the area can make the trail quite strenuous and therefore a certain degree of fitness is required. (More…)
Words and photos courtesy of South Africa’s Footprint Hiking Club
Lekker Links
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife – to book on trails in the Drakensberg and some scenic trails in Maputaland. Hiking in South Africa
KwaZulu-Natal province
Eastern Cape Hiking Trails
Alexandria Trail; Amatola (Amathole) Trail; Otter Trail; Transkaroo Trail; Tsitsikamma Trail; Woodcliff Cave Trail
Free State Hiking Trails
Bald Ibis Trail; Camel Roc Trail
Dwarsberg Trail; Holhoek Trail; Korannaberg Trail
Gauteng Hiking Trails
Klipkraal Trail; Mooiplasie Trail; Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve Trails
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
Kosi Bay Trail
This is a 4-day trail in Maputaland. This coastal area is a marine reserve well known as a place where giant turtles lay their eggs. The trail is guided by the KwaZulu-Natal conservation services, to make sure that the hikers don’t get lost, damage the delicate environment, or get into trouble with the hippos in the lakes! (More…)
Mziki trail
For those people that love coastal hiking, dunes, rock pools, dune forests and wildlife, the Mziki trail is for you. The trail takes a maximum of eight people accompanied by an armed ranger as you could bump into Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo or Hippo. (More…)

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