Guided walking tours in South Africa: It is with good reason that El Camino de Santiago in Spain has been popular since the 9th century when the route to St James' shrine at Santiago de Compostela first became a renowned medieval pilgrimage. Walking the route may be done as a religious observance or a spiritual retreat from modern life. For most visitors, it is a walking tour for sport and travel that immerses the person in the nature, history and culture of Spain.
Whether a two-hour jaunt in a city or a multi-day, on-foot journey through mountains, there is no better way to experience a place than to see it at a walking pace.
In recent years, numerous South African walking tours have emerged. They can be found in cities and wilderness areas, focusing on history, architecture, culture and nature. For tours of a few hours or full day, wear comfortable walking shoes and take along a backpack to carry a water bottle, extra clothing relevant to the season and a hat.
Nature tours may be short-duration or full-day walks through gardens and reserves. Multi-day journeys are the ultimate retreat and are located along coastlines or in mountainous, semi-desert or bushveld areas where you can enjoy spectacular scenery and exposure to interesting fauna and flora.