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Get your boots dirty with a multiday hiking adventure that is made even better with a hot shower, delicious meals and a comfortable bed at the end of each day. This is the beauty of slackpacking; a walking adventure minus the discomfort that comes with carrying a heavy backpack, eating dehydrated meals and sleeping wild.
The best way to explore South Africa's many beautiful locations is on foot. Fortunately, numerous options are offered around the country.
Slackpacking routes traverse the Drakensberg, Outeniqua, Overberg, Tsitsikamma and Cederberg mountains. They follow coastal trails, criss-cross the Karoo and explore fynbos areas in the heart of the Cape Floral Region.
Depending on where your chosen route takes you, you may experience lush wetlands, wildlife, whale sightings, tumbling waterfalls, indigenous forests, open bushveld and rugged mountains.
Your main luggage is transported ahead each day so that you can enjoy the walk carrying only a light daypack.
Slackpacking operators ensure that your experience is complete with historical and cultural elements that are included along the route. And then, at the end of a day spent outdoors, you get to rest and recharge at an accommodation venue with a hot shower, home-cooked meal and a glass of wine, and a good sleep in a comfortable bed.
Slackpacking is an increasingly popular way to explore spectacular landscapes and immerse yourself in a place. This wonderful way of hiking allows you travel light and enjoy an active, outdoor holiday with all the important comforts.