Guided Hiking in South Africa.
Time is never more precious than when you are on holiday. If you’re lucky you have 10 days, maybe a bit more and you want to make sure you choose experiences that match or exceed your expectations. South Africa is a large country bursting at the seams with unspoilt natural areas of astounding beauty, including the remarkable Table Mountain National Park. Many of these wild places are crisscrossed with stunning trails. A hiking operator, who can advise you on how best to use your limited time and provide qualified professional hiking guides, will ensure that you have a fantastic hike that suits your level of experience whether you are an occasional walker or a seasoned hiker.
Guided hiking excursions are offered throughout South Africa- from Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain in the South West to the jagged and majestic Drakensberg range in the North East, from Winelands to wild coasts, from the beach to forest. Trails can be pure hard hiking on remote paths like those found in the Cederberg Mountains or gentle meanders with wine-tasting breaks in the Cape Winelands.
South Africa’s beautiful coastlines, though very different, have multiple options for guided hiking. The long lonely beaches of the straw-coloured west Coast offer some of the best beach walking in the country with added options like eating crayfish fresh from the sea for lunch. The East Coast’s idyllic green and forested Garden Route and Wild Coast on the Indian Ocean are hiking destinations to rival the best in the world.
South Africa has unique and prolific fauna and flora and complex cultural and political history. A local walking guide will lead you on paths less travelled, they will draw your attention to an interesting phenomenon, features and sites that you might not have known about;-rock arches, spires and caves, spectacular view sites, bushman paintings, game, rare orchids and edible plants…A regionally qualified hiking guide will greatly enhance your experience so that, even if you’re not a regular hiker, your adventure on a South African trail will be the highlight of your trip.