Jill in Sanzhan river gorge

The Golden Grotto (黃金峽谷) River Tracing Trail Guide

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Golden Grotto hike on the east coast of Taiwan is a fantastic half-day river tracing adventure into the heart of the Sanzhan River valley. The hike follows the course of the river, quite literally, into Taiwan’s coastal mountains and into a narrow canyon. A waterfall that […]

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The Long Tom Pass: Mpumalanga’s most scenic drive

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Long Tom Pass is a high-altitude pass through the Drakensberg Mountains that marks the start of the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga. There couldn’t be a better gateway to one of the most picturesque regions of South Africa. The elevated position of Long Tom Pass provides a perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the natural […]

Tsitsikamma National Park: A destination apart

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If there’s one place that combines incredible coastal scenery and unparalleled hiking in an unspoiled setting, it’s the Tsitsikamma National Park on South Africa’s south-eastern coastline. Bonus: We’ve created dozens of adventure guides just like this. Join our family of avid adventure seekers and get access to ALL of our adventure guides.

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The Pondo Hopper Wild Coast Hike

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Try to picture a Wild Coast hike and you’ll inevitably conjure up images of half-trodden cattle trails that meander through rural landscapes, precipitous coastlines and undulating hills. These are the scenes that have become synonymous with this incredible region, and they are what hundreds of adventures-seekers from […]

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Madonna and Child Falls hike in Hogsback

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. In a region known for its beautiful hiking trails, the Madonna and Child Falls hike in Hogsback is one of the best! Madonna and Child Falls hike highlights Complete immersion in one of South Africa’s pristine Afromontane forests. Cool, shady hiking conditions, even in the heat of the […]

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Hike to the Salt River Mouth in Nature’s Valley

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Nature’s Valley is a small coastal town surrounded by a big beach, big mountains, a big forest and a big river (the Grootrivier). It’s also the finish line for one of South Africa’s biggest hiking trails: the Otter Trail. With so much bigness around, it’s possible […]

Bevan crossing the uMkhuze river into the Fig Forest

Hike a 900-year-old Fig forest: Mkhuze Game Reserve

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. When last did you come across a living organism that is over 900-years old? We were amazed to discover that Africa’s last ancient, indigenous fig forest can be found in Mkhuze Game Reserve right on Durban’s doorstep. Highlights Discover a wild Sycamore Fig forest that is over […]

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Exploring Tsitsikamma in the Garden Route National Park

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Garden Route National Park encompasses an almost continuous stretch of coastal land from Wilderness in the Garden Route’s west to well past Storms River in the east. Bevan and I have previously visited the Knysna Lakes and Diepwalle Forest sections of the park and this time […]

Bevan in the forest on the Fanie Botha Hike

At home in the hills on the Fanie Botha Hiking Trail

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Kruger Lowveld region of Mpumalanga must be one of the most scenic areas in South Africa. Now, anyone even slightly familiar with this cover-girl country will realise that that is a bold statement, but after having spent time visiting the area around Sabie and Graskop, it […]

Thomas at Lake Fundudzi

Discovering Venda Culture on the African Ivory Route

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Venda Culture was something completely new for me! Even the language, Venda, is something unfamiliar and doesn’t sound at all the Nguni languages of isiZulu and isiXhosa that I’ve grown up around. I had no idea what to expect from our next stop, and after Kruger National Park’s drought-ridden landscapes I certainly didn’t expect lush, fertile […]

Fanie Botha Trail Panorama Route

Getting to know Graskop: The Fanie Botha hiking trail and more

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The small towns of Graskop, Sabie and Pilgrim’s Rest in the Kruger Lowveld region of Mpumalanga, are all situated in close proximity to each other. While there isn’t much distance between them, each town does have its own unique charm and appeal. Much like Sabie, Graskop has a plethora of beautiful natural sites like walking […]

Hiking in the Entumeni Nature Reserve

3 of our favourite forests in southern Zululand

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Barely two hours’ drive north of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province lies Zululand and a veritable Eden of pristine forest habitats. Despite the development that has taken place locally, these forest patches have remained largely untouched and are home to some special bird, mammal and reptile species […]