KwaZulu-Natal road trip valley of a thousand hills

A first-timer’s guide to the perfect KwaZulu-Natal road trip

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Planning your first KwaZulu-Natal road trip? Then you’ve just landed on the perfect page to help you with that! KwaZulu-Natal on the east coast of South Africa is highly undervalued as a tourist destination, and often overlooked in favor of destinations like the Kruger National Park and […]

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 […]

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.

Cape Point Nature Reserve

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Cape Point Nature Reserve on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa’s most south-western tip, is a region famed for its rugged beauty. It is also romantically, although mistakenly, thought of as the meeting point between the cold Atlantic and warm Indian Oceans that wash South Africa’s coastlines. Regardless, […]

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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 […]

Hike the Siyaya Trail in the Umlalazi Nature Reserve

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Umlalazi Nature Reserve in Mtunzini is a pristine stretch of coastline known for its rich biodiversity, history and natural beauty. It’s situated at the mouth of the Mlalazi River which bends its way through the reserve and creates a beautiful centrepiece for this stunning region. The thickly […]

Bevan surveying one of the many incredible views from the Phuzamoya Trail.

3 Self-guided hikes in the Ithala Game Reserve

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. Ithala Game Reserve is one of the only big-game national parks that allows visitors the unique opportunity to do self-guided hiking trails. This was something we took full advantage of during our Ultimate South African Road Trip, and something you should too. Highlights Visit a national park […]

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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 […]

The red mountains of Golden Gate National Park

The Wodehouse Peak hiking trail

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Drakensberg is famous for its incredible hiking trails, and one hike that definitely deserves a mention is the Wodehouse Peak hiking trail in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Bonus: We’ve created a hiking checklist specifically for the Wodehouse Trail: Get the Wodehouse Trail Hiking […]

Morgan Bay evening on the beach

Clifftop sunsets and sunken treasure in Morgan Bay

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The Eastern Cape coastline is well-known for its Wild Coast; a wild, undeveloped and rugged stretch from just north of East London right up to Port Edward and the border with KwaZulu-Natal. The Wild Coast includes such popular holiday destinations as Coffee Bay and Hole in the […]

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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 at Double Mouth Nature Reserve

Hiking for treasure in the Double Mouth Nature Reserve

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure. The South African coastline is incredibly varied and has much to offer. From East London eastwards, and across the mighty Kei River into the Wild Coast, grassy hills and rocky cliffs shelter enclosed sandy bays or give rise to wild, exposed and wave-battered points. Herders’ paths follow […]