South Africa

Description

South Africa

Located on the southern tip of the African continent, South Africa offers an enormous variety of landscapes and is a popular hiking destination. Famous are the alpine Drakensberg mountain range, the Blyde River Canyon, the Eastern Cape Wild Coast, Cedarberg, and the Otter Trail along the southern Tsitsikamma Coast. And there is so much more!

South Africa counts a full 21 National Parks, many of which have hiking or backpacking trails. Take a look at the excellent website of South African National Parks (or SANParks), which also offers online bookings.

Hiking being popular, there are a multitude of other hiking clubs and tour operators offering their services, ranging from booking lodging to providing guides and even transporting your luggage from one hut to the next (euphemistically called 'slackpacking').

Surrounded by both the Atlantic and Indian Ocean, South Africa's climate is largely temperate, though there are some inland extremes in terms of high and low temperatures. Best time for hiking in South Africa is generally during the dry and cool season, between March and November.

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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2022
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2021
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2021
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2021
  • DK Eyewitness South Africa
  • Discover South Africa - a country brimming with bucket-list experiencesWhether you`re hoping to catch a glimpse of nature`s most majestic animals, get an adrenaline fix scaling the heights of Table Mountain or simply soak up the summer sunshine with a glass of world-class wine, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide South Africa
  • Discover South Africa with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport to this incredible country before you`ve even packed your case. Enjoy bustling, creative cities such as Cape Town and Johannesburg, learn about the nation`s tumultuous history at the Apartheid Museum, and admire the natural... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hike Cape Town: Top Day Trails in Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula
  • This new, full-colour guide to the top day trails of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula - the heart of the Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site - has something for everyone. There are flat walks along the Sea Point Promenade, the Golden Mile between Muizenberg and St James and through the Urban Park for those looking for easy strolls, while... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • South Africa
  • South Africa is a vast country, extending from pristine coastal plains through rugged mountain passes and across wide stretches of semidesert and forest, hills and valleys. Even travelling South Africans are unprepared for the sheer scale and enormous diversity of this grand landscape. Every day, everywhere, there are new sights to behold and... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • South Africa
  • South Africa is a vast country, extending from pristine coastal plains through rugged mountain passes and across wide stretches of semidesert and forest, hills and valleys. Even travelling South Africans are unprepared for the sheer scale and enormous diversity of this grand landscape. Every day, everywhere, there are new sights to behold and... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Top 10 Cape Town & the Winelands
  • Discover the best of everything this beautiful region of South Africa has to offer. Top 10 lists showcase the best places to visit, from Cape Town's Table Mountain to the Stellenbosch vineyards. Seven easy-to-follow itineraries explore the region's most interesting areas—from Robben Island to the dramatic Cape Peninsula—while... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Top 10 Cape Town & the Winelands
  • Discover the best of everything this beautiful region of South Africa has to offer. Top 10 lists showcase the best places to visit, from Cape Town's Table Mountain to the Stellenbosch vineyards. Seven easy-to-follow itineraries explore the region's most interesting areas—from Robben Island to the dramatic Cape Peninsula—while... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Südafrika West | Rother Bergverlag
  • Duitstalige wandelgids met zeer goed beschreven wandelingen in de genoemde gebieden. Redelijk kaartmateriaal, vooral de beschrijving van de route en de praktische info die er bij hoort is meer dan goed. Südafrika ist für Naturliebhaber ein Reiseziel der Superlative. Kaum ein Land der Welt verfügt über solch einen Artenreichtum in der Tier- und... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • South Africa
  • Plan your next holiday with South Africa: Hiking Trails in and Around Pretoria and JohannesburgWith this detailed guide, you can save valuable time when planning your hiking adventure in South Africa. For three years, the authors explored and recorded 837 kilometers (523 miles) of astonishing hiking trails and walks in amazing landscapes,... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • South Africa
  • Plan your next holiday with South Africa: Hiking Trails in and Around Pretoria and JohannesburgWith this detailed guide, you can save valuable time when planning your hiking adventure in South Africa. For three years, the authors explored and recorded 837 kilometers (523 miles) of astonishing hiking trails and walks in amazing landscapes,... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Table Mountain
  • Endorsed by the botanical society of South Africa, this guide unveils the intricate relationships between plants and animals of Table Mountain. Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Table Mountain
  • Endorsed by the botanical society of South Africa, this guide unveils the intricate relationships between plants and animals of Table Mountain. Read more
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Maps

De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wegenkaart - landkaart Southern Africa - Zuidelijk Afrika | Hildebrand's
  • Südliches Afrika 1 : 2 500 000. Hildebrand´s Urlaubskarte ab 9.95 EURO Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe. Stadtpläne von Cape Town / Kaapstad, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Windhoek. Verzeichnis der Orte und Sehenswürdigkeiten, Entfernungstabelle, Reiseinformationen. Dreisprachige Ausgabe:... Read more
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