South Africa

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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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Regions

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2021
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United Kingdom
2021
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
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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
2015
  • Reisgids Te gast in Zuid Afrika | Informatie Verre Reizen
  • Samengesteld door en voor reizigers: verhalen van mensen die er gewoond of gereisd hebben. Literatuurlijst, praktische tips, vooral veel achtergrond- en cultuur informatie. Deze geheel vernieuwde uitgave laat een land zien dat volop in beweging is. Gezien het traumatische verleden waarbij bevolkingsgroepen van elkaar werden gescheiden is het... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland
  • Provides extensive coverage of national parks and game reserves, with a 32-page full-colour safari guide; the lowdown on the surf scene, historic wineries and trekking; essential travel advice, from riding on local transport to health and safety; and hundreds of accommodation and dining options, for all bugets. Read more
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Belgium
  • South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland
  • Provides extensive coverage of national parks and game reserves, with a 32-page full-colour safari guide; the lowdown on the surf scene, historic wineries and trekking; essential travel advice, from riding on local transport to health and safety; and hundreds of accommodation and dining options, for all bugets. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • BIKE
  • Many may argue that South Africa's beauty is best viewed from behind the handle bars of a motorbike. BIKE tar & gravel adventures in South Africa is just that - real bike journeys to far flung corners and back of beyond. This title takes the reader on a journey through a diverse landscape with 84 pages of bike tours from scenic routes and... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • BIKE
  • Many may argue that South Africa's beauty is best viewed from behind the handle bars of a motorbike. BIKE tar & gravel adventures in South Africa is just that - real bike journeys to far flung corners and back of beyond. This title takes the reader on a journey through a diverse landscape with 84 pages of bike tours from scenic routes 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Marco Polo NL Zuid Afrika | 62Damrak
  • Eindelijk zijn ze er weer: de Nederlandse versie van de alom bekende en gewaardeerde serie van Marco Polo. Het is een handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een goede kennismaking met de vakantiebestemming. Globale uitklapkaart achterin, makkelijk binnenzakformaat. Toch best veel aandacht voor de toeristische hoogtepunten en leuke... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Road Tripping South Africa - Zuid Afrika | MapStudio
  • Want to escape the crowds? Then take the roads less travelled. This selection of 20 iconic road trips, all of which are perfectly manageable in a normal sedan, will take you on quiet, scenic back roads to places that you probably didn’t even know existed. So hop into the car and discover back roads that you’ve never journeyed before! Road Trips... Read more
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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Maps

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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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Zuid-Afrika - Westkaap per fiets
  • Deze afwisselende route door de Kaapprovincie leidt je langs wijngebieden, savannes, regenwouden, twee oceanen en prachtige steden. Geniet van goede hotels, sfeervolle guesthouses en natuurlijk van de lokale wijn. Start in Kaapstad, schitterend gelegen aan de voet van de Tafelberg en fiets door het fynbos naar de indrukwekkende Kaappunt. Fiets... Read more
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