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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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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
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
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelands
  • An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Cape Town and the Winelands, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists, and a laminated pull-out map - all designed to help you see the very best of Cape Town and the Winelands.Enjoy a thrilling aerial ascent in Table Mountain's cableway, sample fine vintages in centuries old wine... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelands
  • An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Cape Town and the Winelands, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists, and a laminated pull-out map - all designed to help you see the very best of Cape Town and the Winelands.Enjoy a thrilling aerial ascent in Table Mountain's cableway, sample fine vintages in centuries old wine... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Africa's Top Wildlife Countries
  • Africa's Top Wildlife Countries highlights and compares wildlife reserves and other major attractions in the continent's best countries for game viewing — making the planning of the journey of a lifetime easy! African countries, and the wildlife reserves within them, vary greatly as to the types and quality of safari experiences they offer.... Read more
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Belgium
  • Africa's Top Wildlife Countries
  • Africa's Top Wildlife Countries highlights and compares wildlife reserves and other major attractions in the continent's best countries for game viewing — making the planning of the journey of a lifetime easy! African countries, and the wildlife reserves within them, vary greatly as to the types and quality of safari experiences they offer.... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Killing for profit
  • Rhino horn is worth more than cocaine, heroin or even gold on the black markets of Southeast Asia and China. Now, Killing for Profit brings you the story of one man s journey into a violent underworld where ruthless criminal syndicates will stop at nothing to attain their prize a tale of greed and corruption and of an increasingly desperate... Read more
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Belgium
  • Killing for profit
  • Rhino horn is worth more than cocaine, heroin or even gold on the black markets of Southeast Asia and China. Now, Killing for Profit brings you the story of one man s journey into a violent underworld where ruthless criminal syndicates will stop at nothing to attain their prize a tale of greed and corruption and of an increasingly desperate... Read more
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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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Bol.com
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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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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
  • Reisgids Eyewitness Travel South Africa - Zuid Afrika | Dorling Kindersley
  • 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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Dominicus Zuid Afrika | Gottmer
  • Gids met adequate beschrijvingen van wat een land of gebied te bieden heeft voor de toerist, zonder te blijven steken bij de meest voor de hand liggende trekpleisters. Incl. plattegrondjes, illustraties en praktische tips. Dominicus Reisgidsen zijn gidsen voor avontuurlijke en geïnteresseerde mensen. *met extra aandacht voor geschiedenis en... 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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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
  • 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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