Getting for your South Africa package, the adventure you must not miss is the thrill of hiking the wild trails of Southern Africa. With no surprise, the trails of southern Africa are not just scenic but house an abundance of wilderness to discover. While there are lot many adventure one can try during the scenic tour of South Africa, but hiking is surely the best way to reconnect with the beauty of nature. When it comes to hiking in South Africa, there are some of the world’s best trails that are not just laced with the panoramic beauty but will fill up your vacation with extreme adventure and thrill. From the Western Cape to the Kwazulu Natal, Free State and the Eastern Cape there are the most enthralling and adventurous hiking trails you can explore for your South Africa tour package.
Otter Trail – Garden Route, Western Cape
With the long stretch of 42 km, the Otter trail is surely the best hiking point for the hikers. Starting from the Storms River in the Garden Route to Nature’s Valley, the hike is 5days long journey where you will cover up the forested region of Tsitsikamma and the rugged coastlines falling on the way. What makes the trail popular among the traveller is you just require a fair level of fitness and no professional experience. The entire route is laced with some amazing viewpoints where you can explore some coastlines, discover the heart of Afro-montane forest, and view the Skilderkrans outcrop where you can spot the dolphins as well and more. The two famous spots for the trails ate Bloukrans Estuary and Cape Clawless Otter that can be found around in the lowland areas of the forest for your South Africa holiday packages.
Wild Coast Hiking Trails, Eastern Cape
Now, one needs the best fitness and stamina to get along this scenic and challenging trail in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The Wild Coast Hiking from the Port St John’s to the Coffee Bay is not just a coastal hiking trail but is popular for Slackpacking. The 300 km of stretch makes the trail challenging and thrilling for the travellers you are looking out for some slackpack experience.
There will be rocky headlands, the green hills, deep rivers and waterfalls making the landscape dramatic and picturesque. You can discover the Mangrove swamps and the indigenous forests that are cultivated traditionally by the local villagers during the Best of South Africa Tour. You can explore the villages as well where the culture and tradition is preserved.
Tours are provided for slackpacking where the luggage will be transferred to the next overnight destination. And if you are a traditional hiker or backpacker, get your tents and be ready to hit the coastal scenic 300 km trail of South Africa with your guide.
Trails in Cape Town
Cape Town being the most popular city in South Africa is a hub for thrill and entertainment. With Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill, the city offers three most popular hiking points that are not just scenic but can be open for every traveller with average fitness. While Cape Town is included in most of the South Africa packages, hiking can never be missed. The well-defined paths, fynbos, rocky inclines and the mountain reservoirs can be discovered as you hike up to difficulty in Table Mountain. The hike of Table Mountain can be extended to Hoerikwaggo Trail, Newlands Forest trail and Constantia Nek pass. Lions head has some unique experience for you where you can admire the beauty of the Atlantic, the entire city and more. It starts from the Signal Hill Road leading you to the difficulty where you need to climb to the top with chains and ladders making your South Africa holiday packages more engaging and exhilarating.
Amatola Hiking Trail, Eastern Cape
This is not just the best, but even the most challenging hiking trail in South Africa. The 100 km trail can be completed in 6 days that begins from the King Williams Town at the Maden Dam to the Tyumen River at Hogsback. There are the mountains and the indigenous rainforests, the streams and pools falling on your hiking trail making it more scenic. It’s not just the spectacular viewpoints making the trail famous but the incredible birdlife making it a paradise for the nature lover. Spot the Cape Parrots, Black Eagles, Barbets, Woodpeckers, Knysna Louries, Flycatchers, Crowned Eagles and Robins while you cover up this challenging trail of South Africa Vacation Tour.