View back down the Jonkershoek Valley when climbing up to the Panorama trail This beautiful...Read More
Category: Trail Groupings by area
A popular hiking area above Franschhoek, deservedly so. The trails have had a lot of work done on them and are in excellent condition Although a fire came through this Reserve in 2015 it is wonderful to see how the fynbos is regenerating. The panoramic views are spectacularRead More
Numerous hiking trails on old (disused) forestry tracks and hiking trails. Now the pine forests are gone these tracks provide excellent access into a beautiful area and a broad range of hiking.Read More
Beginning in Nature’s Valley and ending 60-km further at either the Storms River Bridge or Village, this six day, unidirectional trail takes hikers through the heart of the Tsitsikamma Mountains. This is an enchanted world where we experienced the grandeur of relic forests and thought about our impact on our environment.Read More
My Christmas Pressie to Mike was booking the Otter Trail, I wrapped a Go Outdoors magazine which profiled the trail and had persuaded me we needed to do it. Am so glad that we did. Our experience was enriched by the other hikers we joined on the trail as well as the beauty of our surroundings.Read More
This blog contains my personal account of the trails I hike and as such the details and subtleties of each hike may be omitted. Usually I have assigned trail ratings to hikes, these are subjective. Please refer to the trail grade definitions post for more information. I usually include a GPX and KML file for any given hike – please feel free to use them.