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

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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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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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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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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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • South Africa
  • Is there somewhere you really want to travel to, or just yearn to know better?Do you want all the facts about South Africa at your fingertips?If you want to know what it's really about (rather than the things your parents think you should see!), The Real South Africa is a great place to start.* What's hot: South Africa highlights you really... Read more
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Belgium
  • South Africa
  • Is there somewhere you really want to travel to, or just yearn to know better?Do you want all the facts about South Africa at your fingertips?If you want to know what it's really about (rather than the things your parents think you should see!), The Real South Africa is a great place to start.* What's hot: South Africa highlights you really... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland
  • Discover South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to safari in Kruger National Park, savour the fine wines of the Western Cape or explore the village where Nelson Mandela grew up, The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland will show you ideal places to sleep,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland
  • Discover South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to safari in Kruger National Park, savour the fine wines of the Western Cape or explore the village where Nelson Mandela grew up, The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland will show you ideal places to sleep,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland - Zuid Afrika | Rough Guides
  • Zeer goede reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde maar vooral voor de zelfstandige reiziger. Boordevol informatie over reizen, slapen, eten, maar ook musea en cultuur. Uitputtende bron van informatie, veelal nog completer dan de Lonely Planet. Inleidende informatie over land en cultuur is zeer goed. Safari en wildlife gedeelte! - Independent,... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • South Africa
  • This travel guide to South Africa includes coverage of Swaziland and Lesotho. Fully revised and updated, it contains listings for all budgets from back-packer hostels, guest farms and guest houses, to luxury safari camps. A colour section on wildlife with an animal location chart is included with comprehensive coverage of national parks... Read more
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Belgium
  • South Africa
  • This travel guide to South Africa includes coverage of Swaziland and Lesotho. Fully revised and updated, it contains listings for all budgets from back-packer hostels, guest farms and guest houses, to luxury safari camps. A colour section on wildlife with an animal location chart is included with comprehensive coverage of national parks... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Our top 4x4 trips
  • Featuring 10 great routes: Cederberg & Biedouw Valley; Gannaga, Ouberg & Tankwa Karoo NP; Swartberg, Die Hel & Meiringspoort Passes; Baviaanskloof; Mountain Zebra NP & Camdeboo; Lesotho-Drakensberg Region; iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Sodwana & Hluhluwe-iMfolozi NP; Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park; Northern Namibia; Southern Namibia. Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Our top 4x4 trips
  • Featuring 10 great routes: Cederberg & Biedouw Valley; Gannaga, Ouberg & Tankwa Karoo NP; Swartberg, Die Hel & Meiringspoort Passes; Baviaanskloof; Mountain Zebra NP & Camdeboo; Lesotho-Drakensberg Region; iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Sodwana & Hluhluwe-iMfolozi NP; Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park; Northern Namibia; Southern Namibia. Read more
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Netherlands
  • Cheetah
  • For the past 15 years, American photographer Mark Segal’s fascination with the world’s fastest land mammal has taken him across the U.S., Europe, Kenya, Namibia, and South Africa. What started out as an aesthetic obsession evolved as he deepened his understanding of this fierce yet fragile creature and its rapid path toward extinction. “My... Read more
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Belgium
  • Cheetah
  • For the past 15 years, American photographer Mark Segal’s fascination with the world’s fastest land mammal has taken him across the U.S., Europe, Kenya, Namibia, and South Africa. What started out as an aesthetic obsession evolved as he deepened his understanding of this fierce yet fragile creature and its rapid path toward extinction. “My... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Lonely Planet Southern Africa
  • Covers Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swazliand, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The guide features a 16-page colour wildlife section as well as a guide to the region's most spectacular wildlife reserves; practical information on trekking, white-water rafting and canoeing; and the region's art and tribal cultures. Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Lonely Planet Southern Africa
  • Covers Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swazliand, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The guide features a 16-page colour wildlife section as well as a guide to the region's most spectacular wildlife reserves; practical information on trekking, white-water rafting and canoeing; and the region's art and tribal cultures. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
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Netherlands
  • Wild weekends
  • Planning a trip to South Africa? Looking for great adventure weekends during your stay? This is the book for you - written by Sunday Times journalists - featuring mountain biking, bungee jumping, hiking, climbing, horse riding, kayaking and many more adventure activities. Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Wild weekends
  • Planning a trip to South Africa? Looking for great adventure weekends during your stay? This is the book for you - written by Sunday Times journalists - featuring mountain biking, bungee jumping, hiking, climbing, horse riding, kayaking and many more adventure activities. Read more
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Netherlands
  • The Real
  • Is there somewhere you really want to travel to, or just yearn to know better?Do you want all the facts about South Africa at your fingertips?If you want to know what it's really about (rather than the things your parents think you should see!), The Real South Africa is a great place to start.* What's hot: South Africa highlights you really... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Real
  • Is there somewhere you really want to travel to, or just yearn to know better?Do you want all the facts about South Africa at your fingertips?If you want to know what it's really about (rather than the things your parents think you should see!), The Real South Africa is a great place to start.* What's hot: South Africa highlights you really... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland
  • Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike to the summit of Table Mountain, enjoy the diverse wildlife at Kruger National Park, or power down in a traditionally designed rondavel; all with your trusted travel... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland
  • Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike to the summit of Table Mountain, enjoy the diverse wildlife at Kruger National Park, or power down in a traditionally designed rondavel; all with your trusted travel... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • An African Adventure Atlas
  • This text divides the African continent into 15 geographical regions which are introduced over 30 pages and serve to lead the reader into the sections of the atlas, comprising National Parks, town plans and adventure activities. For ease of reference, colour-coded "tabs" clearly identify the different secitons, which include: Morocco and the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • An African Adventure Atlas
  • This text divides the African continent into 15 geographical regions which are introduced over 30 pages and serve to lead the reader into the sections of the atlas, comprising National Parks, town plans and adventure activities. For ease of reference, colour-coded "tabs" clearly identify the different secitons, which include: Morocco and the... 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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