Category Archives: Day Hikes South Africa

Hiking Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde Canyon, South Africa

August 22, 2016 These river carved potholes and waterfalls make for a dramatic stop off of Route 532, between Graskop and Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. While popular with nearly everyone passing through this area, it wasn’t too crowded on … Continue reading

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Hiking Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort Trails, South Africa

August 21, 2016   Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort offers a network of trails with pretty views of the canyon. For active hikers the area is worth exploring, but you will probably exhaust much of the network in less than … Continue reading

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Hiking in Wilderness, Garden Route, South Africa

Written October 6, 2011 Wilderness, the Garden Route’s smallest national park, is described in Fodor’s as “a popular vacation resort for good reason. Backed by thickly forested hills and cliffs, the tiny town presides over a magical stretch of beach…as … Continue reading

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Otter Trail, Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa

Written October 4, 2011 We woke to clouds. No hurry to get out on the trail so instead we headed to the camp restaurant for a simple breakfast of fried eggs on toast with coffee, a bargain at $10 for … Continue reading

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Rock Art at Kamberg Reserve, Drakensberg Mts

Written at Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa September 29, 2011 We reach the Kamberg Reserve, located in a wide valley flanked by dry grassy bluffs. The occasional dormant tree fern is one of the few indications that this area is not … Continue reading

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Feeling Our Way to Blind Man’s Corner, Drakensberg Mts

Written at Champagne Castle, Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa September 28, 2011 With the first rays of light I peek out our balcony window to see what kind of day the night has brought us. Two small birds huddle together on … Continue reading

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Drakensberg Mts Day 3 – Royal Natal, Cathedral Peak, Monk’s Cowl

Written at Champagne Castle, Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa September 27, 2011 By the second morning a general haze has filtered into the valley. The majestic Amphitheater is still visible but not as clear as the morning before. On our way … Continue reading

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