Category Archives: Hiking South Africa

Day 5 – Otter Trail, Tsitsikamma, South Africa

September 18, 2016 Woke up just before 6 and rushed to get dressed and down to the beach to watch the changing light on the coast. The moon is still up and the sky begins to turn pink. The waves … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Otter Trail, Tsitsikamma, South Africa

September 17, 2016   The wind howled most of the night, the waves crashing and a few bouts of rain. By morning it has calmed down some. We hurry to get dressed, make coffee and finish packing up. We tried … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Otter Trail, Tsitsikamma, South Africa

September 16, 2016 5:30 wakeup. Cloudy morning to start but they soon break for a beautiful morning of clouds and sun. The morning’s hike is much more in the open with frequent views of the wave pounded coast. The trail … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Otter Trail, Tsitsikamma, South Africa

September 15, 2016 Woke at first light, not much color in the sky but then closer to 6 I was pulled out of bed by a pink sky. The sunrise was at the very edge of the mountains to the … Continue reading

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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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