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There is a large number of hiking trails in South Africa with levels of difficulty, accecability and luxury to suit any taste.

To ensure that you have a safe, healthy and enjoyable hike, also see Wilderness backpacking and Packing for a week of hiking. You may also be able to find more detailed descriptions of each trail on WikiOutdoors.

Short walks[edit]


Kruger National Park[edit]

Prior booking is essential for all trails in the park.

Kruger Park Central Reservations, +27 12 428-9111, .

Wilderness Trails[edit]

All trails are 2 Days and 3 Nights, starting at 3:30PM. R2 350 per person, hut accommodation and meals are included.


Luxury trails[edit]

Designed for the not so fit or those who do not want to rough it.

On luxury trails you generally only have to carry a light daypack, you will sleep in luxury accommodation every night and all meals are prepared for you.

Trails for the disabled[edit]

  • Glenholme trail for disabled & blind persons, Glenholme Nature Reserve, +27 31 705-5448. Durban, Caters for wheelchairs and the blind with elevated walkway and guide rails and braille plaques.


Most of the larger stores have a basic outdoors section. Makro, MHC World and Game might stock the items you need.

There are also a number of stores specialising in outdoors equipment and supplies. You will find anything from water purification tablets to hiking boots and sleeping bags at Camp World and Outdoor Warehouse.

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