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    Adorned with diverse landscapes and breathtaking surroundings, South Africa is a country which has the most scenic views. Along with the nature’s incredible views, the country is also a paradise for the adventure junkies. Why not explore the beauty of South Africa on a journey where you rediscover yourself too?

    8 Best Places For Trekking In South Africa

    Trekking can indeed be more than an adventure and while at this safari world don’t miss out to try these 8 trekking trails in South Africa.

    1. Whale Hiking Trail

    Whale Hiking Trail

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    Extending from Potberg to Koppie Alleen, this path gives explorers a prospect to reconnoiter the unique and spectacular of De Hoop nature reserve and the coast outline and it usually reserved months beforehand. The Whale trail is also renowned as the “Sun City of hiking routes” and is also one among the finest whale-watching spots worldwide. The route is characterized by rolling sedimentary rock sand dunes, salty oceanic breeze, and an assortment of wild fynbos – not to mention, whales!

    Where: Western Cape
    Level: Easy
    Distance: 55 kms
    Cost: INR 1,695

    2. Sentinel Peak Hiking Hill

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    Covering the west region of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre, and also popularly known as the “chain ladders” hike is the Sentinel Peak traverse, a trek trail which isn’t for the clumsy sightseers.
    Where: KwaZulu-Natal / Free State
    Level: Advanced
    Distance: 6 kms

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    3. Ukhahlamba Amphitheatre Hiking Trail

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    At the Distance of 2 hours on road from Durban, The Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park houses a vast collection of the Sahara based bushmen paintings. The star attraction of this place is however the Amphitheatre footed on a humongous magma wall which is approximately 3000 meters above sea Level which is complemented by the Tugela waterfalls, one of the highest waterfalls in Africa.
    Where: KwaZulu-Natal / Free State
    Level: Moderate
    Distance: 33 kms
    Cost: INR 3,100

    4. Olifantsbos Shipwreck Hiking Trail

    Shipwreck Hiking Trail

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    This route is covered with undisturbed beauty and of great historical importance. The energetic Olifantsbos trail will take you by surprise with its natural beauty. Go through a provided pamphlet and map out the areas that you want to cover. And go and explore the purity of the mother nature.
    Where: Western Cape.
    Level: Easy.
    Distance: 5 Km.
    Cost: INR 110

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    5. Blyderivierspoort Hiking Trail

    Blyderivier Hiking Trail

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    Starting with a panoramic view of the Lowveld, at God’s Window and paving through the one of the most major canyons across the globe, lays the Blyderivierspoort hiking trail. It makes one realise the true marvel and majesty of the Blyde River Canyon. The hike extends into a five days package Where the last two days are at your option. The flora and fauna that is found here is unique to this place and enhances the beauty of this trail.
    Where: Mpumalanga.
    Level: Moderate – Advanced
    Distance: 60 Kms

    6. Swellendam Hiking Trail

    Swellendam Hiking Trail

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    Swellendam is South Africa’s third oldest town. If you visit here, you can be a part of one of the most scenic hikes ever. You can quench the floraphile thirst for beautiful bunches of flowers, that lies within you. The hike extends to a 6 days’ package and is recommended for people who have been on decent hikes earlier.
    Where: Western Cape
    Level: Moderate – Advanced
    Distance: 70 Kms

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    7. Hole In The Wall Hiking Trail

    Hole In The Wall Trail

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    The place is an outstanding combo of different samples of the nature being at its best. Your visit here can enable you to see a hole in the wall hiking experience. The additional perks are the sights of estuaries, mangrove swamps and seaside cliffs. If you are lucky you might spot some dolphins on your trail as well.
    Where: Eastern Cape
    Level: Moderate
    Distance: 31 Kms

    8. Dolphin Hiking Trail

    Dolphin Hiking Trail

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    This a luxury hike that extends up to three-nights Where the hikers get to see the Garden Route more easily. It’s a good deal for those who are more inclined towards slackpacking. The spectacular Storms River bridge can be seen at its best on this trip that is one of the attractions of this hike. Other features include the extensive flora and fauna and occasional sightings of the happy and cheerful play of the dolphins.
    Where: Eastern Cape
    Level: Easy
    Distance: 17 Km
    Cost: INR 4,990
    (if sharing / INR 5,940 for individuals (Inclusive of food, accommodation and transport)

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    9. Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail

    Magoe Hiking Trail

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    The Magoebaskloof trail is footed on the steep and winding and runs along the town of Tzaneen. The spectacular view from the canopy and the cool breeze will definitely awaken the sporty side of you. This place has a high rainfall every year thus your back-pack must have a mandatory raincoat. The trail usually extends to five nights, but shorter alternatives are available as well.
    Where: Limpopo
    Level: Moderate
    Distance: 60 Kms
    Cost: INR 105

    10. Amatola Hiking

    Amatola Hiking Trail

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    The Amatola hiking trail starts off from the outskirts of King William’s town and paves through some impressive highland and shows off the scenery South Africa has to offer. The path finds its end in the mysterious and magical world of Hogsback, cloaked by centuries-old indigenous Afro-montane forests and the breathtaking Amathole mountains. The hike is typically done over six days and is considered one of the more challenging trails South Africa has to offer.
    Where: Eastern Cape
    Level: Advanced
    Distance: 100 Kms

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    Are you ready to pack your bags and explore these adventurous trails in South Africa? If yes, then take a look at the customized Africa packages with TravelTriangle and make the best of your adventurous escapade!

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