New section on the Fynbos Trail opens for whale season

There’s no bad time to hike the Overberg coastline, but July is one of the best months for whale watchers to put on their boots, and a new section on the established Fynbos Trail is a great spot to start looking for these massive marine mammals.

Drakensberg Escarpment hiking trails

There aren’t many hikes in South Africa where you stand a good chance of seeing snow. The trails to the top of the Drakensberg Escarpment are the exception and I make an annual pilgrimage in search of the white stuff.

Table Mountain's Woody Ravine route re-opens

The re-opening of one of the few partially shaded routes on Table Mountain,Woody Ravine, in the second half of 2012 was great news.The path has been repaired and now makes a good, steep and direct route to the top.

Cederberg hikes you probably didn’t know about

The trails to the iconic Maltese Cross and Wolfberg Arch may be the best-known Cederberg routes, but here are three more hilly hikes to spice up the Easter holidays or your next long weekend in the Western Cape.

Summits to conquer in 2013

I always start a new year with a list of summits I’d like to tick off. Here are some of my favourites in South Africa…

Hiking with kids

Pack a daypack and hit one of these family-friendly trails to spice up the long summer holidays.