The Cederberg is full of wild and remote campsites – but for the best, you have to know where to look. Jacques Marais picks eight of the best for exploring the surrounding mountains by hiking, biking, or scrambling.
A stunning natural playground for snorkelling and birding, just a 90-minute boat ride away from Maputo: here’s why Machungulo is the perfect family break.
With a face fit only for a forest, the googly-eyed moose wins no prizes for charm. The Gaspésie Peninsula, however, is a place of infinite beauty with an abundance of options for the active.
Jacques Marais paddles his kayak through the Bot Rivier wetlands near Kleinmond in search of an elusive and mysterious herd of feral horses.
The Bahananwa tribe live below the dramatic Blouberg mountain in Limpopo. Jacques Marais and his family get into nature’s rhythm at the African Ivory Route camp within their tribal grazing lands on the edge of Blouberg Nature Reserve.
Clear your mind and get into your running groove on these bucket-list trail routes in South Africa.
Oak Valley Estate combines fine wines with exhilarating mountain biking, and it’s no wonder this destination is a Cape favourite.
Otters’ Haunt is best known as a river-paddling destination, but owners Graeme and Karen Addison have established a number of trails to lure mountain bikers to this Vaal River hideaway near Parys.If you’re keen on a provincial cross-border crank, this ride can zip you into the Free State, Gauteng and the North West Province.
Saddle up in search of headspace in the southern Drakensberg’s Kamberg Nature Reserve.
How to go ride completely off the map on Williamsburg Mountain Reserve, a hideaway destination secreted within a wild valley near Uniondale.