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Want to go hiking in South Africa to explore more of this corner of Africa? In this guide, we’ve reviewed our full collection of hikes and walking routes in South Africa to bring you the top 20 hiking routes in the region. To see which of our walks in South Africa is the right one for you, browse real tips and photos uploaded by other hikers—and see what they had to say about each walk.

Intermediate
01:38
2.90 mi
Intermediate
01:35
2.78 mi
Intermediate
04:33
5.88 mi
Intermediate
02:09
4.76 mi
Intermediate
04:42
8.01 mi
Difficult
06:06
8.16 mi
Intermediate
03:17
7.36 mi
Easy
01:18
2.73 mi
Intermediate
03:07
5.57 mi
Easy
01:38
3.26 mi
Easy
01:30
2.92 mi
Easy
00:36
1.40 mi
Difficult
05:42
8.74 mi
Difficult
04:57
7.35 mi
Intermediate
02:03
4.14 mi
Difficult
03:35
6.47 mi
Intermediate
03:59
5.76 mi
Difficult
04:00
5.32 mi
Easy
01:38
3.05 mi
Intermediate
03:34
5.91 mi

Top 20 best walks and hikes in South Africa

    1
    Intermediate
    01:38
    2.90 mi
    1.8 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    2
    Intermediate
    01:35
    2.78 mi
    1.8 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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  • 3
    Intermediate
    04:33
    5.88 mi
    1.3 mph
    2,425 ft
    2,425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    4
    Intermediate
    02:09
    4.76 mi
    2.2 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    5
    Intermediate
    04:42
    8.01 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,425 ft
    1,425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    6
    Difficult
    06:06
    8.16 mi
    1.3 mph
    2,750 ft
    2,750 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    7
    Intermediate
    03:17
    7.36 mi
    2.2 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    8
    Easy
    01:18
    2.73 mi
    2.1 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    9
    Intermediate
    03:07
    5.57 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    10
    Easy
    01:38
    3.26 mi
    2.0 mph
    625 ft
    650 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    11
    Easy
    01:30
    2.92 mi
    2.0 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    12
    Easy
    00:36
    1.40 mi
    2.3 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    13
    Difficult
    05:42
    8.74 mi
    1.5 mph
    3,275 ft
    3,275 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    14
    Difficult
    04:57
    7.35 mi
    1.5 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,975 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    15
    Intermediate
    02:03
    4.14 mi
    2.0 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    16
    Difficult
    03:35
    6.47 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    17
    Intermediate
    03:59
    5.76 mi
    1.4 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    18
    Difficult
    04:00
    5.32 mi
    1.3 mph
    3,000 ft
    3,000 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    19
    Easy
    01:38
    3.05 mi
    1.9 mph
    800 ft
    825 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    20
    Intermediate
    03:34
    5.91 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,100 ft
    2,125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

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