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Slackpacking the Garden Route

Valda 9:55pm 15 Jul

Words by Fiona McIntosh, pics by Shaen Adey

After surviving a backpacking trip on the Otter Trail Fiona McIntosh discovered that the trick to multi-day hiking is to go without a heavy pack. Here’s how.

I waited for two years to get a booking to hike South Africa’s famous Otter Trail. While the beauty of this stretch of the Tsitsikamma coast was exceptional, my lasting impression was that it was really quite hard core. Although reasonably fit, our group had...

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Green Mountain

Erik Brits 3:55pm 5 Sep

I have an embarrassing confession... I call myself a real hiker, and have spent many a night under a variety of cover options, with varying degrees of waterproofing and correlated occupant happiness. I have navigated in mist with a compass and a prayer, and I know all about "Uhm where did this road come from?" However, I have never done a hike in the Western Cape.  *Gasp*!!! Obviously it's time that I fix this, and while doing some research I noticed this in my inbox:

The Green Mountain Trail is a four day hiking trail around the Green Mountain in the Overberg region of the...

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