Best Hiking Trails That South Africa Has To Offer

Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Photo by Arthur Hickinbotham on Unsplash

As a country filled with breathtaking landscapes and wildlife, South Africa is an ideal place to visit if immersing yourself in nature is on your agenda. There is perhaps no better way to breathe in nature than with a tranquil hike. Let’s take a look at some of the best hiking trails that South Africa has to offer.

Lion’s Head Summit

This 4.3-kilometer-long trail overlooks the city of Cape Town while also providing an exquisite view of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. What’s great about this trail is that it is close enough to the city should you need to buy any supplies while dogs and other pets are also welcome.

Cradle Moon: Green Trail

If you’re hoping to come face-to-face with some exotic wildlife, then Cradle Moon is for you. This hiking trail gives you an opportunity to encounter zebra, impala, birds, and wildflowers.

Otter Trail

Located in the Eastern Cape between Nature’s Valley and the Storms River Mouth, the Otter Trail is the oldest established hiking trail in South Africa. This trail takes you along the rocky shoreline, where you may spot some dolphins and sea lions on the horizon.