Posts – Routes & Trails

Spionkop – South Africa’s Hill of Destiny

One of the most futile and bloodiest battles of the South African War was fought on top of a windswept, rain-sodden hill in KwaZulu-Natal on the night of 23 January, 1900, and the following day, 24 January. Three men on the hill that day – whose death would have changed the course of world history – survived.


The splendour of Mpumalanga

  • 07 April 2015 by Stuart Dickinson

There’s something mesmerising about the valleys, mountains and open plains of Mpumalanga, a sparsely populated outdoor playground that stretches to the border of Mozambique in the east.


Free stuff to do in Cape Town

Who says you have to spend money to have a good time? In Cape Town, you’ll find plenty of ways to entertain yourself, without entertaining the idea of parting with your cash.


Slackpacking trails in South Africa

Enjoy some of South Africa’s hiking trails while your luggage is transported for you.


All aboard the steam train on the Kloof-Inchanga line

  • 17 March 2015 by Christine Marot

On the last Sunday of every month there’s the opportunity to take a steam train trip from KwaZulu-Natal’s Kloof Station to Inchanga Station for a 45-minute ride down memory lane.


Take a township tour in Cape Town

  • 15 March 2015 by Lynnette Johns

There are some must-do outings when visiting Cape Town – such as Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island – but if you want to experience more of the city, then head off on a township tour.


Exploring South Africa's diamond heritage

It’s amazing, the diamond. With most of its industrial uses now possible with synthetic materials, it is only worth what we say it is worth. South Africa has a rich diamond history, much of which can be discovered in an untouched corner of the Northern Cape.


Memel – a small-town gem in the Free State

  • 11 March 2015 by Daphney Mngomeni

In the north-eastern region of the Free State, between Newcastle and Vrede, lies Memel, a small town renowned for its natural beauty and popularity as a getaway for city slickers.


Sani Pass: rugged beauty in no man's land

  • 09 March 2015 by Carina van Wyk

The Sani Pass literally lies in no man’s land between South Africa and Lesotho, close to the KwaZulu-Natal town of Himeville. With reports that it’s going to be tarred soon, 4x4 enthusiasts from across the country have been flocking to the untouched landscape to ascend this extremely challenging mountain pass.


Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail

  • 07 March 2015 by Christine Marot

Try the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail, just north of Durban, for a relaxing walk through a coastal forest. For twitchers, more than 300 bird species have been identified in the reserve.