Category Archives: South Africa

hiking activities in South Africa

Clarens Loop Trail


(more photos in gallery below)

Sunday brought a beautiful clear, hot, almost cloudless day.

The ‘Titanic’ Rock at the entrance to Clarens is a great landmark. The rock formation was given this name in 1912 after the sinking of the real Titanic.

When you stand facing the rock it does have a remarkable resemblance to the view from waterline level of the bow of a huge ship!

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Clarens Free State


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Re-acquainting with people from way back, connecting with new friends, a craft brewery where the brews are divine and time melts away, encountering a herd of zebras in the wild, skirting Titanic on a blistering but spectacular hike, and movingly, a happenchance closing of the circle in a serene setting on two lightning-strike deaths, long-passed, RIP. Read more…

Drakensberg

Drakensberg Chain Ladder (Photos in Gallery below)

High mountains and dramatic hiking terrain are all part of the South African Drakensberg range.

This was a golden opportunity with so many unforgettable highlights, such as the chain ladders up a high cliff, summiting a peak of well over 3,000m, a memorial to fatalities by lightning and a jaw-dropping view from the top of the second highest waterfall in the world – and not forgetting the knee-knocking climb back down the chain ladder! Read more…