Hiking spots around South Africa to check out during Lockdown Level 3 in your city

Hiking has become the go-to weekend activity during the lockdown restrictions. Hiking was a tourist offering opened by Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane during level 3 and has allowed South Africans to enjoy the outdoors after being cooped up. We have compiled some popular hiking spots that you can check out during lockdown level 3. 

Just outside Pinetown, you will find Giba Gorge, nestled in a lush green valley. A place perfect if you are wanting to experience in the outdoors if you are in Durban with your family and friends. Since its existence in 2007, the bike and lifestyle park have hiking trails from 5km, 8km and 11km, picnic areas, restaurant and BMX track. 

A relatively long hike lasting around two to three hours, the Lion’s Head trail winds its way around the mountain, offering incredible views along the way of Cape Town. The route is marked, and most of it can be easily traversed by foot. There is a little rock scrambling as you near the summit, but the only part of the trail that could be considered intimidating are the metal ladders and climbing chains required to ascend the rock face at one point. It’s no wonder that the Lion’s Head trail is the most popular among the Cape’s many hikes.

This is a circular hiking trail that lasts for about 7km which starts at Sapperhoek. An inland route which makes its way through the coastal fynbos all the way returning to Sapperhoek along the tip of a ridge overlooking the ocean.

Walkhaven Dog Park is situated in the Muldersdrift area right next to the Cradle of Humankind on 22 hectares of rolling grassland. Walkhaven Dog Park has two large dams surrounded by a lush wetland that is home to a large variety of our feathered friends. 

Braai and picnic facilities are strategically placed throughout the park. Alternatively, they allow one of their friendly waiters to help you choose from our pub or pizza menu and enjoy your lunch under the shady trees in our tea garden area with your best friend by your side.

A perfect day out for both you and your fur babies.

One of the oldest nature reserves in Africa. The Groenkloof Nature Reserve offers hikers a natural atmosphere. There are a variety of trails to choose from making it easier for everyone you want to do a hike with. There is a variety of wildlife and birdlife to see on your hike. Choose between a 4km, 3,5km and 10,5km hike. You can also choose to ride your bike and take the 20km mountain bike route. 

Get active during the lockdown and try one of these awesome hikes in your area. The trails mentioned above are free and, as with most semi-urban trails, walking in groups is advisable.


Previous Article

New drivers licence vehicle disc expiry dates for South Africa

Next Article

2021 BMW iX3: The first all-electric X model

Need more help?

We're here to help.
Your privacy is important to us. To demonstrate our commitment, please refer to the MotorHappy notification which communicates how we process your personal information to comply with legislation.
Related Article