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Otter Trail: know before you go

Across wild beaches and up steep cliffs, the Otter Trail in Garden Route National Park rewards you with the enchanting views. If you want to make the most of the Otter’s theatrical scenery and demanding challenges, it’s best to be prepared. We’ve got the low-down on what to consider before you book this multi-day hike.

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Greet the day with a Karoo guided walk

An early morning walk in Karoo National Park is more than just a sensible way to avoid the legendary heat. You’ll be rewarded with breathtaking vistas and insights into some of the park’s more retiring inhabitants. By Femke van Zandvoort

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Tracking cheetahs in Mountain Zebra

What is the best way to track the fastest mammal on land? On foot, in the company of an armed ranger, and with the added help of technology. You’ll never forget walking up to a cheetah at the peak of its powers. By Hlengiwe Magagula

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Overnight hiking in Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

In the Western Cape’s Langeberg Mountains, just north of Heidelberg, are two wonderful fynbos reserves. Grootvadersbosch is known for its beautiful forest cabins, great campsite and giant trees. Venture into the kloofs above to explore the Boosmansbos Wilderness Area and you’ll likely have the breathtaking views all to yourself. Words and images by Chris Davies

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On foot in Mapungubwe

A morning walk in Mapungubwe National Park lets you home in on small treasures, from miniature rock paintings to the members of the Little Five. All against an unforgettable backdrop of massive baobabs and rocky outcrops.

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