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Get a spring in your step!

Spring is here and it’s time to get rid of the winter cobwebs! Pack your rucksack and let’s go hiking!

Like much of South Africa, the Northern Cape offers a myriad of diverse hiking trails, with soul tugging scenery across vast expanses of open desert plains or through mazes of rocky strata in mountains and ravines.

If you’re keen to see big cats or other game on foot other than in the Kruger National Park, the !Xerry Wilderness Hiking Trail in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is ideal. Here hikers walk with an armed guide through this wild desert wilderness.

The 5-day Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail in the Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is a very rewarding trail for those fit enough to tackle it. Survival of the fittest is the name of the game.

More popular trails can be found at Oorlogskloof Nature Resreve, which range from day hikes to 5 day overnight trails. Augrabies Falls National Park also offers stunning walking trails next to the Orange River.

Don’t miss out on the Kokerboom Hiking Trail which leads through the quiver tree forest which is comprised of between four- and five-thousand quiver trees. This trail is situated about 8km south of Kenhardt on the main route to Cape Town.