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by Kristen of Border Free Travels
I’m positive living in South Africa would suffice any hikers appetite for the outdoors after exploring there myself for an entire month. Using Cape Town as a base, you’re surrounded by steep landscapes with vast rewarding views after traversing to the top.
Hikers would never get bored when being based in Cape Town for two reasons: the city itself has so many ways to explore hiking up and down Table Mountain (I loved Skeleton Gorge), and it’s a short drive from weekend trips to surrounding areas with other versatile treks along the Garden Route and throughout Wine County.
Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park is a scenic trek along the Garden Route coast. Don’t be fooled by its flat beginnings. Once you cross the over the bridge, take the Viewpoint Trail, a straight and challenging shot up to the top.
And only an hour or so drive from Cape Town CBD (central business district), stay a weekend in wine country in Paarl and enjoy the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve overlooking the Vineyards below. This route offers a variety from easy going to heart throbbing trails.
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