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Oviston -- Excellent Eco-Tourism Destination   Oviston -- Excellent Eco-Tourism Destination
The Oviston Nature Reserve offers excellent adventure activitiies including game viewing by private vehicle, walking trails, fishing, bird-watching and is also very popular for most kinds of water related adventures.

4x4 Routes through Southern Africa   4x4 Routes through Southern Africa
A new publication from Map Studio covering 20 great 4x4 routes in Southern Africa with detailed maps, GPS points, day by day descriptions of the route, ratings as well as a CD with maps and GPS tracks.

Chapman's Peak Drive - most scenic coastal drive   Chapman's Peak Drive - most scenic coastal drive
Chapman's Peak Drive winds it way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, at the south-western tip of South Africa, it is one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world.

Equipment list for first time campers   Equipment list for first time campers
Tent camping sites often cost less than camp sites with full amenities, but require you to come equipped. A list for the first time tent camper of equipment that would be needed is offered.

Camping in  South Africa   Camping in South Africa
South Africa is an outdoor country with excellent weather and a diverse natural environment. With over 700 camping sites in the country, South Africa offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to set up camp and enjoy the outdoors.

Alexandria Hiking Trail   Alexandria Hiking Trail
Alexandria Hiking Trail in the Addo Elephant Park is a 36 km circular trail and perfect for a weekend getaway. It runs through a yellowwood forest, untouched coastline and one of the largest coastal dune fields.

Sedgefield   Sedgefield
This seaside village offers peace for those who wish to relax and the perfect destination for families who enjoy the outdoors. Sedgefield is an outdoor lover's paradise. It is surrounded by the lakes of the Garden Route, fynbos-covered dunes, the Swartvlei estuary and the Indian Ocean.

Genadendal Hiking Trail   Genadendal Hiking Trail
The trail provides panoramic views of the Overberg as well as the Worcester-Robertson Karooin an area that is mountainous and rugged with rivers, forested kloofs, gorges and high peaks, making it ideal for adventurous hikers.

Breedekloof   Breedekloof
Breedekloof is one of the largest Western Cape fruit and wine producing valleys. It offers numerous activities for the outdoor enthusiast like trout fishing, cycling, 4x4 routes and hiking trails.

Strandloper Trail   Strandloper Trail
The Strandloper Trail on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape runs from Kei Mouth in the north to Gonubie near East London over 5 days.

Endemic Birding in the Cape Town Area   Endemic Birding in the Cape Town Area
Although the region around Cape Town is not rich in a variety of bird species, the area still has almost 89 endemic and near-endemic species to offer birdwatchers. This, together with the beautiful surroundings, makes the area worth a visit.

Walking Safaris in Phinda Private Game Reserve   Walking Safaris in Phinda Private Game Reserve
Phinda Game Reserve in northern Kwazulu-Natal is home to seven distinct ecosystems and offers a fascinating collection of wild-, plant- and bird-life.

Kruger National Park Wilderness Trails   Kruger National Park Wilderness Trails
Established in the world-famous Kruger National Park, wilderness trails allow adventurous visitors a close personal encounter with nature by traversing large areas of unspoiled wilderness on foot, under the guidance of armed and experienced trail rangers.

Imfolozi Wilderness Trails   Imfolozi Wilderness Trails
Within the boundaries of the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, and for the greater part lying wedged between the White and Black Umfolozi rivers in KwaZulu-Natal, lies a wilderness untouched by man. It was in this region, covering some 30 000 of Umfolozi's total area of 66 000 hectares that the first wilderness trails were introduced in the late 1950�s.

Hiking the Boesmanskloof Trail   Hiking the Boesmanskloof Trail
The trail links the small towns of Mcgregor in the north to Greyton in the south. It has become on of the most popular trails in the Western Cape, especially as the beautiful colonial-style town of Greyton lies at the one end.