South Africa 2016

This post outlines posts related to our travels in South Africa during a longer trip in the region in August to October of 2016. We used Johannesburg as our home base and did two shorter trips in South Africa. The first to the Blyde Canyon area outside of Kruger National Park and then the 5 day/4 night Otter Trail in Tsitsikamma National Park.

blue line – by car or foot
orange line – by plane

Home Base Johannesburg

Blyde Canyon

Blyde River Canyon in August
Post discusses hikes, logistics and the merits of visiting this region in August.
Hiking Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort Trails
If you are going to do one trail in the region this is the trail to do.
Hiking Bourke’s Luck Potholes
While the potholes themselves are worth a visit. A hike out to the waterfall rewards with a secluded picnic spot.
Sleeping and Dining in Graskop

Plettenberg Bay, Gateway to Tsitsikamma

Sleeping and Dining in Plettenberg Bay
This upscale beach town is a great place to start or end a visit to Tstsikamma National Park.
Robberg Peninsula Trail
The penisula trail is a great way to get a taste of this awesome coastline.

Arrival at Tsitsikamma

Boasting chalets with stunning sea views, Storms River Mount Rest Camp is worth a visit even if you are not doing the Otter Trail.

Otter Trail

This 5 day/4 night coastal hut to hut trail is not to be missed. Probably my favorite hike in the world.
Otter Trail Day 1
Otter Trail Day 2
Otter Trail Day 3
Otter Trail Day 4
Otter Trail Day 5