Hiking tours

South Africa

Hiking tour South Africa: Cape Town, Wine lands and the Otter Trail

On single and multi-day hikes, nature lovers will get to know the Western Cape region and the Garden Route. We explore Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula before heading into the solitude of the Hottentot-Holland Mountains. In Montagu we enjoy the rugged sandstone formations of the Langeberg Mountains, before we continue to the most beautiful hiking route in South Africa, the Otter Trail. This guided tour takes us along the rocky, evergreen coast of the warm Indian Ocean for 5 days where we stay in simple log cabins in Tsitsikamma National Park. At the end of the tour we do a safari in an open Land Rover in the second largest National Park – Addo Elephant National Park.

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South Africa

Hiking tour around Cape Town in spring

Globally there are 5 plant kingdoms; South Africa is the only country in the world having one of them within its boundaries called Capensis. The Western Cape hosts 8% of the world plant species, this is some 18.000! That´s why the mountain ranges as well as some coastal arears have been recognized for this by having UNESCO World Heritage status. On various hikes and walks you will see them first hand. September/October in particular are the best months to see them flowering plus the Southern Right whales are roaming the coastal waters around the Cape and are easy to spot whilst hiking.

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Namibia

Hiking and Yoga Tour through Namibia with Sandra Bicker of Yoga Natura.

Namibia

The country of Namibia lies in southern Africa at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by Angola, Botswana, Zambia and South Africa. It is the second least populated country of the world. Based on its unique topography and its rich fauna, it is one of the most frequently visited countries of the African continent. It has a Mediterranean and subtropical climate, with pleasant average daytime temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius and around 15 degrees Celsius overnight in September.

Yoga

We practice Yoga once per day, each session (of approximately 90 to 120 minutes). We adapt the yoga program to the excursions and accommodations. After longer drives or hikes we focus on stretching yoga exercises, to move and relax our bodies. Other days we start the day with invigorating breathing exercises and strengthening body postures. Yoga Beginners are also welcome.

Hiking & Safari

We start with a foot safari with the indigenous people in the Kalahari. We hike through the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, and sleep under the spectacular starry sky. Desolate roads lead us to the highest sand dunes in the world which are found in Sossusvlei. A short walk in the Kuiseb Canyon and a halt at the pelicans and flamingos. Continue to the coastal town of Swakopmund. Hike at the Spitzkoppe. Hike in the Erongo Mountains to Bull´s Party. Unique safari in the Hoanib Valley (Desert Elephants!). Nothing but Safari in the Etosha Pan. (More details in the travel itinerary.)

Accommodation, Transports and Food

During our tour we are accommodated in different types of 3* accommodation (with shower & toilet): in Lodges (some with pool), guesthouses with a cozy family atmosphere and during our hike in the Namib Desert we will sleep two nights on comfortable camp beds under the clear starry skies of the desert. Transports are with an air-conditioned minibus, for some safaris in 4×4 vehicles. The Namibian cuisine is a fusion of delights and due to all the different influences (from Europe and from African tribes) it is very diverse.

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Tanzania

Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, 19341 ft - The rooftop of Africa

Explore the hike onto the Mount Kilimanjaro via the more remote Machame Route. In order to have a successful hike to the top of the mountain we slowly acclimatize to the altitude in front of us. Our tour leads us through rain forest, over meadows and further up across rock and also snow fields. This route is not highly frequented, so we don’t meet many other hikers and the camps are pretty calm. Our main luggage will be carried by Porters during the day and only a small back pack is carried by us. Besides the tents for sleeping a large dining tent is pitched at each camp – adding best comfort especially in the evenings when it gets cold quickly.

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