South Africa’s 15 most beautiful hiking trails

14. Amatola hiking trail

Location: Eastern Cape.

Description: The starting point of the Amatola hiking trail lies just outside of King William’s town and makes its way through some of the most impressive highland scenery South Africa has to offer. The trail is adorned with a sublime array of waterfalls and rock pools, offering hikers welcomed respite from the summer sun. The path finds its end in the mysterious and magical world of Hogsback, cloaked by centuries-old indigenous Afro-montane forests and the breathtaking Amathole mountains. The hike is typically done over six days, and is considered one of the more challenging trails South Africa has to offer.

Difficulty: Advanced.

Length: 100 km.

Cost: Price on request.

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