• Enjoy memorable encounters
    Enjoy memorable encounters

    Experience once in a lifetime encounters with giraffes in nature reserves near Pretoria and Johannesburg

  • The largest collection of hiking destinations in and around Pretoria and Johannesburg ever published
    The largest collection of hiking destinations in and around Pretoria and Johannesburg ever published

    Over 120 trails in 56 hiking areas are described in the hiking guide

  • Escape from daily life's responsibilities and relax
    Escape from daily life's responsibilities and relax

    Relax in the mountains of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range and decompress from daily life's worries

  • Add new destinations to your weekend trips
    Add new destinations to your weekend trips

    For those living in Pretoria and Johannesburg, the guidebook offers a large number of often unknown hiking destinations

  • Enjoy nature reserves for the price of a cup of coffee
    Enjoy nature reserves for the price of a cup of coffee

    Plan your holiday with the guidebook and save valuable money by visiting very affordable nature reserves

  • Explore nature on numerous self-guided hiking trails
    Explore nature on numerous self-guided hiking trails

    Most trails are designed keeping independent travelers in mind

  • Walk in the vicinity of white rhinos
    Walk in the vicinity of white rhinos

    Experience the unique opportunity to encounter white rhinos on the hiking trail

  • Download GPS trails and waypoints
    Download GPS trails and waypoints

    Users of the guidebook have access to a large collection of GPS trails to optimize their time on the trail

  • 837 kilometers (523 miles) of hiking trails
    837 kilometers (523 miles) of hiking trails

    For three years, the authors have recorded hiking trails near Pretoria and Johannesburg

  • A large variety of landscapes
    A large variety of landscapes

    Trails in the guidebook range from short walks in urban nature reserves to large regional parks

  • Experience South Africa with giraffes and other wildlife in stunning nature reserves
    Experience South Africa with giraffes and other wildlife in stunning nature reserves

    The guidebook has a unique collection of wildlife hikes and walks where you may encounter wildlife from the trail

  • The art of wildlife hiking
    The art of wildlife hiking

    The guidebook provides tips on how to spot wildlife from the trail. It is easier than you may think it is

  • Meet the giants on a walking safari
    Meet the giants on a walking safari

    Meet elephants on the trail in a nature reserve in the Magaliesberg Mountain Range

  • Trails for all fitness levels
    Trails for all fitness levels

    The guidebook includes a large number of easy trails that do not require advanced hiking skills

  • Going back into nature with Hiking in South Africa
    Going back into nature with Hiking in South Africa

    From open grass fields to mountainous terrain, the guidebook provides plenty of opportunity to explore nature

  • A large number of hiking opportunities
    A large number of hiking opportunities

    Over 120 trails are described in the guidebook ranging from easy strolls to demanding mountain hikes

  • South Africa is a paradise for bird lovers
    South Africa is a paradise for bird lovers

    Bird watchers will love a large number of trails described in the guidebook

  • Support conservation and wildlife sanctuaries
    Support conservation and wildlife sanctuaries

    Several trails described in the guidebook are in nature reserves that actively support conservation efforts

  • Explore the Magaliesberg Mountain Range
    Explore the Magaliesberg Mountain Range

    The guidebook has a large number of trails in the mountains near an impressive lake not far from Pretoria and Johannesburg

 

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We are grateful to our graphic designer Martin Smit for his outstanding work creating the layout of this book and producing the hiking maps. We are also thankful to the members of the editorial board for proofreading and critiquing drafts of the guidebook: Mike and Terri Scadron, JoAnn Bordeaux, Judy Macaluso, Thomas Carson, Andrea Conrad, Fran Paver, Dan Pelletier, Claire Brennan, Paulette Fried, Prof. Bill Kosar, Jane Mahoney and Chris Lehmann.

A special thanks goes out to Michael Green and other board members of the Day Hiking Club for allowing us to explore many hiking destinations in the company of outstanding people.

We would like to thank Brian McCotter, Susan Smith, Queen Mohale and Penny Ndlela for joining us on numerous hiking trails.

We would also like to thank you, the users of this book. By purchasing this book, you not only make it possible for us to develop more hiking guides but more importantly, by hiking in South Africa, exploring its beauty and interacting with its communities, you substantially contribute to the sustainable development of the country.

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