The guidebook has a unique collection of wildlife hikes and walks where you may encounter wildlife from the trail
The guidebook has a large number of trails in the mountains near an impressive lake not far from Pretoria and Johannesburg
Several trails described in the guidebook are in nature reserves that actively support conservation efforts
Bird watchers will love a large number of trails described in the guidebook
Over 120 trails are described in the guidebook ranging from easy strolls to demanding mountain hikes
From open grass fields to mountainous terrain, the guidebook provides plenty of opportunity to explore nature
The guidebook includes a large number of easy trails that do not require advanced hiking skills
Meet elephants on the trail in a nature reserve in the Magaliesberg Mountain Range
The guidebook provides tips on how to spot wildlife from the trail. It is easier than you may think it is
Experience once in a lifetime encounters with giraffes in nature reserves near Pretoria and Johannesburg
Trails in the guidebook range from short walks in urban nature reserves to large regional parks
For three years, the authors have recorded hiking trails near Pretoria and Johannesburg
Users of the guidebook have access to a large collection of GPS trails to optimize their time on the trail
Experience the unique opportunity to encounter white rhinos on the hiking trail
Most trails are designed keeping independent travelers in mind
Plan your holiday with the guidebook and save valuable money by visiting very affordable nature reserves
For those living in Pretoria and Johannesburg, the guidebook offers a large number of often unknown hiking destinations
Relax in the mountains of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range and decompress from daily life's worries
Over 120 trails in 56 hiking areas are described in the hiking guide
Wandel Guides is a boutique publishing house dedicated to providing a "new generation" of multimedia resources to hikers. Founded by Gregory Maassen, Ph.D., Wandel Guides develops hiking guides which have been tested extensively in the field. Each title is reviewed by a panel of 10-15 end-users before publication and is accompanied by GPS E-trails, tracks and waypoints, videos, soundtracks, planning tools and hiking maps.
Wandel Guides is located in Washington DC, USA and published "Hiking in Jordan" in May 2014 as part of the Hiking in Jordan Multimedia Project in addition to the hiking guide for South Africa. The guidebooks are available in major (online) bookstores in hard copy and as E-book through this website, Google Play Store and Amazon.
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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.