Founded by four friends, Beset Durban is a monthly walk that takes place at some of the most iconic spots in the city. Jonas Barausse, Mark Bellingan, Cameron Finnie and Dane Forman started the walks to get more Durbanites to travel within their city. The walk has become one of the most popular monthly weekend activities in Durban for the past five years. The walk is free and takes place every four to six weeks. Barausse says they do not repeat a walk. Interested parties will have to subscribe to their newsletter or follow them on Instagram to find out about the date of the next walk. It is only revealed 48 hours before the walk.
Cape Town Free Walking Tours
Those who want to explore Cape Town should try these. The organisation offers five of these free daily. They showcase Cape Town’s most iconic spots and are 90 minutes long. The Taste of Cape Town, Jewellery and Diamond tour, Bokaap and Historical Tour are some of the offerings.
Cape Town Food Tours
For those foodies who want a bespoke food experience, look no further than the Classic Cape Cuisine Walk and Foodies on Foot. The Classic Cape walk takes travellers on a guided tour of the old town centre, including a visit to the oldest restored townhouse in South Africa. Among the foodie experiences, it includes indigenous tea tasting with rusks and wine tasting. During the Foodies on Foot walking tour, travellers get to sample the flavours of Stellenbosch, from a variety of sweet and savoury handcrafted products to a sit-down lunch. Tours start from R640pp.
Maboneng Precinct Tour
Maboneng is fast becoming a hot spot for millennials. The precinct has also become a destination for international travellers who want to witness Johannesburg at grassroots level and to find hidden treasures within the city. Walks take place on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10am. The two-hour walk covers art, gallery visits and Kwa Mai-Mai Traditional Healers Market. The walks cost R250pp.
Walking safaris in Marakele National Park
There is no better feeling than being in the wild. While many establishments, including Kruger National Park, offer walking safaris, the one at Marakele National Park is unique. Guides lead the group towards animals like rhino and giraffes without disturbing them. The 2-3 hour walk is R354pp. Call 0147776929.