Hiking holidays are slowly taking off with travellers ditching traditional holidays for something more adventurous and daring. Rim of Africa, one of South Africa’s longest mountain traverses, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
To commemorate the milestone, the organisation will host a special hike that starts on September 24 until November 19.
The journey will begin outside Clanwilliam and follow the valleys of the Cape Fold Mountain range for 650km until it reaches the Outeniqua Mountains outside George.
Co-founder Galeo Saintz shares a bit about the 10th-anniversary hike: “The Rim of Africa is not a trail, it is a story and a journey. A traverse on foot through the wild of the Cape Mountains. Hikers have the option of joining for one stage, a combination of stages, or all stages (known as the Thru-Hike).
“Since its inception, only a handful of hikers have completed the full Thru-Hike. Most people choose to hike a few sections at a time,” said Saintz.