Best river trails in South Africa

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Explore the most popular river trails in South Africa with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of river trails in South Africa
Top trails (152)
#1 - Platteklip Gorge to Upper Cable Station
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
A straight-up hike up Platteklip Gorge - past Fountain Peak, take the cable car (125 rand) to the top and back, then head back down to the trailhead.Show more
#2 - Hennops Crocodile Trail
Saulsville, Gauteng, South Africa
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
#3 - Sentinel Peak
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
#4 - Phaladingwe Hiking Trail
Madibeng NU, North West, South Africa
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
#5 - Thukela Gorge Trail
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
This trail takes you to one of the greatest wonders of Drakensberg Park, the Amphitheater, which is a rock cliff three times larger than El Capitan in Yosemite.Show more
#6 - Jonkershoek Waterfalls
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
#7 - Kings Kloof Farm: Blue Route
Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
#8 - Cradle Moon: Green Trail
Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
#9 - Pipe, Corridor, and Woody Ravine Tracks Loop
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
#10 - Alphen River Trail
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
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