Best wildlife trails in South Africa

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Explore the most popular wildlife 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 wildlife trails in South Africa
Top trails (290)
#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 - India Venster
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
The trail starts just right to the cable car lower station and it climbs quickly to the contour path. Then the India Venster hike truly starts. Follow the yellow footprints all the way to the top of the mountain. Beautiful views and fun hike, but don't underestimate it. There is parts where climbing is involved and above average fitness is required to make it to the top. The route is extremely difficult down and should only be done by experienced hikers.Show more
#4 - Constantia Nek
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 58 m
This hike climbs on a partially paved trail up from Hout Bay Road to Devilliersdam, Alexandra Reservoir, Victoria Reservoir, then eventually Woodhead Reservoir. There are several other trails and route variations in this area.Show more
#5 - Pipe Track
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
#6 - Sentinel Peak
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
#7 - Newlands Forest Contour Path
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
#8 - Jonkershoek Waterfalls
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
#9 - Skeleton Gorge Trail
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
#10 - 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
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