Best Backpacking in South Africa

Looking for the best backpacking in South Africa? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around South Africa. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike Sentinel Peak

    Sentinel Peak is a great day trip, but if you can spend the night it will reward you will magnificent sunset and sunrise views! The 7.5 mile (12 km) roundtrip hike begins from the Sentinel Peak Car Park just up the smooth dirt road past the sign f...

    7 miles

  • Backpack and Camp on Stellenbosch Mountain

    Start from from the parking area at the Danie Craven Stadium and follow road along the river up to the trailhead. It is a 2km walk to the trailhead which sits at about 200 meters of elevation. Follow the Stellenbosch Mountain Hiking Trail path for...

    8.7 miles 2788.7 ft gain