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The 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 Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near South Africa

  • Chain Ladder Route, South Africa

    Hike Sentinel Peak

    7 mi
    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 for the Witsiehoek Mountain Lodge. (They are in the...
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  • Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Backpack and Camp on Stellenbosch Mountain

    8.7 mi / 2788.7 ft gain
    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 approximately 5 kilometers through the rocky land...
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