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The Best Chillin in South Africa

Looking for the best chillin 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 chillin spots in and near South Africa

  • Cape Town, South Africa

    Visit the Cape Point Lighthouse

    This adventure starts at the Cape Point parking lot, from where one can also begin other adventures. After parking and locking your doors to prevent thieving baboons from breaking in, head up the path parallel to the funicular and follow its gradual slope up towards the various lookouts until you...
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  • Cape Town, South Africa

    Watch the Sunset at Signal Hill

    This is a much easier and less adventurous sunset trip than hiking up Lions Head to watch the sunset, so it's better suited for families with small children or folks who aren't too keen on wild adventures.Find out what time sunset is and then head out to Signal Hill a bit beforehand.Follow Signa...
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  • Cape Town, South Africa

    Explore Noordhoek Beach

    5 mi
    The northernmost part of Noordhoek Beach that touches the jagged rocks of Chapman's Peak is the more scenic place to start exploring (see map location for directions to the north parking lot). Otherwise, one can park down at one of the beach-access culd-de-sacs in Kommetjie and walk from south-to...
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  • Cape Town, South Africa

    Hike to Diaz Beach

    0.5 mi / -450 ft gain
    After parking at the Cape Point parking lot, simply take the small unpaved path that leads south towards the ocean. Head down the gravel steps and follow it as it bears west (right) along a wooden boardwalk. Stay on the boardwalk until it ends at several rocky slabs. Cross the slabs and you shoul...
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  • Mkhomazi Wilderness area, South Africa

    Experience Sani Pass

    13 mi / 4370 ft gain
    Sani Pass is the highest mountain pass in South Africa, connecting the town of Underberg in KZN to Mokhotlong in Lesotho. It is strictly a 4x4 vehicle drive and takes visitors from a starting elevation of 5,065 ft (1,544 m) at the South African border post all the way up the winding road to 9,435...
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  • Sabie Park, South Africa

    Photograph the Big 5 at the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

    A South African Safari in the game reserve of Sabi Sabi, or most of the reserves in South Africa, is an incredible experience, which gives you the unique opportunity to see these stunning animals calm and relaxed in their natural environment.To get to the reserves, adjacent to Kruger National Par...
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  • Cape Town, South Africa

    Visit the Slangkop Lighthouse

    0.5 mi / 35 ft gain
    After parking in the dirt parking lot, you can simply walk over to the lighthouse (if it's open) and talk to the kind staff there who might let you in for a peek (or a small fee).Otherwise, you can be content with walking around it and taking some photos as you head down the boardwalk trail nearb...
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  • Brenton-on-Sea, South Africa

    Sandboard the Brenton-On-Sea Dunes

    Just west of the city of Knysna, halfway on the southern coast of South Africa, sits Brenton-On-Sea - a beach town on the Southern Ocean. Sand dunes and crashing waves dominate the scenery here, lending itself to a the thrilling experience of Sandboarding.To get here you’ll head west on N2 from K...
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  • Sedgefield, South Africa

    Paraglide over Knysna

    If driving the Garden Route on South Africa’s southern coast, the city of Knysna is a can’t miss. While there is plenty to do in the city itself, sixteen miles outside of the city sits a perfectly situated hilltop - one ideal for paragliding. At an elevation of a little less than 500 feet and wor...
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  • Mossel Bay, South Africa

    Hike the St. Blaize Trail in Mossel Bay

    8.3 mi / 1392 ft gain
    The trail begins at the Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse in Mossel Bay. On your way up, keep an eye out for what the locals call Dassies, a medium-sized terrestrial mammal native species that inhabits rock crevices. They are adorable creatures who are most active in the mornings and evenings. From here...
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