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The Best Fitness in South Africa

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

  • Cape Town, South Africa

    Hike Tranquility Cracks via the Pipe Tracks

    5.6 mi / 1837.3 ft gain
    Tranquility Cracks is one of Cape Town's best-kept secrets, despite it being near a main trail and done in under 4 hours. Essentially the Cracks are a series of passageways and narrow slits and fractures in the sandstone, most of which are wide enough to wriggle through. From atop, the Cracks are...
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  • Cape Town, South Africa

    Table Mountain's India Venster Route

    1.6 mi / 2198.2 ft gain
    Starting about 50 m to the right of the lower cable car station of Table Mountain National Park, this 2.5 km point-to-point hike begins its 670 m elevation gain with a thigh-crushing ascent up a steep trail. Follow the trail about 15 to 20 minutes up to the contour path. Here you will see a green...
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  • Cape Town, South Africa

    Hike Table Mountain via Platteklip Gorge Trail

    4 mi / 2300 ft gain
    Platteklip Gorge is the shortest route to hike to the summit of Table Mountain. It’s the most direct because the only direction the route takes you is up! The trail begins on Tafelberg Road just past the cableway station at 1,180 ft (360 m). From the get go the trail is steep and if you can imagi...
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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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