Easiest Multi day hikes


#1

Good day

I would like some recommendations on the easiest multi day hikes.

We are hoping to get some multi day hikes done in 2018, however being not the most experience nor the fittest currently, we want some hikes that will be a little challenge but still kind to the body…

Thanks in advance


#2

Hey @King_ov_Valhalla, where in South Africa are you based?


#3

Hi @Arno

I am based in the Free State, close to Bloemfontein, however we travel as much as possible, Hitting Kzn next week, Gauteng start March and then Garden Route end of March if all goes to plan and work allows it :slight_smile:


#4

Easy is very subjective. If you want to hit the KZN Drakensberg, go with Giants Castle area - the trails are generally in very good shape and are often even sign posted. The map there is also pretty accurate. If you are fit enough, Langalibalele Pass is one of the easiest ways to the top of the Drakensberg and is on a good trail the entire way. Alternatively you can always head up Oribi Ridge and follow the contour path along to Bannerman Ridge - which is a scenic route if you aren’t ready to head to the top.

Just make sure that you are carrying a good tent (i.e. a hiking tent, not something from a supermarket), as the wind there, even at 2000m, has torn many tents to shreds.

Royal Natal National Park is the best spot for easy day hiking, but you aren’t allowed to camp outside the designated campsite, so you can’t do a multi-day hike there.


#5

The easiest multi-day hike I’ve done is the Num-num Trail near Machadodorp (Emakazeni) in Mpumalanga. As a hike I found it to be OK, nothing amazing other than the one camp/overnight hut - Aloe Kaya, which was special!


#6

Hiking the Giants cup trail, 5 days need moderate fitness. Stay in huts along the way, neat and tidy. It was my first multi-day trail that I did in preparation to the Fish river canyon, which i still need to do when I finally get my passport