South Coast Walks & Historical Sites
Bring intriguing coastal trails and history alive in South Hampshire
From incredible safari tours of the Big 5 to roaming sumptuous vineyards in world-class wine regions, a walking holiday in South Africa’s year-round sun has it all. Choose to follow the Garden Route and discover enchanted thick forest, carpets of wildflowers, and tantalising azure lagoons. Or, admire the incredible panoramic views, carved out rock formations, and deep-ridged valleys while hiking the Drakensberg Mountain range.
Stretching over 1,000 kilometres, the Drakensberg Mountains provide some of South Africa’s most breathtaking geological features. Sculptured arches, soaring buttresses, towering waterfalls, golden sandstone ramparts, and the world-famous natural amphitheatre have earned this region UNESCO status as a site of exceptional natural beauty.
Acclimatise to the mountain air with a bathe in the warm blue pools at the base of Doreen Falls before walking to see 4,000-year-old cave art of the indigenous San people. In the heart of the Winelands, we’ll stretch our legs through verdant rolling vineyards before sampling the robust local flavours in the distinguished Stellenbosch estate.
Or, reconnect with nature on South Africa’s Garden Route. Our path weaves through fairytale emerald forest, sand-stroked estuaries, and glistening lagoons on the Waterfall Trail. Then, we’ll caress the Indian Ocean, climbing sandstone peninsulas along sun-kissed shores until we reach De Rust’s iron-rich soils and crystalised caverns.
With more than a dozen National Park Reserves, South Africa provides a rich and diverse terrain for a spectacular array of wildlife. Safari with our expert bushman guides to spot lions, elephants, black rhinos, and meerkats. Then, watch migrating whales from the top of mighty sandstone cliffs, or catch a glimpse of cheeky penguins playing on the beach.
South Africa is one of the six floral kingdoms of the world, homing over 20,000 species of wildflowers. White, purple, pink, red and flaming oranges create a tapestry of colour carpeting our routes through shrubland, forest, and rocky coast.
Travel with us and you’ll be accompanied by one of our highly-knowledgeable leaders, who will not only help you navigate the route but provide you with fascinating local insights along the way. Our small-group tours connect you with like-minded travellers so it’s easy to make friends as you explore gorgeous landscapes and experience fascinating new cultures.
As a pioneer of sustainable travel, our Heart and Sole project is proud to sponsor local community projects, learn more about the great work we do with Royal Drakensberg Primary School on your trip to South Africa. Book today with Ramblers Walking Holidays.