The Rise of the Overnight Hiking Trail

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At Adventure Anywhere, adventure is not just a word.. but a way of life for us. I recently returned from an awesome overnight hiking trip to Suikerboschfontein and continue to be amazed at how beautiful South Africa really is.. she has so much to offer.

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves, in finding themselves

РAndré Gide

Overnight Hiking in Augrabies National Park

I got my first taste of overnight hiking several months ago with some new friends who offered me a spot on the Klipspringer trail in Augrabies National Park, on the border with Namibia. While I’ve always enjoyed a good day hike, an introduction to the overnight kind has me totally hooked! There is something really special about being out in nature with a backpack, a few essentials and great company. No light pollution. No deadlines. No drama.

It turns out that Augrabies is one of the harder hikes in South Africa. And yet I have no regrets. There were some real adventure moments on this overnight hiking trail. Getting slightly lost on day 2 and running out of water was an interesting experience. But you can’t get better in any craft until you come face to face with the challenges they present. In retrospect this was a highly memorable part of the experience.. an hopefully with many more to come!

We are always on the lookout for special overnight hiking spots to visit and will continue to offer value to adventurous hiking spirits. If you have a favourite hiking destination please leave a comment below or get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!

Some photos taken by Riyaadh
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