South Africa’s first walking festival is building on its inaugural success and getting ready to put its boots on for a second year. The Hi-Tec Garden Route Walking Festival takes place over the Easter Weekend with an offering of over 52 different walks to choose from between Mossed Bay, George, Knysna, Plett and Natures Valley. The festival is an exciting option for visitors and locals to get off the beaten track with easy walks or adventurous hikes on the Garden Route.
Festivals are the perfect weekend getaway in South Africa. It’s fun in nature, with people who most likely love all the same things you do and apart from providing memorable times and music - attending at least one of these festivals will be a highlight of your year.
Buying your first pair of boots could be an unnerving experience, but if you choose your hiking boots carefully, you can wear the same pair for years.
So before visiting a retail store and are presented with hundreds of options, you need to know what you are looking for and what questions you need to ask. Here’s our top three:
Many only just dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, but Pruthvi Borkhataria (16) from Tanzania made it his reality. It’s been a life-long dream to follow the footsteps of his father who reached the top in 1981. Early 2016, Pruthvi’s father visited South Africa and bought him a pair of Hi-Tec boots for his climb in March. We’ve decided to get in touch with Pruvthi, to find out what his experience was like.
Coffee after an early morning hike…. It’s mmmmagic to say the least. Cape Town is very well known for both. It has some of the most beautiful hikes in the world and a coffee culture that’s been booming & brewing (excuse the pun) in recent years. We’ve carefully selected the perfect early morning day hikes, which afterwards can be perfected even more with great coffee from the mother city.