Table Mountain in all its spring glory patiently waited for us to arrive for our 7am reservation, but it proved too early. Luckily for us, the weather was moderate and a later start suited us just fine. The immediate ascent on the trail made us grimace in regret as we confessed about the compromised fitness […]Read More Table for Three, please, Platteklip…
Ola Mozambique was the 4th Out of Town/Country hike for Bantu Hikers. With 20 members subscribed for the trip, the occupying spaces squad began the journey to Mozambique in earnest on Friday morning of the 9th. The FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) squad enticed the rest of us, arriving in Durban the day before. Packed […]Read More Ola Mozambique
The majestic mountains towering over the Helderberg Nature Reserve embraced us with fluffy clouds flowing down as if coming to meet us, the chill in the air however snapped us out of the brief romance. Protea trail is going to be a challenge, as one of the hikers whom is all too familiar, confessed. Doubt […]Read More How About Helderberg?
Tygerberg Nature Reserve was the location and occupying spaces while having a great time and connecting was the mission. All achieved on April 6th 2019. After the introductions with our professionals and picture taking was done, “LeWalk” commenced in earnest. Tygerberg Nature Reserve has become our second home and it is no secret why this […]Read More #NayiLeWalk along Ukhetshe
A threatening cloud over Table Mountain on Saturday morning of March 9th cleared just in time for the scenic hike. The trail is short but tough, demanding a lunge session that would put any cross-fit programme to shame. The hike began with introductions and welcome to new hikers followed by picture taking to share with […]Read More Kloof Khona
The sun is already making her presence felt even before she’s reached her summit for the day, on this beautiful Saturday. The energy is high as the January 26th hike is not only the first hike of the year but it’s the birthday hike for both our co-founding partners, Mpho (24th) and Khanya (30th), […]Read More NayiLeWalk
On a chilly December morning of the 8th Bantu Hikers (BH) greeted the festive season with a gentle hike and picnic and most importantly to take a moment to celebrate the achievements of our matric and first year varsity students. As fate would have it we also bid farewell to one of the professionals who […]Read More Deer Dezember… Celebrate!
As the sun began to settle in the skies marking the warmer months ahead, the wind danced the remnants of the winter chill. Saturday the 17th of November had arrived and Bantu Hikers signature booming laughter and chatter took over the entrance of the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve as we waited for the clock to […]Read More Festive Franschhoek Hike
In October 5-7th, Bantu Hikers had a date with the Eastern Cape wilderness. Tsitsikamma the place of “still waters” is a wonder to the eye and a friend to the soul. Tsitsikamma, the garden of the Garden Route is exactly that, green with a mosaic of afromontane forest and pine plantations separated by streams, […]Read More Tsitsikamma take over
The cold front forecasted over the weekend scheduled for 8:00 on 25th August was not a myth. At exactly 8am a downpour sent us all running for cover and abandoning the mission of the day. Hiking up Table Mountain is not for the faint hearted especially when it is wet and slippery and a mountain […]Read More #Hiking In The Bus
Blessed with a relatively warm morning on the 28th of July, Bantu Hikers set to occupy Newlands Forest. On this hike the family was complete with the Bantu Hikers students (2017 and 2018 cohorts) and professionals. Even though Bantu Hikers has a monthly hike scheduled, there are only several hikes of this kind in a […]Read More Newlands and New Spaces
Jonkershoek is a haven for outdoor junkies whether your fix is birding, botanising, mounting biking or hiking. It is no surprise that even with a forecast of rain on Saturday the 2nd of June, Bantu Hikers were willing to trust that the odds were in their favour… and they were. The heavens paused for the […]Read More Stellies, We Are Here!