True to the theme, the trail led us to a spectacular viewpoint of Paarl on the rock on a chilly Saturday morning of the 12th. The prospect of a wine tasting and lunch at the Fairview Wine Estate was enough motivation for us to summit and return within the allotted time of 3hours. Since this […]Read More Paarl On The Rocks!
Wakanda Forest aka Cecilia Forest was our playground on a chilly autumn Saturday morning on the 14th of April. Bantu Hikers and the 2017 and 2018 student cohorts converged at Constantia Nek, ready to traverse a familiar trail boasting spectacular views of the leafy southern suburbs, stretching the eye all the way to False Bay. […]Read More Wakanda Forest Occupied
It was a bitter sweet day for Bantu Hikers as we bid farewell to the the 2016 cohort that has completed their two years in the Bantu Hikers student programme. The dedication of our students is commendable and still evident even on their last day, two students ensured that they attend the event after their […]Read More Flourish and Thrive
On the 24th of February, Bantu Hikers hosted a workshop for the 2018 matric student cohort which ran concurrently with the Stellenbosch University Open Day. The day was both overwhelming and exciting, as one of the students admit. The workshop covered topics with a particular focus on navigating tertiary, wellness, planning and goal setting. The […]Read More From Access to Success
The sunrise paints the morning skies with shades of burnt sienna and orange pinks, with clouds shyly flirting with Table Mountain, a fresh smell of hope fills the air as we welcome our fourth cohort (class of 2018). Though some Bantu Hikers had voiced their concerns regarding the wet weather predicted, it did not deter […]Read More Roar: 20Greateen
A summer beach picnic hike followed by a chilly dip in the Atlantic after a good work-out on the mountain was the perfect way to start the Bantu Hikers calendar. Thirty four hikers set off for a hike to one of the many shipwrecks dotted along the west coast. An early start meant beating the […]Read More Sandy Bae Shipwreck Hike
2017 marked a year of celebration on the journey of Bantu Hikers. The organization celebrated two years as a registered NPO and a successful second annual out of town hike with our professionals. Other milestones include the establishment of our board – which we look forward to introduce in the next few months; and our […]Read More Reflections into 2018
The 25th of November marked the last hike for the year for many Bantu Hikers, with most professionals heading back home for the festive season, it was fitting to celebrate in the winelands of Stellenbosch. The day began with a hike at Dirtopia, followed by wine tasting at Warwick then concluded at the Root 44 […]Read More Hello Jabulani!
The journey of the Valley of a Thousand Hills had promised to offer breathtaking views and the opportunity to #occupyspaces that would awaken the soul, and it delivered. Arrival at King Shaka International was a scene of warm greetings and laughter as the Bantu Hikers professionals filled up the shuttle that would carry them across […]Read More A Tale of the Valley of a Thousand Hills
In celebration of Heritage Day, Bantu Hikers summited one of the iconic “big three” mountains in Cape Town, Devil’s Peak on the 24th of September. Both the 2016 and 2017 Bantu Hikers Students cohorts were present, one student in traditional gear and another wearing the colours of our flag reminded us of how beautiful and […]Read More Heita, Heritage Hike
August is birthday month for Bantu Hikers and in Bantu fashion, it was celebrated in the bounty of nature, people and perfect Cape Town weather. Cecilia Forest is one of the first few trails that provided the path to the first step in conceptualising the organisation that has grown into a family. Friendships […]Read More Bantu Hikers Turns 2!
As we celebrate women’s day, we also celebrate the amazing opportunities that our all female co-founders have been exposed to this year, accelerating their goal to changing the narrative for first generation students in under-served communities. One of those opportunities has been the Mandela Washington Fellowship, a flagship program of Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), and […]Read More African women taking steps, occupying spaces