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!
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