Festive Franschhoek Hike

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 […]

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Tsitsikamma take over

  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, […]

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#Hiking In The Bus

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 […]

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Newlands and New Spaces

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 […]

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Stellies, We Are Here!

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 […]

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Paarl On The Rocks!

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 […]

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Wakanda Forest Occupied

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. […]

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