With this detailed guide for hiking in and around Johannesburg, you can save valuable time when planning your hiking adventure in South Africa. For three years, the authors explored and recorded astonishing hiking trails and walks in amazing landscapes, encountering giraffes, zebras, and rhinos, magnificent valleys, and unique people and culture. Most trails can be completed in 4-6 hours as day trips from Johannesburg. The trails in this guidebook have been grouped into the following geographic areas: • Johannesburg and surroundings; • The Magaliesberg Mountain Range (northern and southern slopes). The book provides easy to understand custom-made hiking maps and trail descriptions. Users of the book also have access to a unique collection of GPS E-trails. Trails in the guidebook are classified either as a wildlife or nature hike/walk. A trail can be easy, moderately difficult or best suited for advanced hikers. Although most trails can be completed without a GPS device, owners of the book can download carefully recorded E-trails to maximize their time on the trail, and accessing the hiking grounds using GPS devices and GPS enabled smartphones and tablets. Users of the book also have access to the Wildlife Finder and the Day Trip Planner. These interactive planning tools provide hikers easy access to trail descriptions based on many search criteria including waterfalls, historic sites, wildlife (zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, rhinos, etc.) and other interesting artifacts on the trail. The guidebook has been written with the independent traveler in mind but is also a valuable source of hiking ideas if you plan to organize your holiday with a travel company. --- With the Cape Peninsula, Garden Route, Kruger Park and the Drakensberg Mountain Range, South Africa is a major tourist destination. Millions of tourists explore these magnificent places annually, bringing home memories of a beautiful and diverse country. Less known are the incredible national and municipal parks, numerous private nature reserves and the many little towns in the northern part of South Africa in and around Pretoria that offer equally interesting experiences. If you visit South Africa beyond the major tourist centers or if you live in the major metropolitan areas, you will be amazed what the country presents in terms of its people, culture, nature, wildlife sightings, hiking, walking, food, wine, local craft beers, and entertainment. Unknown to many, the nature reserves and wildlife parks in and around Johannesburg have outstanding hiking opportunities that can easily compete with other destinations in South Africa. --- Travelers will find this guide and its multimedia resources an invaluable "next generation" resource guide to explore the region from a truly unique perspective. Please note: This is an abbreviated version of South Africa: Hiking Trails in and Around Pretoria and Johannesburg and contains the trails for in and around Johannesburg.
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (July 15, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 214 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1721502637
- ISBN-13 : 978-1721502639
- Item Weight : 9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.49 x 8.5 inches