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South African Treasures: Two hiking trails make the ’35 Best Hikes in the World’ list!

A list compiled by travel adventure company Explore! Has put two South African hiking trails as some of the best in the world that anyone can do.

The company said that they believed that any place worth going is a place worth hiking through, so they assembled a list of 35 of the best hikes in the world that almost anyone can do. These hiking trails range from short jaunts one could do in less than an hour to longer, multi-day itineraries.

The two South African hiking trails that featured were both in the Western Cape, with the Robberg Peninsula in Plettenberg Bay coming in at number 27 and Cecilia Forest in Cape Town featuring at number 29.

The trails were evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Length (Distance)
  • Elevation
  • Duration
  • Weather
  • Instagrammability

The best trail in the world according to the list was the Perito Moreno Glacier Trail in El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina.

The travel company also included a list of the best hikes in Africa, where the two Western Cape hikes also took top at number two and three positions. Take a look below:

  • Berber Villages, Atlas Mountains in Asni, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
  • Robberg Peninsula in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Cecilia Waterfall via Cecilia Forest in Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dschelada Pavian Loop from Gich in Simien National Park, Ethiopia
  • Kilimanjaro, Lemosho Route in Arusha, Tanzania

Overall, South Africa is a must-visit destination for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. With its diverse landscape, breathtaking scenery, and abundance of hiking trails, South Africa truly has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely walk or a challenging trek, these two hiking trails that made it to the ’35 Best Hikes in the World’ list are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to exploring the beauty of South Africa’s natural wonders. So, grab your hiking boots, pack your bags, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in one of the world’s most spectacular destinations! If you’re looking for an exciting new career opportunity in South Africa, make sure you click through to our job section.