Tucked away in South Africa's Eastern Cape you'll find the serene Amatola Mountain town of Hogsback. Now this is a spot-and-a-half if you're into the great outdoors! It's got hiking trails, horse riding, bird watching, fishing and waterfalls. It's a really popular place for backpackers - for both accommodated and camping travellers.
Photo by G Firkser
The recommended way to explore Hogsback... is on foot. There is a network of hiking trails to keep travellers more than busy experiencing the views, vegetation and waterfalls.
Photo by G Firkser
You can pick up a hiking trail map at the Hogsback tourism office on your way into the town. A map will help you pick the intensity level of the hike you'd like to take through the mountains' rich forests.
Photo by Runfreefall
The Hogsback wilderness is perched about a 30 km stretch from the town Alice. Hogsback is pretty much in the central-southern part of South Africa, almost half way between Alice and Cathcart.
Photo by John Charalambous
Boy, oh boy, does Hogsback have waterfalls!
Photo by Fabulousfabs
There's hiking and horse riding... and hiking with the horse that you'll be riding.
Grab your curiosity, love of nature, and adventurous spirit, and head down to Hogsback the moment you get a chance. Just don't forget your camera.
The highlight of my trip had to be Gweru in Zimbabwe, it was my idea of paradise. So much to do there with the animals and the location of it was just beautiful!
— Anne B (27) from Ireland
The trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!
— Michael & Silke from Germany
I loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)
— JoJo E (61) from Switzerland
Finally home and had a great timeâ€¦. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…
— John E from Canada
I did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.
— Juca from Uruguay
Do this on the Cape Town to Nairobi with Gorilla Trek.Tours with Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Do this on the Best of South Africa.Tours with Kruger National Park Game Drive
Do this on the Cape Town to Nairobi Epic.Tours with Mt Kilimanjaro Trekking
Do this on the Best of South West Africa.Tours with Okavango Delta Mokoro Excursion
Do this on the Best of East Africa.Tours with Serengeti National Park Excursion
Do this on the Best of South West Africa.Tours with Victoria Falls Flight of Angels
Do this on the Best of South West Africa.Tours with White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River
Visit Etosha National Park on the Best of South West AfricaTours through Etosha National Park
Visit Serengeti National Park on the Best of East AfricaTours through Serengeti National Park