What we're about

This is a group for hiking enthusiasts who wish to join in on our outdoor adventures.

Our goal is to inspire people about getting out in the outdoors and give them a safe opportunity to do so with others who also enjoy the same.

Our events range from easy/short hikes to more challenging hikes and take place over the weekend along with the occasional multi-day adventure.

If you are interested in private corporate / family events contact us and we will be happy to host such an event.

Our organizers are currently all based in Gauteng, this is where most our events happen or are based from.

Contact us info@starthikingtoday.co.za

Upcoming events (5+)

Zongororo Hike Weekend, 18 Oct - 20 Oct, Waterval Boven

Zongororo Hike Weekend, Waterval Boven / 18 Oct - 20 Oct To book a spot. Follow this link: https://tickets.tixsa.co.za/event/zongororo-hike-weekend-18-20-oct-waterval-onder Lots of activities. If you do not want to hike, come along and join any of the other activities! Hidden in the Elands Valley, Waterval Onder, Mpumalanga you will find the perfect place to get away from it all… Zongororo Farm is 283 hectares of Awesome, working farm that takes its name from the Shona people of Mozambique; Zongororo means Millipede. The link is the railway that runs through the farm the “steel Zongororo” (train) - Explore the mountainside and gorges that make up the area. There is a chain ladder that may be used by adventurous hikers for a climb down and back up. A must be seen and great lunch spot is at a beautiful waterfall on the blue section. - The trail is along the Elands river bank and leads to an island where one can relax and enjoy a Sunday breakfast picnic. This is a fairly level walk, graded as easy. Trail: 10km - Easy Accommodation: Option 1: Ubuntu – R1100 pp sharing a 4-bed room Option 2: Koinonia – R1300 pp sharing a 2-bed room (Meals, Coffee & Tea Included) Activities: Besides the beautiful hiking trails, they also have a few things to keep you busy: - 2x big dams for fishing – catch and release – fishing rods for hire or bring own kit. - Horse riding can be arranged with neighboring farm – groups up to 8, stables available bring your own horses. - Cash bar. Billiards, Boma, Darts. - Swimming Pool. - Farm Stall with home-made jams, fruits, veggies in season, etc. Bring: Lunch for Hike / Drinks / Camp Chair Bookings:[masked] / [masked] / [masked]

River Rafting Sunday 3 Nov - Fun for the whole family!

River Rafting Sunday 3 Nov - Fun for the whole family! Only 35 km from Johannesburg - pin location will be sent once the booking is confirmed. Near Northam Bike MTB Park, Lanseria. The river rafting experience offers no less than 5 grade 1 and 2 rapids, with the last two epic rapids, one with a drop of 1 meter on S bent and nearly 2-meter drop on Jacuzzi Rapid. The route is 2,9 km long. Enjoy a drink at the cash bar after having completed your activity! We launch a group at 09h00, 12h00, and 15h00. 2 people per boat. Children over 12 welcome. Arrive 30min before your batch time. Cost: R390 per person sharing (min 2 people) To book - tickets https://forms.gle/jcDxVW8LG4xWJWx58 Email [masked] WA[masked]

Blyde River Canyon, Hike Weekend, 8-10 November, All Inclusive

Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort

Scenic Blyde River Canyon, Hike Weekend, 8-11 November, All Inclusive R1150 pp DBB / (Transport Optional) R850pp return - Depart 11 am from Centurion Gautrain Station, Friday and Return Sunday to arrive back at 5 pm – if there is not enough interest for transport then transport may be canceled and refunded. TICKETS: https://tickets.tixsa.co.za/event/blyde-river-canyon-hike-weekend-8-10-nov The Blyde River Canyon Trail, or Blyderivierspoort Hiking Trail, winds its way through the third largest canyon in the world, and arguably one of the most beautiful. The Blyde River Canyon outshines every other landmark in the country, bar Table Mountain. A NOT TO be missed event! Blyde River Canyon is not only the third largest canyon in the world, but it's also the largest 'green' canyon in the world due to its lush foliage. Hike Distance: 11 km Degrees of difficulty: Moderate (All fitness levels) – lots or natural pools. BRING YOUR COZZY! Arrival: 4 pm, 8th November (Can't book in earlier to the hostel) Depart: 10 am, 11th November Weekend Program: Friday: 4 pm arrival / 6 pm dinner / 7 pm social around the fire Saturday: 6.00am breakfast / 6.30am hike 12km / 10.30am lunch on the hike (please bring your own lunch/snacks for the hike) 1.30pm Arrive back at camp (free time to explore the resort) 5.30pm dinner / 6.30pm social around the boma fire Sunday: 8 am breakfast / 10 am the departure Accommodation : Hostel, semi-private beds. Includes bedding. Cost : Accommodation & Meals (DBB) : R[masked] This includes bed, breakfasts & dinners / bottomless coffee / tea What to bring : Drinks / Lunch for on the hike / Snacks / Camping chair for Boma social. MAPS / DIRECTIONS WILL BE SENT ONE WEEK BEFORE HIKE VIA WHATSAPP GROUP AND EMAILS. contact Sandra[masked]

Gliking at Mount Sheba, Pilgrims Rest, Mpumalanga, 15 - 17 Nov

Join Train by Nature on their first Gliking event at Mount Sheba. What is Gliking – Gliking refers to the practice of glamorous hiking, appealing to those with a sense of adventure, but who prefer to relax rather than rough it. Mount Sheba is situated in the rain forest near the famous town of Pilgrim`s Rest in Mpumalanga. If you are a tree lover then Mount Sheba will keep you in awe as each bend in the walking trail offers up hidden treasures of fine examples of trees. The valley floor is lined with a web of crystal clear brooks that cascade down the mountainside and form tributaries of the larger boulder-strewn streams which inevitably leap magnificent waterfalls thus providing plenty of food for your hungry camera. After a day on the trails and soaking up what nature has to offer you, you can bask in the magnificent facilities that the lodge has to offer, superb Cuisine at the restaurant and Luxury Rooms with crackling wood Fireplaces, give a magical feel to this one-of-a-kind Rain Forest Lodge. Package Details: Date: 15 Nov – 17 Nov Accommodation: Option 1 (2 people max): 2 Bed Suite 4 star * King size bed - Unique open-plan bedroom and seating area provides a "home away from home" feeling with the King size bed. Flowing into a colonial-style furnished lounge area with a television, fireplace and an en-suite bathroom. Each room has access to a private patio or balcony. Option 2 (3 people +): 4 Bed Suite 1 Queen size bed & 1 bunker bed The spacious lounge area with television, fireplace downstairs and a separate bathroom creates a feeling of privacy with nature at your doorstep. Following up the flight of stairs to the loft, you will find a queen-size bed submerging you into a relaxing atmosphere, while the comfortable bunker bed for the young ones downstairs provides enough bedding for all. Each room has access to a private patio. Maximum 4 Persons. Ideally suited for 2 adults & 2 children (children 0-6 free, 7+ normal rate). Notes: - Check-in time: 14h00 Check-out time: 10h00. - All Suites are equipped with dressing tables with mirrors, TV (8 DSTV channels), tea and coffee making facilities and a fireplace in the lounge. - Unfortunately, no food preparation is allowed in any of the Suites. Meals - Included: 2 x Buffet Breakfast & 2 x 4 Course Dinner (Lunch & Drinks for own account). Guided Trail: A guided 8km tranquil Hiking Trails through the Rain Forest, rare Samango Monkeys, and joyful bird calls will transport you to utter relaxation. Rates (Discounted rates for more than 2 people): 70% Deposit Secures - only 12 spots. R1950pp / 2 people sharing for the weekend; R1730pp / 3 people sharing for the weekend; R1600pp / 4 people sharing for the weekend; More info : Sandra[masked] / [masked]

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