It’s that time of the year again. With Christmas less than two weeks away, you might be one of those people who planned to have your shopping done by now, but like many of us, simply left it too late! Should you have someone in your life who is a passionate hiker, our list of gifts and gadgets will help you with those last minute presents.

Hiking requires very little equipment, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a few things that help to make the experience a whole lot more enjoyable. Here are some of the gifts you can buy:

  • Portable battery packs and chargers

For those who like to rough it, having a portable battery pack or portable charger, capable of accommodating a range of devices is a most welcome gadget. It doesn’t just have to be used while on the hike, it can just as easily come in handy during loadshedding or general power outages. To give something extra special, look for the type that is solar powered.

  • Filtered water bottles

While out on the trail water can run short. Having a water bottle with a built in filter can be incredibly helpful and it could actually save lives. The best types are capable of removing up to 99% of harmful contaminants allowing hikers to take water from just about any water hole.

  • A hammock

It is without a doubt far better to sleep in a hammock than to sleep on a hard surface, so this gift is one that will always be valued. The best hammocks on the market are super comfortable and made to be highly-durable and easy to set-up. Again, this type of gift is perfect for those who enjoy a rustic hiking experience.

  • New boots

Or a voucher for a new set of boots. If you are really close to the hiker in your life and you really want to spoil them, there are countless ranges of fantastic hiking boots on the market and you’d really be popular if you decided to buy them a new pair. Boots are not cheap, at least the best boots are not cheap, so this is the ultimate gift for that special someone.


If you are still stumped on what to buy this Christmas, why not treat that special person in your life to a weekend away at Bermanzi? We offer comfortable accommodation and an unforgettable hiking experience that will put a new spring in your step.