Tips for Hiking in the Rain

By |2021-12-15T12:08:36+00:00December 15th, 2021|Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga|

With the summer months here and the rain pouring down each afternoon, for the hiker, the change in conditions is making their favourite pastime a whole lot more complicated. At Bermanzi, with our hiking trails up in the mountains of Mpumalanga, when the rain comes down, the trails can become a little more slippery

How to mentally prepare for a hike that demands endurance

By |2021-11-29T06:52:44+00:00November 15th, 2021|Hiking Trails, Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga|

There is nothing quite as invigorating as heading out on a new trail and exploring all that the area has to offer, while enjoying the fresh air. This is why hiking in Mpumalanga is the sort of past time that attracts new hikers and the more experienced people alike. But while hiking is a

How to Beat Mosquitoes on your Next Hike

By |2021-09-10T12:08:32+00:00September 10th, 2021|Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga|

Summer is upon us. The weather is warming, the days are longer and if you are itching to get outdoors after another stressful year, Bermanzi is the place to be. We have set up our Machadodorp Accommodation deep in the heart of nature, well away from the busy cities. At our rustic retreat, we

How to handle those awkward hiking moments: Part 1

By |2021-07-23T09:52:31+00:00July 23rd, 2021|Hiking Trails, Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga|

Hiking is that past time that just never seems to get old. Heading out on a trail and taking in that fresh air, those amazing sightings, and returning with that feel good feeling that can only come from getting a good workout, is exactly what all hiking lovers strive for! But on those busier

What to do if you are Injured on a Hike

By |2021-05-14T09:02:26+00:00May 14th, 2021|Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga|

Hiking in Mpumalanga is one of the most uplifting and exhilarating experiences. It gets the blood pumping, it clears out the cobwebs that are steadily growing in the mind, and it is the perfect time to reflect on your world and think things over. But above all else, hiking can be an action packed

How to Prepare your Body for a Hike

By |2021-05-03T07:16:57+00:00April 3rd, 2021|Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga|

Planning an epic hiking adventure is not just about making sure that you have packed the right gear and booked. A large part of the planning, especially if you intend to tackle one of the longer routes, is to make sure that your body and mind is ready for the journey. For the most

The 3 Benefits of a Mpumalanga Weekend Getaway

By |2021-02-26T11:18:32+00:00February 26th, 2021|Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga, Self-Catering Accommodation in Mpumalanga|

Taking some time out, to get away from it all, is something that you really should be treating yourself to. A weekend retreat is without a doubt one of the best, and easiest, ways to indulge in a little down time while not having to commit to a long break. Mpumalanga is the perfect

The Best Stretches to do before Hiking

By |2021-02-01T06:13:31+00:00January 26th, 2021|Hiking Trails, Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga|

The Best Stretches to do before Hiking Hiking is a wonderfully strenuous activity. Not only does it stretch your mind to places of calm and relaxation but it also gives your body the workout it needs. Even though you might be incredibly fit and a more than occasional hiker, you should still never skip

The Most Common Hiking Injuries and How to Avoid them (Updated)

By |2020-12-18T13:52:33+00:00December 18th, 2020|Hiking Trails, Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga|

The December holiday break is just around the corner and it really could not have come sooner. For the most part, 2020 has been the year that we’ve all stayed indoors and now that we are free to roam again, and to go hiking, you might need a little refresher about how to avoid

Have you heard about forest bathing?

By |2020-11-30T08:53:41+00:00November 15th, 2020|Hiking Trails, Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga|

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson Recently, people all over the world have started practicing forest

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