Best Hiking Gear (and tips) for Rainy Days

By |2023-07-12T13:58:04+00:00November 25th, 2022|Hiking Trails, Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga|

The glorious green days of summer are here and with them comes bucket loads of rain. For many hiking fans, a summer walk in the wild is invigorating. But the weather at this time of the year can be quite unpredictable, as storms blow up seemingly out of nowhere, bringing with them drenching downpours.

The Latest Must-Have Hiking Apps

By |2023-07-12T13:58:06+00:00October 20th, 2022|Hiking Trails, Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga|

When it comes to hiking, western countries, like the USA and Canada, are really ahead of the game when it comes to technology. But what does that mean for South African hikers we hear you ask? It means we have access to all sorts of apps, some of which are more suitable for our

5 Things Hiking Teaches you About Living

By |2023-07-12T13:58:12+00:00July 17th, 2022|Hiking Trails, Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga|

Is there anything more exhilarating than packing a backpack, putting on a pair of comfortable boots and heading outdoors for a hiking adventure? Being in nature, enjoying the sounds and the solitude, and just disconnecting from a world that is constantly screaming for your attention is the easiest and often the most affordable way

What is forest bathing and why should you try it?

By |2022-06-28T09:31:52+00:00June 20th, 2022|Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga|

Walking outside among the trees, with nothing but the birds, small animals and insects as company, is one of the most relaxing experiences, once you allow yourself to disconnect from the world for a while. And deep the forests of Mpumalanga, you will find the best spot to do a little forest bathing. Mpumalanga

Morning vs. Afternoon Hiking – Which is the best option?

By |2023-07-12T13:58:14+00:00May 11th, 2022|Hiking Trails, Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga, Self-Catering Accommodation in Mpumalanga|

There is an ideal time of day to go hiking, but it is not when you might think it is. While some might say that heading out in the morning is better, or that afternoon hiking is ideal, the real best time of day to put on those hiking boots and hit the trail

5 Easter Weekend Hiking Destinations

By |2023-07-12T13:58:14+00:00April 10th, 2022|Hiking Trails, Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga|

Does 4 days of hiking in some remote place with nothing but the company of nature and your favourite people sound like a small slice of heaven? Then finding the perfect place to go hiking this long Easter weekend is a must. There is nothing like a weekend of hiking to get you out

South Africa’s Best Small Towns

By |2022-03-30T09:21:58+00:00March 30th, 2022|Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga, Self-Catering Accommodation in Mpumalanga|

There’s nothing like small town living, but if you can’t live in a small town, visiting one is the next best thing. South Africa has a rich and interesting history. While the cities have been somewhat washed of this history, through the use of modern architecture, the small towns around the country have held

Why you should get out of your comfort zone

By |2022-02-28T08:55:24+00:00February 28th, 2022|Hiking Trails in Mpumalanga|

Hiking in Mpumalanga is one of those activities that can really push you to your limits. It can challenge you mentally and physically, and it can push you into visiting new places and meeting new people. Basically, the best kind of hiking is going to take you out of your comfort zone and have

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 |2023-07-12T13:58:17+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

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