Garden Route fires: update for hikers

As large wildfires continue to cause havoc on the Garden Route, we are being inundated with questions from hikers about the state of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma hiking trails, as well as the Otter trail. After asking around and doing some research, this is what we found thus far:

Humans of Hikers Network: Yusuf Samaai

The Hikers Network is a hiking family made up of mountain lovers from all walks of life who are dedicating their skills and time to serving mountain users like yourself. Yusuf Samaai is one of our volunteer hiking leaders in training!

Hikers Network Tips: summer is here, watch the heat!

Summer is (almost) here and that requires some extra care when hiking, particularly on hot days (27 degrees and over). Heatstroke can happen to anyone, regardless of your fitness level and hiking abilities Besides not being fun, it can be fatal. Luckily, it is also preventable.