Willie Olivier has explored the highways and byways of southern Africa on foot, by road and by four-wheel drive for the past five decades. He is the author of numerous books, including the highly successful Hiking Trails of South Africa, African Adventurer’s Guide: Namibia, Exploring the Natural Wonders of South Africa and Touring in South Africa.

  • Hiking Trails of Southern Africa

    Featuring over 500 trails, including 60 new trails, this fully revised and updated fifth edition of Hiking Trails of South Africa is an essential resource for every hiker. This extensive guide describes a variety of trails across magnificent landscapes, from the iconic daisy fields of Namaqualand and fynbos-clad coastal plains of the Western Cape to the high peaks of the Drakensberg and the escarpment beyond. There is a trail for everyone – from hour-long hikes close to civilization to overnight hikes of several days, and everything in-between.

    – Trails to suit every level of fitness and ability
    – Distance and average hiking time
    – Facilities, accommodation and activities available
    – Fully updated booking and permit information
    – Points of interest and notes on flora and fauna
    – Expert advice on planning, preparation, nutrition, equipment, first aid and general safety

    An inspiring guide for all hikers – from novice to expert