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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Guided Adventure Activity
Category: Service Excellence

Motivation for award: Why do we hike? Hiking encourages you to step away from your desk and step back out into nature. It’s a chance to experience the world directly and without a filter, and to rediscover the rhythms of the day and the seasons. Hiking is an unscripted experience where spontaneity is the rule. Most people admit they are a different person after hiking. Perhaps you will simply discover more about yourself that was on the inside your entire life waiting to be revealed on the trail. There’s only one way to find out: Join us!

Region: Gauteng /

Start Hiking Today (Pty) Ltd

Guided Hiking Experiences

Guided Hiking Experiences in South Africa

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Tshegofatso Nyalungu – 02.05.2022
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Mpho – 30.03.2022
Start hiking…the best hiking experience

Malesela Mathosa – 29.03.2022
Hiking has always been my favourite adventures. The part where you see the City from the top is amazing

Anastasiia – 23.03.2022
All the tami well organized

Ilona Biagio – 20.03.2022
Start Hiking makes it easy to join for a day hike when you get a chance in your calendar. Always a good excuse to spend a day out in nature with like-minded individuals. I enjoy the female-only Wednesday hikes!

Sandri Du Toit – 20.03.2022
Start Hiking is one of the best hiking groups to join – weather you are on your own or a group of friends. They are always well organised and fun.

Amorie Nortje – 19.03.2022
Can’t wait to start traveling

Mologadi Kekana – 19.03.2022
I am voting for Start Hiking Today because I believe that it is the best Hiking organisation so far as it offers the best adventures for travel and tourism particularly on hiking.

Thea Boshoff – 18.03.2022
Such a inspirational group. Makes you want to hike every day

Muriel – 18.03.2022
Voting for Start Hiking Today – am a participant- always received excellent service – friendly professional team

Roslyn Barnard – 18.03.2022
Absolutely love hiking with this professional group!

Lucinde Adams – 17.03.2022
Start Hiking Today (Pty)Ltd the best in guided hiking experiences

Tanya – 17.03.2022
Had a great experience on weekend hikes

Yvonne Ntiwane – 17.03.2022
Start Hiking Today is one of the best hiking clubs in SA. They dedication to introducing their hikers to the best trails in the country sets them apart from their competition

Adri Coetzee – 17.03.2022
Gr8 hiking company. Only joined once but already booked 2 upcoming hiking trips with them. What an experience and so much love. All came as strangers and left as family

Phumzile Luthuli – 17.03.2022
I’ve been on their weekend hikes and it’s been absolutely beautiful. You arrive as strangers and leave as friends

Bernadette Enica Tavaguta – 17.03.2022
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Susan Mothupi – 17.03.2022
My first hiking experience was with them, great company and positive energies all the way. I enjoyed my first adventure with them and looking forward to many many more.

Puseletso Melato – 17.03.2022
Start hiking is the best

Michelle – 17.03.2022

Tshiamo Matabane – 17.03.2022
I’ve gone on hikes with the team… amazing experience. The hike itself allows for self introspection and moments of fun during & always after the hike. Amazing guides.

Irene – 17.03.2022
I love hiking, I would like to hike in a group, think it would be fun

Britné – 17.03.2022

Josephine Pete – 17.03.2022
1st time hiker and eager to experience the adventure with you!

Elzabe Watt – 17.03.2022
Breathtaking destinations, great hiking and meeting extraordinary people. Always well organized and friendly. It is a way to play outdoors and rediscover the freedom of realising ones own personal challenges. Start Hiking Today is the best!

Chrisna – 17.03.2022
Great job!!!

Khutso Debele – 17.03.2022
The best hiking group. Always adventurous

Shantel Jansen van Vuuren – 17.03.2022
Really passionate group of people making hiking, getting out in nature and exploring possible for all.

Evelyn Hattingh – 17.03.2022
The Best group to be around with, They make hiking so much fun even for beginners

Marianne Janse van Rensburg – 17.03.2022
Looking forward to their Hiking trails – always enjoyable.

Dooley Vajeth – 17.03.2022
Sandra and Carlo make it enjoyable and safe for everyone. I have enjoyed many hikes with them and will do many more.

Tracey – 17.03.2022
Looking forward to going for a hike with Start Hiking Today as l know l will be safe and will get to experience the hidden gems that a trail has to offer. I am in need of a hike to get in touch with myself and nature.

Beryl Stevis – 17.03.2022
Always promoting unique hiking experiences in gems of locations in our beautiful country.

Marlene Roux – 17.03.2022
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Priscilla Kobe – 17.03.2022
Start Hiking is the best! They really go all out to ensure hikers are safe and guided throughout

Debra Swartz – 17.03.2022
Recommends the best hiking trials, that is cost effective & safe.

Carmen Tissang – 17.03.2022
Super excited for our upcoming Whale Trail experience. Love that they cater for everyone.

Erica Strydom – 17.03.2022
#southafricatourismawards #starthikingtoday

Benita Fisher – 17.03.2022
Start Hiking Today (Pty) Ltd the Best

Miemie Cloete – 17.03.2022
I used the services of Start Hiking before and it was an awesome time experience.

Tonja – 17.03.2022
LOVE to be in nature and do hiking as this is a wonderful way to spend time with my husband.

Joan Mahlase – 17.03.2022

nelisa skondo – 17.03.2022
Awsome exposure by starthiking today and experience for body, mind and soul.

Marise Mishan – 17.03.2022
Awesome group creating beautiful, memorable experiences for all level!!

Ndileka – 17.03.2022
I had amazing experiences with StarthikingToday.

sinead van waardhuizen – 17.03.2022
Awesome knowledge on hiking spots

Serisha Govender – 28.02.2022
An awesome group to arrange hikes with. Very knowledgeable.

Jana van Rhyn – 28.02.2022
Hiking in nature recharges the soul!

Martie Hofmeyr – 22.02.2022
Best Hiking group ever!! There are always a variety of hikes arranged for beginners and for the more advanced hikers.

Nonhle – 22.02.2022
100 percent amazing

Lyn-Mari – 22.02.2022
Great Service and excellent people

Jane Mosikare Mosikare – 22.02.2022
Start Hiking Today is very great,they cater for all your needs when you do hiking with them. I will definitely introduce all my friends and family.

Mercia olifant – 22.02.2022
I like hiking and therefore vote for your company

Ingrid putter – 22.02.2022
The best Well organized, caring, fun, motivational hike and yoga experience. No other can compete

Nombuyiselo Mapongwana – 22.02.2022
I am glad I chose to like your page on Facebook this morning, otherwise I would not know about the competition. All the best.

Ruth Field – 21.02.2022
Start Hiking is professional, reliable and extremely well organized. No one is ever left behind. The team ensures that everyone’s needs are well taken care of before , during and after the hike. The hiking trails, accommodation and any indirect costs to be incurred are well articulated to all hikers before a financial commitment have been made. We have spent so many beautiful and restful evening by the fire with singing and story telling. It’s like being with family even though we are always meeting new people on various hikes. Start Hiking is environmental friendly and observes COVID requirements. This group makes hiking safe and attractive even to those who don’t have hiking experience. Whenever I want to connect with nature and escape from mundane work routines I go hiking with this group. Hiking groups are always diverse, inclusive and full of fun.

Christa – 21.02.2022
The best if the best

Botshelo Ngwato – 21.02.2022
Star Hiking is the best hiking spot one could ever visit. The staff and hospitality is a life time experience

Masa Dipuo – 21.02.2022
Hashtag# Start Hiking Today is the best, reliable and affordable to be with and number 1 in South Africa

Lourraine Mokubyane – 21.02.2022
All my hikes with Start hiking have been professionally arranged. I look forward to doing more weekend hikes with them. I recommend them!

Ryno – 21.02.2022
Start Hiking Today definitely deserve the reward.

Leotah – 21.02.2022
Thank you tourism . I like hiking cos that’s where I find peace of mind

Gail Mashiane – 21.02.2022
The best organisers I’ve come to know and appreciate their professional services. Firstly their offers are the best ever in the industry. Participating in any of their hiking trips is a lifetime experience. Professionalism all the time hence the trips are always successful.

Retha van der Walt – 20.02.2022
Super company! Love their motivation!

Anette Roux – 20.02.2022
Best guides and hiking memories.Best wishes to Start Hiking today

Liezel Jansen van Rensburg – 20.02.2022
Fingers crossed.

Ilze Johnston – 20.02.2022
Such a well-organized, professional hiking organization. I have recommended it to all my friends.

Catrina – 20.02.2022
We love the nature

Jonita Jonck – 20.02.2022
One day I will join, but I must say. This is a extremely good hiking group. Well done!!

Marcia Goodchild – 20.02.2022
Best hiking group ever!

Francina Stainbank – 20.02.2022
10x entry

Nomalungelo – 20.02.2022
The offers they have as a company are really good deals which I feel is making travelling much easier and very convenient for individuals . I honestly believe their work is remarkable and the places they make people visit are very exquisite in all honesty

Johan – 20.02.2022
Holding thumbs Good luck See you guys soon in Drakensberge

Debbie Venter – 20.02.2022
South Africa is the most amazing place for hiking and slackpacking trails. We should all do our bit in order to put our country back on the map for national and international traveller’s to enjoy the diverse beauty our country offers! #ProudlySouthAfricqn

Mike – 19.02.2022
Start Hiking is the best when it comes to hiking they are professional and i have alwys recommended to most of my friends even those who are overseas to come experience the beauty of country’s beauty through hiking.

Mpho Gift Malogadihlare – 19.02.2022
They have the best offers ever. Taki g part in any of their hiking trips is a unforgettable experience one would not desire to miss out.

Gugulethu Lindelwa Shongwe – 19.02.2022
Best hiking experience

Miranda – 19.02.2022
Start Hiking today opens a new world of wonder. Places we can escape to so that we can leave stres and the city behind us to remember that life is MORE than our To Do list…to share it with the people we love

Karen Wilson – 19.02.2022
Best hiking group ever!!

Ayisha – 19.02.2022
Start Hiking Today are doing a fantastic job.

Lynn De Jager – 19.02.2022
I vote for Start Hiking Today. Pty Ltd

Bothma Amanda – 18.02.2022
Would be wonderful to experience the true nature of the Drakensberge

Kerry McMaster – 18.02.2022
Start Hiking Today

Mabatho Kgwale – 18.02.2022
Start Hiking Today

Carike Blom – 18.02.2022
Most caring group. Always promoting SA Tourism. Best group to start hiking.

Tina Hitge – 18.02.2022
Hope you are the winner!

Annette Mocke – 18.02.2022
Top tourism destinations.

Khutso Debele – 18.02.2022
Hiking the best time to get in touch with nature

Theresa Gray – 18.02.2022
This is an awesome up to date hiking info. Every hiker needs to be able to see this info

DUDU MAGAGULA – 18.02.2022
i cant wait to win the gran price

Nozipho Twala – 18.02.2022
Can I please have my R1000 travel voucher

Heidi Grobler – 18.02.2022
Holding thumbs that you win this award.

Heidi Grobler – 18.02.2022
Hope you win the award

Lerato Sedibe – 18.02.2022
The views I always see on their advertised hikes are to die for

Corlia Greyling – 18.02.2022
The best!

Pieter Nieman – 18.02.2022
Best hiking group i have ever been with. Has the best culture ever

Reshmika Manisunker – 18.02.2022
Walking through nature and breathing clean air helps me to relax and get away from the stresses of the life. Hiking helps one connect with nature. Start hiking today definitely deserves the South African Tourism Award.

Reshmika Manisunker – 18.02.2022
Walking through nature and breathing clean air helps me to relax and get away from the stresses of the life. Hiking helps one connect with nature. Start hiking today definitely deserves the South African Tourism Award.

Malani Maharajh – 18.02.2022
Used this company a few times and it was great,even had a weekend away spoil with lots of detail and pretty table settings which was a highlight to see someone go out of their way to make things so pleasant for a patron. Will definitely recommend

Adri – 18.02.2022
Get out and experience life! Start hiking today!

Anthony Bold – 18.02.2022
They have taken me from my couch into really enjoying getting out there and experiencing beautiful hikes in places I always wanted to go to buy never knew how to organiese this

Velda Morris – 18.02.2022
Best hiking group, well organized, accessible, resourceful, accommodate all fitness levels and fun! The hiking venues are spectacular connecting one to nature. Sandra and Carlo definitely bring people together with their passion for hiking.

Unam – 18.02.2022
There’s more to hiking then just hiking.. it’s physical exercise, helps you zone out and unplug, helps you cope with daily stresses, helps you enjoy the beauty in our nature and most of all fun!

Lynette Du Preez – 18.02.2022
Since our first hiking adventure Sandra and Carlo made out experience memorable they go out of their way to allow the taking in of the full breathtaking experience, every second is something we have never experienced before they put their passion into Start hiking today they offer professional , exciting, and breathtaking moments to unwind . I was lucky to experience her first woman’s hike which ladies connected and felt special we helped and challenge one another , with the family hike at blade river and mount Sheba as well as whataba we experienced the love and importance of spending quality time away from technology, we saw things in nature never seen before and the moments sitting around the campfire discussing our hike relaxing singing and laughing together is something we will never forget . Our son was their youngest hiker of the age of 8 doing a 12 km hike and they cared showed love and helped keeping him and all of us safe . It’s not just a hike it’s a way we started loving to live , like they say one life live it . I will always recommend Start hiking today .

Firdaus Cassim – 18.02.2022
Start Hiking Today definitely deserves this prestigious award!

Lumé Joubert – 18.02.2022
Start Hiking Today (Pty) Ltd Great group to join for a hike. Caters for all fitness levels and has a variety of different routes (sceneries) available. Will definitely find something for every (hiking) adventure you seek.

Petru du Toit – 18.02.2022
Stark hiking today makes hiking easy and fun. The all inclusive trips are a blast and Sandra is an amazing person and guide!

Peaceful Mabena – 18.02.2022
Best hosts before,during and even after the hike..they take the hassle out and you enjoy the views..

Liesle Barendse – 17.02.2022
Start Hiking Today hiking line-up always exceeds my expectations. Caters for all fitness levels.

Daphne Stokoe – 17.02.2022
Start Hiking Today is an invitation with a subtle command in its name. It’s well organised, diverse in destination and gently compelling. Makes you feel you can take on anything!

Grady Mashego – 17.02.2022
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Johanna – 17.02.2022
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Ria Ventee – 17.02.2022
Excellent and profesional hiking group

Ria Ventee – 17.02.2022
Excellent and profesional hiking group

Shirley Naidoo – 17.02.2022
Enjoy hiking and the scenery is absolutely beautiful…start hiking is assume and enjoy the company

Corine Broomberg – 17.02.2022
Sandra from Start Hiking Today is a brilliant guide. She is sensitive to the needs of her clients and tries to add something extra to her hikes, like yoga sessions, ladies weekends or gifts.

Linda Wu – 17.02.2022
Start hiking today really got me into hiking again. They allowed for safe and fun hiking experiences (very important for a single female) with all the nitty details taken care of by the group! All the fun with minimal planning and arrangements from the user!

Ndileka Bangani – 17.02.2022
Organized and caring – enjoy travel/hiking with Start Hiking.

Evette – 17.02.2022
Start hiking today

Belinda Booker – 17.02.2022
Start Hiking has given me the most amazing experiences…some easy hikes and some really tough ones, the scenery always carry you up the next mountain, waterfalls and wild flowers… best times

Faith Moses – 17.02.2022
Done multiple hikes with Start Hiking today and every was an awesome experience. Sandra and hubby absolutely fantastic.

Marietjie van Wyk – 17.02.2022
Love this team

Jodi Shneier – 17.02.2022
I have joined start Hiking Today various times and have loved the hiking weekends and excursions. Well planned and comfortable with excellent guides.

Carlo Goodchild – 17.02.2022
Most caring hiking group!

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