Hiking day tour from Johannesburg

Full Day Hiking from Johannesburg Tour

Are you looking for a day tour from Johannesburg that involves fresh air, exercise and nature?

Well we have an awesome plan to resolve that. Each Full Day Hiking from Johannesburg tour journey may start with that 1 step but our hiking journey may involve a tad more steps than that. In fact they involve so many steps that our guides have to buy new shoes every time.

How we roll on our hiking day tours from Johannesburg

You bring your legs and we provide a passionate guide, an incredible and unspoilt hiking trail, a delicious picnic lunch and an infectious sense of adventure. And all of this within 45 minutes of Johannesburg!!! Enjoy a complimentary pick up from your hotel and chill out as we drive you through the suburbs of Johannesburg towards the start of the Magaliesberg Mountains. We take you on an incredible hike through the mountains where not only will we describe all the unique and indigenous plant life to you but also keep a sharp eye out for Kudu, impala and zonkies.

We also spend some time at the historic sites along the path which include an old cave used as a hospital in the Boer War, Dolomite mines and a tree school. The usual route we take covers 11km with an attitude gain of about 400m. The hiking time average out at about 5 hours with a lunch break at the ‘Chalk Oven’. And you are gonna love the lunch!! We try and catch a snake to cook for you. But fear not…..we usually scare the snakes away with our heavy breathing so we will conjure up mixture of fruit, smoked chicken, cheeses, crackers and traditional biltong.

The Full Day Hiking Tour from Johannesburg concludes with an epic pulley system cable car to get across the river. Nothing scary but just adds a little adventure to the hike.

And yes we have hiking routes to suite all levels of fitness ranging from 5km to 11km. The standard route covers 11km.

What happens if you want to bail out due to fatigue or an alien invasion? Stress not. There are various ‘escape’ routes along the way that we can take you down. Having said that…our guides tend to be a bit sadistic and love to see our clients suffer. I mean we like to see them challenge themselves to become better people and walk away with a better perspective on themselves and life in general.

When do we hike?

Our tours depart every day. And yes…Even if it rains. We have rain ponchos. The rain can add a really magical feel to the place.

What you need to bring Full Day Hiking Tour from Johannesburg?

  • Comfortable Hiking shoes or sneakers
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Cool hiking clothing

Why Choose South Africa Adventures for your day hike experience?

  • We have scoured the area of Johannesburg for the best hiking destinations that offer both a natural beauty and of course a dash of physical challenge
  • Rangers and staff who have an absolute passion for wildlife conservation
  • Smaller group sizes. We take a maximum of 8 people per trip to ensure you have a more unique and interactive experience

Enjoy a complimentary pick up from centrally located hotels within the Johannesburg or Pretoria area. Pick up time is from 07:30am

We then take the 45 minute drive through the suburbs of Johannesburg to the start of the Magaliesberg Mountains

Upon arrival we take you through a hiking briefing and illustrate the route and points of interest to you

We aim to start the hike at 9am. The first part of the hike cover 4km and we meander along the Hennops River towards the Hospital Cave. We then cross a suspension bridge from the 1930’s and head up into the mountains

At the top of the ridge we get to enjoy a panaramoc view of Johannesburg to the South East and the rolling hills of the Magaliesberg mountains to the North West.

We then start our decline past the Dolomite Mine to the base of the ridge where we will have lunch.

We proceed on relatively flat terrain to the end of the hike

At 3:30pm we conclude the day with a beer

At 4:15 pm we drive back to Johannesburg to be back at your hotel by 5:00pm


  • Return transfers from Johannesburg to the hiking venue
  • Picnic Lunch
  • 5 hour guided hike through the natural environment
  • All entrance fees and conservation permits
  • Guide and ranger
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Walking Poles
  • Dedicated Trip Planner
  • Local Taxes


  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visas for South Africa
  • Health requirements (if any)
  • Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance
  • Snacks, personal medicine
  • Meals & drinks not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hiking in an indigenous and unspoilt area
  • Only 45 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg
  • 11km hike and 5 km hiking trails
  • Dedicated nature rangers
  • Small groups