Product Reviews

Lights, Camera, Leopards

Lights, Camera, Leopards

Lights, Camera, Leopards! Belinda and I recently hiked the 4 day Leopard Trail in the Baviaanskloof. Hands down, it was the most fun we have had on a hike in years. You can read our blog post on our Leopard Trail experience here. There was […]

@Safetymountain Tracking – Your Own Virtual Hiking Support Team

@Safetymountain Tracking – Your Own Virtual Hiking Support Team

@safetymountain Tracking – Your Own Virtual Hiking Support Team     UPDATED: 23 FEBRUARY 2019   I cannot remember how I first heard about this free service offered by the Hikers Network, South Africa. It could either have been through another hiker on the trail […]

BushBaby Coffee Filters – Product Review

BushBaby Coffee Filters – Product Review

BushBaby Coffee Filters – Product Review         I have only recently really started having coffee in the morning (I know… I have been living under a rock). For years I was a strict tea-drinker, but of late, I found tea boring, unenjoyable […]

Satellite Phone Rental from Sat4Rent – A Review

Satellite Phone Rental from Sat4Rent – A Review

Satellite Phone Rental from Sat4Rent – A Review       Hiking in the Fish River Canyon – Namibia My wife, Belinda and I had the privilege of hiking through the Fish River Canyon for the second time from 21 – 26 May 2018. At […]

Fish River Canyon Slingsby Map – A Review

Fish River Canyon Slingsby Map – A Review

Fish River Canyon Slingsby Map – A Review     My wife, Belinda and I had the privilege of hiking through the Fish River Canyon for the second time from 21 – 26 May 2018. We have written a separate blog on our adventure along […]

AR Mini Gaiters – A Review

AR Mini Gaiters – A Review

AR Mini Gaiters – A Review     Belinda and I have settled into a hiking lifestyle and we have pretty much got all the ‘must have’ equipment needed for most types of day walks and multi day hikes. I don’t think we ever really […]

K–WAY MEN’S BLAZE MID WP HIKING BOOT – A REVIEW

K–WAY MEN’S BLAZE MID WP HIKING BOOT – A REVIEW

K-Way Men’s Blaze Mid WP Hiking Boot – A Review   I have recently made the transition from wearing a comfortable trail running shoe while hiking to a hiking boot. While the expensive and very popular trail running shoe I had been wearing was extremely […]

CANON POWERSHOT SX710HS CAMERA – A Compact Camera With A Powerful Zoom Lens

CANON POWERSHOT SX710HS CAMERA – A Compact Camera With A Powerful Zoom Lens

If you are thinking about getting a new camera to take along with you on a hike or on any outdoor land based adventure really then this post might be exactly what you need. A digital camera has become as essential on a hike as […]

The Emergency Bivvy Bag

The Emergency Bivvy Bag

This little bag is a must-have for any hiking trip, especially when hiking in cold and remote conditions.  It is Wednesday 07 June 2017 and Cape Town is in the grips of the most severe weather event in the last 40 years, according to the […]

The CapeUnion Blow Torch

The CapeUnion Blow Torch

With this gadget, you will never use matches again!