About walking

About walking : Facts and advice

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What is the difference between hiking and walking ?

The health benefits of walking

Nature of Walking holidays

Hiking safety precautions

 

What is the difference between hiking and walking 

Hiking and walking defined-Walking holidays South Africa What is a walking holiday and what is the difference between walking and hiking?

A walking holiday is defined as a holiday on which you walk a lot, especially in the countryside

Hiking and walking often are the same thing, and the best outdoors people have difficulty in drawing the line of when a walk becomes a hike.

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The health benefits of walking

The health benefits of walkingWhat are the health benefits of walking?

Regular, brisk cycling or walking can improve confidence, stamina, energy, weight control, life expectancy and reduce stress. It can also reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, strokes,diabetes, high blood pressure, bowel cancer,etc.

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Nature of Walking holidays

Nature of Walking holidays concept explained-Walking holidays South Africa

We prefer to refer to our tour package as walking holidays, because the quality of accommodation is far beyond multi-day backpacking (associated with hiking). You will also have clear route instructions and it is not required to carry a big backpack.

 

Safety precautions

Summer in South Africa is a time of relaxation and fun but it can also be a time of great jeopardy and danger if safety precautions are not observed. CapeNature gives guidance and advice on three common seasonal hazards – the proliferation of wildfires, humans encountering snakes, and hiker safety.

Veld fire hazards

Snakes

Hikers safety tracking

 

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