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  Rim of Africa Trail Trust 2012  .  The Rim of Africa is a Not-for-Gain and Public Benefit Organisation  .  Contact Founders:  Ivan Groenhof   or   Galeo Saintz

Welcome to the

             Rim of Africa Trail



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Mountain Club

of South Africa


It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Rim of Africa Trail website. Please take your time to acquaint yourselves with what this unique trail experience is all about. How you can walk it and how you can get involved.

What is the Rim of Africa?

The Rim of Africa is Africa’s longest trail initiative. It based on the likes of the Appalachian and Continental Divide Trails in the USA, the Camino de Santiago in Spain, the Sendero de Chile in South America and the Te Araoa in New Zealand.

Upcoming Trails

  1. October is Rim of Africa season. It is the best time of year to explore the wonders of the Cape’s mountains. Trails fill up fast, so please book your place well in advance. Current sections of the trail on offer are listed here:  Click here for Details

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What we aim to achieve

The Rim of Africa Trail aims to establish and maintain a contiguous mountain trail traversing the length of the Cape Fold Mountains, from the Cederberg to the Outeniqua mountains, fostering experiences which support personal and cultural reconnection to nature.


New Theme Trail

  1. Bookings are now open for our first themed trail called WildStory. This 7 day experience in the heart of the Cederberg section of the Rim of Africa explores the ancient art of storytelling and contemplation while walking.

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How we will achieve it

We are creating the Rim of Africa Trail by engaging and negotiating with landowners and all relevant stakeholders, to identify, manage and promote a sustainable walking route, that is recognized as a scenic and biodiversity corridor, that contributes to rural livelihoods and mountain conservation for the benefit of present and future generations.

National Geographic Young Explorer on Rim of Africa

Rim of Africa will be mapped with a multi-media trail journal as part of an education project for youth with National Geographic Young Explorer Jay Simpson. Follow his journey as he walks the entire length of the Rim of Africa route.     Click here for Details  FOLLOW ON BLOG