New to hiking? Here are some things you need to know from a pro

The stringent lockdown rules have many people venturing into hiking for the first time as a way to get outdoors. If you're one of them, heed this advice from a seasoned hiker

28 June 2020 - 00:00 By Sanet Oberholzer

Nadia van Straaten turned her childhood love of hiking into a business and now co-owns Fagala Voet (, a marketing and booking agent for hiking trails across SA, which also does trail development, GPS mapping and the re-marking of existing trails.

We asked her to share some tips and recommend the best trails for newbies:..

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