Preparation for hiking the Otter Trail

zaidmo

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Hey All.

I've hiked the Otter Trail 4 times (over the past 4 years) and I'm booked again for next year. The trail is just too amazing. I've finally decided to prepare a guide to hiking it if anyone is interested (using input and media from my friends who have been on the trip with me over the years).
You can check out the prep guide here: http://travpacker.com/preparation-for-hiking-the-otter-trail-in-south-africa/

I'll publish another article detailing each day of the trip in 2 weeks time.

Cheers!
 

proxilin

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I used to think that hiking with a backpack for a number of days is one of the activities in the world I'd like least. After looking at those bunk beds I don't think that anymore, I know :D

Very nice guide though, thanks for sharing. Maybe I'll do a one night hike sometime and use some of your packing advise. Otter trail area is stunning, must be a great experience.
 

marine1

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Did it once. The second day hiking up and up and up and up I nearly died. But great experience.
 

mountainboy

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Excellent, booked for February next year. Done.it many years ago, so this will be helpful in remembering the pain (and pleasure)
 

Compton_effect

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Sigh. I walked the Otter, Tsitsikamma, and Outeniqua - more than 20 years ago.
I'd love to do it again.
At the moment I'm tired if I walk more than two flights of stairs.
 
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