The Amatola Trail is a 6 Day 5 Night hiking trail starting at Maden Dam near King Williams Town, traversing the incredible Amatola Mountains and ending in the iconic village of Hogsback. The trail is truly amazing and very strenuous so one needs to be prepared, however, the views, remoteness, pristine indigenous forest and endless waterfalls make it one of, if not the, best hikes in South Africa. You must be fit and capable of hiking a minimum of 10 hours a day, never knowing what Mother Nature might throw at you. Almost to a person, weary returning hikers always say it is the hardest but the best trail that they have ever done.
The Zingcuka Loop 2 Day 1 Night hiking trail starts and finishes in Hogsback. This is an incredible trail, but not to be underestimated. Very tough and very long, this is for experienced hikers, but it is absolutely incredible for those without a full 6 days at their disposal.
The beautiful village of Hogsback is the perfect place to safely base yourself before and after your epic Amatola adventure as it is the end point of the full 6 days Amatola Trail, and the start and end point of the 2 days Zingcuka Loop.