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Hiking boots for Olifants River Trail

Unread postby zee_m » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:57 pm

Hi there

I am planning a trip on the Kruger Olifants River Trail

What is the best shoe to use - do I need a hiking boot or will a good pair of takkies do the trick?

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Re: Hiking boots for Olifants River Train

Unread postby MATTHYS » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:07 pm

Hi and welcome to the forums, zee_m.

Some useful information from here onwards.
You might find all the info in the Wilderness Trails - FAQ interesting.
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Re: Hiking boots for Olifants River Trail

Unread postby ecojunkie » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:16 am

I recommend proper hiking boots. Always best for a trail like this where you have to make a certain distance each day. You may also like to have something like crocs to use for river crossings......the river bed can be very stony under-foot.
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Re: Hiking boots for Olifants River Trail

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:25 am

You may also do some boulder scrambling depending on the height of the river (some of the shortcuts across meanders are very rocky and steep).

If you get new boots, be sure to break them in by wearing and walking in them plenty before your trail
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