Slack packing is not a new concept, however in South Africa it’s not quite as common as you would think. The main draw card it that you don’t have to carry a heavy back pack with you for the duration of the walk. How ever its beginning to find a attraction to those of us that would gladly trade a poop hole for a toilet, sleeping on the ground for a soft comfy bed. Most of the accommodation is usually in relative luxury with home cooked meals, and yes that most important, a cold beer or glass of wine after a long day on the trail while chatting in front of a fire place with new friends. In a nut shell is it one of the best ways to explore South Africa’s beauty, history and culture while still having a little bit of luxury.

Slackpacking in the Midlands
Slackpacking in the Midlands