A firm favourite here at The Great Break! Arangieskop hike is a 2 day (overnight) hike just outside the town of Robertson, Western Cape. Approximately 10km per day with a climb to about 1600m ASL. The route has a well equipped ‘stone hut’ 200m below the summit for the overnight stop. A strenuous hike with steep ups and downs, but the experience and beauty is well worth it.

For more information on the route as well as booking details visit our friends over at Hiking SA. Hiking South Africa aims to serve and grow the South African hiking community as a central, national community resource.

Here at The Great Break we are always searching for valuable information and resources centred around exploring the outdoors. We were excited to find just that in the form of the Hiking South Africa website dedicated to creating a central, national community resource for hikers.

Hiking South Africa is packed with news, videos, and articles about trails around our beautiful country. It has also built a great online community forum on which members discuss a variety of topics from, mountain huts, safety tips, gear advice and even trail food reviews. Looking to trade, sell or buy used hiking gear? This is the place!

We met up with co-founder, Arno van der Heever who expressed how he identified a need for this platform in the hiking community and his passion for the outdoors. We have since collaborated to create a uniquely South African designed t-shirt inspired by the SA landscape and local Ndebele patterns, buy yours here >

You can sign up to the Hiking South Africa newsletter and follow them on social media for updates.

Photos by Sveta Becker

Header photo by Scott Webb

Mossel Bay forms part of the beautiful Garden Route. Situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, it is well known for its pristine beaches and abundant sea life.

The water is warmer in Mossel Bay as it lies on the East Coast with the warm Agulhus current of the Indian Ocean, compared to cold Benguela current of the Atlantic Ocean. This makes for a great day out diving without a wetsuit on a hot summers’ day. Why not make this dive a shark cage dive!

Shark sighting while out on the boat with the White Shark Africa team.

White Shark Africa is perfectly located in Mossel Bay to assist you with your Shark Cage Dive. This is an experience where the length of the time out at sea depends on the sharks and various other factors, but a good timeframe to work on is about 4 hrs.

“White Shark Africa staff have a proud history in White Shark research, conservation and education so you can be sure that we have a passion and love for these animals and their environment.”

You are welcome to visit their website for all the information you need about this amazing experience. Click here.

We had the privilege of collaborating with them to produce their latest shark design, and it looks awesome on the light grey poly-cotton t-shirt. To grab yours, visit their store, address below.

Illustration and locally manufactured T-shirt by The Great Break.

Written by: Jared Kohn