LOVE OUR TRAILS
Love our trails is an environmental organisation commited to protecting nature, with the goal of building a trail culture that encourages people to get out in nature, while respecting and caring for our environment and fellow trail users.
Trails are the corridors that connect us with nature. Join the Love our Trails family and help us ensure our children, and their children, get to experience the magic of nature.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED
Get involved with our Clean-ups, alien vegetation removal, tree planting and other conservation-focused activities.
Looking to experience our best trails and learn more about the environment with our guided hikes? We specialise in hosting international visitors, sports teams, company team buildings and school groups.
Join a project. We regularly run projects focused on trail and environmental maintenance, safety and sustainability.
HOURS CLEANING GRAFFITI
LEARNERS REACHED IN WORKSHOPS
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HOURS HACKING ALIEN VEGETATION
BLOGS & PODCASTS
Love our trails is excited to share the Reddam House College sustainability project with you. This is our second school sustainability project and we are sure it's not our last. In 2019 we piloted a school sustainability project with the French
On Saturday 12 January a motley group of 20 volunteers scaled Table Mountain via the Platteklip trail on yet another cleanup organized and coordinated by Love Our Trails. Being one of the volunteers myself, I reflected on the weirdness of some
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What do trails mean to you?
Trails are pathways we create or follow, that connect us to nature, they heal our souls and offer a foundation to build meaningful relationships and memories.
Whats your favourite nature getaway? I have so many but if I have to pick one, it would be the Cederberg, it is incredibly beautiful and wild.
Which 3 items are always in your backpack on a trail? Waterproof shell, buff and a space blanket.
Favourite trail snack? Coffee and a weakness for biscuits.
Best time of the day? sunrise
Most memorable adventure? Hiking across Totori Japan, part of the World Trails Network expedition to write a trail sustainability manifesto.
What do trails mean to you?
Freedom, exploring, connection (with yourself, and your companions), stillness
Whats your avourite nature getaway. – The Cederberg! It’s been a favourite spot since childhood
Which 3 items are always in your backpack on a trail – A buff (it has so many uses, and has even been used as a coffee strainer when we forgot the essential tools…), a cap, snacks
Favourite trail snack – coffee & rusks, dried mango
Best time of the day – sunrise coffee on a trail! Although, I also love a sunset G&T…
Most memorable adventure?
In October 2018, I participated in a life-changing event called the Serengeti Girls Run. 9 Women from across the globe came together to do a 3-day, 90km run across the iconic Serengeti Plains. The purpose: to raise funds and create awareness for the Girl Empowerment Project, focussed on opportunities for girls and women to become leaders in conservation. It was exhilarating (running through the wild, with part of the migration crossing around us and never knowing where the predators might be waiting), tough (physically and mentally, it was very challenging), beyond amazing (the group of women have become very special people in my life after sharing such a special experience) and will forever remain a lifetime highlight!