Tim Hartwright covers both the shorter walks in urban parks and rural areas, along with overnight trails such as Suikerbosrand. He explores the unique places that are right on every Gautenger’s doorstep, one of these being the Braamfontein Spruit, and shares the rich heritage we need to preserve in our city.
Numerous private trails have blossomed in areas closer to the main metropolises of Gauteng. Shorter weekend and day hikes have come into vogue and in most cases these trails cross private land rather than that belonging to the state. Most municipalities have embraced hiking as part of their commitment to the outdoor recreational activities they offer their residents and visitors.
Explore the various nature reserves, historical, archaeological and geological sites.
Included in the book:
Published with the support of Joburg City Parks and Zoo
About the author
Tim Hartwright is the owner of Jacana Travel Marketing & Reservations and also chairman of the Footprint Hiking Club, and the Braamfontein Spruit Trust, an environmental organisation concerned with monitoring the wellbeing of the spruit and public open spaces and parks in the suburbs of Johannesburg. As such he walks all these areas on a regular basis. He sees his position as that of supporting the work that Johannesburg City Parks does in maintaining the more than 2 000 public open spaces that fall under its control. Tim walks on average 1 200km a year, much of which takes place within this book’s covers.
|Publication Date:||March 2014|