Author: Socks.ZA

MSR Pocket Rocket 2 – Stove

I added this powerful little MSR stove to my pack for its efficiency and lightweight composition and it came as advertised. Regardless of weather or elevation the Pocket Rocket 2 performed every time. I Read More

Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

The lovely town, Hartebeespoort, is a short drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Mostly known for the dam which the town was built around, you’d be surprised to find that the Magaliesberg mountain range is Read More

Capestorm 250C – Sleeping Bag

The Capestorm 250C sleeping bag, has been a great addition to my gear. It has an excellent temperature rating, is super comfortable and not nearly as pricy as one would expect, making it ideal Read More

Hennops – Zebra Route

The Zebra Route is ideal for a Sunday morning hike – a short 5km trail with elevation gain of 110m. I reached the trailhead by crossing the Hennops river via cable car and taking a northwest heading – reaching Read More

Hennops – Krokodilberg Route

A short drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria you’ll find the Hennops river. There are numerous hiking trails around the river; one of the most popular trails is the Krokodilberg Route. A lovely 10km trail that’ll leave Read More

Quechua Arpenaz 2+ – Tent

The Arpenaz 2+ tent is a great option if you’re on a budget or simply looking for a comfortable and spacious tent to start your backing endeavors with. This simple dome shaped tent is Read More

Capestorm Overland 75L – Backpack

The Capestorm Overland 75 is a multi-day backpack that offers a good amount of internal space, as well as some external expanding pockets and a removable lid. The backpack isn’t very well designed, but it’s Read More

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