Ostriches on the beach in Cape Point National Park, South Africa, inspiration for the Ostrich Trails logo.

Get inspired on Ostrich Trails to go there and explore nature by reading our hike reports. See the world through our trip reports and get motivated to follow our steps and beyond.
We provide you with detailed stories of the places we have visited and recommend you where to stay. Read our recommended books, watch our suggested movies and listen to our music playlists while planning and once travelling. Bring the right outdoor gear by following our advice.

Our Travel Books

While on our adventures, we wrote two travel adventure books about Overlanding for a few months around two countries – South Africa and Botswana.

Chasing Ostriches South Africa Road Trip Book Cover

Chasing Ostriches

We roamed the backroads and national parks of South Africa in our trusty (and not so trusty at times) Defender. We climbed misty mountains, camped in empty deserts, sunbathed on tropical beaches, and saw wildlife galore under the hot African sky. Read more about it on our website or on amazon*.

No Footprints in the Night

South Africa was kicking us out so we had to make a plan. ‘What about Botswana?’ My boyfriend couldn’t think of any objections so a few days before we overstayed our visas we hit the road in our trusty Defender and sped north from Cape Town. Read more about it on our website or on amazon*.

Our Adventure Map

Vicky and Tom in Mowani Namibia

Vicky and Tom

Hi, we are the creators of Ostrich Trails, a hiking and travel blog. It is our goal to encourage everyone to love hiking and to explore and understand the world. We recently moved from Cape Town, South Africa to Singapore and write about our adventures in both places.

Latest Trips

Ostrich Trails Destinations

We are currently in South Africa and keep you up-to-date with the best hikes and trips this beautiful country has to offer. Another recommended destination in Africa is Namibia, and we know all about it. As we are from the UK and the Netherlands, we know some of the not-to-miss hikes for you to explore. We recently went on extended trips to Iceland and Sicily and have a lot of recommendations to share with you. Previously we have lived in the USA and Nepal and we share with you our memories of memorable hikes and trips. Soon, our best hikes and trips in these countries will come online. For now, we share our experiences in South Africa.

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

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