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Rim of Africa

The Rim of Africa Trail Friendship Trail - Niagara Club

A section of the Bruce Trail in the Niagara Club is twinned with a section of the Rim of Africa Trail. Below is a map of the Rim of Africa Friendship Trail on the Bruce Trail. You'll also find it on our Bruce Trail Reference Map 3.



The Rim of Africa is a unique mountain passage trail and conservation initiative at the southern edge of Africa in the Cape mountains. These mountains form the core of the Cape Floristic Region, the smallest of the six recognised floral kingdoms of the world, an area of extraordinarily high diversity and endemism, and home to more than 9 000 plant species, the greatest non-tropical concentration of higher plant species in the world.

At its core the Rim of Africa initiative offers a hiking experience through a series of linked high mountain traverses, some involve easy path-hiking, while others are off-path and require confident mountain and hiking skills. The entire route is 52 days in duration and can be walked in a variety of ways.

The Rim of Africa mission is to help preserve and protect the natural beauty of these mountains and the important ecosystem functions they offer communities living along the route.

Rim of Africa is a mountain initiative with community, conservation and hiking at its heart.