Ralph Pina

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4th June 2007

Very little gives me more pleasure than walking in Africa's landscapes. As Kierkegaard said: above all do not lose your desire to walk.
I co-founded ecoafrica.com, a website dedicated to promoting eco-travel in Africa in the mid-1990s and although I am an engineer and IT professional, I have spent recent years educating myself in matters environmental. This interest in conservation culminated in an MPhil in Environmental Management qualification. My new interest, informed by the looming energy crisis, is renewable energy.
Leisure time is spent reading (non-fiction) voraciously, hiking, sea kayaking and windsurfing.

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  1. May 2010
  2. Ralph Pina reviewed The Great Walk of Africa in Tanzania

    The Great Walk is a walking safari that follows the courses of the Tsavo and Galana rivers as they traverse Kenya's Tsavo West and East National Parks. One covers 153km over 11 days of walking from fly-camp to fly-camp. Essentially the Great Walk is an …"

  3. October 2009
  4. Ralph Pina rated Rim of Africa Conservation Mega-trail

  5. Ralph Pina reviewed Rim of Africa Conservation Mega-trail in Western Cape, South Africa

    The Rim of Africa Mountain Passage is a grand idea painted large on the grand canvas of the Cape Fold Mountains. At its heart is the dream of creating biodiversity conservation corridors and tourism linkages from the northern Cederberg in South Africa&rs…"

  6. June 2007
  7. Ralph Pina rated The Otter and Whale Walking Trails

  8. Ralph Pina rated Cederberg Wilderness Area Walks

  9. Ralph Pina rated Walking trails in the Kruger National Park

  10. Ralph Pina rated Eden to Addo Mega-hike

  11. Ralph Pina reviewed Eden to Addo Mega-hike in Knysna, South Africa

    Last year I was fortunate enough to participate in the inaugural Eden to Addo Mega-hike, a 400km, 17-day epic that crosses seven mountain groupings, many rivers, biomes and veld types. The Mega-hike has now become an annual event that aims to reconnect f…"

  12. Ralph Pina reviewed Cederberg Wilderness Area Walks in Western Cape, South Africa

    Do you need to lose yourself for a few days? Obtain one of the few daily permits and set off on a path into this vast mountain wilderness to sleep under the stars wherever you want. Only 300 kms from Cape Town, the Cederberg was one of the last refuges …"

  13. Ralph Pina reviewed The Otter and Whale Walking Trails in Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Situated as it is where Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, the South African coast is diverse, sometimes wild and always spectacular. Both these trails follow the scenic South Cape coast and are located in formal protected areas that include marine protect…"

  14. Ralph Pina reviewed Walking trails in the Kruger National Park in Northern Transvaal, South Africa

    My partner Marion and I have done a number of wilderness walking trails in Kruger National Park over the years. It’s almost an annual thing, an addictive thing. These trails are situated in massive tracts of wilderness areas. Morning and evening w…"