Established in the world-famous Kruger National Park, wilderness trails allow adventurous visitors a close personal encounter with nature by traversing large areas of unspoilt wilderness on foot, under the guidance of armed and experienced trail rangers.
In keeping with the wilderness atmosphere, sites for the trail camps are carefully selected for their scenic beauty and diverse plant and animal life. Groups spend three nights in four rustic two-bed huts. Ablution facilities comprise reed-walled showers and flush toilets. A covered lapa serves as a dining/socialising area where the campfire's flickering shadows encourage stories of adventures in the African bush.
Simple, wholesome meals are provided. The day commences with coffee and rusks in the crisp morning hours. A light meal is enjoyed in the bush and brunch awaits the group when they return at noon. Evening meals comprise either hunters' stew or barbecues, supplemented with salads and vegetables.
Clothing should be comfortable and durable. Neutral colours such as khaki are preferable. Light-coloured garments such as whites and creams should be avoided. T-shirts are not recommended as they provide little protection against the sun on the neck. A hat and an all-weather jacket should be taken along. A tracksuit, either woollen or lightweight depending on the season, is a useful garment.
Footwear should be worn-in prior to the trail, have thick soles and provide good ankle support. It is preferable not to wear white shoes.
EXCLUSIVE WILDERNESS TRAIL T-SHIRTS, GOLF SHIRTS AND CAPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE TO ALL TRAIL PARTICIPANTS AT THE POINT OF DEPARTURE AND ON COMPLETION OF THE TRAIL. PLEASE ASK YOUR TRAIL RANGER FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
The duration of the trails is three nights and two days, either from Sunday to Wednesday, or from Wednesday to Saturday. Trailists meet at the designated restcamp at 15:30 on Sundays and Wednesdays from where they leave by vehicle for their trail camp after a short briefing.
A camera, binoculars, sunscreen lotion and reference books are optional. A powerful torch is essential.
Trailists have to provide their own transport to the restcamp from where they will be transported to the trail camp.
Click on one of the 6 Trails listed below:
- Bushman Wilderness Trail ~ Berg-en-dal Restcamp or Malelane Gate
- Metsi-Metsi Wilderness Trail ~ Skukuza Restcamp or Kruger Gate
- Nyalaland Wilderness Trail ~ Punda Maria Restcamp or Punda Maria Gate
- Olifants Wilderness Trail ~ Letaba Restcamp or Phalaborwa Gate
- Sweni Wilderness Trail ~ Satara Restcamp or Orpen Gate
- Wolhuter Wilderness Trail ~ Berg-en-dal Restcamp or Malelane Gate
Good Luck & Enjoy!
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