4 Night Wilderness Trail
This is a more primitive wilderness trail, aimed at the outdoors enthusiast who would like to combine a wilderness experience with backpacking and sleeping under the stars.
The trail is fully catered - all equipment (including first aid kit), bedding and food is provided. (Unfortunately no special diets can be catered for). Hikers are required to assist with food preparation and setting up camp. Please note that there are no ablutions and showers on this trail.
All three or four nights are spent out in the bush, in no set up camp, as the guide will choose a campsite each night. Camping follows a very strict 'minimum impact - no trace' ethic, which is in line with the wilderness principles. Small camps are set up at night, with hikers sleeping under the stars around a small fire (a lightweight rain shelter is provided for bad weather) after enjoying a meal prepared by the trails officer and an assistant. Distances covered in walking are not excessive, due to the need to carry all equipment. Backpacks are sometimes left at a campsite and day walks taken to explore the wilderness area.
The ethos of the trail aims to facilitate an experience of living basically, with a minimum of sophistication in equipment and food. Water is collected from springs or rivers in the wilderness area and bathing is done in the river wherever possible. A very important part of the trail is spending time alone on watch at the fire at night. This is where one gets to embrace silence and solitude, qualities that are difficult to find in today's world of fast moving technology. Therefore no electronic equipment allowed!
We also recommend that everyone leaves their watches and cellular phones behind and gets to experience the freedom of not being bound by time and not having to continually meet deadlines and appointments.
Trails are conducted from mid February to mid November and take a maximum of 8 hikers at any one time. You are encouraged to make very certain before you book a primitive trail that you know what to expect.
A minimum of 6 hikers are required in order for a trail to run. No children under 14 years.
COST: R3080 per person for the 4 night trail.
(15 February – 20 November 2013)
Kapama - Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kapama River Lodge - 40 standard suites (5 Star)
R 3 250 per person sharing per night (6 Jan'16 - Nov'16 )
16 Spa Suites (5 Star)
R 3 750 per person sharing per night (6 Jan'16 - Nov'16)
Kapama Buffalo Camp - 10 Tents (4 Star)
R 3 950 per person sharing per night (6 Jan'16 - Nov'16)
Rating: 4 Star Plus
Included: Accommodation, all meals, teas/coffees, two daily game viewing activities, transfers to/from Hoedspruit Airport
Garonga Safari Camp - Makalali
R 4 275 per person sharing per night (Oct'16 - Mar'17)
R 5 975 per person sharing per night (Apr'18 - Mar'18)
Included: Accommodation, all meals, game drives and bush walks, sleep-out excursion, bush bath, all local drinks (including house wines), Wi-Fi and laundry
Excluded: Transfers, Curios,Telephone calls,Massage Treatments, Conservation Levy per person R110 per person once off (Gate entrance fee), Special wines and champagnes
Rating: 5 Star
Children: No children u/8 years allowed.
Accommodation: 6 Garonga Tents - luxury double suites with canvas roof and decks
CLOSED BETWEEN 01 MARCH 2019 to 24 MARCH 2019 FOR REFURBISHMENT