Slack Packing Trails on the Kruger national Park side of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park
Adventurous travelers can enjoy these hiking/ slackpacking trails on the Kruger side of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. Here are some details on each to help you find out which will suit you best.
Just north of Phalaborwa we find Letaba Ranch, which offers the three-night Mtomeni Walking Trail. Your base for this walking trail is beautiful Mtomeni Camp on the banks of the Groot Letaba River. The camp is fully equipped with gas fridges, freezers a kitchen and gas- cooking facilities. Your guide will prepare your meals and offer ice-cold drinks throughout your stay. You will sleep in the camps permanent safari tents which offer fresh linen, en- suite showers and a flush loo.
Walks each day will head out in a different direction covering river trails as well as vast savannahs. We will set out in a series of morning, evening and all-day walks. Walks / hikes will depend on weather conditions, time of year and animal movements.
The trail is best for those who enjoy spectacular scenery as well as long walks. You will be assured to sleep in comfort at night and will learn interesting things about tracking, bush survival and signs of the wild.
You will spend your first night at Singo Safari Lodge in the middle of Makuya Reserve during this four- night hiking trail. From here you will progress to Pandembile and then hike to Luvuvhu Gorge for your second night of bush camping. The hike will finish on the fourth night at Mutale Fall’s camp after covering fairly rough terrain. Due to the level of hiking and the distance covered each day, we advise that only physically fit hikers attempt this trail. The Makuya Hiking Trail is only offered between April and September due to the summer heat.
Your experience will comprise of two nights in the comfort of a camp with all necessary amenities and then two nights bush camping. All food and luggage will be portered; this is an experience for all slack packing enthusiasts to enjoy!
The Makuya Hiking Trail is best suited to those looking for dramatic scenery, spectacular birdlife and a physically demanding hike. The trail covers variety of landscapes and scenery to give you a broad range of experiences.