Hluhluwe Wilderness Trail in South Africa

Prices From: R6 350.00 pp

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Hluhluwe Wilderness Trail in South Africa

Prices From: R6 350.00 pp
Based on a minimum of 7 people.

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What is Hluhluwe Wilderness Trail in South Africa

Walking in Hluhluwe National Park might just be what you’ve always wanted to do. Spend 2 nights in the wilderness in Hluhluwe Game Reserve and get really connected with nature. You get to detox your mind, body and soul from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and feel nourished after 3 days of total tranquility.

You get to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the bush, like never before.
The trail area consists of 36 000 hectares of wilderness on the southern side of the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Once you’ve been on trail you will want to return time and time again for this exclusive experience. There are various guided wilderness trails in Hluhluwe Imfolozi National Park.

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Wilderness Trail in South Africa – Trip General Times

Day 1

General Times:

09:30 Depart from Richards Bay

Check-in for the trail at Mpila Camp – Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve

Briefing and safety talk before the Wilderness Trail starts

We arrive at the satellite camp. Coffee/tea/fresh bush bread

Get familiar with the do’s and don’ts of camp

Shower hour

Supper around the fire – spaghetti and mince or rice and chicken or beef with beetroot or green salad

Time for a nice sleep in your personal tent

Tour Details:

At 12:00 we are met by the trails staff and receive a trails briefing at the Mdindini Camp. We pack our backpacks and our adventure starts on foot in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve. We carry our own backpacks and walk approximately 7km to the satellite camp. We have two shallow river crossings during the walk.

We are greeted with the fresh smell of bush bread when we arrive at camp. As we sit around the crackling fire we can hear the sounds of the bush, hyenas hooping and lions roaring.

Day 2

General Times:

07:00 Breakfast – coffee, rusks, cereals, yogurt, egg, bacon, beans and tomatoes

08:00 Trail walk

Bush Lunch – bread, cheese, tomato, cucumber and juice

15:00 We arrive back at camp – Coffee/tea/fresh bush bread

Shower hour

18:00 Supper around the fire – spaghetti and mince or rice and chicken or beef with beetroot or green salad

21:00 Time for a nice sleep in your personal tent

Tour Details:

After breakfast we set out into the wilderness area to hike an approximate distance of about 15kms. We explore the beauty of the wilderness and learn more about the mighty Shaka and the Zulu culture. After a long day of walking, an open air shower is more than welcomed, supper under the stars and relaxation.

Day 3

General Times:

07:00 Breakfast – coffee, rusks, cereals, yogurt, egg, bacon, beans and tomatoes

08:00 We make our way back to Mdindini Camp

10:00 End of Trail

Depart back to Richards Bay

Tour Details:

At 08:00 we make Breakfast and the packing of our “donkey bags” so we can walk back only with our personal items. We will walk approximately 10kms, have two shallow river crossings again, when we arrive at base camp it’s time for lunch. We get our backpacks, bid farewell to our rangers and make our way back to Richards Bay.ake our way back to Mdindini Camp

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Wilderness Trail in South Africa Includes:

All trails require a minimum number of four participants to be booked on the trail in order for the trail to go out as scheduled. If only two Under African Skies clients book, another two trailists that have independently booked can join our group. The accommodation is on a sharing basis. A reasonable level of fitness is required.

Price Includes:

  • Transfers to and from Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve (Richards Bay)
  • 3 Day / 2 Night Wilderness Trails experience (Backpack provided on request)
  • 2 Nights in a dome tent with 2 mattresses. Bedding is provided.
  • All meals
  • Full time Game Ranger
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What To Take Along

  • 3 dull-coloured shirts/blouses

  • Sunglasses

  • 3 changes of underwear

  • 3 pairs shorts or the equivalent

  • 1 pair of jeans

  • 1 tracksuit

  • 1 hat

  • 1 pair of pyjamas (optional)

  • Bayticol (from your pharmacy) is recommended, as ticks can be a problem at certain times of the year.

    *Mosquito repellent

  • 1 light raincoat

  • 1 swimming costume (optional)

  • 1 warm bush jacket or jersey

  • 1 pair of comfortable boots or the equivalent

  • 1 pair of sandals or the equivalent (for around the camp)

  • Torch with spare batteries

  • Sun protection cream

  • Toiletries, including biodegradable soap, Insect repellent

  • Binoculars, camera and bird identification book (optional)

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