4 Day Wilderness Slack packing Trail in the Greater Makalali Nature Reserve (Hoedspruit)
Explore the vast and wonderful Makalali Game Reserve on foot
Explore the big 5 Greater Makalali Nature Reserve on a walking safari with qualified and experienced FGASA trail guides. Get a once in a life time opportunity to track big game on foot, sleep under the stars and get that close to nature African wildlife experience in its rawest format!
Groups are no more than 8 people and led by two armed and experienced guides.
Walks either depart directly from Job's halt Lodge or you can be driven to a specific area to walk. The length and duration of the walks can be tailored to your fitness levels.
Only a day pack is necessary and snacks during the walk.
A typical day begins early with a coffee and rusk, then a morning hike followed by some R&R during the heat of the day either back at camp or under a large tree in the bush. The rest of the afternoons hike ends at the camp or a vehicle returns you to camp.
You can also request to do all or part of your trail camping in tents or under the stars. We are here to tailor the experience to your adventure level.
The Greater Makalali Nature Reserve is located west of the Kruger National Park within 25 000 hectares of pristine bush-veld. It has all of the big 5, as well as cheetah, wild dog. It is a 5 hour drive from Johannesburg or you can fly to Hoedspruit and get a 1 hour transfer to the main gate.
Encounter the Big Five on foot
Over 340 bird species
Get a unique life changing life experience in the wilderness
Only walk with a day pack with water and snacks
Presentation on Approaching Dangerous Game on foot
Camp serviced daily
2 x FGASA Trail Guide Trained Game Rangers
What do I need to bring (Please email if you would like advice on this)
Food and drinks on trail duration
Full hiking and camping equipment if you want to spend trail away from the lodge
Water purification drops
Gas Cooker if you want to spend the trail away from the lodge
The Slackpacking trail is based out of Job's halt lodge on the banks of the Makhustwi River. As the trail suggests you will only need day packs as the group will be returning to the lodge during the day or evenings
Day 1: 12:00 arrival and trail starts 14:00. Return to camp before Sunset
Day 2: Sunrise, depart on trail. (Can choose either stay out all day or return to camp midday). Afternoon trail return to camp before Sunset.
Day 3: Sunrise, depart on trail. (Can choose either stay out all day or return to camp midday). Afternoon trail return to camp before Sunset.
Day 4: Sunrise, depart on trail. Return to camp late morning. Departure.
- May drive to specific areas to walk. Not all of the trail will depart from camp
- Can choose to stay out all day or return to camp midday- Can choose to sleep one night under the stars
- We can also include a morning or day of specific tracking of rhino by traditional means and electronic (Telemetry)
- If you have any specific interests please let us know.
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