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Your 3 day trail will cover a diverse landscape dotted with hills, waterholes and rocky terrain - plenty of scope to view of a variety of game!


Walkers will traverse a unique landscape in the Maseke Balule Game Reserve, comprising rocky terrain dotted with waterholes and low-lying woodlands.

The walks are at an easy pace and you will stop en route for refreshments. The below is what you can expect during your 3 day trail. 

  • 3 Nights camping in different locations, each day walking new ground. 
  • A new campsite in a new location, set up prior to arrival, every afternoon.
  • 8000 Hectares of free-roaming Kruger traverse from mountainous terrain to Olifants River.
  • Professional Trails Guide and Tracker conduct two walking trails per day.
  • Morning walk 3-4 hours, afternoon walk 2-3 hours, arrive at camp +-15h00
  • Environmentally friendly, pack up and go safari camping experience. 
  • Nights are spent in the comfort of a classic safari-style dome tent with private facilities. 

Daily Schedule

Departure times for walking safaris depends on the weather and seasons. Summer time walks will depart earlier, while winter time departures will be later.

A general summary of a day’s activity is as follows:

  • 05h30 – Wake up to coffee and rusks, and kit up in walking gear.
  • Start walk. 09h00 – Rest stop and breakfast. Continue with walk.
  • 12h00 – Drive to next camp, where lunch will be served. Settle into camp life.
  • 15h00 – The afternoon activity will be discussed - it will either be another walking expedition, game drive or combination of both. This will be dependent on the weather and group dynamics.
  • 19h00 – Return to camp, enjoy refreshments. Evenings are spent around the campfire and dinners are served at a safari dining table. 

When to Go

A walking safari in the wild Kruger Park is best enjoyed during the cooler months of the year. Summer, which peaks between November and February, is a high rainfall season with temperatures that soar into the 40s (degrees Celsius).

The bush becomes very thick, while the terrain is very wet and muddy, so these months are not advisable for walking trails. 

Around May, the temperatures begin to drop and the rainfall usually subsides, leading up to perfect walking trail conditions.

The months between May and October offer fantastic walking and camping conditions, with the nighttime temperatures sinking to about 12 degrees in June/July and day time temperatures rising to a mild +-23 degrees. 

What to Pack

Essentials for a Kruger walking trail safari start with shoes and sun protection. A good pair of walking shoes, preferrably ones that cover the ankle, are essential, as are sun hats and lightweight outdoor wear. Long trousers and shirts are ideal, while short sleeves are also suitable. 

A rucksack or slack pack should be used to carry water, sun block, and any personal items one might need, while the guide will carry food, as well as a medical aid pack in case of injury. Pack a torch, or any other camping accessories you might deem handy or necessary for the trip.

Bring along cameras, binoculars and recording gadgets to keep a record of the many wildlife sightings. There are many bird and wildlife books on offer at the lodge, making for interesting reading, but guests should specific books and games for entertainment. 

What to Expect

This is a safari adventure for those who like to get involved with nature, discover the beautiful details of the bush, encounter wildlife on foot, and put in a little strenuous work when it comes to walking. Each day involves about 6 hours on foot (breaking in the middle of the day for lunch), and each afternoon includes a sunset game drive. 

Expect to be blown away by how close you will feel to Mother Nature and all the fascinating aspects of the wild Kruger. Discover the intricate details about how ecosystems work, the roles of various insects, plants, and of course, the big game. 

This is the adventure of a lifetime for those who want to get to know the Kruger soil, and camp beneath the stars. This could be considered ‘roughing it’, as there are no luxurious elements to the camp, but it is nothing less than comfortable, and designed to focus on the wilderness. 

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