It’s the ultimate wilderness experience: following animal trails by day, sleeping under the stars at night.
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Explore the Kwa-Zulu Natal wilderness in leave-no-trace style, carrying everything needed to survive in your backpack.
In the 1950s, wilderness trails were pioneered in South Africa in the reserves of northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, and they continue to this day in the original authentic style. The hilly terrain and mixed habitats provide an ideal walking environment.
A minimum of 6 is needed for sleep-outs, and if rain is forecast, tents are carried.
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Primitive trails are operated by the African Bush Company in two reserves in northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, Munyawana and Mfulawozi. Both are about three hours drive from Durban, and the meeting time will be arranged when booking. Both venues have secure parking locations.
Trailists should bring their own kit and food. The nearest shops are Hluhluwe Spar (for Munyawana) and Empangeni Spar (for Mfulawozi).
In Munyawana, a game viewing vehicle is used to drop off (or pick up) the walking group depending on the route walked. The entire reserve is traversed, with a new camp set each night.
In Mfulawozi, walkers have the option to move to new camps each night or to stay at one for a couple nights. In the latter case, kit can be left at camp, allowing for exploration for a day with just a day pack.
- Price is per person for three nights
- Transfers from parking to trailheads
- Services of two professional Trails Guides
- Daily conservation fee R150 pp at Munyawana Reserve only
- Kit rental if required