Season: Mar-Nov Price Basis: PP for 3 nights
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The Manukuza Primitive Trail explores wilderness zones in the Balule Game Reserve and nights are spent under the stars, taking turns to keep watch by the fire, offering an incredibly immersive and primal experience. This unique camping arrangement often becomes a highlight, drawing visitors back for the authentic connection with nature.

Creating wells and collecting filtered water from the riverbed reflects a harmonious approach to sourcing essentials from the environment. The emphasis on minimal impact is evident in our approach of relocating each night and restoring the camping areas to their original state, ensuring they remain pristine.

This style of immersive, self-sustained camping not only provides an extraordinary experience but also instils a sense of responsibility and appreciation for the environment. It's an opportunity to truly connect with nature in a way that's both challenging and deeply rewarding.

The requirement for trailists to be self-sustained, carrying all necessities, fosters a real sense of self-reliance and adventure. Manukuza Wilderness Trails assist with checklists and guidance ensuring that everyone is adequately prepared. The minimum age requirement is 16 years old and the need for good health and fitness ensure that participants can fully engage and enjoy the experience.  The best walking season is April to September.

All trials are 3 nights, 4 days. (Longer trails can be arranged).

Travelling time from Johannesburg to the reserve is about five hours.

Guests meet at the Jejane gate by 11:30 am on day of arrival. Vehicles can remain at a secure location in the reserve for the duration of the Trail. The Trail concludes at 09h30 on day 4. (Map, directions, and further details will be supplied on booking confirmation).

  • Guide Fee
  • Transfer should you require one from Hoedspruit
  • Conservation levy and entrance fee
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  • Meals (unless previously arranged)
  • Kit
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