Walking Safaris in South Africa

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Although the best walking safaris occur in Zambia and Tanzania, especially if one wants to be amongst concentrations of wildlife, South Africa does in fact offer some lovely walking safaris. Top of the list must go to walking in the Limpopo Region in the northern part of Kruger Park.

This is one of the prettiest areas and especially good for birdlife, elephant, antelope and the smaller creatures.  Here one has a small pup tent and the walking is for three or four nights on a set departure.  They take up to eight guests, so if there are perhaps six of you, or less, we could arrange this trail exclusively for you.

The trail is located in the Marakelele Reserve which is renowned for its archaeological interest and some of the earliest rock paintings. The site is located between the Luvuvhu and Limpopo Rivers. The vegetation included the magnificent yellow barked fever trees as well as enormous baobab trees.  This region also has great culture and one can also visit a village from here after your trail.  

In the morning, your tracker and ranger lead you through the private concession, following natural game trails that have been etched into the landscape by wildlife.  The walks extend from three to four hours in the morning, returning to camp for lunch and a siesta. Afterwards, you will walk out for two or three hours. Return to your camp which will have been sited in a grove of enormous trees, allowing for good shade. There will be a crackling fire with chairs placed around it and you can examine the night sky and chat to your fellow walkers.  There is very little to equal this!

This walk combines well with another walking camp in the Kruger National Park, where there is an abundance of wildlife. Overnight in a luxury tented camp, with no electricity but simply hurricane lamps which is just lovely. There is also a small swimming pool here. One walks out in the morning, returning for lunch and after a siesta, walk out again. This region in particular is renowned for the white rhino. Have sundowners on a rock overlooking the valley.  This is very special.

Alternately, walk in the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu Natal. Here one can camp out for one to three nights. These walks are entirely private, accompanied by your guide and the tents will be erected just for you and your party. The Drakensberg Mountains offer infinite vistas which are simply breathtaking.  There is also horse riding here and some excellent fly fishing. This region is also known for its battlefield tours which we cannot recommend highly enough.


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