Our Primitive Trails will expose you to the fine detail, the grandeur of the landscape and the thrill of moving among large mammals. Well beyond an activity, it is a fully immersive experience that permits participation in Nature as opposed to traditional spectatorship. It is real, visceral and completely authentic.

Lead by professional wilderness Trails Guides, with thousands of trails hours experience each, you will spend three self sufficient nights (four days) in the wild. By carrying all your equipment on your back, you’ll enter a world accessible to a privileged few. There are no demarcated campsites or routes for these trails. You set your own pace and explore according to your interests and capabilities, sleeping at a pristine site under the stars each night (no tents) and packing up in the morning to leave no trace. The only restricting factors are the availability of water and the midday sun. During the summer months when water is plentiful, you’ll collect from pools in non-perennial rivers, elephant diggings and depressions or pans in the veld. Once the dry winter months arrive, the guides will do water-drops prior to the start of the Trail.

These Trails never fail to positively impact those who choose to participate.

Our Primitive Trails take place across exclusive properties in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve (Greater Kruger National Park) and are restricted to group bookings.

Primitive Trails are limited to 8 persons with a group cost from ZAR 28 700.
The Timbavati PNR conservation levy (ZAR 390 per person per trail) is excluded from the trail price.

Download the 2020 Primitive Trail Brochure for more information.


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