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 a minimum of 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, within the Greater Kruger National Park, and in the Makuya Nature Reserve, sharing an un-fenced border with the far-northern Kruger National Park. 


Timbavati Primitive Trail

Restricted to group bookings of up to 8 participants.
Operational throughout the year.

2021 Trail Option & Group Rate from:
3 nights | ZAR 29 900/group
Conservation Levy | ZAR 390 /person/Trail (excluded from the group rate)

View the 2021 Timbavati Primitive Trail Brochure for more information, and contact us to secure your preferred dates. 


Makuya Primitive Trail

Restricted to group bookings of up to 8 participants.
Operational between April & November.

2021 Trail Options & Group Rates from:
3 nights | ZAR 31 900/group
4 nights | ZAR 40 900/group
5 nights | ZAR 49 900/group
6 nights | ZAR 57 900/group

View the 2021 Makuya Primitive Trail Brochure for more information, and contact us to secure your preferred dates. 


CONTACT US for reservations and queries.