Our Primitive Trails will expose you to the fine detail, the grandeur of the landscape and the thrill of moving among iconic 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.
ABOUT THE TRAIL:
These 4-day trails take place across exclusive properties in the Greater Kruger National Park – Timbavati PNR. Groups set their own pace and explore according to their interests and capabilities. There are no demarcated campsites or routes. Each night is spent under the stars (no tents) at a pristine location with participants sharing the responsibility of ‘watch duty’.
We have a strong ‘no-trace’ camping ethic.
WHAT TO BRING:
Everything required for the duration of the trail must be carried in a backpack. Participants will have to cater for 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners as well as the odd snack. In order to minimize our impact, all cooking must be done on a gas stove.
Equipment checklist and meal suggestions at the bottom of the page.
The trail is restricted to group bookings, which may include up to 8 participants. Group cost is from ZAR 28 700 for three nights. The Timbavati PNR conservation levy (ZAR 390 per person per trail) is excluded from the trails price.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your preferred dates.
Equipment checklist: Walking shoes (gaiters useful), sandals, neutral coloured clothing, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, backpack, sleeping bag, mattress – roll mat, gas stove, lighter, small pot & mug, spoon, water bottles – capacity for 2 litres, torch, toilet paper (in Ziploc), toiletries, small quick-dry towel, larger Ziploc for rubbish. Consider poncho (summer) & warm clothing (winter).
Meal suggestions: Breakfast – Instant Oats, ProNutro, FutureLife, cereal bars. Lunch – ProVita, SaltiCrax, cheese, nuts, tuna, biltong, salami, trail mix. Dinner – Cous-cous, pasta, dehydrated mince, tuna. Drinks – Coffee, tea, juice mix. Most take too much food. The idea is to simplify for a few days.
Meet at The Bush Pub & Inn (near Timbavati Gate) by 11:00 am on the day of departure. Trail concludes here by 12:00 on day 4.