The lovely area between the Midlands and the Drakensberg is called the Lowlands and this is where you can take a luxury hike without the burden of a backpack.
Walking from lodge to lodge, having your luggage transported for you and looking forward to excellent 3 course meals, is a great way to hike.
3 days and 3 nights experiencing 3 very different kinds of accommodation at the end of the day’s hike, from 4 star eco sustainable Antbear Lodge with fascinating hand carved wooden features, to comfortable family farm stay, Leopard’s Lair with an agri tourism experience, to 5 star private game reserve, Zulu Waters. where you will hike with herds of game around you. Each of the places you will stay in is fully listed on this site… take a look.
The hiking is easy to moderate and you cover 12 to 15 kms per day. There is pretty grassland, moderate hikes up ridges to magnificent views of Giant’s Castle and walking through lovely valleys. You will come across many interesting birds and some rare butterflies. There are rock pools and rivers to swim in en route during summer. You have a knowledgeable, qualified mountain guide, Deon, with you throughout. Really good breakfasts and suppers are provided at the lodges with packed picnic lunches during the day.
On the final hiking day, you will have an experienced game ranger, Mbongiseni to escort you on a walking safari, high above the banks of the Bushman’s River. Meandering through this pristine reserve, you will hear bush stories from this man who has grown up in the area and holds a deep appreciation and passion for nature. You are likely to see a range of game including rhino and many grazers. It is an intimate and very special wildlife experience.
Group size is 6 and bespoke hikes with special interest groups can be accommodated. The trip is fully inclusive. There are extras which you can opt for: stargazing from a hammock and listening to the African stories about the stars, visit to a San Rock Art site, game drives, pony trail riding and visiting a restaurant for vultures.
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