Location

Mphongolo Backpack Trail

Location

Destination: 

Mphongolo Backpack Trail - KNP

Country: 

South Africa
Trip Participants

Participants: 

Ashraf Sayed

Mphongolo Backpack Trail – stay in own tents, own meals, no set route, 3 nights 4 days, easy going, highly recommended.

4 Places available.

Ashraf will be on of your guides on this trail

Mphongolo Wilderness, zoned as a wilderness area according to 2006 Conservation Development Framework (CDF). Wilderness zones only allow for this kind of product. The area is vast and scenically beautifully with many natural attributes and therefore will ensure a rewarding experience for all participants.

The trail stretches over 4 days and three nights. This trail allows its participants to spend three nights in this wilderness area without having the constraints of having to get to the next point or of following a prescribed route. The trail allows the trail leader to decide when & where to camp and how far & which route to follow. The activity will be conducted by two experienced Trails Rangers and the maximum number of participants will be kept to eight people per trail with a minimum of 4 people.

Guests are expected to provide their own camping equipment and food for the duration of the trail, no glass items. It is strongly advised that hikers do not carry more than a quarter of their body weight. There are no overnight huts on this trail. As the safety of hikers is of major importance, all participants have to bring tents and sleep in them every night while they are walking the trail. Participants will be responsible for setting up their own tents and for cooking their own food. No rubbish bins or toilets are provided at any of the overnight stops and the trail operates on a strictly “take it in, take it out” basis and strictly adheres to a “no trace camping” ethic. Please only use biodegradable products – soaps and detergents – on the trail. Water will be collected along the way from natural sources.

Group will be dropped off and collected using existing camp based open vehicles (with off road trailer) & guides in the Nxanatseni north region.

Cost: Please visit http://www.sanparks.org/tourism/tariffs/

Age Limit: 12 years - 65 years (Doctors note for over 65’s)

Reservations: Contact Christine Mekwa Tel: 012-426-5111 Fax:012-343-0905 or mail Christine.mekwa@sanparks.org

All the information resides on the SANParks website www.sanparks.org. All bookings directly through SANParks reservation 012 428 9111

 http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/tourism/activities/mphongolo_backpack_trail.php

Locations

South Africa
29° 55' 0.6672" S, 25° 30' 36.9144" E
ZA
South Africa
29° 55' 0.6672" S, 25° 30' 36.9144" E
ZA
South Africa
29° 55' 0.6672" S, 25° 30' 36.9144" E
ZA
South Africa
29° 55' 0.6672" S, 25° 30' 36.9144" E
ZA
Activities

activity: 

Hiking

Date: 

Sunday, May 25, 2014 (All day) to Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (All day)