HIking in Mpumalanga
There are plenty of walks and trails in the vicinity of White River and further afield to suit all levels of ability and fitness, so pack your sensible shoes, hat, sunscreen and bottle of water and get cracking!
Lowveld Botanical Gardens, Nelspruit
Tel: 013 752 5532
Eco Walks organise walks of two hours duration to several destinations in the Nelspruit and Hazyview areas. To get an idea, click onto www.ecowalking.co.za/FOEA/The%20Matumi%20trail%20.html to take a look at the Matumi walk in Hazyview.
Tel: 078 225 9260
Lowveld Day Trails:
Information about the day trails listed below can be found at Komatie Eco Tourism:
Tel: 013 754 2724
Sabie – Loerie Trail Forest Fall nature walk Secretary Bird Trail Beestekraalspruit Trail
Graskop – Graskop Trail
Sudwala – Bakkrans
Friends of the Escarpment is a wonderful page giving detailed information about the wild areas in the North West Escarpment. www.ecowalking.co.za/friend%20of%20the%20escarpment.html
Lowveld Rambling Club
Tel: 013 750 1316 Winston Brent (after 18h00)
Kruger National Park Trails:
Tel: 012 428 9111 (Central Reservations)
Tel: 013 735 4000 Kruger National Park
SANParks offer guided daily early morning or afternoon walks from most of the camps. Bookings can be made at the Camp reception or via email. A maximum of eight walkers is allowed per group.
For serious hikers, there are two different types of trails – Backpacking trails, where hikers carry their own tents, follow more flexible routes and camp where the trail leader deems suitable.
Mphongolo Olifants Trail Lonely Bull Trail
and Wilderness trails where hikers follow specific routes and sleep in huts on those paths.
Bushman Mathikithi Napi Nyalaland Olifants Sweni Wolhuter
Lowveld Overnight Trails:
Komatie Eco Tourism manages several great trails and there are links to each of them below:
Tel: 013 754 2724
Kaapschehoop: (there are several trail options here)
Fanie Botha Trail:
The Queen Rose Trail (booked through Barberton Odyssey)
Tel: 079 180 1488
Christmas Pools and Klipkraal Trails
E-mail: Odette on firstname.lastname@example.org
Elandshoogte Trail (booked through SAPPI Public Affairs)
Tel: 013 752 4281
Cell: 082 921 8708
Trails on four feet or wheels:
Kaapschehoop Horse Trails:
Christo Germyshuis will guide you on horseback outrides through the Berlin plantation and along the escarpment.
Tel: 076 108 0081
Mankele cycling trails
Tel: 078 801 0453