Makalali 4 Day Wilderness Slack Packing Trail Hoedspruit

4 Day Wilderness Slack packing Trail in the Makalali Game Reserve (Hoedspruit)

Operated by: MDM Tech
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  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Difficulty: Very easy
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Explore the vast and wonderful Makalali Game Reserve on foot

Explore the big 5 Makalali Game Reserve on foot with qualified and experienced FGASA trail guides. Get a once in a life time opportunity to track big game on foot, sleep under the stars and get that close to nature experience in its rawest format!

Groups are no more than 8 people and led by two armed and experienced guides. The first night of trail is spent in the MyKayaYourKaya lodge and the next two nights are spent sleeping either under the stars or in a tent depending on the adventure level of the hikers. Only a day pack is necessary as all camping equipment will be dropped off at pre-designated camps each night. The pre-designated camp also has a bush toilet and a bush shower ready to go.

A typical day begins early with a coffee and rusk, then a morning hike followed by some R&R during the heat of the day. The rest of the afternoons hike ends at the camp for the night. The pace and distance traveled will depend on animal activity, hikers fitness levels, weather, etc. A small fire will be made for comfort each night and all cooking needs to be done on gas cookers, no braai'ing allowed.

Makalali Private Game Reserve is located west of the Kruger National Park within 26 000 hectares of pristine bush-veld. It has all of the big 5, as well as cheetah, wild dog. It is a 5 hour drive from Johannesburg or you can fly to Hoedspruit and get a 1 hour transfer to the main gate. Highlights: Encounter the Big Five on foot and over 340 bird species.  Enjoy the first night at the awesome MyKayaYourKaya lodge.  Potentially meet the world famous Riff Raff Elephant. Get a unique life changing life experience in the wilderness.  You walk with a day pack, while porters drop off the heavy stuff like your camping equipment and food.


  • Encounter the Big Five on foot
  • Over 340 bird species
  • Enjoy first night at the awesome MyKayaYourKaya lodge
  • Potentially meet the world-famous Riff Raff Elephant
  • Get a unique life-changing life experience in the wilderness
  • Only walk with a day pack, while porters drop off your camping equipment and food
  • Bush toilet and shower setup at camp
  • Presentation on Approaching Dangerous Game on foot

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Operated by: MDM Tech

What’s included

  • Park Fees and Levies
  • Bush dinner (Potjie) and a drink on the first night at MyKayaYourKaya lodge
  • 2 x FGASA Trail Guide Trained Game Rangers
  • Campsite Equipment Drop off (Optional)
  • Hiking and camping equipment available (additional cost)

What do I need to bring

  • Food and drinks on trail
  • Full hiking and camping equipment
  • Water purification drops
  • Comfortable clothing in muted colours so as to blend into the bush
  • Jacket for cool evenings
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Sun cream
  • Torch and Gas Cooker

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