Trails

Short Trails                                                                                                R400 per person
For the guest that is limited by time we can offer shortened trails in the morning or afternoon. The trails are between 2 and 3 hours long and give the guests a taste of what can be experienced on one of our longer trails.

Full Day Trails                                                                                            R800 per person
Leave early in the morning and set out on a full day adventure. Walk through the African Bush and break at midday in the shade of tree. During the break you are invited to read a book, have a nap or, if near the river, perhaps go for a swim. After a packed lunch and a rest head off again back to the lodge, returning late in the afternoon.

Semi Primitive Trail (Slack Packing)                                   
Spend your nights sleeping under the stars and wake up every morning to a chorus of African sounds. Once finished with breakfast load up your day pack with lunch and other personal items, a team of staff will pack up and move the camp to the following location. After a day meandering in the bushveld arrive at a camp setup and waiting for you, with a fire burning and dinner cooking.

Lodge Based Trails                                                                

The trails are all based in the Zululand Rhino Reserve. Choose from a range of lodges in the reserve each with their own unique attractions. All trails are flexible and can be designed around every group’s different needs. Full day trails with lunch in the bush or half day trails ending with a game drive or sundowners are available.

Rhino River Trail
Rhino River Lodge is based in the Southern portion of the reserve in an area of thick riverine vegetation along the banks of the Msunduzi River, rich with bird and animal life, and filled with magnificent fig and fever trees.

Zen Zulu Trail
Zen Zulu is set inside a Fever Tree forest with a deck overlooking a busy water hole. Arrive back at camp earlier on one of the days and allow yourself the opportunity to soak in the peaceful setting on the deck, while watching birds and animals come to drink.

Leopard Mountain Trail
Leopard Mountain Game Lodge, a 4-star game lodge perched on top of a cliff with spectacular views overlooking a vast stretch of unspoiled bush and riverine forests, from the Msunduzi River meandering below to the distant Ubombo Mountains.

Bayete Trail
Bayete Homestead is suited more for larger groups. It is a self catering house with chefs that will prepare your meals for you. Set at the base of a large hill, the lodge overlooks a grass field with a water hole, large herds of buffalo and other antelope can be seen crossing the field to drink. Another attraction to the lodge is their domesticated elephants. Join a guide for Elephant Education, guest get to touch and feed these magnificent animals followed by a talk on elephant behavior and anatomy.

Mavela Trail
Mavela Game Lodge is based in the heart of the Zululand Rhino Reserve. The thatched lodge has magnificent views of rolling hills and Fever Trees. With five twin bedded en suite tents it can accommodate 10 guests in comfort. After walking for the day you can kick off your shoes, relax in the pool or on the viewing deck of the luxurious lodge.

Lodge to Lodge Trails                                                            
This trail is for a guest that is looking for a more luxurious experience. Spend the full day walking in a BIG 5 game reserve, with a long break at midday eating lunch and relaxing under a tree in the shade. Returning to the lodge in the late afternoon to enjoy cocktails while lounging around the pool. Each night is spent in a different lodge, Zen Zulu, Rhino River Lodge, Mavela Game Lodge, Leopard Mountain Game Lodge or Bayete House, and gives the guest the full experience of the entire reserve from the mountains to the river to the open plains. You will only have to carry your personal items with you for the day while the rest of your luggage is transported from each lodge to the next.

Corporate Team Build                                                                              
Nothing builds a team quicker than having to rely on each other, join us on an African style team build sleeping under the stars. Relationships between colleagues are put to the test as they are forced to rely on each for company and support during the trail, with longer trails being more effective at building long lasting associations. Amazing experiences, like sitting 30m away from an Elephant bull as it pushes over giant trees, will bring a team closer together giving them long lasting memories of their adventure.

Family Trails                                                                                              
We have found in the past that the quietness of a trail with no distractions from the outside world is a good time for families to bond.

It is extremely important for families to spend time together.  A daughter or son that has an active parental figure in their lives have a better understanding of what it means to be a grownup and will often have more self-confidence.  This sets the child up for future success.

Days on trails are filled with times when you have to rely on each other for support, weather you are standing downwind from an elephant bull and you need each other for courage or if you are the person in charge of watch and you are sitting around the fire keeping everyone safe listening to the distant roaring of a lion or the rasping cough of a leopard.

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