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Trails: Combination Trails in Southern Africa

List of towns where trails are listed

Augrabies Calvinia Nelspruit
Pontdrif Port Alfred Sedgefield
Springbok Venterskroon Waterval Boven
Closest Town: Augrabies
Type: Combination
Closest Town: Augrabies
Description: Canoe/hike; 2.5 day/30km each; average; guided; equipment & food provided; circular; along Orange River; house & camp site at base; overnight under stars/own tent; 12 persons min/30 persons max; no under 12; Winter months.
Enquiries: Adventure Runners
Tel: + 27 (0)11 646-3548 or (0)21 686-3386
Fax: + 27 (0)11 646-5088
Closest Town: Calvinia
Bush Train Safaris: Flower Route
Type: Combination
Closest Town: Calvinia
Description: 7 day/6 night; combination of train safari & opportunity for mountain biking in Namakwaland; own cycle; depart Pretoria; accommodation on the train; August to September.
Enquiries: Bushveld Train Safaris
Tel: + 27 (0)14 736-3025
Fax: + 27 (0)14 736-3025
Closest Town: Nelspruit
Bushveld Train Safaris: Lowveld
Type: Combination
Closest Town: Nelspruit [Back to Top]
Description: 2 day/2 night; combination of train safari and opportunity for walks in the Lowveld; depart Pretoria; accommodation on the train; meals included;
Enquiries: Bushveld Train Safaris
Tel: + 27 (0)14 736-3025
Fax: + 27 (0)14 736-3025
Closest Town: Pontdrif
Limpopo Valley Horse Safaris
Type: Combination
Closest Town: Pontdrif
Location: Mashatu Game Reserve, located in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve
Description: Mashatu Game Reserve, an area of history and legend, offers some of the most exciting game viewing in Africa. It is a place of exceptional beauty where one can explore the rugged, unspoilt African landscapes either in the comfort of open 4-wheel drive vehicles, on a walking safaris, on mountain bicycles, or horse back, guided by expert rangers and experienced trackers. In addition to the game experience, Mashatu offers a view of Africa, unchanged since the days of early visitors such as Kipling, Selous and artist/explorer Sir Thomas Baines. Historic and archaeological sites abound; notable are the Motloutse Ruins and the Pitsani Koppie sites.
Enquiries: Chantal Howse
Tel: + 27 (0)31 716 3500
Fax: + 27 (0)31 716 3533
Closest Town: Port Alfred
Kowie Canoe/ Hiking Trail
Type: Combination
Closest Town: Port Alfred
Location: Water's Meeting Nature Reserve; Start at Riverside Caravan Park at 26 Menton Road, Port Alfred
Description: The only self-guided hiking / canoe trail in South Africa The canoe trail starts at Port Alfred and ends at Horseshoe Bend, located in Water's Meeting Nature Reserve. The trail can be extremely unpleasant in strong winds. Scenic views of the Horseshoe Bend in the Kowie River. Abundant bird life, including the conspicuous fish eagle. There is a limit of 16 people for the trail at any one time. Canoe Trail: 21 km/4 hours; from Port Alfred to Horse Shoe Bend. Horseshoe Bend Hiking Trails: there are three trails of 3km, 3km and 9 km respectively.
Enquiries: Water's Meeting Nature Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)46 625 0876 or 624 2230
Fax: + 27 (0)46 625 0876
Closest Town: Sedgefield
Type: Combination
Closest Town: Sedgefield [Back to Top]
Description: 4 to 6 day horse and canoe trail; guided; food and equipment provided; base camp; 10 persons max;
Enquiries: Indicator Lodge
Tel: + 27 (0)21 73-4396
Fax: + 27 (0)21 73-1417
Closest Town: Springbok
Richtersveld Challenge
Type: Combination
Closest Town: Springbok
Description: Combination of hiking and 4x4 vehicle tour; 40km hike/900km in 4x4; 5day; hike difficult; guided; circular; overnight in tents; 12 persons max/ 8 persons min; under 16 must be accompanied;
Enquiries: Richtersveld Challenge
Tel: + 27 (0)251 2-1905
Fax: + 27 (0)251 8-1460
Closest Town: Venterskroon
Boot & Paddle: Vredefort Dome
Type: Combination
Closest Town: Venterskroon
Location: In the Venterskroon area about 28 km from Potchefstroom and 25 km from Parys.
Description: Hike from Tierfontein base camp 9 km trail to Venterskroon. Day 2: 10 km canoeing trip on the Vaal river. Light Lunch included. Groups are transported back to base camp. Interesting rock formations, Archaeological artifacts. Panoramic views over the Vaal river and Dome - Meteorite sites. Large variety of indigenous trees, veld flowers.
Comments: Largest meteorite impact crater in the world; rock climbing, swimming, mountain bikes, bird watching and tree spotting. Abseiling facilities and canoe trail (Drift to Drift) available on the Vaal River. Other options Rooihaas, Summit (Kruin) Trail and Old Mine (Ou Myn) Trail.
Tel: + 27 (0)12 662 1140/ 0586
Fax: 086 548 2348
Closest Town: Waterval Boven
Prestige Adventures
Type: Combination
Closest Town: Waterval Boven [Back to Top]
Description: Combination hiking, abseiling, horse trails, guided, accommodation up to 80 people
Tel: + 27 (0)13 257-0119
Cell: + 27 (0)82 964 9361
Date of entry: 1 September 1996
Last update:2011/02/25 at 12:59:42