Whilst South Africa is usually seen as a less adventurous safari destination, there are still opportunities to explore on foot.
Many permanent camps in South Africa will offer short bush walks, which depending on the guide can be very rewarding. These are sometimes very gentle, and purely a chance to stretch your legs and learn a little about the bush, whilst at other times they can be more adventurous and involve tracking and stalking big game.
In terms of more serious walking safari options, the far north of the Kruger National Park is home to the exclusive Pafuri Walking Trails where any number of days can be spent exploring the beautiful Makuleke Concession. In the southern Kruger region, Plains Camp is a luxury tented camp in a game-rich private concession area near Skukuza which focuses mainly on walking safaris, including tracking the big five. Various multi-day walking trails are operated by the park itself, though these are very basic and usually booked by the local market a long time in advance.
South Africa also offers a wide range of general hiking opportunities, from the high Drakensberg Mountains to the coastal paths of the Eastern Cape and Garden Route.
If you are interested in finding out more about walking safaris or hiking in South Africa, please call us on+44 (0) 1787 888590 or email us your requirements via our Contact Us page. To find out more about safari options in South Africa, please link through to our South Africa pages.