Num Num Hiking Trail

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The spectacular Num-Num Hiking Trail offers seasoned hikers a self-guided three to five day hiking trail in Mpumalanga. The route takes walkers through a spectacular variety of Highveld Escarpment terrain including indigenous forest, sandstone labyrinths, grasslands and waterfalls. The scenic route delivers panoramic views of the Komati Gorge and the Skurweberg stretching all the way to Swaziland. There are plenty of opportunities to spot game and birds.

Five comfy and unique overnight camps provide equipped kitchens and hot showers. A slackpacking service is available – organizers transport your luggage to the camp so that you only need to walk with your daypack.

The climate is suitable all year around. Winter months are cold in the evenings but glorious and dry during the day. The summer months are warmer but there is a high chance of rain in the afternoons. Public holidays are popular so it is advisable to book well in advance.

Hikers need to be reasonably fit and agile; the trail is rated by Green Flag as moderate to difficult. Footpaths take visitors through landscapes that cannot be accessed by vehicles. Be prepared for plenty of swing bridges and ladders, steep hills and descents into stunning gorges. There are also sandstone formations that you clamber through and over.

View three Num-Num Hiking Trail camps:
Pongola Express
Candlewood Camp
Aloe Kaya

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Beautiful walk, great accommodation! - We (three people from the Netherlands) did this five-day walk in November 2011. It was perfect. Beautiful surroundings, great accommodation and very well organized. We didn't have to carry our heavy backpacks, just a day pack. The walks were short enough to relax and enjoy the environment. We would highly recommend this walk.

Marieke Verzijlbergh

Accommodation near Num Num Hiking Trail

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

The Pongola Express Camp |
from R500
1 night, 2 adults

The Pongola Express Camp

Sleeps 20 Waterval Boven Backpacker, Waterval Boven Self-catering in Waterval Boven
0.80km from Num Num Hiking Trail

This accommodation is for hikers and is a fine nostalgic start to any of our two, three, four, and f...

Candlewood Camp |
from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Candlewood Camp

Sleeps 20 Waterval Boven Backpacker, Waterval Boven Self-catering in Waterval Boven
0.88km from Num Num Hiking Trail

Candlewood Camp offers overnight hiking accommodation in two sleeping huts for up to 20 hikers, with...

Aloe Kaya |
from R550
1 night, 2 adults

Aloe Kaya

Sleeps 24 Machadodorp Backpacker, Machadodorp Self-catering in Machadodorp
2.77km from Num Num Hiking Trail

Aloe Kaya is a two double story wooden and glass fantasy huts built right into the sandstone rocks t...

Five Assegais Country Estate |
from R1,100
1 night, 2 adults

Five Assegais Country Estate

Sleeps 8 Machadodorp Self-catering, Machadodorp Bed and Breakfast in Machadodorp
2.82km from Num Num Hiking Trail

The Five Assegais Lodge is a beautiful stone farmhouse, nestled on a 1500 ha nature conservancy. Th...

Misty Valley Lodge |
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from R990
1 night, 2 adults

Misty Valley Lodge

Sleeps 72 Machadodorp Lodge, Machadodorp Self-catering in Machadodorp
7.44km from Num Num Hiking Trail

Misty Valley Lodge is a child friendly resort with luxurious four star accommodation. Continued Exce...

Nkwali Lodge |
from R1,500
1 night, 2 adults

Nkwali Lodge

Sleeps 6 Machadodorp Lodge, Machadodorp Self-catering in Machadodorp
10.33km from Num Num Hiking Trail

Come and live simply and gently on the earth, away from city hustle and bustle. Nkwali Lodge was des...

Troutways Private Retreat |
from R550
1 night, 2 adults

Troutways Private Retreat

Sleeps 30 Waterval Boven Self-catering in Waterval Boven
14.69km from Num Num Hiking Trail

Troutways Private Retreat, located just outside Waterval Boven, has been operating for 10 years. It...

Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve |
from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve

Sleeps 10 Waterval Boven Self-catering in Waterval Boven
15.36km from Num Num Hiking Trail

Situated 290 km from Johannesburg on the Waterval Boven, Nelspruit Road, Rocky Drift Private Nature ...

Bergwaters Eco Lodge & Spa |
from R590
1 night, 2 adults

Bergwaters Eco Lodge & Spa

Sleeps 20 Waterval Boven Lodge, Waterval Boven Self-catering, Waterval Boven Bed and Breakfast in Waterval Boven
15.43km from Num Num Hiking Trail

Bergwaters Eco Lodge, a beautiful - peaceful retreat, offers affordable upmarket bed and breakfast a...

Komati Gorge Lodge |
from R1,100
1 night, 2 adults

Komati Gorge Lodge

Sleeps 49 Machadodorp Lodge, Machadodorp Self-catering in Machadodorp
15.67km from Num Num Hiking Trail

The Lodge offers luxury accommodation in double suites, three self-catering cottages and six romanti...

 
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Beautiful walk, great accommodation!…”  Read more

Marieke Verzijlbergh - 05 January 2012