About Num Num Hiking Trail

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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Reviews for Num Num Hiking Trail

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Marieke Verzijlbergh
05 January 2012

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.

Accommodation near Num Num Hiking Trail

Absolute Leisure Cottages

4 Reviews
Sleeps 26 in 7 rooms

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Aloe Kaya

3 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 2 rooms

Aloe Kaya is a two double story wooden and glass fantasy huts built right into the sandstone rocks that make this place so unique. Each hut...
from R610
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Wild Fig Retreat

6 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Wild Fig Retreat offers a quiet and secluded self-catering cottage on the slopes of the Schurweberg, part of the Rosesands Guest Farm in...
from R450
per night for 2 guests

Galil farm Cottage

Sleeps 5 in 2 rooms

Galil Farm Cottage is located in Machadodorp, and is set on the dam. This cottage have extended views of the dam and the surrounding...
from R900
per night for 2 guests

Hoyo Hoyo Machado Stud Lodge

Sleeps 18 in 3 rooms

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from R900
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Kloppenheim Country Estate - ...

8 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

This is a comfortable self-catering unit situated inside the beautiful Kloppenheim Country Estate,...
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Num Num Hiking Trail Map

Num Num Hiking Trail is 20.3km from the centre of Machadodorp , the nearest airport 91.8km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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