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.

from R220
1 night, 2 adults

The Pongola Express Camp

Sleeps 20 Waterval Boven Backpacker 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...

from R440
1 night, 2 adults

Candlewood Camp

Sleeps 20 Waterval Boven Backpacker 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...

from R550
1 night, 2 adults

Aloe Kaya

Sleeps 24 Machadodorp Backpacker 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...

from R2500
1 night, 2 adults

Five Assegais Country Estate

Sleeps 8 Machadodorp Self-catering 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...

from R990
1 night, 2 adults

Misty Valley Lodge

Sleeps 72 Machadodorp Lodge in Machadodorp
7.44km from Num Num Hiking Trail

from R450
1 night, 2 adults

Wild Fig Retreat

Sleeps 4 Machadodorp Self-catering in Machadodorp
10.03km from Num Num Hiking Trail

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...

from R550
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 ...

from R840
1 night, 2 adults

Bergwaters Eco Lodge & Spa

Sleeps 21 Waterval Boven Lodge, Waterval Boven Self-catering in Waterval Boven
15.43km from Num Num Hiking Trail

from R860
1 night, 2 adults

Heysbrook Lodge

Sleeps 20 Waterval Onder Lodge in Waterval Onder
15.49km from Num Num Hiking Trail

The lodge is only available to groups of 10 people or more. Heysbrook Country Lodge is an exclusive...

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Beautiful walk, great accommodation!…”  Read more

Marieke Verzijlbergh - 05 January 2012


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