Wolhuter Trail – Kruger National Park

 Ndo, our guide on the Wolhuter Trail.

Ndo, our guide on the Wolhuter Trail.

Starting in at the Southern rest camp, berg-en-Dal in the Kruger National Park this trail runs over 2 days and 3 nights. After arriving at the camp your guide will greet you and introduce you to the 8 other hikers. The afternoon can be spent relaxing and preparing for the next 2 days walking.

The first of all the wilderness trails is situated roughly between Berg-en-dal, Ship mountain and Afsaal picnic site. It was named after one of the first rangers that were appointed in the establishment of the Sabie Game Reserve in 1902. Harry Wolhuter later in his career killed a lion single handedly with his hunting knife while out on patrol on horseback. 

This is a spectacularly scenic wilderness area characterized by high granite outcrops with deep valleys as well as a flatter undulating landscapes. Wilderness qualities are high as the trail area is far removed from the boundaries of the Kruger National Park.

Culturally, Wolhuter Trail was a very active area in days gone by and a lot of relics of the past can be seen everywhere. Evidence of Bushmen and stone and iron age people can be found on the higher lying areas and rocky outcrops.
The famous Jock of the Bushveld and his master Sir Percy Fitzpatrick were also criss-crossing this area on their adventurous hunting trips and transport driving routes.

Plantlife is very diverse especially in the higher lying areas – this area is also classified as a botanical reserve within the KNP. 
Birdlife is good with a lot more species to be seen in summertime when all the summer migrants return.

White and black rhino can be found in the Wolhuter Wilderness area with the former very concentrated. Elephant and buffalo are also regularly seen as well as sable, mountain- and common reedbuck can be seen. Other more common species include zebra, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck, blue wildebeest and warthog.

Wolhuter Wilderness Trail’s biggest plus point however is to sit on a granite outcrop and to stare into the distance and experience a wild feeling in a wild land amongst wild creatures.

Like all the trails and camps your ablutions are communal with flush toilets and gas geyser showers to wash off the dust and sweat of a hot African day.

Meals are prepared for you over an open fire or gas stove in natural, rustic surroundings while you sit back and enjoy the scenery.

You will need comfortable clothing in neutral colours, comfortable footwear, a camera, binoculars, sunscreen, hat and malaria medication.

For a more detailed itinerary on the Bushmans Trail in the Kruger National Park and what other necessities to take along contact our Reservations Team res@africansafariexperts.com