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Adventures in Kosi

Walking & Snorkeling the Kosi Lakes

This walking trail is an escape into one of the most ecologically diverse parts of South Africa. Fern and swamp forests, savannah and secluded beaches. Overnighting in comfortable bush and beach camps with catering, guiding, snorkelling, and a 3 lakes boat-trip.

Primitive Trail - Manyoni Private Reserve

Rewilding in Manyoni, Northern KZN

This primitive hiking trail is a reset and reconnect with our ‘wilder’ selves. Hiking in the northern parts of Manyoni private game reserves, trailist’s will be getting back to basics: sleeping under the stars, taking nothing we want, but everything we need.

Aim for the summit

Hike to the Roof of Africa

Reach the top of the escarpment and source of the Tugela River, where you can stand atop the second highest waterfall in the world. On our 3 day Amphitheatre hike you’ll overnight in comfy mountain lodges, have your meals catered for, and can have your backpack portered.

Exploring Mtentu

Red Dunes & Kloofing - Mtentu Explorer

Walk the Wild Coast, 2hrs from Durban. Our 3 Night Mtentu-Explorer takes you to private beaches, forgotten falls and pristine estuaries. Overnighting in a homestay the first night and a joint-venture eco-camp the next two– your stay bolsters the local economy, much needed in the fight against mining.

Falls 2 Falls

Karkloof Slackpack Trail

Hike through giant yellowwood forests and mistbelt grasslands to the forgotten falls of the Karkloof, on our 3 day Midlands Slackpacker. The Falls2Falls is a fully catered, luggage-supported trail encompassing some of the least discovered parts of Midlands countryside.

Northern Berg MTB

High Berg vistas and sublime singletrack

One of the few self-guided MTB tours with bikes available for hire. Expertly crafted single-track, majestic mountain views, fully catered lodgings, and close enough away for a weekend getaway.

Pafuri Walking Trail

Walking Wild in Pafuri, Northern Kruger

Come and explore one of Africa’s last great wildernesses on foot - Pafuri, northern Kruger. The private trails camp, used as our base for exploration, is positioned on the banks of the Luvuvhu River, an idyllic setting where animals congregate and over which the moon waxes and wanes.

Adventure & Reflection

Tugela Bushcamp - heart of KZN

Whether its adventure, nature, or relaxation you after, the surrounds & company of Tugela Bushcamp offer the perfect tonic. From birding & fishing to 4x4'ing, mtb-biking, river rafting and trail-running, and newly launched nature and yoga-focused ‘Retreats’

Turtle Tracking

Kosi Mouth to Mabibi Luxury Slackpacker

Combining the best of the Kosi Lakes with Maputalands finest beaches, we offer 4 'Turtle Trail' Slackpacker’s. All of them start out at Kosi Mouth and finish at Lala Nek or Mabibi with snorkelling, kayaking, ocean safaris and barefoot dreams.

Vulture Sightings

Soar with the Vultures

Overnighting in high mountain cabins, this newly launched slackpacker, offers a birds-eye view of one of only two vulture colonies in the Drakensberg. Just 3hrs drive from the major airports, this trail offers the perfect long weekend getaway from Joburg and Durban.

Gugs Retreat

Yoga, Cobra and Snorkel

Enjoy barefoot wanderings, forest bathing, yoga, coaching and mindful plant-based eating on our 4 day Wellness Retreat at Gugs, Maputaland - Northern KZN.

Rewild and go with the flow

Tugela Canyons Hiking Trail

On this trail one can expect wild terrain, diverse game and bird encounters, delicious campfire cuisine, and a journey into the heart of the Tugela gorge. Easily adapted to trail runners, mountain-bikers and fishermen alike. One night spent wild camping, and two nights in the lodge.