Greater Kruger Walking Safari

Greater Kruger Walking Trails & Safaris

Experience the Greater Kruger National Park like never before. Big 5 wilderness trails on foot and 4×4.

Manukuza Safaris

Big 5 Wilderness Walking Trail and 4×4 Safaris

Manukuza is blessed as its area of our operation spans over two magnificent Big 5 locations.

The first being the Balule Nature Reserve which forms part of the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR) within the Greater Kruger National Park and the second, the Greater Makalali Nature Reserve (GMNR) renowned for its conservation efforts.

This iconic landscape has for hundreds of years been regarded as South Africa’s premier Big 5 game viewing area. Our remote location isolates us from the outside world and allows you to become totally immersed in an authentic bushveld environment where the ‘hustle and bustle’ of city life is forgotten.

Walking Trails in these wild places are unique, the realisation of being exposed to natures elements awakens your senses and emotions. You become aware of your surroundings and the forgotten silence becomes real – you are able to unwind and escape.

Our Greater Kruger walking trails, whether it be on foot or in 4×4, meander along these important water sources allowing us to explore and interpret whatever we encounter. Although many large mammals rely on these rivers, we do not focus on the Big 5 and they are not guaranteed.

However, what is assured is an outing which will expose you to some of the most beautiful areas unseen by many and memories that will be spoken of for years to come.

Great Kruger

Walking & Eco Trails

We offer a variety of different trails to accommodate all skill levels, interests and seasons.

Greater Kruger Backpacking Trail

Backpack Trail

Explore wild Big 5 wilderness on foot. Sleeping in tents on the banks of the Kruger.

Greater Kruger Slackpack Trail

Primitive Trail

Multi-day wilderness trails on the banks of the Kruger Park, sleeping under the stars.

Greater Kruger 4x4 Eco Trail

4×4 Eco Trail

Untamed and wild 4×4 self-sufficient overlanding trail through unspoilt wilderness.

Greater Kruger Trails Camp

Trails Camp

Enjoy the Manukuza camp and wildlife sanctuary, unfenced to the Kruger Park in the Balule Nature Reserve.

Greater Kruger Wilderness Safari

Trails Camp

Explore the Greater Kruger from our Wilderness Camp in the Balule Nature Reserve.

Big 5 Bush Experiences & Workshops

We offer a number of different workshops, experiences, retreats and activities

Tracks & Signs

Master the tracks and signs of the African bush with this immersive workshop.


Seek birds on foot with a lead birding guide. A must for all Twitchers.

Tree’s, Flowers & Shrubs

Identify and learn about the tree’s, flowers and shrubs of the low-veld with this workshop.

Wildlife Photography

Learn to take amazing wildlife photos during this guided photography workshop.

Specialist Guides

Trails with world renowned guides. Previous guides include James Hendry and Renias Mhlongo.

Yoga Retreats

Be stretched both mentally and physically on one of our weekend Yoga retreats.

Team Building

Bring your team for an experience that will help evolve your team in to a cohesive unit.

School Groups

A once in a lifetime experience for school tours and groups to help learners bond, grow and flourish.

Family Safari

Give your family a once in a lifetime bush and safari experience that they will never forget.

FGASA Trails Guide Mentorship

FGASA Trails Guide Mentorship

We offer FGASA accredited trails guide training and mentorship.

What Our Guests Say

“There aren’t enough stars to explain what a special gem Manukuza is! Truly the most immersive and AUTHENTIC bush experience you will ever have! Hugest thanks to Greg and the team for all the spoils and making it such an unforgettable experience. We’re already planning our return.”​

Jackie Rens

“We enjoyed wonderful walking experiences, sleeping in the comfortable lodge with all self catering facilities as well as a night in the bush under the stars. The views from the lodge are absolutely beautiful and sitting around the fire in the boma at night or in the bush is always the best way to end your day.”​

Marius Jooste

“Our time in Manukuza was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. The tailor made activities gave us a perspective of the bush that one rarely gets on an average trip to the bush. From tracking spoor, tasting leaves and spending quality time with animals.”​

Beth Sheasby

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