Kruger National Park has announced that it will cut up to 40 percent off the price of new reservations for its incredible Wilderness and Backpack Trails, including the “spectacular” Nyalaland trail and the Wolhuter trail once famously crisscrossed by Sir Percy Fitzpatrick and Jock of the Bushveld, for the month of February.

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Cheetah in the Kruger National Park. Photo: Pixabay

The discounts range from 15 to 40 percent for groups of 1 to 8 guests, SANParks said in a statement. On the Wilderness Trails, accommodation is provided in a base camp with 4 rustic two-bed units, and meals are included in the tariff.

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Mathikithi trail. Photo: SANParks

On the Backpack Trails, participants provide their own camping equipment and food for the duration of the trail.

The hikes include the Lonely Bull Backpack Trail, a primitive backpacking trail which starts from Mopani Rest Camp; Mathikithi Wilderness Trail; Mphongolo Backpack Trail, which starts at Shingwedzi; Napi Wilderness Trail, where the rich game sightings often include black and white rhino; Nyalaland Wilderness Trail, “one of the most spectacular trails in the KNP, it’s botanically rich with lots of baobab trees, a great area for bird watching (including Verreauxs’ eagle, Pel’s fishing owl, grey-headed parrot, mottled spinetail and a lot more)”; Sweni Wilderness Trail; and the Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, which goes through high granite outcrops with deep valleys as well as a flatter undulating landscape.

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Sweni Wilderness trail. Photo: SANParks
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Nyalaland wilderness trail. Photo: SANParks
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Nyalaland wilderness trail

“Evidence of Bushmen and stone and iron age people can be found on the higher lying areas and rocky outcrops,” SANParks notes in its description of the Wolhuter. “The famous Jock of the Bushveld and his master Sir Percy Fitzpatrick were also crisscrossing this area on their adventurous hunting trips and transport driving routes”

Contact SANParks at (012) 428 9111 or reservations@sanparks.org.