Facilities

Mthimkhulu Wilderness Trails

Mthimkhulu Wilderness Trails strives to provide an authentic experience without imposing on the surrounding natural environment. As such, our facilities are rustic, yet comfortable. At Mthimkhulu Wilderness Trails, we offer the following facilities and services:

  • Braai (BBQ) facilities
  • Fresh towels and linen
  • Housekeeping
  • Coffee and Tea facilities
  • Communal refrigerator
  • Kerosene lanterns
  • Outdoor boma
  • Wooden viewing deck

What's on the Menu

Day 1:

Arrival: Refreshment of water with lemon and mint

Afternoon Tea: Lemon Chiffon Cake. Tea & coffee

Sundowner's: Drinks, Biltong, Crisps

Dinner: Beef Fillet (let your Chef know how you would like it done); Mushroom Sauce; Broccoli, Feta & Tomato Salad, Chips

 

What's on the Menu

Day 2:

Early morning Wake Up: Tea, Coffee, Rusks

Snacks on the Walk: Fruit; Dried Fruit

Brunch: Fruit with Yoghurt, Fruit Juice, Eggs and Bacon, Tomato, Sasauge, Toast, Butter, Marmalade 

Afternoon Tea: Milk Tart, Tea and Coffee

Sundowners: Drinks, Biltong, Crisps

Dinner: Spatchcock Chicken, Polenta with Butter, Spicy Tomato Relish, Egg and Bacon Salad. Apple Pie with Cream. Amarula Decaf Coffees

What's on the Menu

Early morning Wake Up: Tea, Coffee, Rusks

Snacks on the Walk: Fruit; Dried Fruit

Brunch: Fruit with Yoghurt, Fruit Juice, Eggs and Bacon, Tomato, Sausage, Toast, Butter, Marmalade 

Afternoon Tea: Crunchies, Tea and Coffee

Sundowners: Drinks, Biltong, Crisps

Dinner: Lamb Potjie with Onion & Fresh Bread, Green Salad, Amarula Defac Coffee & Chocolates

What's on the Menu

Early morning Wake Up: Tea, Coffee, Rusks

Snacks on the Walk: Fruit; Dried Fruit

Brunch: Fruit with Yoghurt, Fruit Juice, Eggs and Bacon, Tomato, Sasauge, Toast, Butter, Marmalade 

Things to Bring

To add to the natural ambiance, we make use of kerosene lamps at Mthimkhulu Wilderness Trails. There is no electricity. Drinking water is provided, as well as coffee and tea. However, if you prefer something a little stronger for your sundowner, you may bring your own alcoholic beverage.

When it comes to clothing, think comfort and durability. Neutral colours such as khaki, brown, beige and grey are the best. Remember, you will be spending most of your time walking through the bush so you don't want to scare off any animals wearing bright colours.

Packing Checklist:

Take a look at our detailed checklist below to help you pack:

  • Sandals or flip-flops (to wear around the camp)
  • Good-quality walking shoes
  • Cameras & binoculars
  • Batteries & charging banks
  • Walking sticks (if you need one to assist you on the walks)
  • Sunscreen lotion and a sun hat
  • Reading material for your downtime
  • Lightweight jacket, gloves and warm hat
  • A good-quality torch
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Malaria prophylactics are essential. Consult your doctor. Insect repellents can also help to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes or other insects.

 

Guidelines for Mthimkhulu Wilderness Trails

  • A maximum of 8 people may join the walking safari.
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required.
  • All participants must complete an indemnity form before embarking on the trek.
  • Guests depend on ranger for their safety and for guidance. The ranger should therefore be obeyed at all times. Failure to co-operate in this respect could lead to the immediate cancellation of the wilderness trail
  • For safety and ethical reasons liquor may be consumed at the trail camp only. Excessive alcohol consumption is discouraged.

Child Policy:

Only children over the age of 16 years older may participate in the wilderness trails. Minors must be in possession of a form signed by a parent or legal guardian. These forms should be handed to the wilderness ranger before departing on the trail.