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The Num-num Trail

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We did a 3 day route of the stunning Num-Num Trail and what a stunning time it was. First night we stayed at the Pongola express - a fun experience (beautiful train!), but next time I would probably leave that out and start at Aloe Khaya. The first day from Pongola to Aloe Khaya left us happy, but not ecstatic;...

Thank Sam R
Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic experience. We arrived at the end of the day at Aloe Kaya where we spent the first evening and night. Superb quite braai spot, and those "Loo with a view"; quite something. We did the Escarpment Trail and Oom Pauls on the following day. Just magic diverse wilderness. Quite tough 20k even if we are relatively fit and frequent...

Thank Dimitri P
Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Never a dull moment on this spectacular trail! Views, waterfalls, streams, sunny fields, rocky outcrops, forests... all so beautiful. This is definitely a hike - it's not for the unfit and there are plenty of ladders, but the daily mileage is low enough to compliment this well. Each overnight hut is unique and special. Thank you to these land owners...

Thank KHaupt
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic four day hike on this trail. Some maintenance on trail signs and lodges won't go amiss. The hike is tough but the distances are short enough to make it easy. For birders, plant enthusiasts and rock enthusiasts it is a dream area. There are some nice touches including a wood stove which warms up one if the...

Thank dhvardi
Reviewed 27 June 2016

A fantastic experience, well marked trail, the waterfalls, ladders, bridges and sheer bliss was amazing. Not forgetting the honesty bar in each hut. The scenery was magnificent. A little surprise each day

Thank Daphne S
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We came here for the annual num num trail challenge hosted by wildtrail. We stayed at pongola express for 2 nights. I cannot think of a single thing that wasn't perfect! The train accommodation is great and really authentic, all the communal areas were clean and nothing lacking. THe trail itself is one of the most beautiful trails you will...

Thank RuanVanDerMerwe
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The num-num trail is one of the best marked and laid out hikes I have ever done. Our family of 4 (with a 13 yr old and a 9yr old) did the 3 day hike. Although you can slack pack, do not be misled - there is a good day's hiking still involved. The routes carefully take you through beautiful...

Thank DaveJenJoburg
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2015

We did the 4-day option in June 2014. We really enjoyed the hiking on days 2 and 3: beautiful varied scenery and a sense of being 'away from it all'. Days 1 and 4, however, left us bemused. Day 1 was badly sign-posted and we got lost. On both days 1 and 4 there's a sense of doing loops to...

Thank Nic O
fiveassegais, Owner at The Num-num Trail, responded to this review

Hello all comments before this one and this one😀😀😀 I want to thank all who have visited and written about us and supported us. We try mightily to offer a unique safe wilderness experience. Our path is a thing of beauty and wonder, created by a genius Albert Bossert and as it becomes established proves by the many many feet...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2014

My husband and I hiked the 3 day option with our packs as part of our training for the Otter Trail. We stayed in the Railway Coach, Aloe Kaya and Waterbessie. The trail winds through varying terrain and the scenery is spectacular. The overnight huts have beautiful views. It would be hard to choose a favourite hut, but I liked...

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Brecht, Belgium
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We walked this trail in July 2014, with my family. We were all very impressed by it. The walks guided us through an amazing scenery and the lodges were a through delight. There is only one small minus: the hikes are rather short, but there are plenty of opportunities to go explore in the neighborhood of the camp. I will...

Thank Annick_Robberecht

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The estate straddles the Skurweberg on the lip of the mighty African Escarpment. Five Assegais commands vast views over the Komati River valley all the way to Swaziland. This spectacular estate is over 1250 hectares and boasts the finest still water trout fishing, game and hiking trails. The extensive constructed (GREEN FLAG) hiking trails with three eclectic camps makes this a hiker’s dream destination. These feature a wide variety of terrain, from ancient grasslands to Yellow wood forests with VIEWS, VIEWS and VIEWS. ... more   less 

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Address: Prt 1 & 2 Bermondsey 391 JT, Waterval Boven 1195, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Waterval Boven
Number of rooms: 4
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“Make sure you're not sharing with twenty people -- contrary to what the website says, the Num Num facilities can't really cope with more than one party of max ten people.”
NicO511, 9 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Top Tip: There is a magnificent waterfall and pool a short hike away from Waterbessie.”
  • Loos with Views @ Aloe Kaya
Gal_C, 24 Jul 2014 | Read review
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