Mutale Falls Wilderness Trail


Mutale Falls, makuya reserve2This hiking trail is set in the heart of the beautiful Makuya Reserve, just south of Pafuri. The trail offers opportunities to explore rivers and gorges across rugged scenery, perfect for  fit hikers. Big 5 game sightings are highlights of this trail, as well as excellent birding opportunities. This trail opens the beauty of Makuya Reserve while the night-time ease of the Mutale Falls camp ensures a comfy night’s sleep, ice-cold drinks and modern ablutions.


3 Night Trail:


Guests will walk out from camp each day in a different direction, exploring the rugged wilderness trail of the HikingMakuya Reserve. A combination of full day and morning and evening walks will be arranged, based on the weather and the interest of the guests.

The total distance covered will be 12 -15 km, returning to the Mutale Falls Camp each evening after the day’s hike. The camp is part of the African Ivory Route, situated on the cliffs above the Mutale River and close to the beautiful Mutale Falls. Guests sleep in the permanent camp’s safari tents with crisp linen and en-suite showers & flush loo.

The camp’s fully equipped kitchen with gas fridges, freezers and gas-cooking facilities allows the guide to prepare a range to tasty meals and offer ice-cold drinks.



The Makuya Reserve is situated in the north- east of South Africa and is unfenced on the western side of the Kruger National Park. Because of the summer heat, trails are only offered between April and September and take a maximum of 8 hikers.

The Mutale Falls Wilderness Trail is situated in a malaria area; therefore the use of prophylactics is advised. You are responsible for your own travel and medical evacuation insurance.