hiking

Policies on Limpopo Activities

Hiking Trails Policy

  • Maximum 8 persons may participate on each trail.
  • Scheduled Tuesday departures guaranteed with minimum of 4 participants.
  • No upper age limit but participants on the trail must be medically fit and be aware that the experience involves hiking distances of up to 15kms per day.
  • Regrettably due to the nature of the terrain covered and the safety factor, persons with mobility impairment are not able to participate on the trail.
  • Whilst not necessarily over-strenuous, conditions during the summer months can be very hot and humid. Participants on the trail must be well prepared for the climatic conditions.

Wilderness Walks Policy

  • No upper age limit but participants on the walks must be aware that the walks may total around 10km per day.
  • The distance is covered at a leisurely pace to afford guests an intimate encounter with the wilderness.
  • Regrettably due to the nature of the terrain covered and the safety factor, persons with mobility impairment should not participate on the walks.
  • Whilst not necessarily over-strenuous, conditions during the summer months can be very hot and humid. Participants on the walks must therefore be reasonably fit and be well prepared for the climatic conditions.

Canoeing Trails Policy

  • Maximum 8 persons may participate on each trail (this can be extended to 10 by special arrangement).
  • Scheduled Friday departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 participants.
  • For a “full group booking”, departures can be scheduled on request.
  • No upper age limit but participants on the trail must be medically fit and be aware that the experience involves paddling distances of up to 20 km per day.
  • Regrettably due to the nature of the environment and the safety factor, persons with mobility impairment are not able to participate on the trail.
  • Whilst not necessarily over-strenuous, conditions during the summer months can be very hot and humid. Participants on the trail must be well prepared for the climatic conditions.

Child Policy

  • For safety considerations regrettably children under the age of 12 may not participate on wilderness walks and hiking trails.

Safety Policy

  • The general rules and regulations of Parque Nacional do Limpopo, Letaba Ranch, Makuya Reserve & Manyeleti Reserve also apply to guests.
  • Guests depend on the Camp Manager for their safety and for guidance. For their own safety and that of the other guests, the Camp Manager should therefore be obeyed at all times.
  • For reasons of safety and sensitivity, excessive consumption of liquor is strongly discouraged. Liquor may only be consumed at the Camp and not on walks.

Cancellation Policy

  • From 30 to 15 days before departure, 50% of total booking value.
  • 14 days or less before departure, 90% forfeiture of total booking value

Disclaimer

Whilst every endeavour is made to adhere to the description set out above, our activities are conducted in remote wilderness areas and occasionally circumstances in the park or prevailing weather conditions, over which we have no control, may arise. We reserve the right to amend the routing, location of campsites, distances hiked etc of any specific trail or trails and the guide’s decision in this regard is final. If this happens on a trail on which you are a participant we would appreciate your understanding.

Indemnity

The Trails are located in Big 5 territory and overnight camps are unfenced. The trail takes place in an area populated by wild animals and whilst it is accompanied by a guide it nevertheless carries the risk of injury or death. In light of the exposed nature of the Trails, trailists must complete an indemnity form.  Minors must be in possession of an indemnity form signed by a parent or legal guardian. These forms must be signed in the presence of the Trails Guide. This is the indemnity form that you will be asked to sign.