Skip to Content

Olifants River Back-pack Trail

Discuss activities available in the Kruger National Park, and follow all the sighting reports.
Freetolive
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:18 pm
Location: Nigel,Gauteng

Olifants River Backpack Trail

Unread postby Freetolive » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:50 pm

Good Day all,

Will be doing the Olifants Backpack Trail in October 2015,could you please advise on the rucksack size required,I was thinking 55 to 65l ?

Thank guys!

User avatar
ecojunkie
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 6582
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:05 am
Location: Back home in the caravan at Malelane Camp

Re: Olifants River Backpack Trail

Unread postby ecojunkie » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:59 pm

That size should be fine. Just be sure to only pack the bare minimum as the trail is a tough one and you will not want to carry any extra weight!

And remember to enjoy it.....
Smiling is contagious. Start an epidemic today!

Have you read the entrance permit? Do you KNOW the Conditions of Entry?

Completed over 6 years in Kruger in my caravan.

If I was normal I wouldn't be me!

Freetolive
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:18 pm
Location: Nigel,Gauteng

Re: Olifants River Back-pack Trail

Unread postby Freetolive » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:48 am

Did the trail with my daughter from 7 Oct -10 Oct 2015!!Had the time of our lives!!It was hot as can be ,recorded 45 degrees at midday!!

Have to thank our two guides ,Stanley and Mohammed,they made the trail an experience of a lifetime!We cooled down in the river,rested under trees as we watched elephants play in the river 100meters from us!!

We saw many animals ,including Elephant ,hippo,hyena,buffalo,lion and even a Sable!!Many birds ,insects ,lizards and many more!!Had a male lion 20 meters from our tents on our last night!I cant stop thinking about this trail and will definatly be back for another one!! :D :D :D :D

User avatar
Elsa
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9054
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:31 pm
Location: Ballito, KZN North Coast, South Africa

Re: Olifants River Back-pack Trail

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:58 am

Thanks for the feedback Freetolive! :clap:
sounds like a memorable trail with some wonderful sightings and experiences!
@ the heat! :shock:
Where ever you go, go with all your Heart.
Kruger - 11th Feb - 8th March 2016

User avatar
DinkyBird
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 41443
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:54 pm
Location: Kurger, for now :)

Re: Olifants River Back-pack Trail

Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:05 am

Sounds like such a brilliant adventure - so thrilled you enjoyed it so much Freetolive!

Freetolive
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:18 pm
Location: Nigel,Gauteng

Re: Olifants River Back-pack Trail

Unread postby Freetolive » Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:15 am

Thank you guys!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Return to “KNP Activities & Sightings”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: pamelajane and 1 guest


Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by Tessa G at 13:37:01
orpen
Submitted by Oumie at 20:53:54
satara
Submitted by AnnieMay at 16:11:14
nossob
Submitted by Philip1 at 21:37:02