Nyalaland Wilderness Trail

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Nyalaland awarded Trails Camp of the year at the KNP awards.

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Wilderness Trails Camp of the Year went to Nyalaland

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Did this trail a few weeks back and I must say that the "new" fly camp on the Luvuvhu River is absolutely stunning. I believe there is some competition for this spot because it's also earmarked for a 4x4 trail. My vote is to keep it for the hikers. I can see why they won wilderness trail of the year and a big thanks to guides :thumbs_up: Christopher and David who are top notch. Here are a couple of pics (you can see more at my blog as well http://www.redwingstarling.co.za/2016/0 ... aland.html)
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Meandering Mouse wrote:Thank you for this feedback. :thumbs_up:

A colleague has booked the trail for August and has been rather reluctant to go ahead due to the drought. It looks as though I can give her a thumbs up.


Totally. They had some late rain so the veld was surprisingly green, although bird life was rather quiet. The trees in this area are just spectacular so it's really for the true nature lover. We saw some buffalo and other game but it's the joy of being in the bush and that wonderful view that does it.
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Hi Everyone, although I'm not actually new to the forum, it is quite a few years since I've asked any questions or been to South Africa, so I feel new! My sister and I are planning to come to South Africa next August with some of our 'children' and I would love to do this wilderness trail with my two boys (who will be 13 and 17) and my niece (who will be 15). Unfortunately my nephew will only be 11 (and 9 months!) so not quite old enough to do the trail so my sister will stay with him at Punda Maria.

What I wanted to know is a logistical question - what time of day would we be likely to get back on the last day of the trail? I know it says that departure will be after a light breakfast but I have no idea how long the journey from the trail base to Punda Maria is. I'm trying to work out an itinerary and am wondering where I will be able to reach that same day. Also I don't know what time I should ask my sister to come to meet us at the end. I am very aware that my sister and nephew will have just spent three days in the area whilst we are having a lovely time walking in the wilderness so don't want to make them hang around. Also, because we are a bit late booking, the accommodation is a little more limited so it's slightly less easy to plan.

Would really appreciate your input!
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From what I have heard and read, I would say you return to camp at around 9am but lets hear from those who have actually done this trail to confirm this.
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I have booked the Njalaland trail for my next trip. I noted that there have been floods during the past 10 years which had an impact on the camp. My question is whether the A-frame huts are still there? I saw some canvass tents in this topic too, so what can I expect? :doh:

And is it still possible to walk to the Lanner Gorge? I would love to see that! :D

Some recent images would also be appreciated! :thumbs_up:
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G@mespotter wrote:And is it still possible to walk to the Lanner Gorge? I would love to see that!
It should be, but bear in mind that the best (as in highest) viewpoints are on the northern side of the river, i.e. in the Makuleke CNP.

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Thanks Johan, the top view would be amazing but I think I can settle for the second best view too :D Doesn't anybody have info regaring the A-frame huts?
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Just let the guides know a few days before you are doing the trail that you would like to do Lanner gorge so that they can organise meals around it As you have to drive there and would miss the brunch . Enjoy
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