Rates, Trail options and map

1 February 2024 - August 2024

The rate is per person per day and includes a night’s accommodation in the overnight hikers huts and the next day’s hike.

DescriptionRate
Basecamp Trails:
(aka Weekend, or Two-Day, trails)
Stay in 1 camp ONLY for 2 or more nights.
Four camps to choose from:
Pongola Express Railway Coach camp, Aloe Kaya camp, Candlewood camp, Mt Komati camp.

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R 275.00 pppn.
Backpack Trails:
Hike from 1 camp to the other carrying ALL your own gear including sleeping gear, clothing, food and drinks.
2 to 6 Day hiking options available.

Slackpack option available (See below)

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R 275.00 pppn.
Slackpack service:
Per container or coolbox @ R50 per item PLUS
Vehicle fee of between R0 and R400 per day (depending on camps).

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Accommodation Options:

- Hikers camps:
Pongola
Aloe Kaya
Candlewood
Mt Komati


- Tarentaal chalet:
1 guest
2 guests
3 or 4 guests
Guests 5 and 6


- Kudu cottage:
1 guest
2 guests
3 or 4 guests
Guests 5 and 6


- Kruger House Lodge:
1 to 4 guests
Guests 5 to 12

pppn:


R275.00
R275.00
R275.00
R275.00



R800.00
R500.00
R450.00
R100.00 pp extra.




R800.00
R500.00
R450.00
R200.00 pp extra.


R2600.00
R650 pppn extra.

Fishing
Rods, lures etc. available. Book in advance.

Summer angling for bass, bream (tilapia) and small scale yellowfish.
Winter angling for trout.
Please enquire

Hiking and Accommodation Request

Deposits & Payments

  • Only a 50% deposit secures a booking!
    If someone else pays their deposit first, you may loose your preferred dates.
  • The booking is NOT VALID until the deposit is paid and the proof of payment received by us.
  • Only one payment from the group leader will be accepted.
  • Booking- & Cancellation policies will be sent with booking request information.







Trail Running

The High 5 Trail hosts the annual, much sought after “High 5 Num-Num trail challenge”, so do enquire if this is your thing.

No other trail running is allowed on the hiking trails for the rest of the year, but a special practice track will soon be available, we are just looking for runners willing to check out the planned route, so if you are interested, please do contact us!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MAP
So go on, download the map, print it, create your own itinerary and confirm with Pieta whether you are on the right track, so to speak (high resolution map on request, 10 MB).

Trail Examples

All of these trails have been laid out and built professionally. Hikers always comment that each section was just right, not too short and not too long either. Keep in mind that this is mountainous terrain.
For the really strong and fit hikers almost all trails have the option to add on extra stretches.
Have a look here:
 
 

3 day Trail:

 
Aloe Kaya start / finish, for example.
 
Arrive at Aloe Kaya camp and overnight.
 
Day 1
Hike the Yellowwood trail to Candlewood camp and overnight.
±9.5km (±4.5 hrs) 
There are options to shorten or lengthen the trail.
 
Day 2
Hike through Aloe Garden onto the Pom pon way to Pongola Express and overnight. 
±6km (±3.5 hrs)
There are options to lengthen the trail.
 
Day 3
Hike Die Bergbas route to Aloe Kaya where your vehicle is and depart.
±7.5km (±4hrs).
There are options to shorten or lengthen the trail. 
 
R825.00 pp for the complete hike.
 
 
 

4 day trail:

Mt. Komati start / finish, for example.
 
Arrive at Mt. Komati camp and overnight.
 
Day 1
Start with the Protea trail then onto Yellowwood to Candlewood Camp and overnight.
±8km (±5 hrs) 
There are options to lengthen the trail.
 
Day 2
Hike through Aloe Garden then onto the Pom pon path to Pongola and overnight. 
6km (±3.5 hrs) 
There are options to lengthen the trail. 
 
Day 3
Bergbas route to Aloe Kaya and overnight. 
7.5km (±4 hours)
There are options to lengthen the trail.
 
Day 4
Start with Yellowwood then onto Spicata trail to Mt Komati and depart.
 
R1 100.00 pp for the complete hike.
 
 
More examples:
A totally random 3 night trail could be:
 
Pongola to Mt Komati to Candlewood and back to Pongola to depart,
 
or 
 
Candlewood to Aloe Kaya to Pongola and back to Candlewood to depart.