Slack Packing Walking Trails

Derek Smith
Male lion
Michael Job
Patio Jobs halt
Elephant on foot

The Trail

Trail sightings

Explore the big 5 Greater Makalali Nature Reserve on a walking safari with qualified and experienced FGASA trail guides. Get a once in a life time opportunity to track big game on foot, sleep under the stars and get that close to nature African wildlife experience in its rawest format!

Groups are no more than 8 people and led by two armed and experienced guides.


Walks either depart directly from Job's halt Lodge or you can be driven to a specific area to walk. The length and duration of the walks can be tailored to your fitness levels.

Only a day pack is necessary and snacks during the walk.

A typical day begins early with a coffee and rusk, then a morning hike followed by some R&R during the heat of the day either back at camp or under a large tree in the bush. The rest of the afternoons hike ends at the camp or a vehicle returns you to camp.

You can also request to do all or part of your trail camping in tents or under the stars. We are here to tailor the experience to your adventure level. 



  • Encounter the Big Five on foot

  • Over 340 bird species

  • Get a unique life changing life experience in the wilderness

  • Only walk with a day pack with water and snacks

  • Presentation on Approaching Dangerous Game on foot

What’s included


  • Camp serviced daily

  • Firewood

  • 2 x FGASA Trail Guide Trained Game Rangers

What do I need to bring (Please email if you would like advice on this)

  • Food and drinks on trail duration

  • Full hiking and camping equipment if you want to spend trail away from the lodge

  • Water purification drops

  • Warm clothing

  • Torch

  • Gas Cooker if you want to spend the trail away from the lodge

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