Pioneer Trail

The Ultimate Slack Packing Adventure!

A three night walking trail traversing through Gondwana’s, Big five, 11 000 hectare, greater reserve

Gondwana’s Pioneer Trail is the ultimate slack packing adventure where your belongings are moved daily between the three camps, allowing you to experience the dramatic Fynbos landscape with only a light day pack.

3 Night Walking Safari

The award winning Gondwana Game Reserve has launched a three night slack packing walking trail traversing through the private, Big five, 11 000 hectare, malaria free game reserve. The Pioneer trail takes you to three remote tented camp locations with two full days of hiking. Your expert trail guides will intimately expose you to the Reserve’s unique biodiversity and eco systems with the opportunity to potentially experience wildlife on foot.

Gondwana’s Pioneer Trail is the ultimate slack packing adventure where your belongings are moved daily between the three luxury tented camps, allowing you to experience the dramatic Fynbos landscape with only a light day pack. Each exclusive tented camp is comprised of four exquisitely appointed bedroom tents with en-suite bathrooms sleeping a maximum of 8 guests as well as beautifully furnished lounge and dining tents. Homemade African inspired meals are catered for you with cold beverages on tap.

Guest Feedback

Incredible scenery, awesome tented accommodation, delicious food and professional knowledgeable guides. The reserve’s fynbos was covered with a carpet of flowers, and varied bird life. We were totally pampered during the time spent in each themed camp.

Jean, Pioneer Trail Guest

Guest Feedback

We recently had the absolute pleasure of walking across the Gondwana reserve as part of the 3 night Pioneer Trail. Rather than staying in rooms at the reserve (which look lovely), you get to walk across the reserve and stay in camps. The camps themselves were absolutely beautiful – the attention to detail was outstanding, you definitely don’t feel like you are camping. The food is excellent across the entire time. Then, of course, there is the walking safari – which is just absolutely amazing. Our guide Mark was brilliant and we learnt so much about the reserve, nature and animals. We felt incredibly safe the entire time and had some pretty amazing animal sightings. Then for the animals didn’t see, we did a spectacular game drive. Couldn’t recommend this experience enough! Thank you so much.

Antonia, Pioneer Trail Guest

You literally need to “just bring your boots” and the Pioneer Trail team will do the rest. It has been said there is no better way to experience nature and wildlife than on foot.

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