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Pioneer Trail

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Book in to the Pioneer Trail

Please inform us of any dietary requirements you may have or special requests such as celebrations, special interests or special needs.

Please note Pioneer Trail Start days are Monday and Thursday

Arrival & Check-in

  • Arrival at Lehele Lodge in time for lunch at 12h30 – 13h00
  • Check in (meet your trail team and discuss any dietary requirements or other details)
  • Guests to pack 3 days of belongings into provided duffle bags and lock remaining luggage in their vehicle
  • Trails Team to transfer guests to first Tented Camp in open Game Viewer

3 Night Itinerary

Day 1 – Camp 1

  • Afternoon tea and treats in camp at Camp 1
  • Dinner and drinks around the fire
  • Briefing for Day 1 on the trail

Day 2 – Camp 2

  • Morning Wake up
  • Camp Breakfast
  • Guests to be issued with all hiking equipment: day packs, water bottles, walking sticks, etc
  • Depart on Trail with packed day pack including provided lunch
  • On the trail: Guided interpretive walking exploring the Fynbos biome, wildlife and birdlife with scenic rest stops and possible waterhole swims.
  • Arrive at Camp 2 and then Camp 3 at approximately 3pm
  • Settle into your new tent with your belongings delivered from Camp 1 and then Camp 2
  • Afternoon Tea and treats provided
  • Afternoon at leisure (Have a drink, take a shower, read a book, siesta)
  • Dinner and Drinks around the campfire

Day 3 – Camp 3

  • Morning Wake up
  • Camp Breakfast Fry up
  • Morning Game Drive out of remote campsite 3 back to your vehicle for check out

What To Pack – Essentials for all seasons

The best clothing to wear on Safari, is light and comfortable. Dress in layers and in the colours of the African Bush
~ Khaki, brown and beige.

  • Good trail running shoes or hiking boots
  • Walking shorts, pants or leggings
  • T shirt or button down lightweight bush shirt for more sun coverage
  • Rain jacket (small disposable ponchos are provided)
  • Long sleeve activewear top or jacket for warmth
  • Swimsuit
  • Jeans, shorts, t shirts, flip flops or comfy shoes/slippers and a warm top for nights in camp
  • Baseball hat or wide brim hat
  • Binoculars, sunscreen, toiletries, and personal medicine as needed


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Contact Reservations:
+27 (0)21 555 0807 / +27 (0)74 582 4861
Lodge: +27 (0)44 333 0200

Garden Route Attractions

There are many wonderful tourist and natural attractions on Gondwana’s doorstep. The Garden Route is known as the Garden of Eden; the area is one of the most visually spectacular tourism destinations in the world with mountains and ocean wherever you look.

Click here to visit the Garden Route Attractions Webpage

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