About The Num-Num Trail

The Num-Num Trail takes between two and five days to complete and is situated in the Mpumalanga Highlands between Machadodorp and Badplaas. It is just three hours from Johannesburg and the OR Tambo International Airport.

The Num-Num Trail is named after the forest num-num tree, Carissa bispinosa, which is easily identifiable by its forked thorns that resemble a walking stick. The trail opened in 2010, when the three estates - Wathaba, Five Assegais Country Estate, and Bermanzi - collaborated to create the first five-day trail on private land in South Africa.

Situated on the lip of the Great Escarpment, where the African continent falls to the Indian Ocean, the Num-Num Trail explores some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. This trail winds through the ancient land, where the San hunted in secret valleys that are home to waterfalls and crystal pools, to the summit of the Skurwerand, with views over the Komati Gorge all the way to the peaks of the Swazi Kingdom.

This entirely new trail has been designed and built to the highest standards by Albert Bossert, and has been graded by HOSA (the Hiking Organisation of Southern Africa) as a Green Flag Accredited trail.

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WhereMpumalanga Highlands between Machadodorp and Badplaas.

WhenBy arrangement. Please enquire about dates and availability.

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)72 889-9284

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