2 to 7 Day HIKING TRAIL options
New Owners!!
New Management!!

Only R220 per Person
per Day!!

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Please note that the Num Num has a brand new name and will from now on be known as the:
*** High Five
***
hiking trails.
Our business model has changed a little, but the very best of all the individual properties that originally formed part of the world renowned Num num trail are still carrying on just as usual, Escarp Adventures has only ADDED the award winning Mt Komati River Lodge to form the new High Five Hiking Trails.

This area now is ready to become the choice hiking destination for the Northern and Eastern region of our stunning South Africa!

Welcome aboard!

We all are looking forward to welcoming you here by us 🙂

For Enquiries & Bookings, contact Pieta:

082 950 2417 (Vodacom)
071 710 8835 (MTN)

E-mail: hikehighfive@gmail.com

AWARDED
“BEST LONG TRAIL IN SOUTH AFRICA 2013”
by Magalies Voetslaan.

GREEN FLAG GRADED
“PRISTINE”
member of HOSA

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RATES

Only R220.00 !
The price is per person per day and INCLUDES accommodation in the overnight hikers huts.
DescriptionRelaunch SPECIAL Rate
EARLY START 9.30 am PONGOLA PREMIUM 3 DAY TRAIL -
PONGOLA START FINISH
Arrive at the Pongola Express Camp no later than 9.30am and hike
Die Bergbas Roete, 7.5km from ‘to ‘Aloe Kaya’ •
Day Two – The Bladdernut Track, 7.5km and join the The Milkplum
Path, 5.2km to ‘Candlewood Camp’ •
Day Three – The Pom-pon Way, 6.3km to and join the Die Kokoboom
Pad, 7km circular trail from the Pongola to where your vehicle is.
R660.00
PREMIUM 3 DAY TRAIL - PONGOLA START FINISH
Arrive and stay the first night at the Pongola Express Camp •
Day One – Die Bergbas Roete, 7.5km from ‘to ‘Aloe Kaya’ •
Day Two – The Bladdernut Track, 7.5km and join the The Milkplum
Path, 5.2km to ‘Candlewood Camp’ •
Day Three – The Pom-pon Way, 6.3km to and join the Die Kokoboom
Pad, 7km circular trail from the Pongola to where your vehicle is.
R660.00
PREMIUM 4 DAY TRAIL PONGOLA START/FINISH
Arrive and stay the first night at the Pongola Express Camp
Day One - Die Bergbas Roete, 7.5km from ‘to ‘Aloe Kaya’ •
Day Two – The Bladdernut Track, 9.5km to ‘Bermanzi Camp’ •
Day Three – The Milkplum Path, 6.2km to ‘Candlewood Camp’ •
Day Four- The Pom-pon Way, 6.3km to ‘Pongola Express’ where your
vehicle is.
R880.00
PREMIUM 5 DAY TRAIL - PONGOLA - START FINISH
Arrive and stay the first night at the Pongola Express Camp •
Day One – Die Bergbas Roete, 7.5km from ‘to ‘Aloe Kaya’ •
Day Two – The Bladdernut Track, 9.5km to ‘Bermanzi Camp’ •
Day Three – The Milkplum Path, 6.2km to ‘Candlewood Camp’ •
Day Four – The Pom-pon Way, 6.3km to ‘Pongola Express’ •
Day Five – Die Kokoboom Pad, 7km circular trail from the Pongola to
where your vehicle is.
R1100.00
Slack packing per crate per day, minimum 2 crates.
You may add a coolbox @ the same tariff
R110.00
2 Day "OOM PAUL's" Backpacker between Bermanzi (Die Stalle) & Escarp Adventures (Aloe Kaya).
NOTE: No slack packing option available.
R500.00

Hiking Trails

Groups of between 2 and 25 guests can be accomodated for, but for safety reasons no fewer than 4 hikers is allowed on any trail on any given day (one gets hurt, one stays with the patient and two others go seek help). • A 50% deposit secures your booking. If somone else pays their deposit first, you may loose your prefered dates. • The booking is NOT VALID until the deposit is paid and the proof of payment emailed to us. • The balance is payable 30 days prior to arrival. • Only one payment from the group leader will be accepted. • Cancellation fees are applicable with cancellations made within 32 days prior to your arrival.

ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES

We DO NOT have a central reception so go straight to your start/finish camp as arranged when your booking was finalised. Guests’ arrival times are varied, the camps are far apart and some has no or very poor network coverage so PLEASE MAKE SURE that you follow each camp’s arrangements carefully in order to ensure that they are open and available on your arrival. • Facilities are self explanatory and the trails are well marked.• The High Five trail (the old Num-Num) is a circular route and you might start your hike at any one of the six camps. Management reserves the right to change your start finish camp and to accommodate the privacy of hikers. • Your itinerary will be on your invoice • Parking is safe, for this day and age at least, but you should leave all valuables at home or take them with you. • Arrival time is no earlier than 15h00 and no later than 19h00 unless otherwise arranged. • Rooms and bathroom areas must be vacated by no later than 09h00 and kitchen and other communal areas by no later than 10h00 so that we can prepare for the next guests, please.

WHERE WE ARE AND HOW TO GET HERE

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We are situated 2.5 hours drive east of Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Just off the N4 between Machadodorp and Badplaas on the R541, so you miss the expensive Machadodorp toll gate!

Make sure you type in the correct information in your GPS, and not follow it blindly to Pongola KZN, for instance!

25*48’57” S 30*22’32” E
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• The slack packing service is when we transport your luggage between camps. You therefor only have to carry a day pack!
• The crates are 38cm x 58cm x 36cm high at the smallest point or 85 litres.
• A minimum of 2 crates per day.
You may supply a coolbox of simmilar size, or smaller, that we will also transport for you at the same tarrif.

Only R110.00 per crate or or coolbox per day!

TRAIL RUNNING

The Num-num Trail hosts an annual trail running challenge and we also welcome trail runners throughout the year. We have specific routs for this activity. For safety’s sake, minimum of 4 runners please.

HIKING CAMPS

Each of our hiking camps is a unique, beautiful and comfortable experience. You will have to forget any romantic notions you might have as all facilities are shared.
All the camps have indoor and outdoor braai areas, kitchens equipped with basic cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils and hot water.

Pongola Express Coach Camp

Two beautiful old renovated 1954 railway coaches form the heart of this camp. It’s like sleeping in history. There are 7 compartments sleeping 2 to 4 people each, with a maximum of 21 guests. Two showers, 4 toilets and a bath is availble. A wide, covered verandah and indoor dining area links the coaches with the kitchen so this area provides a good socialising space. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, chest freezer, microwave oven, gas stove and basic crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.

The “Stasiemeestershuisie” is right next to the coaches and has a bathroom with shower, basin and toilet and a room with 2 bunk beds sleeping 4 guests.

Electric lights and geysers everywhere.

Pieta
Call: 082 950 2417 (Vodacom)
Call: 071 710 8835 (MTN)
E-mail: hikehighfive@gmail.com

Aloe Kaya Camp

Two double story wooden huts are nestled between spectacular sandstone rock formations evoking images of mystery. Each room has 3 bunk beds sleeping 6 guests total. The ‘loos with a view’ a main attraction… Hot outside showers between rock formations to be enjoyed by kids of all ages. The kitchen has a fridge/freezer, a two plate gas hob and basics like cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. Both inside and outside braai areas with grids available. Ekectric geysers and lights.

Pieta
Call: 082 950 2417 (Vodacom)
Call: 071 710 8835 (MTN)
E-mail: hikehighfive@gmail.com

Bermanzi Camp – Die Stalle

Spectacular views across the escarpment. There are four rooms with bunk beds and a cosy kitchen. There are stoves, fridges and a microwave.
Attie van Niekerk 082 856 1942
attievn@gmail.com

Candlefalls Camp (No electricity)

This camp has a wonderful panoramic view of both the Bankspruit and Komati river velleys and it looks down onto the legendary Uitkomst Waterfall, the second tallest in Mpumalanga! Hot water is supplied by a wood burning donkey geyser. There are two huts, each with 5 bunk beds sleeping 10 hikers each, so maximum of 20 guests in this camp. The kitchen is equipped with a two plate gas hob and basics like cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. Both inside and outside braai areas with grids available. No lights nor fridge/freezer facilities here.

Pieta
Call: 082 950 2417 (Vodacom)
Call: 071 710 8835 (MTN)
E-mail: hikehighfive@gmail.com

HUT ALLOCATION

Guests will be allocated huts for the Mt Komati-, Aloe Kaya- and Candlefalls Camps. Pongola Express has 7 compartments sleeping 2-4 guests each and the Stasiemeestershuisie sleeping 4 guests. Bermanzi / Die Stalle is based on first come, first serve. As people arrive at different times please do not ‘spread out’.


For Enquiries or Bookings Call our manager, Pieta on:
082 950 2417 (Vodacom)
Cell: 071 710 8835 (MTN)

E-mail: hikehighfive@gmail.com

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