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Conjure up a picture of Africa at its wildest: herds of zebra and wildebeest and tall, stately giraffe scattered across sun-drenched grass plains; the pungent smell of buffalo in one's nostrils, the heart-stopping sight of an enormous elephant bull feeding in a thick stand of lala palms only metres away!

The trail camp of the Sweni Trail, which overlooks the Sweni Stream in the wilderness area near Nwanetsi provides a view of the surrounding marula and knobthorn savannah. The area is home to the Sweni lion pride. Black and white rhino have also been sighted in the area.

Sweni Trail closed between 15 December 2004 and 15 January 2005 

Highlights:

In keeping with the wilderness atmosphere, sites for the trail camps are carefully selected for their scenic beauty and diverse plant and animal life. Groups spend three nights in four rustic two-bed huts. Ablution facilities comprise reed-walled showers and flush toilets. A covered lapa serves as a dining/socialising area where the campfire's flickering shadows encourage stories of adventures in the African bush. Simple, wholesome meals are provided.

Kruger National Park - Sweni Wilderness Trail Photo

 

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Lions (25.7 KB)Springbok and Wildebeest (23.4 KB)Red Hartbeest (23.7 KB)Leopard (28.2 KB)Waterbuck (25.5 KB)Wild Dog (24.5 KB)White Rhino and Baby (29.0 KB)
Yellow-billed Hornbill (28.7 KB)

 

Tips and Hints:

  • A maximum of eight persons between the ages of 12 and 60 years may participate per trail. To derive the optimum benefit and enjoyment from a trail adventure, it is recommended that a group comprises persons of a similar age, with common interests and the same level of fitness.
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required as up to 20 km may be walked per day. The distance is covered at a leisurely pace, however, to afford trailists an intimate encounter with the wilderness. Due to the terrain covered and the safety factor, handicapped persons should not participate in these trails.
  • All participants have to complete an indemnity form before embarking on a trail. Minors must be in possession of a form signed by a parent or legal guardian. These forms should be handed to the trail ranger before departing on the trail.
  • The general rules and regulations of the Kruger National Park also apply to trailists.
  • Trailists depend on the trail ranger for their safety and for guidance. The trail ranger should therefore be obeyed at all times. Failure to co-operate in this respect could lead to the immediate cancellation of the trail.
  • For safety and ethical reasons liquor may be consumed at the trail camp only. Excessive consumption of liquor is strongly discouraged.
  • Trailists provide their own liquor and soft drinks.
  • Limited space is available in a communal refrigerator.
  • MALARIA PROPHYLACTICS ARE ESSENTIAL. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR CHEMIST.
  • Clothing should be comfortable and durable. Neutral colours such as khaki are preferable. Light-coloured garments such as whites and creams should be avoided. T-shirts are not recommended as they provide little protection against the sun on the neck. A hat and an all-weather jacket should be taken along. A tracksuit, either woollen or lightweight depending on the season, is a useful garment.
  • Footwear should be worn-in prior to the trail, have thick soles and provide good ankle support. It is preferable not to wear white shoes.

Hints
A camera, binoculars, sunscreen lotion and reference books are optional. A powerful torch is essential.

Transport
Trailists have to provide their own transport to the restcamp from where they will be transported to the trail camp. 

 

 

Inclusions and Exclusions:

Sweni Trail closed between 15 December 2003 and 15 January 2004

 

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