Want to experience the Kruger like the first explorers did? This new eco-trail takes you along tracks that never see traffic, to set up camp in the heart of the bush. Video by Magriet Kruger

Trip planner

The Mafunyane 4×4 Eco Trail is a four-day adventure in the northwestern section of Kruger National Park led by an experienced guide. The 270km trail departs from Phalaborwa Gate every Thursday at 12:00 during the dry season (1 March to 30 November), finishing at Punda Maria on Sunday morning.

Only five vehicles are allowed on the trail, plus the guide vehicle. For more information, email [email protected].

Cost: R6,000 a vehicle, maximum four people. No children under 12 unless arranged in advance.

Bookings: +27 (0)12 428 9111, [email protected]