The Num-Num Hiking Trail is a self-guided 3-5 day hiking trail in Mpumalanga, South Africa. This stunning trail takes you through a spectacular variety of Highveld Escarpment terrains including indigenous forests, sandstone mazes, ancient grasslands and waterfalls galore. There are plenty of opportunities to spot game and birds. Panoramic views of the Komati Gorge and the Skurweberg that stretch all the way to Swaziland.You stay in five unique and comfortable camps that have equipped kitchens and hot showers! There is also a slackpacking service so you only have to walk with your day pack.Best time to go: This is a good hiking trail to do all year around. Winter months are cold in the evenings but glorious and dry during the day. The summer months are warmer but there is a high chance of rain in the afternoons. Public holidays are popular so you should book well in advance.The Num-Num hiking trail has been rated by Green Flag as moderate to difficult. You have to be of reasonable fitness and agility. The charm of the trail is that it takes you through landscapes that you can’t reach by car. It is not a walk in the park. There are lots of swing bridges and ladders. Many steep up and down hills to get into stunning gorges. There are also sandstone formations that you clamber through and over. No children under the age of 12 years old. Please consult a doctor before booking if you have heart, respiratory or knee problems.Background:The Num-Num hiking trail opened in April 2010 when the three estates, Wathaba, Five Assegais Country Estate and Bermanzi collaborated to create one of the first 5-day hiking trails on private land in South Africa. This entirely new trail was designed and built to the highest standards by Albert Bossert over two years, and has been graded by HOSA, the Hiking Organisation of Southern Africa as a Green Flag Accredited trail.