The Leopard Trail is often booked out within hours of us opening bookings, and so we thought we would share some notes on how to book in a way that increases your chances of getting the dates you want.

  • Firstly, we do not give anyone early access or preferential bookings. When we open the bookings to the public, everyone has the same chance to get a booking.  The only dates that may not be available are for our own team’s inspection hikes (usually one booking every quarter).
  • All bookings must be made through our website.
  • We usually open up bookings for three months at a time. The date and time the bookings will open will be publicized on our social media pages.
  • You will need to make a minimum booking for at least 6 people, up to a maximum of 12 people. You can add more people at a later stage if required if you do not take all 12 spots immediately.
  • When making a booking, select only the starting date of your hike.
  • We use a third-party booking system that follows the same principles as most booking and ticketing services. There are a few things worth noting:
    1. The booking system only blocks out a booking as being not available when someone making that booking has completed the booking process.
    2. Therefore if you and another person both start booking a specific date at the same time, the first person to complete the booking will receive the date, while the second person will be told the date is no longer available even if they are in the process of finalising the booking.
    3. Given the above, your goal should be to complete your booking as quickly as possible.  The main option to speed up this process is to select paying by EFT, rather than credit card, at the time you are making your booking, as taking time to enter credit card details and complete the payment will take longer to finalise the booking