Gauteng 4×4 Trails

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Gauteng 4×4 Trails

Gauteng have the most Four Wheel Drive vehicles per square km, and also most likely more 4×4’s than any other province too. Luckily for the local community, Gauteng 4×4 Trails are plentiful and all within an hour of two’s drive. The quality of trails and facilities are of a high standard too. However, us low range dirt pilots are always on the look for a new challenge. Please contact us with any corrections to existing trails and add more to the list.  We welcome all trails; be it commercially operated paid trails, a scenic dirt road or a few bog holes… Follow this link to contact us.

Kungwini Trail4×4@Kungwini

Closest Town/s: Bronkhorstpruit, 12 km

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 4

Type of Terrain: Obstacle course with side slopes, “see-saw”, sand, mud, rocks, logs, water crossings, and steep gradients.

Distance (total): 1.4 km and 8 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2+ hours

Contact: Hugo / MelaniePrinsloo

Telephone: 082 494 0950



4X4 @ KUNGWINI RUINS TRACKS4×4 @ Kungwini Ruins Tracks + Trails (Eco Trail)

Closest Town/s: Bronkhorstspruit, 24 km

Grade (1 – 5): N/A

Type of Terrain: Steep-ish rocky tracks through koppies, some mud during wet conditions.

Distance: 8 km

Driving Time (estimated): App.2 hours

Contact: Johan Klopper

Telephone: 083 2774648



Bass Lake Adventures Bass Lake Adventures

Closest Town/s: Johannesburg, 45 km / Henley on Klip, 10km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Steep gradients, water crossings, mud. Escape routes are available. Trail is closed during and after heavy rain

Distance: 17 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 – 4 hours

Contact: Alan & Karen Pepper

Telephone: 016 366 1127/8 / 016 366 1130



Berakah 4x4 Eco TrailBerakah 4×4 Eco Trail

Closest Town/s: Parys, 14 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Mud, steep gradients, riverbeds, mountain tracks, rocks, sand and water crossings.

Distance: 15 km

Driving Time (estimated): 1 – 2 days

Contact: Lenie & Andre Pretorius

Telephone: 056 818 1313 / 082 339 9177



Berg en Rivier Farm RetreatBerg en Rivier Farm Retreat

Closest Town/s: Callinan, 42 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Trail has app. 100 obstacles including water crossings, rocky sections, sand, mud, and steep gradients. Accommodation available.

Distance: Trail meanders through 20 hectares of spectacular scenery.

Driving Time (estimated): 4 – 6 hours

Contact: Johan 083 490 1710

Telephone: 072 872 2203



Bosvark 4x4 TrailBosvark 4×4 Adventures

Closest Town/s: Krugersdorp, 15 km

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 5

Type of Terrain: Variety of trails including an 18-obstacle action trail with mud, rocky sections, axle twisters, steep gradients, and vertical rock faces. Also available is a quad bike track for children under 12.

Distance: 20+ km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 – 3 hours

Contact: Jan (Bosvark) Killian

Telephone: 082 321 9981



Bundi AdventuresBundi 4×4

Closest Town/s: Four Ways, 15 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Artificial obstacle course, steep gradients, water crossings, mud, sand.

Distance: 3 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 Hours

Contact: Frenchie

Telephone: 083 409 9109

Email: n/a

Website: n/a

RdW Bundu TrailRdW Bundu Trail

Closest Town/s: Pretoria/Rust-de-Winter

Grade (1 – 5): 3 – 4

Type of Terrain: Rocks, steep mountain tracks, gorges, very steep gradients, tight corners/bends. Guidance requires on some sections. Trail not recommended for novice drivers.

Distance: 80 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 days

Contact: Peter Claasen

Telephone: 012 379 1715/ 082 558 6184



De Wildt ParkDe Wildt 4×4 Game Park

Closest Town/s: Hartbeespoort, 13 km / Pretoria, 20 km

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 5

Type of Terrain: Rugged mountain tracks with steep gradients, some sand, minor rocks, stepped rock slabs, easy water crossings and is suitable for novice drivers and soft roaders in dry conditions. In wet conditions, the trail turns into a highly technical grade five trail, and is NOT recommended for inexperienced drivers or softroaders. All obstacles are provided with escape routes. Camping available.

Distance: 15 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 – 3 hours

Contact: Sandra

Telephone: 083 268 8185 / 083 253 4641



Diggers Hole TrailDiggers Hole Trail

Closest Town/s: Pretoria, 18km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Potentially dangerous deep-water crossings after rain, mud pits, steep gradients. Diff lock recommended in wet conditions. Camping available.

Distance: Approxamately 10 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 hours

Contact: Herman

Telephone: 079 855 9196 / 082-5605845 / 0822918316


Website: N/A

Groenkloof Groenkloof 4×4 Nature Trail

Closest Town/s: Pretoria / Sandton

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 2

Type of Terrain: Potentially deep-water crossings after rain, steep gradients, rocky patches, axle twisters. Escape routes available.

Distance: App. 15 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2-3 hours

Contact: David Boschoff

Telephone: 012 440 8316/012 341 0591



Heidelberg Heidelberg 4×4 (Lammergeyer Farm)

Closest Town/s: Heidelberg, 4 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 5

Type of Terrain: Selection of trails. Sand, mud, water crossings, steep gradients, mountain tracks, rocks.

4×4 Trail Distance: Various distances-depends on chosen track, or combination of tracks. Camping available.

Driving Time (estimated): 6+ hours

Contact: Henry de Witt




Hennops Off-road TrailHennops Off-road Trail

Closest Town/s: Sandton / Pretoria, 25 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Steep gradients, rocks, mud, water crossings, sand, and axle-twisting dongas. Low range and high ground clearance are recommended, but escape routes are available. Camping available.

Distance: 9 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 – 4 hours

Contact: Hubert

Telephone: 082 825 9205 / 082 572 9005 / 086 650 7184

Email: /


KwaNdaba Game LodgeKwaNdaba Game Lodge

Closest Town/s: Pretoria

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 2

Type of Terrain: Mud, deep sand, “see-saw”, artificial obstacle course with steep inclines and axle twisters. Accommodation available.

Distance (total): N/A

Driving Time (estimated): App. 2 hours, but depends on skill level.

Contact: Willem Basson

Telephone: 012 723 1707/082 445 3933



LA Sport LA Sport 4WD Action Track & Adventures

Closest Town/s: Pretoria

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Rocky, Obstacle Course, Steep Gradients

Distance: Various

Driving Time (estimated): Various

Contact: Dawie

Telephone: 012 808 9951



Land Rover Experience GerotekLand Rover Experience Gerotek

Closest Town/s: Pretoria, 7 km

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 4

Type of Terrain: Artificial obstacle course, steep gradients, water crossings, mud, sand.

Distance: 1 – 30 km

Driving Time (estimated): Up to 8 hours (instructed)

Contact: Cora

Telephone: (012) 371 2027



Land Rover Experience KyalamiLand Rover Experience Kyalami

Closest Town/s: Sandton, 2 km from Monte Casino

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Steep slippery gradients, extreme suspension articulation tracks, ruts, and deep water crossings. Instructed trail only.

Distance: 2.5 km

Driving Time (estimated): 3 hours

Contact: Sean Renton

Telephone: 011 465 1883



Rhino Park 4x4 trailRhino Park Adventures

Closest Town/s: Rayton, 11 km / Pretoria 35 km

Grade (1 – 5): 4

Type of Terrain: Steep gradients, gravel surfaces, some mud. Guided trail only.

Distance: 12 km

Driving Time (estimated): App. 3 hours


Telephone: 082 940 7044



Protea Eco AdventuresRhino & Lion Nature Reserve (Protea Eco Adventures)

Closest Town/s: Krugersdorp

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 3. (Diff lock required)

Type of Terrain: Mud, water crossings, rocks, side slopes, dongas, steep gradients. Escape routes available for the challenging sections.

Distance: 25 km

Driving Time (estimated): 5 hours

Contact: Jannie Rykaart

Telephone: 083 268 0566


Website: /×4-adventures/

Sandwani AdventureSandwani Adventure

Closest Town/s: Cullinan, 15 km

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 3

Type of Terrain: Complex of three separate trails that consists of mud patches, slippery clay soils, water crossings, and steep gradients.

Distance: 10 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 – 4 hours

Contact: Lana

Telephone: 082 782-1045



Four-Wheel driving in Gauteng

Although Gauteng has isolated pockets of stunningly beautiful scenery, and arguably more 4×4 vehicles on its roads than any other province, this diminutive province does not have much to offer the off-road tourist in the way of off-road driving opportunities. Its small surface area, high level of economic development, and high population density does not allow for the huge open areas needed for 4×4 trails, or other off-road tourism activities, apart from barely a handful of official off-road trails: one in Pretoria at Groenkloof, one very good one at Henley-on-Klip, and a few at Bronkhorstspruit in the far north, which is in a particularly scenic area. Nor does Gauteng have a significant network of dirt and gravel roads: in fact, apart from a few farm roads that are frequently monitored and patrolled for security reasons, Gauteng has virtually no dirt roads that connect one point to any other point, except for those in a few nature reserves.

However, the few off-road trails that Gauteng does possess have it all: thick, loose sand, wet clayey soils, lots of mud, rocky areas, and a few water crossings with mud and/or sandy bottoms, gravel, steep gradients and in one case, a grade four rating.

Southern Gauteng

The 14 km-long trail at Henley-on-Klip is best described as challenging, as it has a grade four rating with extremely difficult rocky sections, deep-ish water crossings, deep ruts, and narrow muddy tracks between large trees, steep rocky and muddy gradients, and a few sand sections. However, the most difficult parts of the trail have escape routes for less experienced drivers. A full day off-road driving training course is also available.

Northern Gauteng

Set in the Groenkloof Nature reserve, this 14 km-long circular is not particularly challenging, and takes barely two hours to complete, even though it has some shallow water crossings, a few steep gradients, and a little mud. However, what it lacks in obstacles it makes up for with the striking mountainous scenery.

Far Northern Gauteng

The area around Bronkhorstspruit in the far north offers off-road training on a complex of 12 obstacles courses through the very scenic eastern-most parts of the Magaliesberg range on trails varying from 1.4km to 8kms in length. However, these trails are only for proper 4×4’s with low range and good ground clearance. Some of the obstacles here include 300 hill starts, narrow log bridges, side slopes, sand, mud, deep ruts and gullies, water crossings, and steep gradients on a variety of surfaces. More on Gauteng tourism for the off-road traveler >>

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