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 Western Cape 4×4 Trails


Western Cape 4x4 Trails - Atlantis DunesAtlantis Dunes 4WD Trail

Closest Town/s: Atlantis, 7 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 3

Type of Terrain: Sand and more Sand

Distance: 9 & 12 km

Driving Time (estimated): Up to you

Contact: Chantalle Sterrenberg or Atlantis Municipality

Telephone: 021-487 2485

Email: n/a

Website: Atlantis 4×4 Trail


Attequaskloof or Attakwaskloof 4x4 TrailAttaquaskloof 

Closest Town/s: Mosselbay, 51 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2

Type of Terrain: Kloof, Mountain, Rocky

Distance (total): 23 km

Driving Time (estimated): 3 hours

Contact: Nico and Danette Hesterman

Telephone: (044) 695 3175

Email: bonniedale@mweb.co.za

Website: www.bonniedale.com


Babylonstoren Babylonstoren 

Closest Town/s: Malmesbury, 20 km

Grade (1 – 5): 4

Type of Terrain: Steep Inclines, Rocky Descends, Sand

Distance: 14 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 – 3 hours

Contact: Gerda Basson

Telephone: +27 (0)22 482 2179

Email: peterg@lrfc.co.za

Website: n/a


Badshoek Game FarmBadshoek Game Farm

Closest Town/s: Beaufort West, 35 km

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 3

Type of Terrain:  Karoo

Distance: 70 km

Driving Time (estimated): 1 – 5 hours

Contact: Colin & Evelyn de Villiers

Telephone: (023) 414 3375 / 023 415 1396

Email: colin@badshoek.co.za / evelyn@badshoek.co.za

Website: http://www.badshoek.co.za/


Bay To Bay View Bay To Bay View 4×4 Trail

Closest Town/s: Uniondale, 35 km

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 3

Type of Terrain: Scenic

Distance: 30 km

Driving Time (estimated):  1 day

Contact: Cape Nature

Telephone: (044) 874 2184 / 044 75332 1110

Email: kammanas@mweb.co.za / goukamma@cnc.org.za

Website: www.capenature.co.za


Western Cape 4x4 Trails - Bergkraal Bergkraal 4×4

Closest Town/s: Vredendal, 11 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3 to 5

Type of Terrain: Rock art, Sand, Mountains

Distance (total): 53 km

Driving Time (estimated): Full day

Contact: Frikkie van Zyl

Telephone: 083 630 6370 / 027 213 2500

Email: frikkie@trusc.co.za

Website: https://af-za.facebook.com/Bergkraal-4X4/


BergplaatsBergplaats Game Lodge

Closest Town/s: Beaufort West, 62 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Karoo, Game/Scenic Drive, Sand, Rocky, Steep Gradients

Distance: n/a

Driving Time (estimated): n/a

Contact: Chanine / Johan

Telephone: 082 7314 754 / 082 801 7119

Email: onverwacht@telkomsa.net

Website: www.bergplaats.co.za/


Biedouw Biedouw 4×4 Trail

Closest Town/s: Clanwilliam, 54 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Namaqua flowers, Sand, Rocky

Distance (total): 30 km

Driving Time (estimated): 5 hours

Contact: Barry Lubbe

Telephone: (049) 851 9804 / 073 542 2972

Email:

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Biedouw-4×4…


Blombosch Blombosch 4×4 Nature Trail

Closest Town/s: Yzerfontein, 8 km

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 3

Type of Terrain: Nature Trail, Sand, Limestone

Distance: 14 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 hours

Contact: Esther Maritz

Telephone: 072 599 5663

Email: info@buffalodrift.co.za

Website: http://www.buffalodrift.co.za/


Western Cape 4x4 Trails - Boegoberg 4x4Boegoberg 4×4

Closest Town/s: Clanwilliam, 25 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3 – 4

Type of Terrain:  Mountain route, Rocky, Steep inclines

Distance: 2 Trails of 10 km, 25km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 hours, 6 hours

Contact: Sybrie de Beer

Telephone: 027 482 2933 / 083 632 2634

Email: lambertshoek@telkomsa.net

Website: http://www.boegoeberg4x4.co.za/


Bojaankop Bojaankop 4×4

Closest Town/s: Calitzdorp, 13 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3

Type of Terrain: Scenery, Rocky, River crossing

Distance: 15 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 – 3 hours

Contact: Bennie & Selma Nel

Telephone: 044 213 3756 / 073 174 1028

Email: matjiesvlei@telkomsa.net

Website: http://www.calitzdorp.co.za/matjiesvlei.htm


Bonniedale FarmBonniedale Farm

Closest Town/s: Mossel Bay, 60 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3 – 4

Type of Terrain: Rocky, Steep gradients, Ossewa Trail

Distance (total): 35 km

Driving Time (estimated): 6 hours

Contact: Nico & Danette Hesterman

Telephone: (044) 695 3175

Email: bonniedale@mweb.co.za

Website: www.bonniedale.com


BuffelsfonteinBuffelsfontein 

Closest Town/s: Yzerfontein, 18 km

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 2

Type of Terrain: Riverbeds and River Crossings, Rocky, Mud, Game/Scenic Drive

Distance: 7 km

Driving Time (estimated): 1 – 2 hours

Contact: Information

Telephone: +27 (0)22 451 2824

Email: info@buffelsfontein.co.za

Website: http://buffelsfontein.co.za/


Buffelspoort Buffelspoort 4×4 trail

Closest Town/s: Ladismith, 30 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2

Type of Terrain: Rock, Loose gravel

Distance: 10 km, 14 km, 22 km

Driving Time (estimated): 3 hours, 2 hours, 4 hours

Contact: Rudi Nel

Telephone: (028) 551 2117

Email: buffelspoort@gmail.com

Website: http://www.ladismith.org.za/accommodation/90-buffelspoort-.html


Burchell Oxwagon TrackBurchell Oxwagon Track (Pietersrivier)

Closest Town/s: Uniondale, 20 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 3

Type of Terrain: Historic Route, Scenic Drive, Rock/Sand

Distance (total): 35 km

Driving Time (estimated): 6 hours

Contact: Katot Meyer

Telephone: (044) 272 5114 / 044 272 0014

Email: n/a

Website: http://www.pnaturereserve.co.za/ or http://www.burchell4x4.co.za/


Western Cape 4x4 Trail - Bushman's Cave Bushman’s Cave 

Closest Town/s: Clanwilliam, 35 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 5

Type of Terrain: Rocks, Sand Steep inclines, Technical,

Distance: 4 trails. Each 4×4 trail is about 6 – 8 km on average

Driving Time (estimated): Each trail takes about 2 hours to complete

Contact: Erik de Milander

Telephone: (027) 482 2918 / 083 230 5763

Email: info@bushmanscave.co.za

Website: http://www.bushmanscave.co.za/4×4.php?id=4


cancaCanca Fynbos Eco Route

Closest Town/s: Albertinia

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 3

Type of Terrain: Scenic Drive, Fynbos, Eco, Rocky

Distance: 17 km

Driving Time (estimated): 1 – 3 hours

Contact: Kippie, Rea or Jantjie Horn

Telephone: 079 883 0666 / 028 745 3332

Email: kipkop@easycoms.co.za

Website: www.4x4ineden.co.za/routes=canca


Chandelier WildsplaasChandelier Wildsplaas

Closest Town/s: Oudtshoorn, 7 km

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 2

Type of Terrain: Dirt, Rocky, Sand, Game Drive

Distance: 122 km

Driving Time (estimated): 1 Day

Contact: Farm Office

Telephone: +27 (0)44 272 6794

Email: chandelier@wispernet.co.za

Website: http://www.chandelier.co.za/


CitrusdalCitrusdal Little Boy’s Farm

Closest Town/s: Citrusdal, 10 km

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 2

Type of Terrain: Mountain Scenery, Scenic Drive, Sand

Distance: 8 km

Driving Time (estimated): 1 – 3 hours

Contact: Leslie Abrahams and Anina Bestbier

Telephone: 022 921 3307 / 083 444 2522

Email: yireh@vodamail.co.za

Website: n/a


Damon 4x4 Damon 4×4 Trail

Closest Town/s: Worcester

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 3

Type of Terrain:  Mountain Terrain, Steep gradients, Rocky Ascends,

Distance: 13 km

Driving Time (estimated): 3 – 4 hours

Contact: Damon

Telephone: 082 331 8883 / 023 341 2726

Email: n/a

Website: n/a


Diep en Deur - Witteberg Private Nature ReserveDiep-en-Deur (Witteberg Private Nature Reserve)

Closest Town/s: Matjiesfontein, 15 km / Laingsburg, 24 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3

Type of Terrain:  Mountains, Rocky, Steep Gradients

Distance: 5 trails. Total 44 km

Driving Time (estimated): 4 hours

Contact: Tom Lewis

Telephone: (023) 551 1946

Email: info@witteberg.co.za

Website: http://www.witteberg.co.za/diep-en-deur-trail/


Duiwelsberg / Louvain TrailDuiwelsberg / Louvain Trail

Closest Tow/s: George, 30 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 3

Type of Terrain: Mountainous Scenery, Loose Climb, Steep Gradients, Scenic View

Distance: 40 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 – 3 hours

Contact: Nico Bester

Telephone: +27 44 888 1727 /+27 83 287 6927

Email: nbester@mweb.co.za

Website: n/a


Gamkaberg - Zebra Crossing Gamkaberg – Zebra Crossing 4×4 Trail

Closest Town/s: Calitzdorp / Oudtshoorn, 35 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3

Type of Terrain: Grassy, Rock Climbs, Game Drive

Distance: Various. From 10 – 60 km

Driving Time (estimated): 1 – 5 hours

Contact: Cape Nature

Telephone: 021 483 0190 / 0861 2273 6288 73 (Bookings)

Email: reservation.alert@capenature.co.za

Website: http://www.capenature.co.za/top-4×4-trails/


Western Cape 4x4 Trails - Gecko Rock Eco AdventureGecko Rock Eco Adventure

Closest Town/s: Touws River, 25 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Karoo, Rocky Climbs, Scenic Drive

Distance (total): 20 – 30 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 days

Contact: Jonathan Deal

Telephone: 023 358 9902 / 076 838 5150 / 082 493 8733

Email: geckorock@telkomsa.net

Website: http://www.geckorock.co.za/Activities/4×4.aspx


Glen Oaks Glen Oakes Trail

Closest Town/s: Caledon, 17 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3 – 5

Type of Terrain: Sand, Rocky, Steep Inclines, Slippery Descends, Mountain Scenery

Distance (total): 8 km

Driving Time (estimated): 3-6 hours

Contact: Julie, Charlie Crowther

Telephone: 028 2212 2710

Email: glenoakes@hermanus.co.za

Website: www.glenoakes.co.za


Klipspringer - Groot TorenGroot Toren Eco Experience (Klipspringer Lodge)

Closest Town/s: McGregor, 11 km

Grade (1 – 5):  1 – 3

Type of Terrain: Fynbos, Mountain, Protea, Scenic/Game Drive

Distance: 25 km

Driving Time (estimated): 3 – 4 hours

Contact: Jacie & Marinda Oosthuizen

Telephone: 023 625 1858 / 023 625 1954 / 076 481 0675

Email: groottoren@telkomsa.net

Website: www.groottoren.co.za


RawsonvilleHeuningberg 4×4

Closest Town/s: Moorreesburg, 25 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3 – 4

Type of Terrain: Rocks, Sand, River Crossings, Mountainous Terrain

Distance: 18 km

Driving Time (estimated): 4 – 5 hours

Contact: Braham Van Zyl

Telephone: 082 740 7610 / 022 931 2763

Email: braham@explore-sa.com

Website: n/a


Western Cape 4x4 Trails - Hessequas Guest FarmHessequas Guest Farm

Closest Town/s: Bonnivale, 23 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Obstacle course, Water holes, Mud pits, Dongas, Rocky, Steep Inclines, Wheel articulation

Distance: 12 km

Driving Time (estimated): 4 – 8 hours

Contact: Oliver & Helene Bekker

Telephone: 023 616 2886 / 084 515 3873 / 084 515 3873

Email:  oliverbekker@barvallei.co.za

Website: www.hessequas.co.za


Jakkalskloof Jakkalskloof 4×4

Closest Town/s: Redelingshuys, 10 km / Piketberg, 15 km

Grade (1 – 5):  2 – 5

Type of Terrain: Sand, Rocky, Steep gradients, Technical sections

Distance: 2 Trails, 14 km, 4 km

Contact: Izak or Marinda

Telephone: 083 326 3474 / 082 413 2011

Email: info@jakkalskloof.com

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Jakkalskloof4x4


Josephskraal Farm

Closest Town/s: Matjiesfontein, 26 km / Laingsburg, 40 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3 – 5

Type of Terrain: Mountain Scenery, Steep Gradients, High Clearance, Rocky Climbs

Distance: 23 km

Driving Time (estimated): 3 – 6 hours

Contact: Wilhelm or Annalise Theron

Telephone: 083 229 5599 / 023 551 1913

Email: n/a

Website: n/a


Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve 4×4 Trail

Closest Town/s: Ceres, Op die Berg, 37 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 3

Type of Terrain: Steep gradients, Sand

Distance (total): 100 km

Driving Time (estimated): 6 hours

Contact: Hein De Waal

Telephone: (021) 872 4343

Email: info@kaggakamma.co.za

Website: http://www.kaggakamma.co.za/4x4_trails.html


Western Cape 4x4 Trail - Kam'Bati Kam’Bati 4×4 Trail

Closest Town/s: Swellendam, 23 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3

Type of Terrain: Mud, Sand, Rocks

Distance (total): 2 Km

Driving Time (estimated): 1 hour

Contact: Jaco Badenhorst

Telephone: 0792009098

Email: admin@kambati.co.za / info@kambati.co.za

Website: http://www.kambati.co.za/index.php/activities/4-x-4-trail


Klein Tafelberg Klein Tafelberg

Closest Town/s: Redelingshuys, 15 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3 – 4

Type of Terrain: Sand, Sandstone, Steep gradients

Distance: 18 km

Driving Time (estimated): 5 hours

Contact: Stephen Burger

Telephone: 021 982 3000 / 082 558 4575

Email: Stephen@kleintafelberg4x4.co.za

Website: http://www.kleintafelberg4x4.co.za/


Klipbok AdventureKlipbok Adventures 

Closest Tow/s: Barrysdale, 25 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3 – 5

Type of Terrain: Mud, Sand, Rocks, Steep Gradients, Forest, Fynbos, Log Bridge, Obstacle Course

Distance: n/a

Driving Time (estimated): Various

Contact: Manda or Melinda

Telephone: 082 339 1089 / 082 870 7055

Email: m.haasbroek@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.klipbok4x4adventures.co.za/index.php?page=index


guidetourspanoramicKlipbokkop Mountain Resort

Closest Tow/s: Worcester, 50 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Mountain Scenery, Steep Inclines, Scenic View, Rocky Climbs

Distance: 55 – 90 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 – 12 hours

Contact: Reception

Telephone: 082 579 4515 / 082 855 6936

Email: info@kbkm.co.za

Website: http://www.klipbokkop.co.za/


Koedoesberg RoeteKoedoesberg 4×4 Trail

Closest Town/s: Ceres, 130 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3 – 4

Type of Terrain:

Distance (total): 13 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2.5 – 3 hours

Contact: Martin Swanepoel

Telephone: 082 929 1548

Email: n/a

Website: n/a


Koningskop TrailsKoningskop Trails

Closest Town/s: Citrusdal, 27 km

Grade (1 – 5): 4 – 5

Type of Terrain: Scenic and Historic Routes, Mountainous Scenery, Sand, Steep Gradients, Rocky Climbs

Distance: 2 Trails 7+14 km = 21 km

Driving Time (estimated): 3 – 6 hours In Total

Contact: Barbra or Mari Spreeth

Telephone: 022 921 3198 / 087 020 0003

Email: info@koningskop.co.za

Website: http://www.koningskop.co.za/


Kopbeenskloof Kopbeenskloof 

 

Closest Tow/s: De Doorns, 57 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Karoo Landscape, Sand, Steep Inclines, Game Drive, Rock, Gravel, Dongas

Distance: 36 km

Driving Time (estimated): 5 – 7 hours

Contact: Wouter and Elsabe Stemmet

Telephone: 023 614 1993 / 082 829 6308

Email: info@kopbeenskloof.co.za

Website: www.kopbeenskloof.co.za


KroonlandKroonland Nature Trail

Closest Town/s: Villiersdorp, 10 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2

Type of Terrain: Rocky, Scenic Drive, Sand

Distance: 13 km

Driving Time (estimated): 1 – 2 hours

Contact: Johan and Sonel Roux

Telephone: 082 567 4570 / 028 840 1979

Email: 4×4@kaaimansgat.co.za

Website: www.villiersdorptourism.co.za/page/outdoor-adventure/


Western cape 4x4 Trails - LeeuwenboschfonteinLeeuwenboschfontein 4×4 Trails

Closest Town/s: Touwesrivier, 35 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Panoramic views, Steep inclines, Axel twisters

Distance: 18 km

Driving Time (estimated): 3 hours

Contact: Jannie du Plessis

Telephone: 023 358 1722 / 082 891 5911

Email: lbf@cornergate.com

Website: www.leeuwenboschfontein.co.za


LuiperdskloofLuiperdskloof

Closest Town/s: Ceres

Grade (1 – 5): 3 – 4

Type of Terrain: Mountain Terrain, Rock Climbs, Steep Gradients, Scenic View

Distance (total): 2 Trails – 38 km / 20 km (Total = 58km)

Driving Time (estimated): 2 – 5 hours

Contact: Adéle and Pieter Vorster

Telephone: 083 419 4520 / 023 317 0962

Email: pvorster@kleinveld.co.za

Website: www.luiperdskloof.com


Leopard TrailLeopard Trail Guest House

Closest Tow/s: Wellendam, 25 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3

Type of Terrain: Sand, Clay, Rock, Steep Inclines, River Crossings

Distance: 31 km

Driving Time (estimated): n/a

Contact: n/a

Telephone: 082 413 4021

Email: leopardtrail@barvallei.co.za

Website: http://www.leopardtrail.co.za/


Matroosberg Reserve Matroosberg Reserve

Closest Town/s: Ceres, 35 km

Grade (1 – 5):  3 – 4

Type of Terrain: Rock, Snow in winter

Distance (total): 30 km

Driving Time (estimated): 4 – 7 hours

Contact: Andre Smit, Didi Greeff

Telephone: 023 312 2282 / 083 419 4520

Email: info@matroosberg.com

Website: www.matroosberg.co.za


Marcuskraal & CampsiteMarcuskraal 4×4 & Campsite

Closest Town/s: Citrusdal, 20 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Loose rocks, Sand, Steep inclines

Distance (total): 24 km

Driving Time (estimated): 4 – 6 hours

Contact: Krisjan & Christie Mouton

Telephone: 082 448 4941, 082 551 1668

Email: info@marcuskraal.co.za

Website: http://www.marcuskraal.co.za/


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Melk Bos Tracks

Closest Town/s: Melkbosstrand, 10 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3 – 5

Type of Terrain: Obstacles, Sand, Mud, Steep Inclines, Water Crossings, Log Bridge

Distance: 3 Trails km n/a

Driving Time (estimated): 6 – 8 hours

Contact: Elona

Telephone: 073 337 0644

Email: n/a

Website: http://www.melkbos4x4.co.za/index.htm


Minwater Eco Adventures Minwater Eco Adventures

Closest Town/s: Oudtshoorn, 24 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 5

Type of Terrain: Mountains, Rocky, Steep inclines, High clearance.

Distance: 5 Trails of 1 – 30 km

Driving Time (estimated): 6 – 8 hours

Contact: Louis & Thea Jordaan

Telephone: 044 279 1285 / 082 481 3625

Email: louis@minwater.co.za / minwater@absamail.co.za

Website: www.minwater.co.za


Monendal RoeteMonendal 4×4

Closest Town/s: Swellendam, 7 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Mountainous, Riverbed

Distance: 13 km

Driving Time (estimated): 3 – 4 hours

Contact: Bertus / Jaco

Telephone: 082 350 7221, 072 347 2043

Email: n/a

Website: n/a


Western Cape 4x4 Trails - MontEco Nature ReserveMontEco Nature reserve

Closest Town/s: Montagu, 33 km

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 4

Type of Terrain: Ossewa Trail, Rocky, River crossings, Steep gradients

Distance: 8 Trails, total of 90 km

Driving Time (estimated): 0.5 hour to 4 hours each

Contact: Daniel Belata

Telephone: 028 570 1290 / 083 766 7847 / 021 551 3650

Email: monteco@attglobal.net

Website: http://www.monteco-nature-reserve.com/


Mount DyerMount Dyer Fynbos (Possibly Closed) 

Closest Tow/s: Gansbaai, 5 km

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 2

Type of Terrain: Mountains, Rocks

Distance: n/a

Driving Time (estimated): 2 – 4 hours

Contact: n/a

Telephone: 028 388 0384

Email: mdfynbos4x4@telkomsa.net

Website: n/a


Nuweveld Eco TrailNuweveld Eco Trail

Closest Town/s: Beaufort West (Karoo National Park), 2 km

Grade (1 – 5 ): 1 – 2

Type of Terrain Rocks, Dry Riverbeds, Scenic Drive, Game Drive, Historic Drive

Distance: 90 km

Driving Time (estimated): 5 – 10 hours

Contact: Lorrain Bosch or Brian van der Westhuizen

Telephone: 023 415 2828

Email: karooreservations@sanparks.org

Website: www.sanparks.org/parks/karoo


Ostrich Eco Ostrich Eco 4×4 Trail

Closest Town/s: Witsand, 10 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3 – 4

Type of Terrain: Sand Rocks, Water crossing, Steep gradients, Axel twisters

Distance: 13 km

Driving Time (estimated): 3 – 5 hours

Contact: Pieter & Janet Uys

Telephone: 028 537 1942 / 082 493 0591

Email: ostrichtrails@telkomsa.net

Website: www.ostrichtrails.co.za


Paradise Ridge Paradise Ridge 

Closest Town/s: George, 15 km / Wilderness, 9 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Forest, Sand, Scenic Drive

Distance: 9 km

Driving Time (estimated): 3 – 5 hours

Contact: Jacques

Telephone: 082 957 7806

Email: n/a

Website: http://paradiseridge.co.za/


Pat Busch Mountain TrailPat Busch Mountain Trail

Closest Town/s: Robertson, 45 km

Grade (1 – 5): 4

Type of Terrain: Mountain Scenery, Steep inclines, Boulders, Deep Gravel, Scenic Drive

Distance: n/a

Driving Time (estimated): 2 hours

Contact: Pat Busch

Telephone:  023 626 2033

Email: cottages@patbusch.co.za

Website: www.patbusch.co.za


Protea Farm Protea Farm 4x4

Closest Town/s: Montagu, 40 km

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 3

Type of Terrain: Mountain Scenery, Gravel, Rocky

Distance: n/a

Driving Time (estimated): 1 – 2 hours

Contact: Reception

Telephone: 023 614 3012

Email: info@proteafarm.co.za

Website: http://proteafarm.co.za/


 Western Cape 4x4 Trails - Afsaal Eco RoutePienaars Pass

Closest Town/s: Beaufort West (Karoo National Park), 2 km

Grade (1 – 5 ): 1 – 2

Type of Terrain Rocks, Rocky Mountain, Steep Ascends, Dry Riverbeds, Scenic Drive, Game Drive, Historic Drive

Distance: 13 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 hours

Contact: Lorrain Bosch or Brian van der Westhuizen

Telephone: 023 415 2828

Email: karooreservations@sanparks.org

Website: www.sanparks.org/parks/karoo


Rietfontein Nature ReserveRietfontein Nature Reserve

Closest Town/s: Laingsburg, 27 km

Grade (1 – 5): 1

Type of Terrain: Karoo

Distance (total): Various Trails

Driving Time (estimated): 2 – 4 hours

Contact: Alan Veasey

Telephone: 082 557 3844

Email: info@rietfonteinreserve.co.za

Website: http://www.rietfonteinreserve.co.za/


Riviersonderend Riviersonderend 4×4

Closest Town/s: Riviersonderend, 15 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3 – 4

Type of Terrain: Steep gradients, difficult when wet

Distance: 2 Trails, 5 km, 7 km

Driving Time (estimated): 5 – 10 hours

Contact: Solms Beyers

Telephone: 028 261 1063 / 083 273 8371

Email: solmsbeyers@mweb.co.za

Website: www.rse4x4.co.za


RondegatRondegat

Closest Town/s: Clanwilliam, 15 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 3

Type of Terrain: Sand, Rocky Climbs, Steep Gradients

Distance: 16 km

Driving Time (estimated): 1 – 3 hours

Contact: Charl

Telephone: 082 777 2757 or 027 482 2527

Email: rondegat@mylan.co.za

Website: www.clanwilliam.info/rondegat/


Western Cape 4x4 Trails - Rooiberg - Waterfall FarmsRooiberg Eco Route – Waterfall Farms

Closest Town/s: Worcester, Robertson, 8 km

Grade (1 – 5):  3

Type of Terrain: Rocky, Dirt

Distance (total): 4 Trails of 52 km

Driving Time (estimated): 6 – 10 hours

Contact: Anida de Swardt

Telephone: 082 377 4762 / (023) 626 1256

Email: info@waterfallfarms.co.za

Website: http://waterfallfarms.co.za/4×4.php


Rooiheuwel - Karoo Erdvark 4 x 4 routesRooiheuwel

Closest Town/s: Beaufort-West, 80 km / Leeu-Gamka, 60 km

Grade (1 – 5):  2 – 4

Type of Terrain: Steep gradients

Distance (total): 3 Trails

Driving Time (estimated): 4 – 6 hours

Contact: Flip & Marge Visser

Telephone: 023 412 1669 / 083 387 6699

Email: flip.marge.vivier@gmail.com

Website: http://www.rooiheuwel.com/


Rooirivier Eco TrailRooirivier Eco Trail

Closest Tow/s: De Rust

Grade (1 – 5): 3 – 4

Type of Terrain: Mountain Terrain, Steep Inclines, Slippery When Wet,

Distance: 11 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 – 4 hours

Contact: Henry or Ockie Van Der Westthuisen

Telephone: 082 771 8627 / 082 410 4426

Email: aangenaam@mweb.co.za

Website: www.4x4ineden.co.za/rooirivier


SalmonsdamSalmonsdam 4×4 Trail

Closest Town/s: Stanford, 20 km

Grade (1 – 5): 1 – 2

Type of Terrain: Mountain Terrain, Scenic / Game Drive, Steep Gradients

Distance: 4 km

Driving Time (estimated): 1 – 2 hours

Contact: n/a

Telephone: n/a

Email: vkdywili@capenature.co.za

Website: www.stanfordinfo.co.za/


Sandveld Cottages TrailSandveld Cottages Trail

Closest Tow/s: Pikeberg, 55 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3

Type of Terrain: Farmland, Mountain Scenery, Steep Inclines, Rocks

Distance: 3 – 12 km

Driving Time (estimated):  2 – 3 hours

Contact: Charles Wykeham

Telephone: 022 962 1655 / 072 920 6468

Email: sandveld@blencathra.co.za

Website: http://www.sandveldcottages.co.za


Scheppie SausScheppie Saus

Closest Town/s: n/a

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 5

Type of Terrain: Mountain Terrain, Steep Ascends and Descends, Rocky, Loose Rock / Dirt

Distance: Various

Driving Time (estimated): Various

Contact: Danie

Telephone: 083 233 7772

Email: web@4x4westcoast.co.za

Website: www.scheppiesaus.co.za


Rawsonville-aerialSneeukop 4×4

Closest Town/s: Rawsonville, 19 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 3

Type of Terrain: Mountain Terrain, Rocky, Steep Gradients, Scenic Drive

Distance: 6 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 hours

Contact: Carel Le Roux

Telephone: 082 775 9264 / 023 349 1737

Email: goudyn@compnet.co.za

Website: n/a


Southern Comfort's 4x4 Obstacle IllusionSouthern Comfort’s 4×4 Obstacle Illusion

Closest Town/s: Plettenberg Bay / Knysna, 17 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3

Type of Terrain: Play pit

Distance (total): 5 ha

Driving Time (estimated): 1 – 5 hours

Contact: Michelle, Martin or Magriet Glinister

Telephone: (044) 532 7885

Email: schranch@mweb.co.za

Website: http://schranch.co.za/


Swartberg Nature Reserve TrailSwartberg Nature Reserve 4X4 Tail

Closest Town/s: Oudtshoorn / Prince Albert, 19 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3

Type of Terrain: Mountainous

Distance (total): 74 km

Driving Time (estimated): 7 – 9 hours

Contact: Cape Nature

Telephone: (044) 802 5310

Email: n/a

Website: http://www.capenature.co.za/reserves/4x4_trail


Tafelkop TrailTafelkop 4×4 Trail

Closest Town/s: Montagu, 20 km

Grade (1 – 5):  2 – 3

Type of Terrain: Mountain Scenery, Rocks and Boulders, Dry Riverbeds, Mud, Sand

Distance (total): 10 km

Driving Time (estimated): 1 – 2 hours

Contact: Cobus

Telephone: +27 082 789 5079

Email: info@tafelkop.co.za

Website: http://www.tafelkop.co.za/


Takbok RouteTakbok 4×4

Closest Town/s: Paarl, 7 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 3

Type of Terrain: Obstacle course, Sand, Water, Steep gradients

Distance: 2 trails, 7 – 20 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 hours

Contact: Paul Roux Junior

Telephone: (021) 863 1479 / 082 781 8169

Email: tituskloof@telkomsa.net

Website: http://showme.co.za/paarl/lifestyle/nature-outdoors/takbok-4×4-trail/


The Dunes The Dunes

Closest Town/s: Lamberts Bay, 10 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3

Type of Terrain: Sand, Dunes

Distance: 26 km Guided trail. (Minimum of 5 vehicles permitted at one time)

Driving Time (estimated): 3 – 6 hours

Contact: Susi & Theunis Engelbrecht

Telephone: (027) 432 1244

Email: 4×4@dunes.co.za

Website: http://www.dunes.co.za/


Tierkloof and CampingTierkloof 4×4

Closest Town/s: Worcester, Rawsonville, 8 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3

Type of Terrain: Sand, Rock Steep inclines

Distance: 12 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2.5 hours

Contact: Mariana & Willem Viljoen

Telephone: 082 578 1853 / 076 782 3481

Email: wilmar@tierkloof4x4.co.za

Website: http://www.tierkloof4x4.com/


CitrusdalVensterberg 4×4

Closest Town/s: Citrusdal

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 3

Type of Terrain: Mountain Scenery, Fynbos, Game to be seen

Distance: 17 km

Driving Time (estimated): 4 – 5 hours

Contact: Gerrie Oliver

Telephone: +27 (0)22 921 3209 / +27 (0)83 280 2585

Email: cederbergcottage@gmail.com

Website: n/a


Vleesbaai Duine RoeteVleesbaai 4×4 Dune Trail

Closest Town/s: Vleesbaai, Mosselbaai, 35 km

Grade (1 – 5):  3 – 4

Type of Terrain: Sand

Distance: 12 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 – 4 hours

Contact: Chrisilda & Riekie van Rensburg

Telephone: 044 699 1107 / 082 784 8238

Email: riekie@fransmanshoek.co.za

Website: www.4x4ineden.co.za


Voorhoede RoeteVoorhoede 4×4 trail

Closest Town/s: Caledon, 5 km

Grade (1 – 5):  3

Type of Terrain: Water, Sand, Mud

Distance (total): 18 km

Driving Time (estimated): 3 – 5 hours

Contact: Bronwyn Metcalf

Telephone: 083 273 8356 (Telephone bookings Only)

Email: n/a

Website: Voorhoede 4×4 trail


Wagendrift LodgeWagendrift Lodge

 

Closest Tow/s: Laingsburg, 28 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 4

Type of Terrain: River Crossings, Mountain Terreain, Loose Rock, Sand, Game Drive, Floral Drive

Distance: 26 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 – 6 hours

Contact: Lou or Anita Van Der Westhuisen

Telephone: 021 886 5453

Email: info@wagendriftlodge.co.za

Website: www.wagendriftlodge.co.za


Wagon Wheel Wagon Wheel Trails

Closest Town/s: Montagu, 40 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 5

Type of Terrain: Karoo, Mountains, Rocks, Steep inclines, Diff locks

Distance: 50 km

Driving Time (estimated): 5 – 8 hours

Contact: Danie le Roux

Telephone: 023 358 1869 / 083 334 8566

Email: n/a

Website: www.karooadventures.co.za / www.makadasadventures.co.za


Walkerbaai Fishing TrailWalkerbaai Fishing Trail

Closest Tow/s: Stanford

Grade (1 – 5): 1

Type of Terrain: Sand

Distance: 20 km

Driving Time (estimated): 1 – 2 hours

Contact: Elana Minnaar

Telephone: 028 314 0062

Email: eminnaar@capenature.co.za

Website: http://www.capenature.co.za


Warm Bokkeveld 4x4Warm Bokkeveld 4×4

Closest Tow/s: Ceres, 15 km

Grade (1 – 5): 3 – 5

Type of Terrain: Mountain Terrain, Rocky, Loose Climbs, Steep Gradients, Sand, Long Slides

Distance: 23 km

Driving Time (estimated): 4 – 8 hours

Contact: Ceres Tourism Bureau

Telephone: +27 (0)23 316 1287

Email: n/a

Website: http://www.southafrica.net/-warm-bokkeveld


Waterval Holiday Farm 22 Waterfalls

Closest Tow/s: Porterville, 7 km

Grade (1 – 5): n/a

Type of Terrain: n/a

Distance: n/a

Driving Time (estimated): n/a

Contact: Reception

Telephone: 082 878 1358

Email: bookings@22watervalle.co.za

Website: http://www.22waterfalls.com/


Westfield Nature TrailWestfield Nature Trail

Closest Town/s: Witsand, 2 km

Grade (1 – 5):  4

Type of Terrain: Dunes

Distance (total): 20 km

Driving Time (estimated): 4 – 6 hours

Contact: Marius Heyneman

Telephone: 028 537 1911 / 082 646 6196

Email: n/a

Website: n/a


Western Cape 4x4 Trails - Williamsburg Farm 2Williamsburg Farm

Closest Town/s: Uniondale/ Knysna, 40 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 5

Type of Terrain: Rocky slopes, river crossings, Steep gradients

Distance (total): 30 km

Driving Time (estimated): one day

Contact: Nigel Williams

Telephone: (044) 745 1013

Email: wbrgfarm@lantic.net

Website: http://www.williamsburgfarm.net/4x4courses.htm


ZebraskopZebraskop Private Nature Reserve

Closest Town/s: Oudtshoorn, 43 km

Grade (1 – 5):  2 Trails: Route 1 – 3-4 / Route 2 – 2-3

Type of Terrain: Sand, Rocky Climbs, Steep Gradients

Distance: 2 Trails: Route 1 – 40 km / Route 2 – 30 km

Driving Time (estimated): 4 – 8 hours

Contact: Gert Laubscher

Telephone: (044) 272 7133 or 082 510 2680

Email: n/a

Website: www.4x4ineden.co.za/route&route=zebraskop


Zevenfontein 4x4Zevenfontein 4×4

Closest Town/s: Robertson, 3 km

Grade (1 – 5): 2 – 5

Type of Terrain: Dongas, Mountain Scenery, River Crossings, Klooflands, Sand, Rocks

Distance: 16 km

Driving Time (estimated): 2 – 4 hours

Contact: Derik Prins

Telephone: +27 (0)23 626 2179 or +27 (0)82 294 3103

Email: n/a

Website: n/a


Four Wheel Drive Trails in the Western Cape


Although the Western Cape comprises only 10.6% of South Africa’s total surface area, in terms of off-roading opportunities, it is a true 4×4 enthusiast’s paradise, which is no exaggeration, there being more 4×4 trails in this province than any other part of the entire African continent.

The marriage between geology and climate has brought about a diversity of 4×4 trail surface conditions that is unique in South Africa, and has to be experienced to be believed. However, while many 4×4 trails in the Western Cape combine all the classical elements of a good trail, such as sand, mud, steep gradients, and axle bending rocks, the distinctly different geographical areas of the province offer distinctly different trails, such as those in the:

South coastal areas

This area, that includes the Cape Flats, is mostly sandy with extensive dune fields, especially the area around Atlantis. There are also trails virtually on the beach that wholly consist of loose sand, and where having full recovery equipment kits on hand is strongly advised. Some National Parks also offer 4×4 trails through lush and slightly mysterious indigenous forests, where the sometimes muddy conditions is offset by the magical silence of the primeval surroundings.

Boland, Being mostly mountainous, this area includes the towns of Paarl, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Wellington, and Tulbagh, all of which are nearer than 70km of Cape Town. The Boland offers a rich variety of 4×4 trail surfaces, from gravel, some water crossings, steep gradients, rocks, ruts, gullies, and even some very old, rocky, and often challenging ox wagon trails that lead over hills and along the sides of several mountains.

Little Karroo

Although the Karroo is mostly relatively flat, and contains the archetypical country “dorp” such as Calitzdorp, Ladismith, Prince Albert, Barrydale, and Oudtshoorn, it does contain several mountain ranges that offer some very challenging and technical, but exquisitely beautiful 4×4 trails. Surfaces in the Karroo vary from gravel, rocks, steep gradients, and some very slippery conditions during snowfalls. Being mostly devoid of surface water there is not much mud, but many 4×4 trails in the Karroo follow dry riverbeds that could be subject to flash flooding.

West Coast

In a province known for its geological diversity, as well as iconic little towns like Lambert’s Bay, Paternoster, Saldanha and Langebaan, the West Coast region epitomises diversity: stretching from the Cape Town metropolitan area to the border of the Northern Cape at Touws River, the 4×4 trails in the west coast area vary from sand, rocks, steep gradients in the Cederberg area, near desert conditions in the northern parts, as well as dry, arid Karroo type terrain with more rocks and steep gradients over and through majestic rock koppies.

Overberg

Being mostly an agricultural region, and because of the deep soils of the region, especially around the towns of Villiersdorp, Grabouw, Elgin, and Swellendam, the 4×4 trails in the Over-berg are more often than not, obstacle courses more than anything else. Here you can expect lots of mud, some steep gradients with rocks in the mountainous areas both in the eastern and western parts of the Overberg, as well as lots of sand along the coast, such as at Witsand.

While no single article or resource can list all of the possible trails that can be negotiated by all drivers under all conditions, opportunities for off-road driving, or at least, not driving on tarred roads, abound in the Western Cape. The Western Cape has an extensive network of dirt and gravel roads with surfaces that vary from excellent, to those resembling an extreme 4×4 trail. These roads are often as much fun (and as challenging) as many an off-road trail, and driving on them generally does not cost anything.

However, travelling on the back roads can be a challenging affair, with as many gravel roads and routes as there are destinations, but gravel roads can be closed at any time for a variety of reasons, which means you could be stranded, or lost, a hundred kms or more from any form of assistance. The best way to approach gravel road driving is to use the services of a trusted route planner, who will work out each day’s travel distances, GPS checkpoints, accommodation bookings, and the like, while keeping your intended route and destination in mind. More on Western Cape tourism for the off-road traveler >>

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