North West Province 4x4 Trails

The North West is a beautiful area of contrasts that is best explored on an exciting 4x4 adventure

South Africa Outdoor Activities4x4 Trails in North West Province

The North West Province is characterised by unspoilt plains, endless mountain ranges, mammoth rivers, and a unique combination of fauna and flora.

The North West Province forms a large proportion of the beautiful landscapes of South Africa; the areas dedicated to the great outdoors that lure visitors back to the country year after year. The province is bordered by Botswana, Limpopo, Gauteng, the Northern Cape, and the Free State.

There are a number of species that are endemic to this province. These include the endangered wild dog, which is always a treat to see in its natural environment. Other wildlife and bird species make any experience of the North West outdoors particularly memorable, promising fantastic photographs and lasting memories.

There are 14 national parks and reserves in the North West Province. These include Pilanesberg National Park (home to the Big Five as well as more than 360 different bird species) and Madikwe Game Reserve (the fifth-largest game reserve in the country and also home to the Big Five). These are both a delight to explore from the comfort of your 4x4.

The natural treasures of this province include the Magaliesberg Mountain Range, the Vaal River, Hartbeespoort Dam, and a portion of the Drakensberg Mountain Range. One of the best ways to experience the splendour of the North West Province is to explore the terrain in a 4x4. This presents visitors with adventure, stunning surrounds and a comfortable pace all in one.

The province boasts a multitude of 4x4 trails, both formal and informal. Their diversity ensures that drivers get to choose from the full spectrum of difficulty ratings, lengths and time limits. So, whether you are a beginner looking for a Sunday afternoon ride or you are more experienced and want to make a vacation of your 4x4 adventures, there will be the ideal trail nestled in the heart of the North West.

The North West is an unspoiled and magnificently beautiful area offering awesome 4x4 adventures.

Featured 4x4 Trails in North West Province

De Wildt 4x4 Trail

Where? Hartbeespoort Dam
The De Wildt 4 x 4 Trail is a circular one that is easy enough to manage without a guide, and makes for a fabulous weekend out of the city. Visitors to this trail benefit from the breath-taking views afforded by the fact that it is situated on the slopes...

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Doornrivier 4x4 Trail

Where? Zeerust
In Zeerust, the Doornrivier 4 x 4 Trail is a 12 kilometre one that takes between 14 hours and two days to complete, thanks to the tough landscape. This includes very loose ground, dongas and especially steep inclines and declines...

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Moegatle 4x4 Trail

Where? Brits
The Moegatle Trail is an excellent trail for 4 x 4 enthusiasts that are looking for a bit of a challenge. There are guides to enable you to get the most out of this trail and see the wonders of the granite hills and sand dunes. The trail extends for some...

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Did you know?

The stars of the North West province are undoubtedly the Magaliesberg region and the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

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