Things To Do in KomatipoortLebombo 4x4 Trail
Where? Just outside Kruger National Park, 10 km from Komatipoort, Mpumalanga
When? Booking is essential.
How? Call SAN Parks on +27 (0)12 426-5111
How much? Price on request
Komatipoort is a small town in the beautiful South African province of Mpumalanga, and is situated just outside the Kruger National Park. It is also only 11 kilometres from the Lebombo 4x4 Trail, which lures drivers from all over the world to tackle its varied terrain.
This is an eco-trail that showcases some of the variety, abundance and wonders of South Africa. When paired with the adventure of the Lebombo Trail, the beauty of this route offers visiting and local drivers a world of excitement and fun. It extends an impressive 525 kilometres and takes 100 hours to complete.
It has a grading of between two and three, and stretches from the Crocodile Bridge to Pafuri. This one-way trail is a guided route that is made up of gravel roads and management tracks. There are some parts of the road that are more rugged, as well as steep slopes that present somewhat of a challenge and require the capabilities of 4x4 vehicles.
The trail takes drivers through the Kruger National Park and boasts some of the prettiest game driving in the world. As such, its appeal lies in the natural abundance of the area, rather than in the obstacles and challenge in particular. While tackling the trail, drivers and their passengers should keep a keen look-out for an almost endless array of plant and animal species. Game viewing and bird watching can also be arranged on a more formal basis.
The Lebombo 4x4 Trail is designed for real outdoor enthusiasts that want to submerge themselves into the untouched wonders of southern Africa. At its end, drivers will stand at the borders of South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, enjoying breath-taking views and awe-inspiring vistas.