Things To Do in GraafwaterBoegoeberg 4x4 Trail
Where? Graafwater, about halfway between Clanwilliam and Lamberts Bay, West Coast
When? Booking is essential.
How? Call +27 (0)27 482-2933
How much? Price on request
The magnificence of the Western Cape is unquestionable, and continues to entice visitors from all corners of the globe year after year. In fact, it is testified to by the fact that many of the visitors are also from South Africa; locals that want to escape the busy pace of city living and enjoy the pristine splendour of the Western Cape Province of South Africa.
The Boegoeberg 4x4 Trail is an out and back trail that does not require the assistance of a guide, but can be tackled alone. However, the winter months bring rain, and the course can get rather slippery during these rainy times. This trail extends for 25 kilometres through mountain passes, loose rock, river crossings and sandy stretches. It takes about six hours to complete and has a formal grading of between three and four. There are two shorter routes available at Boegoeberg too, one of which is circular and rather challenging, thanks to sand hills and riverbeds.
The Boegoeberg 4x4 Trails is located on the Lambertshoek Farm and, as such, boasts breath-taking views of the Western Cape towns of Lamberts Bay, Elands Bay and Graafwater, as well as the wonders of the Cedarberg Mountain Range, which remains a geological, archaeological and natural treasure trove. The farm shop stocks some of the basics that drivers and their passengers may need.
Because this part of the Western Cape is so undeniably beautiful, it is popular for outdoor enthusiasts in general, not only those with a penchant for 4x4 adventures. Popular local activities include mountain biking and hiking on the various trails, climbing the mammoth sand dunes, and swimming in some of the local pools and dams. Photographers will delight in the many opportunities on offer to capture some of the most breath-taking vistas imaginable while immersing themselves in the tranquillity of this oasis.