4x4 and Four Wheel Drive Adventures

The Eastern Cape of South Africa is a beautifully diverse area with a number of excellent 4x4 trails to suit all skill levels.

The Eastern Cape is relatively undeveloped and pristine. There are many open and undiscovered terrain's of beaches, lands and rivers. There are only a few 4x4 trails in the Eastern Cape, but these trails boast magnificent views and excellent game viewing opportunities.

Did you know? Driving on the beach in South Africa is prohibited to everyone except those who have special permits. Defying this law carries a heavy penalty and confiscation of the offending vehicle.

The Addo Elephant Park is a sanctuary for a wide range of South Africa's wildlife and is located in the 120 000 ha of land in the thick bushveld of the Sundays River. This magnificent park is the third largest in South Africa and offers a wide range of activities including 4x4 trails.

Bush lovers will be happy to know that these trails offer numerous enjoyable challenges for 4x4 enthusiasts and also allow one to view the wildlife. Get up close and personal with the park's 420 elephants, as well as rhino, lion, hyena, leopard and a variety of bird species.

The Lammergeier Private Nature Reserve invites you to pamper your soul in 8000 hectares of the most beautiful scenery in Africa. A proud heritage of being awarded several conservation awards through the reserves history, ensures the survival of endemic bird and game and the future of a unique African heritage. 4x4 Trails are offered, guided with own vehicles.

Tour Operators offer 4x4 experiences which provide some unique opportunities to experience the scenic wonders of the Garden Route and Eastern Cape. One of the 3 tours offered originate in Jeffreys Bay. You will travel in air-conditioned, luxury 4x4 vehicles through some of the most beautiful areas of the Eastern Cape. Each tour is guided by an accredited tour guide who is knowledgeable and passionate about the area and the wellbeing of the guests. In each tour, three nights are spent at a luxurious accommodation in Baviaanskloof.

On 4x4 trails in the Eastern Cape, whether travelling in style or roughing it, you will experience an enjoyable and scenic 4x4 adventure.

Recommended 4x4 Trails in the Eastern Cape

4x4 Trails

Glenmore 4x4 Trail

Stay? Willowmore Accommodation
The Glenmore 4x4 trail is located on a farm in the Baviaanskloof, and consists of five trails. The farm is located approximately 35km from Willowmore, which is in ...

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Bedrogfontein 4x4 Trail

Stay? Addo Accommodation
Join the 45km Bedrogfontein 4x4 trail between Kabouga and Darlington in the Addo Elephant National Park. Stunning views and challenging routes await you. This 2-3 ...

4x4 Trails

Camdeboo Koedoeskloof 4x4 Trail

Stay? Graaff-Reinet Accommodation
The Eastern Cape has a number of sterling attractions that certainly beg to be explored. Its landscapes are simultaneously rugged, beautiful and unusual; making it ...

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Ferndale 4x4 Trail

Stay? Cathcart Accommodation
The Ferndale 4x4 Trails create a veritable playground for the adventurous. They are situated in the mountain ranges of South Africa, just outside the small Eastern ...

4x4 Trails

Mountain Zebra National Park 4x4 Trails

Stay? Cradock Accommodation
The Mountain Zebra National Park is home to three different 4x4 trails, and gives drivers and their passengers the prime opportunity of experiencing the glorious ...

4x4 Trails

Timbila 4x4 Trails

Stay? Baviaanskloof Accommodation
The Timbila 4x4 Trails comprise three separate routes that are all contained within the prettiness and diversity of the Timbila Nature Reserve, between ...

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Hoeksfontein 4x4 Trails

Stay? Somerset East Accommodation
In the heart of the Karoo, deep in the South African province of the Eastern Cape, lies the fun and excitement of the Hoeksfontein 4x4 Trail. This entire region is ...

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