4x4 and Four Wheel Drive Adventures

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.

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

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.

Recommended 4x4 Trails in North West Province

Hiking Trails

Peglarae Trail

Stay? Rustenburg Accommodation
Step it up with the very scenic 5.5km Peglarae Trail. Starting at the entrance to the Kgaswane Mountain reserve this day trail is a fantastic hike taking you around ...

4x4 Trails

De Wildt 4x4 Trail

Stay? Brits Accommodation
In the Northern Slopes of Magaliesberg between Brits, Haartbeespoort Dam and Pretoria North is De Wildt, the best place for a fantastic 4x4 experience and a great ...

4x4 Trails

Doornrivier 4x4 Trail

Stay? Zeerust Accommodation
Experience the African Bushveld in your 4x4 at Doornrivier. This 12km long trail will take a total of fourteen to fourty-eight hours to complete the entire route ...

4x4 Trails

Moegatle 4x4 Trail

Stay? Brits Accommodation
The Moegatle 4x4 Trail can be found approximately 30km from Brits and is 34km route which takes between six and eight hours to complete. The difficulty grading is ...

4x4 Trails / Scenic Drives / Sports & Leisure

Piesangkloof 4x4 Trails

Stay? Brits Accommodation
In the heart of the bush around Hartbeespoort Dam, at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range in the North West Province, are some excellent 4 x 4 trails that ...


Hennops MBT Trail

Stay? Hennops River Accommodation
The ultimate mountain-biking route, Hennops MBT Trail can be found just 30km from Sandton and Pretoria, near Haartbeespoort. Spanning over 15 km, the trail ...

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