About Hoeksfontein 4x4 Trails

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 characterised by rocky outcrops, valley bushveld, open savannahs and rugged mountains. This hardy countryside remains beautiful in its own haunting way. This trail is 26 kilometres from Pearston, and within a relatively short drive from Graaff-Reinet. It is also within about three hours of Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay).

The Hoeksfontein 4x4 Trail is a 50 kilometre route that does not require a formal guide to complete. It usually takes drivers between five and six hours to complete the circular trail, which offers some viewing points and alternative routes to the main road (the time taken will depend on how long you choose to enjoy the views).

The terrain at Hoeksfontein is a combination of gravel, mud, loose stones and rock; with some great steep climbs and descents. There are some areas that become inaccessible during the rainy season, so those planning their 4x4 trip to the Eastern Cape should check in advance whether this trail is in full operation.

Hoeksfontein is a popular hunting destination, and gets very busy around hunting season. Drivers would likely want to avoid this time if they want to get the most out of their 4x4 adventure.

Those who are indulging in the Hoeksfontein 4x4 experience may also enjoy hunting with bows or rifles, hiking, or paragliding. These outdoor activities showcase the loveliness of the region within the untouched beauty of the Karoo.

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Where+/- 20 km from Pearston, Eastern Cape

WhenBooking is essential.

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Telephone+27 (0)42 246-1488

OvernightThe closest town is Somerset East, in Eastern Cape


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