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Explore our favourite Gauteng 4x4 trails including Kungwini 4x4, De Wildt 4x4 and many more

Explore our favourite Gauteng 4x4 trails including Kungwini 4x4, De Wildt 4x4 and many more

Exhilarating 4×4 Trails Near Johannesburg

Adventure awaits at these exhilarating Gauteng 4×4 trails!
Tired of bumper-to-bumper traffic, endless hooting and the all-round hustle and bustle of Gauteng life?
Then prepare to start your engines as we feature some of our favourite Gauteng 4×4 trails near Johannesburg and beyond.
This list features only a few of our favourite Gauteng 4×4 trails and will continue to grow as we continue to explore.

4×4 Trail Grades

Before the adventure begins, let’s quickly run through the 4×4 trail grading criteria.
Grade 1 is classified as “easy”, suitable for 4×4 novices or 4x2s with differential lock.
Grade 2 is “easy to moderate”, suitable for 4x4s and all-wheel drive vehicles with traction control.
Grade 3 is “moderate”, suitable for low range gearing vehicles
Grade 4 is “difficult”, ideal for experienced drivers
Grade 5 is “extreme”, suitable for off-road experts, not for solo trips – recovery back-up essential.

Gauteng 4×4 Trails

Kungwini 4×4

Grade: 1 – 4
Terrain: Clay, gravel, rocks, mud, sand
Closest Town: Bronkhorstspruit
This is one of the most loved Gauteng 4×4 trails thanks to the comprehensive off-road experience it provides.
Kungwini 4×4 offers an exciting training package, taking you along an obstacle track designed to get you ready for whatever the South African wilderness throws your way.
The training obstacle course presents v-shaped gullies, side slopes, 30 degree stall starts, water crossings and much more!
Trails vary from 1.4 to 8 km long, weaving through koppies and fantastic African ruins.
Explore Kungwini 4×4 to find more details.

Kungwini 4x4 Trail

De Wildt 4×4

Grade: 2 – 5
Terrain: Rugged Mountain Tracks
Closest Town: Hartbeespoort
This rugged mountain trail is perfect for 4×4 enthusiasts looking to test their off-road skill.
Enjoy steep gradients with minor rocks, stepped slabs, some sand and water crossings.
When dry, the 14 km De Wildt 4×4 is suitable for novice drivers and soft roaders looking to appreciate the abundant wildlife.
When wet, the trail is transformed into a highly technical grade 5 trail.
All obstacles are provided with escape routes.
Visit dewildt4x4 for more information.

De Wildt 4x4 Trail

Groenkloof 4×4

Grade: 2 – 3
Terrain: Water, mud, steep climbs
Closest Town: Pretoria
This is one of our favourite Gauteng 4×4 trails thanks to the fact that it’s only a short 2 kilometres from Pretoria.
The circular 14 km long trail leads through the Fountains Valley, taking approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete.
The self-drive Groenkloof 4×4 trail can be done all year round – with a braai spot available to celebrate your 4×4 triumph!
Find more information about Groenkloof 4×4.

Groenkloof 4x4 Trail

Bass Lake 4×4

Grade: 2 – 4
Terrain: Natural Track with Water Crossings, Steep Gradients
Closest Town: Henley on Klip
Bass Lake 4×4 is a self-ride route open 5 days per week, although this is greatly dependent on the weather.
Taking approximately 3 hours to complete, this 14 km long trail is tough enough for 4×4 enthusiasts to get their fix, while still being moderate enough for less experienced off-roaders to test their abilities.
There are escape routes on the more difficult sections of the Bass Lake trail.
Permits for this trail can be obtained at their outdoor shop, a map will also be provided.
Visit basslake.co.za for additional details.

Best 4×4 Trails in South Africa

South Africa is home to an almost endless number of amazing must-see 4×4 trails.
Have we left any of your favourite Gauteng 4×4 trails off this list?
Comment below and let us know why you enjoy it!
Visiting Western Cape soon? Find our favourite Western Cape 4×4 trails to help you plan your adventure.

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