Recommended trails near Jhb?

Tell us about your favorite 4x4 trail. Tell us how easy or difficult it was, is there escape routes for the faint hearted? Please add some photographs if you can.
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Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:06 am

Hi there,

Which nice trails are near (approx 1 hour's drive) from Johannesburg, that you can recommend?

I have done Berakah, Bass lake and Hennops (can't remember which one, think there was a Van Zyl's pass or something), but would like to try a new one.

I am thinking of Dewildt or Moegatle.

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Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:06 pm

Have you driven Rhino Park outside Pretoria (towards Cullinan/Rayton)?
Then there is also the LA Sport Adventure Track for LA Sport Pretoria East, out on Lynwood Road.
Kungwini 4x4 at Bronkhorstspruit
Heidelbergkloof 4x4
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Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:19 pm

Jaco, daar's Heidelberg 4x4 Academy, Fortuna by Balfour, Lekoa by Villiers, Chimes by Benoni, Chloorkop, Bosvark 4x4 Krugersdorp, Groenkloof 4x4 Pretoria ............ baie speelplek :yahoo:

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As Chimes nat is soos nou, is jy gewaarborg om vol modder te wees.
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Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:02 pm

Went out to de Wildt with some friends a few weeks ago. Nice place with excellent braai facilities & picnic spots. close to Brits/Harties clean ablutions and very nice 4x4 trail. Not too technical but reasonably challenging in some spots. Here's some pic's taken during the day.
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Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:14 am

Cool pics,looks like a great trail :thumbup:
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Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:49 am

Groenkloof in Pta?
Bosvark in the west? - though I have not done this one myself.
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Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:53 pm

yotaman wrote:Went out to de Wildt with some friends a few weeks ago. Nice place with excellent braai facilities & picnic spots. close to Brits/Harties clean ablutions and very nice 4x4 trail. Not too technical but reasonably challenging in some spots. Here's some pic's taken during the day.
Hi my Nabeel
I like to know can I take my hilux 4x2 d4d on that trail

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NBL 513 wrote:
yotaman wrote:Went out to de Wildt with some friends a few weeks ago. Nice place with excellent braai facilities & picnic spots. close to Brits/Harties clean ablutions and very nice 4x4 trail. Not too technical but reasonably challenging in some spots. Here's some pic's taken during the day.
Hi my Nabeel
I like to know can I take my hilux 4x2 d4d on that trail
None of the above in a 2WD.....sorry!

We are going out to De Wildt this coming weekend 16th (see GTG Gauteng) you are welcome to join, however you would have to drive with someone with a 4x4 :thumbup:

See: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=25505" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Personally I do not know of any trails around JHB that are 2x4 friendly..... :thumbdown:

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NBL 513 wrote:
yotaman wrote:Went out to de Wildt with some friends a few weeks ago. Nice place with excellent braai facilities & picnic spots. close to Brits/Harties clean ablutions and very nice 4x4 trail. Not too technical but reasonably challenging in some spots. Here's some pic's taken during the day.
Hi my Nabeel
I like to know can I take my hilux 4x2 d4d on that trail
None of the above in a 2WD.....sorry!

We are going out to De Wildt this coming weekend 16th (see GTG Gauteng) you are welcome to join, however you would have to drive with someone with a 4x4 :thumbup:

See: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=25505" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Personally I do not know of any trails around JHB that are 2x4 friendly..... :thumbdown:
A lot of people with plat cars and 4x2's also visit the place for picnic outings but the actual track is not really for 4x2's - I guess one can take the escape routes and take some pics of the game in a 4x2. I did see some softies doing it and they had a great time. Softies i.e Honda CRX, Freelander,& a RAV. Nice place you'll like it
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Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:06 pm

The Rav, Freelander and CRV are all AWD vehicles. They may not have the ground clearance but they have the traction which may make all the difference. If you have diff lock it will certainly help, but it would be best to consult with the trail owners first. ;-)
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NBL 513 wrote:
yotaman wrote:Went out to de Wildt with some friends a few weeks ago. Nice place with excellent braai facilities & picnic spots. close to Brits/Harties clean ablutions and very nice 4x4 trail. Not too technical but reasonably challenging in some spots. Here's some pic's taken during the day.
Hi my Nabeel
I like to know can I take my hilux 4x2 d4d on that trail
None of the above in a 2WD.....sorry!

We are going out to De Wildt this coming weekend 16th (see GTG Gauteng) you are welcome to join, however you would have to drive with someone with a 4x4 :thumbup:

See: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=25505" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Personally I do not know of any trails around JHB that are 2x4 friendly..... :thumbdown:

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Mon May 20, 2013 8:07 am

Ou vale1 wrote:Jaco, daar's Heidelberg 4x4 Academy, Fortuna by Balfour, Lekoa by Villiers, Chimes by Benoni, Chloorkop, Bosvark 4x4 Krugersdorp, Groenkloof 4x4 Pretoria ............ baie speelplek :yahoo:
Het iemand meer inligting oor Chimes by Benoni? Ekt internet vol gesoek (so bes ek kan) en kon nie veel meer kry as paar fotos. DIt lyk na lekker speelplek met sand ens (goeie oefening vir ons mosambiek trip). Wie kan ek kontak vir bespreking of is hul altyd oop. Hoe kom mens daar? Dankie

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Mon May 20, 2013 8:35 am

Dit is die mynhope in Benoni. Daar is geen ingang beheer nie. Daar is plek om in die sand te speel maar nou nie dieselfde wat jy by Mosambiek gaan kry nie. In daai opsig gaan jy beter af wees om in die sandpit by McCarthy Rhino Park te gaan speel.
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Mon May 20, 2013 9:13 am

Nabeel, I've done De Wildt with my 4x2 kz with diff lock - if you are careful and sensible you can do many of the obstacles, and they all have escape routes. But it it tough on your vehicle and the route, so be sensible! They will recover you at a cost if you get stuck :angel: .
It's a nice spot for an outing, with good facilities and not too pricey either.
Bosvark is ok, but the front section is deliberately muddy, and that red mud just does not wash off. My engine compartment is still red! If they still allow you into the back mountain section you can have some fun there, but it's quite rocky, so tyre pressure is important...
The only way to get to know your vehicle's capabilities is to try one of these routes, but again,be sensible! With a 4x2 your insurance is going to laugh at you if you roll your van on a trail...
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Mon May 20, 2013 9:17 am

CasKru wrote:Dit is die mynhope in Benoni. Daar is geen ingang beheer nie. Daar is plek om in die sand te speel maar nou nie dieselfde wat jy by Mosambiek gaan kry nie. In daai opsig gaan jy beter af wees om in die sandpit by McCarthy Rhino Park te gaan speel.
Dankie ek sal bietjie die Rhino Park opsoek...

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grobbepj wrote:Dankie ek sal bietjie die Rhino Park opsoek...
Dis op die Rayton pad, Kempton se kant vd N4, baie lekker trail en die gidse ken hul storie.

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grobbepj wrote:
Ou vale1 wrote:Jaco, daar's Heidelberg 4x4 Academy, Fortuna by Balfour, Lekoa by Villiers, Chimes by Benoni, Chloorkop, Bosvark 4x4 Krugersdorp, Groenkloof 4x4 Pretoria ............ baie speelplek :yahoo:
Het iemand meer inligting oor Chimes by Benoni? Ekt internet vol gesoek (so bes ek kan) en kon nie veel meer kry as paar fotos. DIt lyk na lekker speelplek met sand ens (goeie oefening vir ons mosambiek trip). Wie kan ek kontak vir bespreking of is hul altyd oop. Hoe kom mens daar? Dankie
The Rock Race way has now an 4x4 trail,will stop by some time and check it out.
The rock race way is in benoni.
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