Four Trails You Absolutely Have to Try when Taking a 4 x 4 Trip Through the Western Cape
The Western Cape is a firm favourite among 4×4 enthusiasts, and with good reason! When planning a tour through the Western Cape, you are never at a loss for trails vying for your attention. The only struggle you have is to decide which ones to leave for the next time you take up another 4×4 rental and return to the beautiful province to see the rest that it has to offer. Here are four trails you simply need to find time for when visiting the Western Cape. Look forward to seeing the best that Cape Town and its surrounds have to offer, and prepare for a memorable trip.
#1 Atlantis Dunes
- Grade: 2 to 3;
- Terrain: Sand
When driving on the West Coast Road, passing the Atlantis dunes, it’s not really possible to gauge the vastness of the dune area. If you are looking for a truly thrilling 4×4 experience, driving the dunes delivers like nothing else will.
#2 Buffelsfontein 4×4 – Yzerfontein
- Grade: 2 to 3
- Terrain: Sand
The Buffelsfontein game Reserve and 4×4 trail were founded in 2000, and are situated in close proximity to Darling and Yzerfontein on the R27, about 80 km from Cape Town. A variety of sand obstacles tests your sand driving skills, helping you to become very familiar with your 4×4 rental and taking care of keeping dull moments at bay.
#3 Helderberg 4×4 – Somerset West
- Grade: Between 2 to 4
- Terrain: Mountainous, gravel
Here you have two routes to choose from – the Red and the Blue routes, both with breath-taking views over the Cape Peninsula and False Bay. The Blue route is by far the more basic of the two, with the Red route being the more challenging and requiring greater technique.
#4 Damon – Worcester
- Grade: Between 2 to 3
- Terrain: Mountainous
Damon is a popular 4×4 trail situated in the foothills at the start of the Langeberg Mountains, about 60 minutes from Cape Town. The 13-kilometre-long trail requires about four hours to complete, and covers the mountains between Boskloof and Hangkloof, offering many opportunities for great sightseeing.
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