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Routes in South Africa

South Africa offers the adventurous traveler an opportunity to experience Africa at your own pace while focussing on your own interests. South Africa's beautiful, diverse regions is an ideal destination to explore in your 4x4 or sedan. With its excellent road infrastructure and well developed tourism sector, South Africa is an 'easy' destination.

But don't be fooled into thinking that it doesn't offer any challenges! It has it's fair share of serious 4x4 trails and challenging routes. You can spend a day on a trail or plan a multi week overland adventure exploring South Africa's remoter regions. Think Kgalagadi, West Coast, Transkei, Malutis and Baviaans...
 

Activities in South Africa:

• Kayaking
• MTB routes 

We will soon be adding destinations where you can enjoy these activties. Have you seen our cycle carrier and kayak rack? 
 

Routes in South Africa:

Featured Route: West Coast and Cederberg

NOTE: this is only a suggested route. Please confirm the road conditions with local tourism boards and operators from the area. 


Start: Ceres
End: Piketberg

Vehicle Requirements for the Cederberg Area
• Four-wheel drive with low range transfer case
• Recovery points front and back
• High ground clearance
• Off-road tyres for rocky terrain (thick side walls)
• Traction control or rear diff lock will be an advantage
 

Daily Driving Distance
 
  Day 1: Ceres to Kagga Kamma 120km 4 hr
  Day 2: Drive to camp on Doring River 90km 5 hr
  Day 3: Old Postal Route to Biedouw Valley 75km 4 hr
  Day 4: Biedouw via Wuppertal to Kromrivier 90km 5 hr
  Day 5: Kromrivier to Boegoeberg 100km 4 hr
  Day 6: Drive to Boegoeberg Trial 50km 5 hr
  Day 7: Boegoeberg 4x4 to Lambert's Bay 120km 6 hr
  Day 8: Lambert's Bay to Jakkalskloof Trail 120km 5 hr
  Day 9: Jakkalskloof to Kleintafelberg 4x4 50km 6 hr
  Day 10: Kleintafelberg 4x4 to Piketberg 70 km 2 hr


Best time to explore the Cederberg

The Cederberg and West Coast are situated in the south western parts of South Africa and best visited during the summer months (October to March). The temperature can reach 28-30ºC or higher offering beautiful sunny days. The Atlantic Ocean brings relief in the form of a cool breeze along the coast. Rainfall is low during the summer.
• A 'must-see' for those who enjoy spectacular scenery, be sure to diaries your visit to fall over thewest coast floral extravaganza when the desert-like terrain is transformed into a carpet of flowers. It takes place from mid-August to mid-September.
• Winter can get cold, with rain and sometimes snow in the higher altitudes.

Helpful Tips 

To help you prepare for your 4x4 adventures, please use the 'OUTFIT YOUR VEHICLE' function to find the most suitable accessories and equipment for your 4x4. As part of your preparations, Front Runner together with The Safari Co. provide useful information about self drive routes, destination information and vehicle preparation. Find advice and helpful information here:

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