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The Best 4×4 Rental Trails in South Africa

The Best 4×4 Rental Trails in South Africa

 The Best 4×4 Rental Trails in South Africa


Take your 4×4 rental and conquer these challenging trials for the ultimate outdoor adventure.


4x4ing is one of the most exciting ways to experience nature. You do not need to have your own 4×4 vehicle to enjoy this pastime as you can resort to 4×4 hire where you can acquire a trustworthy 4×4 rental at a reasonable price.  Not only is 4x4ing thrilling and adventurous, it offers the prospect of venturing into the unknown. This keeps 4×4 enthusiasts constantly coming back for more. With the constant improving technology which 4×4 hire businesses stay up to date with as well as new challenging trails, 4×4 adventures have become growing trend in travel.

There is nothing more relaxing than being in the remote wilderness, several kilometres from any civilisation. With brilliant night skies, an overwhelming silence, breath-taking views and only your 4×4 rental, you will experience true freedom. It can be quite addicting and for some it is the ultimate getaway.

When seeking truly thrilling adventures, beautiful sights and majestic animal sightings, you must know where to look. Therefor we have compiled a list of the most adventurous trails in the country which you can conquer with your 4×4 rental or your own 4wd vehicle.

Nossob 4×4 Eco Trail – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park- Northern Cape

This four day long guided trail is between Twee Rivieren and Nossob rest camps. A minimum of two and a maximum of five 4×4 rentals or 4wd vehicles with low range can take part. If you prefer a shorter trail, there is one that can be completed within a day. This trail will provide amazing photo opportunities of nature and wildlife such as the Black-maned Kalahari Lion, Gemsbok, Pygmy Falcons and many more.

Marakele 4×4 Eco Trail – Marakele National Park – Limpopo

For the more experienced 4×4 driver, this tree-day trail in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve is the perfect challenge for your low range 4×4 rental. The trail travels from the main gate to the Moralane gate twice a week in the dry season, between the 1st of April and the last Sunday in October. Only 5 4×4 vehicles and a maximum of four people per vehicle is allowed. Any children under the age of twelve are allowed on request only. This trail guarantees an exciting challenge as you venture through the primitive wilderness, seeing several animals like the elephant, rhino, eland, and many more. There is tons to see on this remarkable, malaria-free safari in your 4×4 rental.

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Elephants at Addo National Park

Bedrogfontein 4×4 Trail – Addo Elephant National Park – Eastern Cape

You can take your 4×4 rental on this six-hour adventure which can be done in either direction between Darlington and Kabouga. Only low range vehicles are permitted and you should be prepared for the option of a tough river crossing under certain weather conditions. You will travel through a large variety of landscapes including forest, riverine thicket, the nama-Karoo and mountain peaks covered in fynbos. There are several Bushman paintings that can be seen in this area and it is also the site of many historical Anglo-Boer battles. Addo is a malaria-free Big Five game reserve where you will be able to see amazing animals such as the rhino, buffalo, zebra, and many more.

Caracal 4×4 Eco Trail – Namaqua National Park – Northern Cape

This tail can be completed in one 6-8 hour journey or divided into sections. From the mountains of Skilpad Reserve, through the beautiful flatlands, down the coast and by the scenic Groen River mouth you will enjoy the spectacular Namaqualand landscapes from your 4×4 rental. Even though this area is renowned for its wildflowers, you will also get to see several other wonders and untouched pieces wilderness. Other than the rare flora, you will get to see Black Harriers, Klipspringers and even caves and shipwrecks along the coastline.

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Augrabies Falls

The Wilderness Road – Augrabies Falls National Park – Northern Cape

This circular route takes about 6 hours but you can enjoy many stops and side routes, along with a number of view sites, waterholes and picnic spots. The trail begins at the main falls and rest camp and then ends there as well. You can expect stunning scenery around the Augrabies Waterfall and the Orange River gorge. You can also expect to see the Verreauxs’s Eagle, the Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, the Rock Hyrax and much more.

Mountain Zebra National Park – Eastern Cape

In this park there are three trails you can conquer with your 4×4 rental. The Umngeni Trail is the most challenging. It starts at the main rest camp and takes only around an hour to complete. If you desire a slightly longer trip, you can take on the Juriesdam Trail where you will explore the Eastern plateau. Finally the Sonnenrust Trail is the longest as it allows you to explore the North-Western section of the park. It ends on a plateau where you can enjoy stunning mountain views in an historic area. On these trails you will be able to see wonderful animals like the buffalo, rhino, cheetah and many more.

If you would like to know more about how our team at Temba car hire can assist today. Please do not hesitate to contact us today!

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