Bass Lake consists of a 10-hectare body of spring-fed water. Considered by the top certifying agencies (PADI, NAUI, SSI, CMAS, IANTD) to be the best Scuba Training venue in South Africa. Depths vary from a walk in slope to 23m at the deepest point. Situated on a 75 hectare estate, 45 minutes south of Sandton, Bass Lake Adventures is an adventure resort catering for Individuals, Team Building, Corporate Days and Family orientated activities.
Full Day 4x4 Training
This would include both the introductory (or level 1) & intermediate (or level 2) course consisting of:
Guests would arrive at approximately 08:00 a.m. Tea, coffee, juice, muffins and rusks are served. Indemnities are signed followed by a short talk to illustrate certain off-road principals.
The practical exercises then follow. Exercises include ascents and descents of varying angles, side slopes, vehicle control and a rock bed, with discussion on practical issues. The object of the course is to build confidence that comes with knowing your vehicle's capabilities, knowing your own capabilities and to equip you with enough knowledge to enable you to make safe decisions off road. All drivers participate in each obstacle, unless you have specific requests. We pride ourselves on personalized service and attention to your needs. The emphasis is on training. As a result we limit our vehicle numbers, on training courses to maximize your practical experience and enjoyment thereof.
A two course lunch is served with tea or coffee. Soft drinks are provided throughout the day. Vegetarians or diabetics can be catered for. Exercises continue in the afternoon until approximately 4:30 p.m. when guests return to the pub area for receipt of their certificates. We encourage family attendance as all group members learn a tremendous amount, even if not personally driving. Guests may stay if they wish and enjoy a drink or two after the day's events.
Half Day 4x4 Training
The half day, level 1 course comprises an introductory course. As less is covered, more vehicles can be accommodated, on this basis, should the need should arise.
Self Drive 4x4 Trail
The 4x4 trail is open, for self driving, 5 days per week, except in the case of heavy rain, when the track is closed. If you wish to use the 4 x 4 trail after heavy rain, please call first to check if the 4 x 4 track will be open before driving out. A maximum of 6 vehicles permitted in 1 group on the trail. Larger groups may stagger departure time on trail.
The length of this trail is 14 km long and has a number of technical sections. If done in full, the trail will take around 3 hours. This trail is a natural track and includes ascents / descents and water sections. Escape routes are available at the difficult sections. The trail is marked with a number system. Rules apply to the use of the track and are printed on the 4 x 4 permit. Please proceed to the waterfront area on the lowest level and visit our outdoor shop where the permit & map are obtainable.