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The 4x4 trail is one of the leading off-road experiences in South Africa. The trail is driven by participants in their own vehicles under guidance of our experienced marshals. The trail has different sections with a variety of challenging natural obstacles, each with its own character and each offering varying degrees of difficulty, including river crossings, mud sections, steep ascents and descents and plenty of rocky areas, all under expert guidance. For those who do not want to participate in the extreme sections, it is possible to take a detour. Safety, vehicle care and enjoyment are the cornerstones around which the 4x4 trail was developed. Cross country drives and trips in the scenic surrounding forests are available for off-road vehicles without low range.

4x4 Driver training is presented on request and includes level 1, level 2 and level 3 courses covering the topics of environment, vehicle information, offroad techniques, recovery and practical training, driving through a number of obstacles. Advanced courses include navigation, GPS, advanced recovery and other specialised skills to ensure a safe offroad experience.Riverwild and The River's Edge - both unique in their setting, offers guests a choice of accommodation and ambience to experience. A truly unique outdoor experience. The 4x4 trail promises a challenging and exciting self drive drive experience for both novice and experienced drivers with natural obstacles of mud, rock, water and bush tunnel. Accommodation from camping to an upmarket bush camp, or luxury self catering chalets. River' Edge offers secluded wood cabins elevated amongst age old matumi trees providing a bird's eye view of the river as it cascades down the gorge. Riverwild offers a bush camp in a class of its own.

Guests are accommodated in dome tents equipped with electric lights, comfortable beds and bedding. Tents are shaded by matumi, water-berry and river bushwillow trees. Camping is offered for the more adventurous, wishing to pitch their own tent or caravan. Riverwild is the ideal venue for events such as bush conferences, corporate and family break-aways, customer incentives, 4x4 and team building events. A comfortably equipped air-conditioned conference room is complemented by shaded breakaway areas under indigenous trees and on wooden decks on the edge of the river.

Additional Info

  • City: Mbombela
  • Distance to closest town: 42km
  • Province: Mpumalanga
  • Country: South Africa
  • Grade: 3 - 4
  • Low-range: Yes
  • Best time of the year: All year
  • Vehicle Type: 4x4
  • Good Ground Clearance: Yes
  • Accommodation: Camping and Chalets
  • Self Drive or Guided?: Self Drive
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