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Boegoeberg 4×4 Trail


Boegoeberg 4×4 is situated on the farm “Lambertshoek”, in the “Engelsman se Berge” overlooking Graafwater, Elands Bay, Lambertsbay and Clanwilliam. Trail owner Sybrie de Beer has been committed from the start to making Boegoeberg 4×4 an eco-friendly, family orientated venue, ensuring maximum pleasure for the whole family, with the minimum impact on the environment. It has attained its well-deserved “Top Ten” status in the Drive Out magazine. The camp area, with its well thought-out lapa, ablution blocks, plenty of shade, power points at each campsite and a huge swimming pool, are some of the many reasons why this trail is so highly rated. Definitely one of the best camps we visit throughout the year.

There are 30 campsites, sandstone cottages, a rustic camp in the mountain and a self catering guest house. There is a Sandstone Mine on the farm where sandstone building blocks are still handcrafted to perfection. The handcrafted sandstone mined here has been used at very well-known destinations. You may even consider purchasing a few square meters of sandstone for that special braai or fireplace you always wanted. Other sources of income are Rooibos tea, which is well known to the area, and Buchu, which is harvested annually high up in the mountains. The need to get to the Buchu, via many mountain tracks, is how this fantastic trail originated.

The Old Donkey Wagon Trail

This trail has been transformed into a very popular 4×4 trail, climbing high into the “Engelsman se Berge” to the “Platklip Viewpoint” where panoramic views await you. The white dunes of the Lambertsbay 4×4 trail, the pointy mountain at Elands Bay, the many potatoes circles of the Sandveld and many other landmarks in the Cederberg Mountain range can be seen from the viewpoint. Remember what goes up must come down and it’s the long technical descent, followed by a steep ascent, which forms part of this very popular trail. Along the mountain route are some interesting and technical driving sections, marked with very appropriate sandstone name boards. In addition to the mountain trail, you’ll drive a short circular route with a variety of challenges and a sand hill climb challenge, still waiting to find an appropriate name.

The latest addition to the trail is the route along a riverbed on the farm. The amount of rain that has fallen prior to a visit to the trail will determine the difficulty of the route along the riverbed. This is always a very popular section and will ensure many highlights and photo opportunities. This is an optional section with escapes at all the obstacles. From Cape Town take the N7 north. Turn left at Paleisheuwel signpost 10 km before Clanwilliam. Drive for 12 km and turn right at the Graafwater signpost. After 7 km turn left at Boegoeberg 4×4. The farm is 3 km down the road.