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Sani Pass is located in the western end of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, on the road between Underberg and Mokhotlong, Lesotho. It is a route that connects Kwazulu-Natal and Lesotho, and a notoriously dangerous road, which requires the use of a 4×4 vehicle. This pass lies between the border controls of both countries and is approximately 9km in length and requires experienced driving skills. It has occasional remains of vehicles that did not succeed in navigating its steep gradients and poor traction surfaces, and has a catalogue of frightening stories of failed attempts at ascending the path over…

The Makgadikgadi Pans of Botswana are one of the harshest environments on earth and a 4×4 adventurer’s paradise. Come and join us as we explore some of the untouched gems these enormous salt pans have to offer as we venture off the beaten track and head into the heart of the pans. We will be visiting places that are rarely encountered by other travellers so this is a totally unique pans experience. We will however include a night at the mystical Kubu Island as no trip to the pans is complete without visiting this magical destination. Some of the other…

Kaokoland is one of the last remaining wilderness areas in Southern Africa. It is a world of incredible mountain scenery, a refuge for the rare desert-dwelling elephant, black rhino and giraffe, and the home of the Himba people. The topography in the south of the area is characterised by rugged mountains which are dissected by numerous watercourses, but north of the Hoarusib River the scenery is dominated by table-top koppies. Still further north, the Otjihipa Mountains rise abruptly above the Namib floor to form the eastern boundary of the Marienfluss, while the west of the valley is defined by the…

This tour to southern Namibia encompasses infinite open vistas, wild and lonely landscapes, and the stark contrasts of sea, sky and ancient desert. We will re-energise our souls in the hot springs of Ai-Ais and marvel at natural wonders such as the Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei and Spitzkoppe. A trip to southern Namibia would not be complete without visiting the historical seaside towns of Luderitz and Swakopmund and experiencing their cultures and cuisine. DETAILS Date: 30 March –13 April Cost: R29 500 per person sharing R7 500 single supplement HIGHLIGHTS Spectacular desert vistas Fish River Canyon Spitzkoppe Sossusvlei & Dead…

BASICS Date: 15-24 February Cost: R11 500 per person DETAILS This tour is for the adventurer that doesn’t have too much time on their hands and wants to experience as much of Botswana’s attractions as possible in a 10-day tour. You will explore three of Botswana’s prime wildlife destinations, camping in unfenced campsites with the wild inhabitants of the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. Ihaha campsite situated on the banks of the Chobe River is possibly one of the best campsites in Africa and will leave you wanting to return over and over again. HIGHLIGHTS Okavango Delta Savuti Chobe National…

Ultimate Adventures started 11 years ago, with the dream of exploring Africa’s wildest destinations while delivering top-quality self-drive tours that the whole family could enjoy. Attention to detail and personalised service was the foundation of our business, and hasn’t changed throughout the years. We offer off-road adventures in all corners of Southern and Eastern Africa, from the snow-capped mountains of Lesotho, to the wide-open plains of the Serengeti. Ultimate Adventures is our baby, and with our husband and wife partnership comes passion and dedication, differentiating us from the rest. Our mission is to make every adventure memorable and to create…

SA4x4’s official tour operator, Ultimate Adventures, has expanded its tour line-up with four luxury expeditions, adding to its industry-leading range of trips. The addition of new tour leader Laurent Changuion has freed Simon and Desiree Steadman up to focus on longer, more decadent adventures. We spoke to Simon to find out more. So, what’s new? In addition to being longer than standard Adventure Tours, the Prestige Tours offer both breakfast and dinner, both prepared by the masterful Chef Esrom. There are also more activities on offer, and a higher standard of luxury with lodge and guesthouse accommodation. “One of the…

Each year, Zambia plays host to two of the best kept secrets in the natural world. These two wildlife spectacles are only ever witnessed by the avid adventurer due to the remoteness of the areas in which they occur. This year, we have combined two of our most popular tours in order to witness both migrations in one magnificent Zambian expedition. Liuwa Plain National Park is situated in the Upper Zambezi flood plains of Western Zambia. The park covers an area of 3 600km2 of vast grasslands and wooded islands, and the plain from which the park takes its name…

If you enjoy travelling without a set itinerary and exploring new areas, then this recce trip is for you. Come and join us as we explore the shores of Lake Malawi in search of the best camping spots and activities that the area has to offer. Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique, is an African Great Lake and the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system, located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. It is the ninth largest lake in the world and the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa.…

Mana Pools is one of Zimbabwe’s most popular parks, and it is easy to see why it falls into this profile. Join SA4x4 and Ultimate Adventures for a spectacular journey. BASICS Date:             1-11 July 2018 Venue:          Mana Pools National Park & Lake Kariba Cost:              R11 500 per person sharing Includes:      Camping & Park fees, Dinner & 2 breakfasts Excludes:      Fuel, Lunch, Drinks, VHF radio hire TOUR DETAILS This unique park is a WORLD HERITAGE SITE, based on its wildness and beauty, together with the wide range of large mammals, over 350 bird species and aquatic wildlife. The name “Mana” means…

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