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De Wildt


De Wildt 4×4 Game Park is a large property located one hour from Johannesburg and 30 minutes from Hartbeespoort Dam. Guests can choose to camp or stay in one of the wooden log cabins. The farm has a large number of activities and offers the ideal family retreat. The Campsites have electrical points and are ideal for camping or those with caravans; they come with braai facilities and a large ablution block. The One-bedroom- and Two-bedroom Log Cabins offer views across the farm and have kitchenettes with tea and coffee-making facilities, cutlery and fridges. A microwave or two-plate stove can be provided on request. Those hosting a function may have use of a tented campsite ideal for groups.

The farm offers swimming pools, picnic sites with braai facilities, and a large lapa with a bar area. Guests can enjoy the 4×4 trail, game drives, birdwatching and hiking, and guests are also welcome to bring their mountain bikes. Children can enjoy a kid’s play area and we also offer team building activities on request. De Wildt 4×4 game park is your one-stop adventure site.

The trail:

The route is based at the foot of the Magaliesburg with some game to see on route. The route isn’t too challenging, but interesting enough to keep you busy. This trail has two options, making it accessible for both 4×4 and 4×2 vehicles.


The campsite has 20 camp sites and a central ablution facility. Wild about this game drive, cash in your Gautrain tickets and forget the zoo … According to Geoff Levey, De Wildt 4×4 offers city-bound adventurers a lively ride and the chance to see lots of game. The point of the De Wildt trail, laid out on 460 ha at the foot of the Magaliesberg, is of course to do some real challenging 4×4 driving. But it is also to see lots of game and get close to the beautiful mountain.

The farm sits just around the corner from the Hartbeespoort Dam, and it is made up of mountains, valleys, rivers and some savannah. It is close to Johannesburg and Pretoria and the ideal day-outing for the family … and why not invite some friends along too. The trail takes you through grasslands and bushveld, and over loose rock and sand, even mud. While most of the 14 km loop is in a valley, three loops run off it to more challenges on the mountain. The most difficult sections and obstacles have escape routes. Although De Wildt is open to 4x2s with decent ground clearance, the loops aren’t softroader-friendly.

Trail Features

[Trail Grade] 2-3
[Type of Vehicle] 4X4 & 4X2
[Accomodation Available] Camping & Chalets
[Min/Max Vehicles] Max Vehicles: +5
[Trail Distance] 15km
[Time to Complete Trail] 3-4
[Guided / Self Drive] Self Drive
[Low Range] Yes
[Good Ground Clearance] Yes
[Best time of year] All year round