Spend an exciting day on a 4x4 adventure trail in Kruger
Madlabantu 4 x 4 Trail - (Man-eater)
Pretoriuskop area; 42km through terminalia woodland and along the Nsikazi River into Big Five and rhino territory. This trip is booked at, and starts from Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
Mananga 4 x 4 Trail - (Wilderness)
Starts near Satara; 48km through knob-thorn, marula savanna in the central grasslands; many grazers; Big Five sightings, especially cheetah.
This trip is booked at, and starts from Satara Rest Camp
Nonokani 4 x 4 Trail - (Drive Slowly)
Starts close to Phalaborwa Gate; 46km from Masorini Picnic Site south through mopane and bushwillow woodlands to ReenvoŽl Dam and then along the Olifants River back to Sable Dam.
This trip is booked at, and starts from Phalaborwa Gate.
Phone: (013) 735 6509
Do it on your way to Letaba Rest Camp
Northern Plains 4 x 4 Trail
Between Shingwedzi and Pafuri; 49km; begins at Babalala picnic site and goes east through mopane shrubveld and then into the baobabs of the sandveld.
This trip can be booked at, and start from Shingwedzi or Punda Maria Rest camps.
The weather will decide whether you go or not
These 4 Adventure Trails are weather sensitive, and are closed after rains, hence no advance bookings can be made.
Things You Should Know
For your own safety a minimum of two vehicles per group is advisable in case of breakdowns or other emergency. Vehicles must be self-sufficient for the day as there are no ablution or other facilities available on any of the trails.
Access is limited to six vehicles per day and Conditions on the trails are sometimes challenging and, in extremely wet weather, they may be closed down altogether.
Permits are obtainable at the nearest camp or gate to the trail.
Pre-booking is not required.
Starting time: before 11h00
We strongly recommend that each vehicle have:
- At least five litres of drinking water per person
- Enough food for three decent meals
- A GPS device such as Garmin
- Your cellphone
- Comprehensive first-aid kit
- Fire extinguisher
- Rubbish bag/s
- Toilet paper
Read the Self-Drive Safari Guide
How about a 5 day 4x4 Eco-Trail?
Here is a Guided Self-Drive 4x4 safari along the Lebombo mountain range that runs for 5 days (4 nights), which you can book.