Sandwani Adventure 4x4 Trail is situated on a private game reserve, about 40 km northeast of Pretoria and 15 km from Cullinan.
The trail is unusual in that it consists of three old quarry excavations, which offer a variety of 4x4 obstacles.
These can be tackled in any order and there is no need to complete all of them before moving on to the next area.
The trail includes obstacles with various gradings, and drivers can take their time inspecting each one before deciding whether they, or their vehicle, are up to the challenge. If not, the obstacle can be bypassed.
Driving the trail in wet weather is very different from doing so in dry conditions.
That’s because the soil has a high clay content and therefore becomes very slippery when wet.
Some of the obstacles involve water crossings in the rainy season, but it’s mostly ascents and descents of varying difficulties, with the odd cross-axle thrown in to keep drivers on their toes.
The trail and its obstacles provide an excellent training opportunity for drivers,
especially if there is someone more experienced in the group to guide the novices.
A map is provided, but the trail itself has no signs.
Off-road bikes and quad bikes are welcome, but there are separate tracks for these as they may not use the same trail as the 4x4s.
4x4 Trail Spec
- 3 Grading
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