Take a drive up the West Coast from Cape Town and look to your right.
Magnificent mountains guard fertile valleys. Makes you want to make a beeline straight for them, doesn’t it?
Well, that’s where Boegoeberg 4x4 comes in. Sybrie’s inspirational commitment to nature makes it possible for you to head for the mountains in your 4x4 and experience the majesty in an ecologically responsible manner.
Best of all, once you’re up there, you can stay at a campsite high up in the mountains to make that special moment stretch on and on.
There is another campsite at the start of the trail with hot water, shade and flush toilets – and its newest addition, the biggest sandstone swimming pool you have ever seen.
For the more skilled, Sybrie has introduced an alternative track to the summit, which makes for a thrilling technical driving experience. The view from the top there is worth every bead of sweat.
Although the trail is not a vehicle-breaker, most of it requires concentration and some experience.
Covering some 25 km, the mountain section is a scenic drive that gets progressively more technical as you ascend. It is a long, winding uphill, round tight hairpin bends to the Platklip viewpoint.
From negotiating large rock formations to radically-cambered rocky corners, this trail has it all, not to mention repeated river crossings on the last section to the viewpoint. The difficulty of this section can vary depending on the time of year.
A dune climb is the main challenge on the sand section, a shorter second section that is up next. The only risk here could be a dented ego when trying to conquer the sand. A balance of tyre pressure and momentum should do the trick. For those who prefer something more accessible, there’s also a 4x2 trail.
4x4 Trail Spec
- 4 Grading
- 10-25km Route-distance
- Guide Optional
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