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4×4 Trails

Nossob 4×4 Eco Trail – 214km

General Information

  • The trail runs through the dunes between Twee Rivieren and Nossob camps.
  • The starting point at Twee Rivieren or Nossob changes on a monthly basis; Twee Rivieren on even months, and Nossob on uneven months.
  • The trail departs on Mondays and terminates on Thursdays.
  • The trail departs every Monday, except for the 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year when it will be closed.
  • Departure time is 09:00 but may change according to the season- ascertain with reception upon arrival.
  • The duration of the trail is three nights and four days.
  • Minimum two vehicles. Maximum of five guest vehicles and one guide vehicle. No trailers.
  • Participation is totally self-catered including food, water for drinking, showers and vehicles, firewood, tents and vehicles. Don’t forget to bring a braai grid.
  • Campsites consist of a “long drop”, shower bag and fireplace without grids. Only 4×4 vehicles are allowed. Low range is a prerequisite, along with high ground clearance. No trailers, Unimogs, Overlanders or similar vehicles will be allowed on the trail.
  • All refuse must be removed.
  • From the starting point to the next refuelling point is approximately 300km.
  • Tourists will be expected to help repair ruts they’ve made in the road. Spades will be provided.
  • Hand-held radios will be provided for all vehicles for the duration of the trail.
  • No children under the age of 12 years are allowed on the trail.

Useful Information

  • The trail fees include one camping site at Nossob Rest Camp on the eve or end of the trail, depending on where the trail starts.
  • Equipment includes amongst other things: proper spade, tyre pressure gauge, torch and vehicle protection against grass seeds after a good rainy season.
  • Do not overload your roof rack if equipped. They tend to get damaged.
  • Summer temperatures could reach 45°C and during winter it could go down to -10.
  • One bundle of firewood per night per vehicle should be enough in the summertime.
  • A guide accompanies trailists with his own vehicle and makes regular interpretative stops to highlight places of interest.
  • Distances travelled per day on the trail are between 50km and 65km. That leaves you with ample time to enjoy nature and pitch camp.
  • Overhanging branches might scratch vehicles; if needed, tree loppers will be available to cut branches that overhang into the trail.


Leeudril 4×4 Loop – 13km

General Information

  • The total off-road distance is 13,2km passing the Gemsbok windmill.
  • The total driving distance from Twee Rivieren and back is 50km.
  • This is a one-way trail starting north of the Leeuwdril waterhole and ending at the lookout point north of the Houmoed waterhole.
  • To be used by prior booking only.
  • A trail fee is to be paid. Please report back to reception on return.
  • The trail is booked on a day-to-day basis only.


  • Stay on the track.
  • No test driving of any dunes from the opposite direction is allowed.
  • Do not exceed a speed of 25 km/hour.
  • Deflate your tyres to at least 1.2 bar before starting the trail.
  • Do not leave your vehicle.
  • Use a 4×4 ratio in the low range at all times.
  • The use of soft tyres, low speed and a 4×4 ratio is very important to protect the driving surface from becoming corrugated.


  • Telephone: +27 (0)54 561 2005/2050
  • On arrival, at the Reception.

Other trails include:

  • Bitterpan Trail – 120km
  • Mabuasehube Wilderness Trail – 155km
  • Wilderness Trail (starting at Polentswa) – 257km
  • Direct Route – Nossob Riverbed to Mabuasehube – 170km
  • Direct Route – Kannaguass to Kaa – 85km