Nossob 4×4 Eco Trail – 214km
- 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.
- 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.
- Telephone: +27 (0)54 561 2037
- Email: [email protected]
Leeudril 4×4 Loop – 13km
- 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