4x4 Offroad Track - Accommodation with a 4x4, mountain bike, quad bike and hiking trail set in the Vredefort dome just 14 km outside Parys.
In this natural environment of unspoilt beauty a 13km marked trail of varying degree of difficulty, pass through open savannah, bushveld, riverbeds, mud, water, hill climbs and scenic mountains. Beside the normal variety of grasses, trees and shrubs, very thick stands of olive trees (Olienhout) are to be found in the koppies. (Some of the area is already protected)
The entire trail can be completed in a day. If you want to do the trail over a two day period basic overnight facilities are available.
The trail rating is bound to cause some controversy. The difficulty of a trail is very much an individual experience. However, this rating is an attempt to give some indication of the degree of difficulty and the type of terrain.
The trail consists of roads with seasonal two track travel. Track or rough rocky surface with 4x4 low range gear ratio are required. Diff-lock recommended. Steep drops on one or both sides of the track. The ratings are subject to certain unknown factors such as human error, previous off-road driving experience, condition of the vehicle and adverse weather conditions (wind and rain) and the trail, at a given time. Drivers should regard this rating as a general guideline only.
Mildly dangerous. Careful driving is advisable. The trail contains steep cliffs, hairpin bends and no space to manoeuvre or turn back. It is advisable to obtain information about the conditions of the weather and the trail before venturing into it and then to inspect each section on foot before proceeding.
- A wheel pump.
- A good supply of drinking water. Water on the farm is spring water and is drinkable. A tuck shop supplying sweets, non-alcoholic beverages and other basic supplies are available.
- A plastic bag for rubbish. What you take in, you take out.
- First aid kit.
- A good sun block and moisturizer. The dry climate can play havoc with one's skin.
- Lip balm.
- Mosquito repellent for the summer season.
- Tents, folding chairs, rucksacks, stretcher and sleeping bags.
Visitors enter the trail at their own risk. Although care has been taken to describe the trails ratings and hazard factors as correctly as possible, it must still be regarded as a guideline only since driving experience, the condition of the trails at a given time as well as conditions of the vehicle may greatly influence the above mentioned hazard factors.