Your Guide to the Drakensberg and Natal Midlands

4x4 Off-Roading and 4x4 Trails

The Drakensberg offers 4x4 ofroading and trails that are amongst the best in the South Africa. Natural obstacles - steep slopes, rock steps, sand river crossings, mud shale slopes will challenge all 4x4 enthusiasts. Or if you prefer the less rugged, make it an easy outing, using a map of the Drakensberg region and GPS co-ordinates to explore all that the Drakensberg Mountains has to offer.

4x4 off roading in Lesotho

Mountain bike enthusiasts are always welcome in the region, and there two-wheel trails of varying levels of fitness and competence, particularly in the Drakensberg. 

The superbly scenic Rainbow Gorge in the Drakensberg is a popular mountain bike excursion while mountain bike trails in the Greytown area offer overnight options.

Drakensberg 4x4 trail directory

  • Mikes Pass - This 4x4 trail is located in the Cathedral Peak Section of the Central Drakensberg. This 32km trail is one of the most scenically beautiful anywhere. It includes some steep climbs and a hair-raising 7km downhill on the pass.
  • Thule Beacon Trail - From St Bernards Peak in East Griqualand. This trail is renowned as a tough 4x4 trail that takes you high into the southern Drakensberg mountains. The experts say that this trail is much tougher than Sani Pass.
  •  Sani Pass - This is a fairly challenging 4x4 route with access from Himeville in the southern Drakensberg. The pass twists and climbs upwards, beneath towering cliffs and buttresses, reaching the top of the Drakensberg escarpment at 2 873m. You need a passport to cross the border post into Lesotho at the top.



Accommodation for 4x4 trails in the Drakensberg

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Guest house in the Drakensberg Mountains South Africa
This guest house is perfectly situated to explore the Central Drakensberg region

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The Central Drakensberg

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