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Boegoeberg 4×4 Trail, Graafwater, The West Coast

Enjoy panoramic views of the Cederberg Mountains, Clanwilliam and Graafwater from the top of Platklip, which you’ll climb from the start of the trail.

There’s a variety of challenges from steep ascents and descents to technical driving sections where you’ll have to negotiate your passage around and over large rock formations.

On the last section to the Platklip viewpoint, you’ll cross a stream and the difficulty depends on the time of year. Your skills and vehicle traction will be tested, but damage to your vehicle Isn’t likely.

Boegoeberg 4x4 Trail Scenery

Getting there: The easiest way to reach Boegoeberg is from Graafwater. If you come from Lamberts Bay drive through Graafwater on the R364. As you exit Graafwater you will go over a railway bridge. From the foot of the bridge measure about 1.3 kilometres and turn right at the Jakkelsvlei gravel road (that is at 32°09’19″S, 18°37’30″E). If you are coming from Clanwilliam, this will be 1.3 km before Graafwater.

Continue on this gravel road for about 18.5 km and turn right at the blue sign on the right saying “Nokkie se Hokkie” (the turn-off is at 32°15’59″s, 18°45’46″E). After you turned right here just follow this road all the way until you reach the camping site. (The camping site is at 32°17’14″s, 18°45’15″E)

Where to stay: Five- and seven-sleeper self-catering units are available and there’s also a rustic six-sleeper sandstone shelter with bunk beds, bucket shower and long drop toilet. From R450 a night for up to five people and R80 for each extra adult.

Who to contact: Tel 083-632-2634, email OR Website

Read Getaway Magazine’s Article on all the best 4×4 Trails in South Africa

More info on the town of Clanwilliam More info on the Cederberg Region area

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