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Buffelspoort Adventure Trail, Laingsburg,

Western Caoe 3 Buffelspoort Adventure TrailThe start of the Buffelspoort Adventure Trail is at the Driefontein Farm, 30 km outside Laingsburg. It runs along a gorge carved out by the Buffels River and the cliffs can reach up to 500 m above. This makes the trail highly dependent on weather conditions.

As this is a national heritage site, each driver receives a booklet containing a detailed history of the area. The trail itself is fairly treacherous and extremely exciting. With names such as the ‘Car wash’ and ‘Devil’s workshop’, you’ll want to be on top form tackling the many water crossings and rocky terrain.

Slanggat 4×4 Trail is another option here, taking you up to the top of the Swartberg for breathtaking views.

Buffelspoort 4x4 TrailThe way there: From Laingsburg, turn south onto the R323 for roughly 16 km. Then turn left onto a tar road marked ‘Seweweekspoort’. After 5,6 km, turn right onto a gravel road and after another 1,7km, turn right through the ‘Driefontein’ gate.

Accommodation: There is basic camping at the beginning at Driefontein and at the end of the trail at Van Zylsdamme. The cost is included in the trail price for two people for two nights. It is R50 a night for each extra person.

Contact: Rudy Nel tel 028-551-2117.

Read Getaway Magazine’s Full Article on South Africa’s best 4×4 Trails

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