The 4x4 Trail has an average degree of difficulty and takes you up to 2240m above sea level. The turning point is right at the Matroosberg Peak, the highest point in the Boland. There is a 7 km circular route at the top of the mountain taking you past spectacular rock formations. This part is more challenging, but as an alternative, an escape route can be followed. The route takes you right to the snow, and after a good snowfall, the southern slopes remain snow-clad for quite some time. The presence of snow turns a 4x4 drive during winter into a unique experience and challenge. During high demand snow periods the cut-off time for entry onto the trail is 11:00, in order to have one way traffic going up in the morning. 4x4’s may not turn back before 13:00. This ensures one-way traffic coming down in the afternoon. Apart from the trail up the mountain, there is a 4x2 trail leading to rock pools for swimming, a challenging 4x4 trail along the river bed and a 4x4 practice area (obstacle course).
Permits can be obtained at the reserve. 4x4 Vehicles will be allowed entry without prior reservation, starting at day-break (should you want to start earlier, arrangements can be made). Allow 6 hours for the drive, as well as at least another hour to enjoy the view from different vantage points. Zero Tolerance Policy will be enforced on all 4x4 drivers, for the trail is in a sensitive mountain area. The total distance is 30 km.
R250 per vehicle.
Day visitors will also have to pay the day entrance of R50 per person in addition to the R250 for the vehicle, but the driver of the vehicle will be included in the vehicle price.
Rates may change without prior notice
NO MOTORBIKES WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE MATROOSBERG 4X4 TRAIL