06 December 2012 by Kate Turkington

Back-road 4x4 trips

Renting a 4x4 in South Africa is easy and affordable, and will let you go where you want, when you want and how you want. And it’s great fun.

More Back-Road 4x4 Trips

If you’ve a passion for 4x4 driving and want to experience some great trips, then get hold of More Back-Road 4x4 Trips by Mariëlle Renssen, published by MapStudio.

Camping out in the bush – a memorable experience. Photo Bushtrackers

It’s easy and affordable to rent a 4x4 in South Africa – Bushtrackers in Johannesburg is a great place to find out more – and then armed with this very user-friendly new book you can hit the highways and byways of the country.

You don’t have to have a Rambo mentality, although there are some really challenging trails, such as the sensational 8-day Namaqua National Park and |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park route, which takes you over mountain peaks, river cliffs and dry river crossings, through some of the country’s starkest and most beautiful landscapes.

However, if you want to take things more easy, then try a Kruger National Park 4x4 trail of just 48km along back roads with very few, if any, other tourists.

You don’t have to have a Rambo mentality, although there are some really challenging trails.

Only 6 vehicles per day are allowed on these trails, which you book on the morning of the trail at the relevant camp.

You’ll find all these trails and heaps of helpful information in this must-have book.

So if you want to see more of South Africa than iconic destinations such as Cape Town, Sun City or glitzy Johannesburg, then off you go…

Taking a back road through the mountains. Photo by Hirsh Aronowitz and Keith Titley

Category: Adventure

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