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4×4 Trails

Are you ready for challenging and rewarding 4×4 Trails. Louvain Guest Farm have a few 4×4 Trails that will leave any casual or exprerienced 4×4 enthusiast speachless.

All of our 4×4 Routes have beautiful views and awe-inspiring views!

Louvain Guestfarm’s 4×4 routes are legendary. From the challenging Forest drive to the panoramic views across the valleys to the coastline on the Oxwagon trail, there certainly is something here for everyone who loves nature and good times.

Our 4×4 Trails

Louvain is a working sheep, ostrich and crop farm, set in an area rich in history. One of its main attractions is the Old Voortrekker Pass over the Outeniqua Mountains. Nowadays it’s one of Louvain’s  4×4 trails but for about 100 years (from about 1772 to the late 1800s), the Old Voortrekker Pass was an important trading route between the coast and the Langkloof. After the opening of the Montagu Pass and the Seven Passes Road between George and Knysna, it fell into disuse – except for 4×4 drivers, that is.

Old Voortrekker Pass 4×4 Trails

The point-to-point Louvain Old Voortrekker Pass 4×4 Trail is not a guided route and is open throughout the year. However, part of the trail is in a state forestry so you will need to obtain a permit before you head out.

This 30km route with a difficulty grading of 2 to 3 will take between 2 and 3 hours to complete and you’ll encounter rocky inclines and indigenous forest. This is an old ox-wagon route which dates back to 1776 when it was used as a trade route between the Langkloof Valley and coast.

On the route you’ll have beautiful views of the surrounding area’s lakes as well as the Indian ocean. The route ends at the Bergplaas Forestry station on the road between George and Knysna.

A permit is required to enter the forestry area.

Cost per vehicle: R250.00

Forest Drive

The Forest Drive is a natural obstacle course in and around a riverbed in a blackwood forest. The circular track can only be driven in an anti-clockwise direction due to the high grade of difficulty of some of the ascents/descents. Obstacles with names like “the Gorge” and “the Donga” make this route suitable only for experienced drivers in proper low range 4×4’s with maximum ground clearance.

The Forest drive is a popular venue for 4×4 competitions and training, or anybody who likes to test his 4×4 and own driving abilities.

Cost per vehicle: R150

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