The Free State is situated on the flat boundless plains in the heart of South Africa. Known locally as the "breadbasket" of South Africa, it is the agricultural city and most of its land is at 1000 m/3281 ft above sea level. It is the land of rugby, sunny skies and characterized by a continental climate, with warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters.
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Four Wheel Driving in Berakah, Vredefort Dome, North-West South Africa
Berakah trail is one of the oldest favorites and is a must do if you haven’t already done so. It is set in the Vredefort Dome, a vast geological structure, comprised of a central core granite-gneiss. It is a self drive one way route with escape routes, however you cannot turn back. The trail consists of roads with seasonal two track travel. Covering a distance of 13 km/8 mi long, level of difficulty ranges between 2-4 and lasts between 5-6 hours long.
However, the level of difficulty can also be argued, depending on an individual’s experience as well. The terrain here is comprised of utterly steep and rocky ups and downs, mud and river crossings as well as log bridges. The spot is an all year round destination, although it is always advisable to phone and cross check conditions beforehand, especially after the rains, since some roads can be closed down.
Relevant activites based in South Africa
This 2-3 hour adventure is the most popular adventure activity where you can experience the best that Tsitsikamma offers! If you are keen to explore deeper into the Storms River Gorge, and experience the deep, long, quiet pools with ancient forests and deep caves then the kayak and lilo trip is for you!