Four Wheel Driving in Helderberg, Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

Trail Distance:
12km / 7mi circular route
Without doubt, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, boasting striking mountains, a long stretch of the Atlantic Ocean coastline and an intriguing working harbour. Located at the shores of Table Bay in the Western Cape province of South Africa, it enjoys an ocean Mediterranean climate with mild moderately wet winters and dry warm summers.

At the foot of the Helderberg Mountain, there is a 12 km/7 mi circular route which offers an amazing 4×4 adventure.

The route is an easy one with some tricky and technical detours. Graded between 3-4, it lasts between 1-2 hours with a terrain consisting of mud, gravel, sand and clay with steep ascents and water crossings. Although it is not a trail that will send shivers through your body, it still has some tricky obstacles and magnificent scenic beauty to admire as you explore the tranquil mountain area.

The route is all year round destination however during wet seasons some of the challenging options are closed and therefore not accessible. The trail is ear-marked with color codes and offers different grading variations. During winter the surfaces get extremely tricky due to the wet slippery surfaces.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Johannesburg
1398 km / 868.7 mi, 14 hrs 22 mins
Follow N1 running north east through Johannesburg to Bloemfontein in to Cape Town.
BY CAR FROM Greater Plettenberg Bay
558 km / 346.7 mi, 6 hrs 19 mins
Follow N2 through to George and Sommerset West in to Cape Town
Cape Town International Airport,
31.8 km / 19.8 mi

Cape Town’s main train station is located in the city centre, on the corner of Adderley Street and Strand Street. All trains to or from Cape Town arrive and depart from here.


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