The plateau of Folois nestles at the southwest foot of Mount Erymanthus, in Hleia. Its name derived from mythology and the king of the Centaurs, Follo, friend of Hercules. Folois forest, with the unrivaled natural beauty, is one of the largest oak forests in Europe.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Four Wheel Driving in Witsand Nature Reserve, Green Kalahari, Northern Cape South Africa
The Kalahari Mountain View trail is located at 20 km/12.4 mi away from Witsand Nature Reserve and at 50 km/31 mi from Groblershoop. It is not a property of the reserve but this is where the reserve has permission to conduct their 4×4 adventures, thanks to the owners of the private farm.
The terrain around Green is suitable for 4×4 adventure. The Kalahari Mountain View route is a self drive and a terrain consisting of sand, dunes, gravel roads and rocks.
Distance to be covered is 40 km/25 mi long, lasting a total of 5 hours. Graded 2-3, the trail includes obstacles like the amazing red Kalahari dunes with different gradients. Short and long tackles are available with an additional 4 km/2.8 mi of mountainous terrain, which lasts two hours to cover.
The spot also accommodates the soft roader as the difficult routes can be bypassed. The permit, GPS points and maps are normally provided before embarking on this awesome adventure.