Why hire a 4×4 off-road vehicle in Durban?
There are plenty of reasons why you should hire a 4×4 in Durban as your car hire option, when visiting KwaZulu Natal. KwaZulu-Natal offers 4×4 enthusiasts all the different off-road terrains they could ever dream of.
To the west of Durban lies the Drakensberg Mountain Range, the coast to the east (well on our doorsteps actually), the subtropical forests to the north and the midlands are all the diversity a true 4×4 enthusiast will ever need.
For those amongst us who are history buffs AngloBoer War sites are just so much more accessible and visible from the height and comfort of a four wheel-drive vehicle. When hiring a Car in Durban or KwaZulu Natal and you are in the mood for something a little more adventurous, a 4×4 holiday is made even more attractive by the camping sites set in spectacular surroundings that are available all over the province.
Most drivers of 4×4 vehicles are drawn towards the north, towards the Sodwana Bay area, where they can dive on some of the most magnificent reefs in the country. Since the roads are rudimentary, when you book your car hire in Durban we suggest something a little more robust than a Kia Picanto such as one of our Isuzu Bakkie (Pickup) or Nissan Colt Double Cabs.
List of 4×4 trails in KwaZulu Natal:
|3 Provinces 4×4 Trails is the ultimate adventure for nature lovers. The trail refers to the “Versamelberge”, where the three Provinces: Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga and the Free State actually meet, on top of “Langkrans”|
|The Bivane 4×4 Trail is located in the Ithala Game Reserve and the nearest town is Vryheid, 67 km away. The route takes you through the reserve with some fantastic views.|
|The Bonani Wild and Wonderful offers many trails that add up to 50km in total. To complete all the trails it will take around 8 hours.|
|The Dagga Three Sisters Trail and Cederville Scenic Trail starts on a farm 8 km from Cedarville. The trail travels through the veins of the Cedarberg in the foothills of the Drakensberg.|
|The Gwahumbe Game Reserve 4×4 Trails offer a 9 km trail just 4 km from Mid Illovo. The trail has a grading of 1 to 3 and takes about 2 to 4 hours to complete. Training is offered at the reserve. High clearance, low range vehicles are required|
|The Ithala Game Reserve 4×4 Trails is not well-known for 4x4ing but unknown to many, they offer two trails for off road enthusiasts.|
|The Thangami 4×4 Trail is located within the rocky and mountainous area in between Vryheid, Nongoma and Ulundi. The trails are from 8 to 20 km long and graded between 2 and 3 and there is no time limit on these trails.|
|The Hidden Valley Trail or Southern Cross is a scenic and mountainous 4×4 trail, 40 km from Mooi River. The trail is ideal for both the experienced and beginner 4×4 driver with a difficulty grading from 3 to 5. Low range, high clearance vehicles are required.
These top 4×4 trails in KwaZula Natal offer 4×4 beginners and experienced drivers something to write home about, but offering drivers the opportunity to get their teeth stuck into challenging obstacles.