FROM BUCHU MOUNTAIN TRACKS TO 4X4 TRAIL

Lambertshoek is renowned for its rooibos tea and buchu, the latter which grows in the mountains. To reach the buchu, multiple mountain tracks were formed over the years, and this is how the 4×4 trail originated.

INTERESTING MILESTONES

Before the dirt roads existed, the harvested buchu was carried down the mountain on foot and by pack donkeys. These tracks now form part of the Boegoeberg 4×4 trail. From the start of the trail, the route passes interesting milestones, like Buurman-se-gat, Sarel-se-kop, Kliphuis, Die Poort, Groenvlei and Stillerus, until you finally reach the Platklip viewpoint. Here, a panoramic view awaits.

HOSTED EVENTS

4X4 Day hosted by Tyremart Clanwilliam for the benefit of Sederhof Ouetehuis

EXTREME 4X4

THE TRAIL

The 30 km trail offers a variety of challenges: from steep ascents and descents to technical driving sections over large rock formations. On the last section, to the Platklip viewpoint, there’s a stream that drivers have to cross multiple times. The difficulty of this section varies depending on the time of year, but rest assured: Your driving skills and your vehicle’s traction will probably be put to the test! This is an optional section, however, and there are escapes at the obstacles.

From the Platklip viewpoint visitors can see the white dunes of the Lambert’s Bay 4×4 trail, the mountain at Elands Bay, the Cederberg mountain range, and many other landmarks. What goes up must come down. There’s a long technical descent, followed by a steep ascent. Along the mountain route you’ll find additional technical sections with marked sandstone name boards. In addition to the mountain trail, you’ll complete a short circular route with a variety of challenges, including a sandy hill-climb challenge.

A highlight is a section that runs along a riverbed. The amount of rain that has fallen prior to a visit also determines the difficulty of the riverbed section. 

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Mountain biking allows you to quickly get off the beaten path and enjoy the solitude and majesty of nature. 

HIKING