For a taste of extreme head out to Rebellie 4×4 Trail, just 15km from Clarens is one of South Africa’s top 10 4×4 trails.
The Rebellie 4×4 Trails offer different routes which are there if you’re demanding a challenge. As well as the bonus of game-viewing opportunities as wildlife is often encountered on the trails.
The trails are a difficulty grading of 3 to 5. As the terrain is varied with rocks, mud, river crossings, sand and sandstone, steep or slippery you’ll get to know just how big the obstacles are.
But if you’re looking for a tamer mountain trail, Rebellie offers that too with mountain trails that are (rated 3-4). It’s beautiful mountain drives that offer spectacular mountain scenery over the Eastern Free State. Or, even easier, the six-kilometre winding dirt road that leads to Rebellie from the turn-off.
Then there’s the trail that’s known as one of the highest obstacle course trails in the country. That’s in the Golden Gate Rooiberge close from the Lesotho border where if you’re smack bang at the lookout point to your right you’ll look straight down into Lesotho. While to your left you’ll see the Golden Gate Highlands National Park.
The route is technically tough requiring 4×4 experience as there are some serious rock climbs and steep ascents on the route to take you to the top of the world at 2,200 m above sea level.
At the end of the trail is where you can park and pitch your tent providing for a campsite in the mountains. Here there are no facilities and you need to be self-sufficient. But for the day visitor this is their turnaround point and the trail follows the same way back to the farm.
If you’re the type who’d rather go glamping Rebellie 4×4 trail boasts a quality or appeal of more formal accommodation. Either than the basic campsite, there’s also chalets and self-catering bungalows and luxury lodges that can accommodate up to 35 persons together.
There’s also ample space for tents and stands for caravans around a large barn. It’s a camping space for those who prefer pitching a tent around the Shed with its ablution facilities, kitchen, bar and hall.
Check out this YouTube video of an obstacle at Rebellie Game Farm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQJg-fGusD4.