Co-ordinates:  S32⁰ 44′ 80″ E19⁰ 33′ 72″

Grade: 3 | Distance: 100 km | Duration: 6 hours | Category: Self-Drive | Cost: R180.00 per vehicle

Starting from the reception area, this slow route descends from 1160m to 365m above sea-level and is mostly easy going, but has some very steep places.  On a clear day you’ll have magnificent views over the vast Karoo and the mountains and valley’s of the Cedarberg.  From mid-August to mid-November there are lots of flowers to see, perfect for nature-lovers.  Also stay on the lookout for game such as eland, bontebok and, if you’re lucky, caracal and mountain leopard.  You wouldn’t ordinarily do every section of the road, so you wouldn’t need more than one night’s accommodation.

Getting there

From Ceres, follow directions to Prince Alfred Hamlet, and go over Gydo Pass.  Turn right at the Kagga Kamma sign just after Op-die-Berg.  Follow all the Kagga Kamma signs for about 50 kilometres until you reach the gate.

Where to stay

The lodge has various luxury two-sleeper caves and huts.  Rates are from R1,750 to R2,910 a person a night sharing.  Prices include three meals, two guided excursions and access to the 4×4 route.  Camping sites are available from the lodge.

Who to contact

Tel 021 872 4343, email lodge@kaggakamma.co.za, www.kaggakamma.co.za

Source: Trail Review: Kagga Kamma 4×4 Trail