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Nearest town: Cape Town GPS: S33.898867, E18.781717
What are the trails like? Welgelegen is a circular route with a wide variety of obstacles for anything from a standard 4x4 to a highly modified Jeep Wrangler. The obstacles are laid out around a high koppie and include many steep ascents and rocky climbs as well as erosion ditches and a good dirt road to a viewpoint, with nothing more than an easy hill climb or two. Do I need a 4x4? You’ll conquer many of the climbs and ditches with a standard 4x4 with a rear diff-lock. Some of the obstacles, however, are only meant for modified vehicles with large tyres and special suspension. Be careful if you’ve fitted running boards as they could get damaged on some of the rocky areas and prevent you from driving some of the obstacles. Where can we stay? Welgelegen 4x4 has a basic but spacious campsite with an ablution block, braai area, and plenty of shade where you can kick back on green grass. What else can we do? There are paths amongst the vineyards and up the hills for mountain biking. Furthermore, there’s a hiking trail to a radio tower with beautiful views over Stellenbosch and the Cape. Welgelegen also hosts paintball tournaments. Costs: R150 per vehicle for the trail. Camping is R50 per person but is only available to people who have driven the trail.