Near­est town: Cape Town GPS: S33.898867, E18.781717

Go! Camp & Drive - - Weekend | Western Cape - Con­tact: Jean Bon­thuys 072 368 7602 jean­bon­thuys@gmail.com

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.

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