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4x4 Routes

Louvain Guestfarm’s 4x4 routes are legendary. From the challenging Forest drive to the panoramic views across the valleys to the coastline on the Oxwagon trail, there certainly is something here for everyone who loves nature and good times.

Forest Drive

The Forest Drive is a natural obstacle course in and around a riverbed in a blackwood forest. The circular track can only be driven in an anti-clockwise direction due to the high grade of difficulty of some of the ascents/descents. Obstacles with names like “the Gorge” and “the Donga” make this route suitable only for experienced drivers in proper low range 4x4’s with maximum ground clearance.

The Forest drive is a popular venue for 4x4 competitions and training, or anybody who likes to test his 4x4 and own driving abilities.

Cost per vehicle: R150

Old Voortrekker pass Oxwagon trail

This historical oxwagon route dates back to 1776 when it was used by pioneers as a trade route between the coast and the Langkloof valley.

Enjoy magnificent views of the Indian ocean, the lakes around Wilderness and Sedgefield and the verdant Langkloof valley.

The 30km route starts on Louvain Guestfarm and ends at the entrance of the Bergplaas Forestry station on the Seven Passes road between George and Knysna. It takes approximately two and a half hours to complete, and is enjoyable and scenic without being unduly demanding.

A permit is required to enter the forestry area and the cost hereof is included in our price of R200 per vehicle.

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The route forms part of three Oxwagon trails that can be completed as a tour which includes:
The Attaquaskloof Oxwagon trail -
Burchell’s Oxwagon trail -


With a super endurance track as well as a motorcross track, Louvain Guest Farm is a popular destination amongst the brotherhood of local bikers. Our tracks and facilities are often used for enduros, bike and quad training and outrides.

Cost: R100 per bike (we unfortunately do not allow day visitors with bikes)

Mountain Biking

All the 4x4 routes, bike trails and farm roads on Louvain are accessible for mountainbikers. The oxwagon trail is particularly popular and a permit can be obtained for R10 per mountainbike (booking essential).
For information on the Rockpedal Classic contact Hannes Neethling: 0827743474, email:
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