Louvain Guestfarm’s 4×4 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.
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 4×4’s with maximum ground clearance.
The Forest drive is a popular venue for 4×4 competitions and training, or anybody who likes to test his 4×4 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 R300 per vehicle.
The route forms part of three Oxwagon trails that can be completed as a tour which includes:
The Attaquaskloof Oxwagon trail – www.bonniedale.com
Burchell’s Oxwagon trail – www.burchell4x4.co.za