Tour Highlights: Matroosberg Nature Reserve, Trail takes 7hrs to drive, 1000mtrs ½ way plateau, Highest Mountain in the Cape, Lunch @ 2249mtrs, Plenty of Photo Stops, Enjoy the view of Ceres, Duration +/- 12hrs
Mountain 4×4 Eco tour is spent exploring the highest mountain in the
Western Cape! This is not Table Mountain at a mere 1087mtrs.
Matroosberg towers them all at a height of 2249mtrs. The trail is a 2hr
drive from the centre of Cape Town. Well before you reach your
destination you will see the Ceres mountain range in the distance.
Your Mountain 4×4 Eco tour trail carries a moderate 4×4 rating of 3 out of 5. There will be plenty of opportunity to take the wheel under the supervision of your instructor, as the trail takes about 6 to 7hrs to complete, allowing for breaks and lunch.
In winter time, when there is snow on the mountain, it takes a serious 4×4 to be able to get to the top and if there has been heavy snow fall, this is often not possible.
There will be regular stops giving ample time to get out the cameras and capture those special moments. We make a point of stopping at the half-way mark as there is a large plateau where we can park and guests can then stretch their legs.
For the brave, you can crawl to the edge of a
1000mtrs shear drop. This is not for the faint hearted or anyone that
suffers from vertigo.
EXTREME CAUTION has to be taken if you approach the edge! It is HIGHLY recommended you CRAWL as it is particularly dangerous in strong winds.
Snacks and refreshment will be served at the half-way plateau as well as a mid afternoon traditional South African braai (BBQ) sitting on the top of the mountain observing ‘God’s creation from his own window’.
You will have ample time to explore and admire the stunning views while your meal is being prepared – weather conditions permitting.
Your Mountain 4×4 Eco tour is for people that have a real sense of adventure, those who wish to push the boundary and make that extra effort to see sights many people won’t experience in a life time!