Kouga Wilderness 4x4 Routes
  • Joubertina

Last Updated: June 2018

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  • KougaWildernis,, Joubertina, Estern Cape

  • Longitude: 23.850876
  • Latitude: -33.727183
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Activities

  • 4x4 Trails
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking / walking

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  • English
  • Afrikaans

About Kouga Wilderness 4x4 Routes

Kouga Wilderness is a family run farm and the Ferreiras has been living on “Kleinrivier” since 1815. It is a working farm with apricots, citrus, sheep and vegetables. You can enjoy nature in the scenic Kouga mountains on the border of the Baviaanskloof World Heritage site. 

This beautiful, rugged landscapes boasts an exciting range of 4x4 routes. 

  DAY VISITORS PERSONS STAYING OVER
Per vehicle R120 pd R120 pd
4x4 clubs R110 pppd R100 per visit
Recovery R350 per hour R350 per hour

Sukkelpoort

Initiated by Garden route 4X4 Club and rated a 3, this trail runs along a narrow kloof for about 5km where it joins another trail going through to the abseil cliff. This portion is about 4 km long. At the abseil cliff you have to turn back and follow the route on top of the mountain range back to the farmhouse. This section is about 9 km long with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The whole route will take you about 2 to 3 hours to complete.

Blouberg trail

This trail runs for about 3km up the mountains overlooking the Kouga and Tzizikamma mountain ranges. The last part of the trail is fairly steep with climbs up to 45 degrees. The view however compensates for the steep climb. This route will take about one and a half hours to complete.

Abseil trail

Runs from the farmhouse till the top of the abseil cliffs. You can see breathtaking scenery along the way, as well as the highest mountain peak in the area, called Smuts Peak. This trail will take you about 1 and a half hours to complete.

River trail

This trail runs from the farmhouse over the mountain to the Kouga River where you can enjoy the sandbanks and the river. If you are keen on fishing you can catch bass in the river. This trail is about 7 km long to the river and you can either return with the same route or you can join the main road back to the farm.

Map and Directions to Kouga Wilderness 4x4 Routes

GPS: 33° 43' 37.86" S /  23° 51' 3.15" E

  • Take N2 towards
  • Turn onto the R62 (Route 62)
  • Travel on the R62 (Route 62) until the Town of Joubertina
  • Stay on main road of Joubertina
  • Turn onto the 28km gravel road leading to Kouga Wildernis

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