The 4X4 Trails allow tourists to traverse through the predator territories of the park. The 4X4 drive is conducted in a vehicle that has a low range capacity. Experienced guides lead the hiking trail. This vehicle helps in minimising mishaps and takes visitors to far of places.
The 4X4 adventure trails of the park include Madlabantu (Pretoriuskop - 42 km) and Mananga (Satara - 46 km), which begins 11 km from Satara. Mananga means Wilderness. A short distance in the north is travelled by the trail before taking a turn to the east into the knob thorn or marula savannah. One can expect to see zebras, wildebeests, buffaloes and cheetah.
The other trail is for Nonokani (Phalaborwa Gate - 62 km), which means Drive Slowly. The trail goes close to Masorini picnic site in the east. 14 km from Phalaborwa Gate, the trail leads towards the south through mopane or bushwillow woodlands and then to Reenvoel Dam, which is a popular spot for breakfast.
Going along the Olifants River, one can have lunch at any of the two viewpoints of the river. It is a great spot to see white rhinos. Tourists can also look out for pure-white rock outcrops in the Olifants River Bushveld. After passing the Sable Dam, the trail ends.
Another trail, Northern Plains (Shingwedzi or Punda Maria - 49 km) begins at a distance of 12 km north from the Babalala picnic site. This trail leads towards the east into the Mopane Scrub Veld.
Going through the slippery clays, the trail goes into the Baobab country of Pafuri, before turning north through Sandveld. The Roan Antelope can be seen on the route while travelling through main tar road at Baobab Hill.
One can take a GPS along on the trail and other necessary items as there is no facility on the routes.
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