Adventures with your 4x4


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If you are looking for a new adventure to add to your bucket list, look no further than the wide range of 4x4 vehicles brought to you by Imperial Auto – and the world of off-roading that owning a 4x4 vehicle opens up for you.

Traditionally, 4x4 cars were built to take the exploration enthusiast anywhere beyond the limited world of concrete and highways. Sadly, most of our 4x4 cars have only ever experienced the suburban roads where the biggest challenges are speed bumps, potholes and mounting pavements when parking is limited.

If you are looking to play with your 4x4 outside of the city, then off-road 4x4 trails are the answer. Not only do they offer an exciting ride but they also provide the opportunity to push your vehicle to its limits, to really experience what your 4x4 was built for, and to test your bravery and technical skills as a 4x4 driver.

As a retailer of brands such as but not limited to Ford, Isuzu, Jeep, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, and VW, Imperial Auto affords you the opportunity to participate in this amazing bucket list item by bringing you a large variety of quality 4x4 capable vehicles you can take off-road.

Whether it’s the sound of bush crackling beneath you tyres, river crossings, steep rock climbing, mud holes, or ascents and descents of the toughest landscapes that you’re after, taking your 4x4 on off-road trails is an adrenaline charged and exhilarating hobby - a hobby which also gets you travelling in and around South Africa, where you can experience the beautiful scenery and landscapes on offer.

If the thought of off-roading wakes up your wanderlust, then Imperial Auto suggests that you add these trails to your bucket-list:
• Riverwild 4x4 trails, Mpumalanga,
The Riverwild 4x4 Trail is a self-drive course located in Nelspruit on the beautiful Mpumalanga escarpment. The trail is divided into different sections with varying levels of difficulty

• Hennops 4x4 trails, Gauteng,
Situated just 40 kilometres from Pretoria, Hennops 4x4 Trail runs along the Hennops River and is one of the more popular trails in South Africa, with something for every experience level

• Grootwater 4x4 trails, Limpopo,
The Grootwater 4x4 Trail is located 250km from Pretoria in the Waterberg region of Limpopo. It is divided into a series of short trails, each designed for drivers of varying experience levels.

• Three Provinces 4x4 trails, South Africa,
The trail refers to the “Versamelberge”, where the three Provinces: Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga and the Free State actually meet, on top of “Langkrans” (a sheer cliff), 2253 meters above sea level, and where the black eagles nest. Novices to experienced drivers are accommodated.

ü Knysna’s Forest 4x4 trails, Western Cape

Drive your own 4x4 or take the Hop On option with a guide and follow the gorgeous Knysna Forest 4x4 Trail. This 4x4 trail takes you deep into Knysna's ancient indigenous forest.

ü Glen Oakes 4x4 Trail, Western Cape.

Glen Oakes 4x4 Trail is located on a farm about 90 minutes from Cape Town. The course itself is a challenge and recommended for experienced drivers, although there are alternative options available for beginners.

ü Visierkerf 4x4 Eco Trails, Free State.

The Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve in the eastern Free State offers not one but three 4x4 eco trails of varying degrees of difficulty, which all take an estimated three hours to complete.

Get out there, take a breath of fresh air and soak up the sunshine with your family and friends.

If you would like to improve your technical 4x4 driving skills before exploring nature at its best, contact your closest Safari Centre for a recommended 4x4 Driver Training course.

Adventures are life changing, unforgettable and addictive. Why wait?

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Imperial Auto | Marketing Manager | Franziska Grobler | |