The 4x4 Route is a circular route of 40km, starting at the farmstead, and climbing from 670m above sea level to 1400m above sea level. After 4km, on the two-wheel track, you arrive at the foot of the mountain through the Karoo veld. From here it is a four-wheel drive route, that gains height southerly, as far as to the top of the Bont Berg, with its 300 hectare plateau. There are a few places where a low gear ratio is essential. The view over the Ceres Karoo and the Touws River Plain is unforgettable and incredibly enchanting.
You find yourself on the watershed between two oceans. Then the more difficult part of the route starts — from here the downhill trail twists through exceptional rock formations, to the foot of Kerneels Kloof with the Seerpootjie Hut. The route then leads east up the mountain where you drive through Echo Kloof along a zigzag road, before the route spirals back down to the Karoo plains.
40km circle route
Degree of difficulty:
Good (experience required)
One day (6-8 Hours)
Cell phone reception:
Only at the top of the Bontberg