Elgin 4×4 Training/Tour

23rd August 2020

This tour can be driven in any 4×4 vehicle with low range and reasonable ground clearance.

This one day tour covers 27 km of fabulous mountain and lake scenery in the Groenland area of the Elgin/Grabouw Valley. We have set this tour up to double as a training day of novice offroad drivers. The day will include instruction and best practice options. The route covers the entire spectrum of obstacles from easy (Grade 1) to very difficult (Grade 5).

We will not any obstacle above Grade 3 on this tour and there are escape route options for anyone who feels uncomfortable with an obstacle.

A lunch break will be enjoyed with grand views over the mountains. Bring your own padkos.

Join us on this guided, self-drive adventure, driving to beautiful places off the beaten track, in the camaraderie and safety of like-minded explorers, under the expert guidance of Trygve Roberts.

• You do not need to be experienced in off-road driving to do this tour. We will show you how.
• We can only take 4×4 vehicles with low range on this tour. Maximum 10 vehicles.

We charge per vehicle only, and not per passenger.

Only open to residents in the Western Cape.

Fully Booked


This brand new tour will start at The Orchard farm stall just outside Grabouw and end at the Grabouw Country Club. We will be exploring the rugged beauty of the Groenland area, which includes a traverse of mountains covered in fynbos and plantations, as well as good views of the tranquil waters of the Eikenhof Dam.

The routes we have chosen offer a selection of obstacles from easy to difficult where we will be able to train you on some of the finer aspects of off road driving. There will be guides at the front and rear of the convoy to provide individual coaching and assistance when needed.

The price includes 2 way radio hire, your permit and maps as well as course notes to take home with you.

(Please note that no pets are allowed.)

You pay per vehicle, and not per person – so this tour is ideal for families, a group of friends and couples.

• Distance: 35 km.
• Drivers’ Briefing, VHF Radio Fitment: 08h30 on Sunday, 23rd August 2020 The Orchard farm Stall, Grabouw.
• Start: Grabouw – 09h15:

All vehicles will be supplied with FM marine-quality two-way radios so we can all communicate. (This is included in the tour price.)
We have a zero alcohol policy during the day whilst driving.

The price of the tour at R1490 includes guiding, pamphlets, maps, name tags, radio hire, permits and documentation.

MPSA arranges every last detail. We send you a packing list of what you need well before the tour. All you have to do is arrive with your padkos and snacks and enjoy the tour.

Training will include convoy driving etiquette, 2 way radio etiquette, understanding gearing and low range, understanding diff locks, safety techniques, recoveries, centre of gravity, and tyre deflation.

Price: R1490 per vehicle. (Price includes VHF radio hire)

Cancellation Policy

1. If you find a replacement to take your place – 100% refund.
2. If we find a replacement to take your place – 80% refund.
3. If you cancel your booking more than 2 months before the tour – 70% refund.
4. If you cancel your booking less than 60 days before the tour – No refund, but we will give you a credit for a future tour equal to 50%.
5. In the event that a tour is postponed and you cannot attend the revised dates, you will receive a 100% credit

Please get in touch with us directly with any questions you may have by email: info@mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za