Grabouw 4×4 Training
(11th August 2024)

R 2,295

for 1 vehicle – 2 people

(more price options below)

11th August 2024

Many people who purchase 4×4’s don’t know how to drive them off-road. Book onto this 4×4 training day and learn the basics with us as we take you from novice level through to intermediary. It will give you the confidence to head into the mountains on your own, knowing what you and your vehicle are capable of. Consider it an investment.

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

Tour price includes:

  • A personal folder containing detailed notes on the training you have received
  • Name tag
  • Certificate of completion
  • Reserve entry fee
  • Hire of 2 way radios

This one day course covers 27 km of fabulous mountain and lake scenery in the Groenland area of the Elgin/Grabouw Valley where a wide range of natural obstacles will be dri ven, including, off-camber, steep ascents and descents, mud, rocks, cross axles and more.

The day will include instruction and best practice options. The route covers the spectrum of obstacles from easy (Grade 1) to Grade 3. We will not do 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. Please note we don’t allow any alcohol during off-road training or any of our tours.

  • You do not need to be experienced in off-road driving to do this course. We will show you how.
  • We can only take 4×4 vehicles with low range on this tour.
  • Maximum 12 vehicles. There will be two experienced guides facilitating this tour.

More info below.

First select only the number of adults in your vehicle, to calculate your tour price:

Number of children under 18
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Grabouw 4×4 Training (Sunday 11th August, 2024)

This 4×4 training course 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 4×4 off road driving. There will be guides at the front and rear of the convoy to provide individual coaching and assistance when needed.

The 4×4 training fee includes:

A personal folder with a set of notes for revision on your next trip.

You will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the training.

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

(Please note that no pets are allowed)

  • Distance: 20 km.
  • Drivers’ Briefing, VHF Radio Fitment: 08h30 on Sunday, 11th August 2024 The Orchard farm Stall, Grabouw.
  • Weather permitting, we will try and complete the course before 15.30 which allows everyone to get home before nightfall.

All vehicles will be supplied with FM marine-quality two-way radios so we can all communicate. (This is included in the tour price.)

The price of the tour at R2295 includes guiding, pamphlets, maps, name tags, radio hire, permits and documentation. There is a small tariff for each additional passenger – see the options below:

1 vehicle / 1 person R 2,195.
1 vehicle / 2 people R 2,295.
1 vehicle / 3 people R 2,395.
1 vehicle / 4 people R 2,495.

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

If you pay per EFT make sure you send us the payment confirmation within 24 hours of making the booking to confirm. Credit card payments enjoy instant confirmation.

Training will include:

Convoy driving etiquette, 2 way radio etiquette, understanding gearing and low range, understanding diff locks, safety techniques, recoveries, centre of gravity, off camber driving, steep ascents/descents, momentum and tyre deflation.


If you cancel more than 60 days ahead of the tour:
* If you are able to resell your place to a friend or family member = 100% refund or 100% credit voucher.
* If we resell your ticket on your behalf = 80% refund or 100% credit voucher

If you cancel between 60 and 30 days before the tour:
* If you are able to resell your place to a friend or family member = 100% refund or 100% credit voucher.
* If we resell your ticket on your behalf = 70% refund or 90% credit voucher

If you cancel less than 30 days before the tour:
* If you are able to resell your place to a friend or family member = 100% refund or 100% credit voucher.
* If we resell your ticket on your behalf = 60% refund or 80% credit voucher

Please get in touch with us directly with any questions you may have by email:

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