These guides were not written by armchair travellers and they are not about the personal experience of one person, but are the culminated experiences of a whole community of travellers.
The Tracks4Africa community travels far and wide and loves to explore Africa on their own wheels. Sometimes they travel in groups and sometimes as lone rangers, but they always travel by motorbike, sedan or 4WD. Therefore these guides are specifically aimed at self-drive travellers.
These guides provide all the information one might need to prepare for an overland trip, information on travel regions, facilities available in towns or destinations as well as camping and lodging places to stay.
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We offer great GPS maps that will navigate you from Cape Town to Cairo. Our map of Africa reflects where people travel and is packed with detail for the self drive traveller. It covers many aspects like where to stay, eat, shopping, fuel, money matters, emergencies and obviously what to see and do when you visit a place.
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Bezuidenhouts Pass : “Drove the pass on Friday 17/04/2014. Quite a tough route but accessible with a 4x4 vehicle with low-range and diff locks. Ground clearance is important! Traveled from Harrismith to Bergville i.e. down the pass. I would not recommend it if is wet or raining. Very slippery in sections. Was a very enjoyable experience.” - Hennie Marx, 2014/04/21
Gydo Pass : “Gydo Pass lies on the Regional road R303 between Ceres and Citrusdal about 10km north of Prince Alfred Hamlet, in the Western Cape, province of South Africa. The pass. between the Skurweberg and Gydoberg, was built in 1848 by Andrew Geddes Bain to link the Warm Bokkeveld with the Cold Bokkeveld to the North. The name ‘Gydo’ is of Khoi origin and is means ‘steep pass’, or ‘milkbush poort’ after a species of euphorbia that was prevalent in this region. ” - Chris Smit, 2014/04/13
Helderberg Nature Reserve : “There are a variety of beautiful hiking trails in the Reserve of which the gradings differ from easy to strenuous. ” - Karin Theron, 2014/03/31
Greyton : “Greyton is a beautiful village that offers a lot of accomodation for people who want a quiet weekend. ” - Karin Theron, 2014/03/31