Hennops Off-Road Trail

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Often forgotten this little gem is situated close to Johannesburg and Pretoria. The trail has some challenging sections but will satisfy most enthusiasts from newbies to the more experienced, tricky obstacles can however be bypassed.

There are a wide variety of obstacles which include deep ditches,tricky gradients and the well known mud-hole.

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A drive around the route is like a refresher course especially for those who have not been off-road for a while.Emergency personnel are available if required,one needs to pick up a pamphlet on arrival when signing the indemnity as it contains valuable information. We took a new Nissan Navara on the route scouting locations for a photo shoot, a great deal of fun was had by all as recent rains had created some muddy obstacles .The day was overcast and the bush was lush and green but we were still able to view a variety of game that browse on the side of the roads.

There is a picnic areawith braais,a toilet and a cold shower, the boma lapa can be booked exclusively for large groups,further down the R 511 is another picnic spot and hiking and  MTB trails co-exist with the 4×4 route- it is a great spot for an afternoon or morning outing. The trails are open on weekends and public holidays.Contact Hubert on o82 572 9005 or chech the website www.hennops.co.za

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Glyn Demmer

My first 4x4 was a Nissan Hardbody thereafter I started travelling all over the country. In 1992 we held a big 4x4 day with hundreds of Nissan families, and then the 4x4 bug really bit. A friend Monty Brett and I started running 4x4 courses at the Hennops Off-road Trail just outside of Johannesburg. At first we offered day-and-a-half courses that started on Friday afternoon and finished on Saturday afternoon. Hannes Grobler the Rally Ace regularly assisted, and we reached a nice balance between our two styles and our skills.

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