Introductory 4x4 Training

Get off the Beaten Track...


The SA Adventure introductory 4x4 training course is an awesome way to get started in the world of off-roading! It is suitable for all makes of 4x4 vehicles including "soft-roaders".


Our 4x4 training course is designed with the novice in mind and we work on the basis that you know little or nothing about off-roading, your vehicle and its available features! We slowly build your confidence levels throughout this action-packed day at our purposely built off-road training course near Hartebeespoort Dam. Our 4x4 course is a great way for participants to learn the theoretical and practical aspects of off-road driving and enhance any previously learned knowledge.


Our enthusiastic 4x4 instructors will teach you all about those buttons, dials and levers in your 4x4 that you have been curious about, and how to get the most out of your vehicle, safely and responsibly! Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality accredited 4×4 training in all off-road situations, whilst having fun at the same time!


We believe that once drivers become fully confident in handling their vehicles, they can start to explore and enjoy the off-road 4x4 lifestyle with minimum impact on the environment and their vehicle, allowing you and your family the chance to experience the fun, family-friendly world of off-roading in a safe and responsible manner...

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So What Will I Learn?


Our 4x4 course starts off with a theory session that covers all the basic's about your vehicle and off-road driving. We don't spend hours and hours on this as we believe it's better to see things in a practical environment. Once you understand the theoretical side of things we move onto the off-road trail where you will actually drive your vehicle through various obstacles in a practical teaching environment. The instructor will always be there to guide you through and answer all your questions throughout the day.


Our 4x4 Course Includes the Following Subjects:


- Off-road safety 

- Understanding your vehicle, high and low range gears 

- Cross-axle articulation exercises

- Gradients

- Side Slopes

- Differential locks

- Downhill assist control

- Traction control

- Crawl control

- Tyre pressures and tyre safety

- Wheel placement techniques

- Correct off-road line choice

- A 1 on 1 session with the instructor about your vehicle

- Sand, mud and water crossing technique’s

- Rocky ascents and descents

- Equipment selection and demonstration

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How Do I Book My 4x4 Training?

Now that you've decided to attend one of our 4x4 courses, choose the type of off-road training that would suit you, either a group or a 1 on 1 training class. All of the available group 4x4 training dates are on the booking form and you can schedule a 1 on 1 date on our online booking system. Once we have received your booking form and payment, we will send you a confirmation email with all the details of your 4x4 course. 


If you are buying a training course as a gift for someone please mark on the booking form if you would like us to email you a gift voucher. Please note the training course is completed in your own vehicle.  Please also check out our testimonial page where you can see what our past customers have to say about their off-road training day! 

SA Adventure covers all makes of vehicles on our 4x4 driver training, such as Land Rover, including the new Defender,  Toyota, Ford, Mazda, Isuzu, Nissan, Jeep, Mitsubishi, Mahindra and soft-roaders. 

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Where do I do my 4x4 Training?


Our 4x4 training course is located near Hartebeespoort Dam at the Hennops off-road trail, just far enough out of town to feel like you are in the Bush! Surrounded by the pristine African bush on a 4x4 trail that boasts Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Kudu, Impala, black-backed Jackal and a host of other indigenous species, including our famous 'Zonkies' Harry and Oscar, a premier destination for off-road training in Gauteng...

The 4x4 adventure takes us to the heart of the trail, where at our boma styled classroom we have morning coffee or tea. This is where we conduct the theory part of your 4x4 course.  After the theory, we move to the specially designed off-road trail that simulates terrain you would typically find throughout Southern Africa. It's here we teach you to deal with off-road situations that you will encounter on your off-road adventures into the great South African outdoors!

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What 4x4 Courses do SA Adventure Offer?

Group Introductory 4x4 Training:

This 4x4 course starts at 9 am and usually ends around 3 pm. Our 4x4 driver training course takes place at the Hennops Off-road Trail. The cost is R1399-00 for the driver. An additional cost for all passengers of R375-00 per person will apply. Additional drivers who will share your vehicle and want to qualify for a 4x4 training certificate will be charged R795-00 per person. The cost for children under 16 years will be R150 per child. No children under 10.


Drivers and co-drivers will receive an off-road driving certificate of competency.

1 on 1 Introductory 4x4 Training:

1 on 1 4x4 Training is available on request only. Dates for this training will depend on your request. Our 4x4 driver training course takes place at the Hennops Off-road Trail. The cost will be R2995-00 (includes the driver and co-driver). This 4x4 training is offered on a 1 on 1 basis and as such provides you with the opportunity to gain the most from the day. Please note that this will only be available during weekdays from 10h00 to 15h00. Additional passengers will be charged R375-00 per person. Children under 16 years at R150-00. No children under 10. 


Drivers and co-drivers will receive an off-road driving certificate of competency.

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Gavin Crossley
Gavin Crossley

Bernie and Tim were brilliant!!! This course is a must for anybody that owns a 4x4. We learnt so much about off-road driving as well as our own vehicle. Bernie and Tim make it an awesome day out. Thank you!

Pat Wishart
Pat Wishart

My husband, sister, brother-in-law and I did the 4x4 training for beginners What an amazing day. We loved every minute of the day and learned so much. Thank you Tim for sharing so much knowledge and being so patient with us all

Kerryn Hummel
Kerryn Hummel

What an awesome course and amazing day today not to mention the sheer adrenaline rush and excitement of completing the obstacles. I cannot wait for my next adventure with SA Adventure

Kobus Pretorius
Kobus Pretorius

Tim is full of practical advice, even with a sense of humour. Great day for dad and son bonding. We now know about all the buttons in the 4x4 and yes, it is a real 4x4. Conquered the Magalies!