EXPERIENCE OFF-ROAD DRIVING ONLINE AND START TO BUILD YOUR SKILL
Driving a vehicle off road is an adventures everyone should experience and although it requires a certain amount of specialist skill and knowledge. The right combination of instruction and ability will ensure that even beginners experience off road driving both safely and successfully.
Of critical importance when driving off road, is a good understanding of the capabilities and limitations of your vehicle, as well as the specific techniques needed to handle different conditions. Cause just as easily a 4 wheel drive vehicle conquers seemingly impossible terrain, so too can it become hopelessly stuck of what might be a relatively minor slope.
Watch our videos as we explain the basics of Off Road Driving. They will put you on the right track for tackling typical off road conditions with ease and confidence. Remember that off-roading by nature is destructive to the environment. By driving responsibly you will ensure the enjoyment for the next generation.
A water crossing should not be attempted by inexperienced or ill-prepared 4x4 drivers. Prior to a water crossing, it is a good idea to place your recovery gear on top of other luggage. The last thing you want to do is be searching under your cooler, tents and baggage for your recovery gear when you are stuck in the middle of a crossing.
Many licensed drivers have never driven on gravel roads or are inexperienced and unprepared for the unique challenges when doing so. We must equip ourselves with the knowledge and skills required to adjust our driving behaviour when moving away from tarred roads to gravel roads.
When travelling on gravel roads in rural areas and farm country it is not only the road surface you need to be aware of. You are more likely to encounter broken fences next to the gravel roads as well as wildlife and livestock such as cattle and sheep on the roads. You can expect to share the roads with a variety of other unique road users such as tractors, grain trucks, quad bikes, cyclists etc.
A four wheel drive vehicle cannot be treated like a normal car when cornering. The 4WD will roll over much easier than a car while cornering if they are taken too fast, due to the higher center of gravity. This applies to gravel and paved roads equally. Although a four wheel drive vehicle generally has better traction on gravel than a car, when safe cornering speeds are exceeded the four wheel drive will tend to roll earlier than a car.
All information on this website is for educational and information proposes only. Camping Adventures Africa will not take any responsibility for damage to vehicles/equipment or any injury. Before driving any vehicle off-road make sure to get proper in-field training and familiarize yourself with your off-road vehicle..