Trail DurationRanging from 1 km (half-hour trail) up to 30 km (three-hour trail).
CostsR250 per vehicle for day visitors or the entire weekend (incl. Friday)
Min / Max Vehicles1 / 24
Guided / UnguidedBoth
Difficulty RatingMostly a 2 or a 3, but occasionally a 4 which can be avoided.
1: Suitable for complete novices. Softroader friendly, no low-range required.
2: Low-range required, but suitable for novices.
3: Low-range and some off-road experience required.
4: Technical trail for the experienced.
5: Extremely technical, for experienced drivers only. Vehicle damage a distinct possibility.
GPS PointsMain entrance gate
S24° 37.006 E028° 36.063
S24° 36.743 E028° 35.316
You’ll also nd it on Google Earth and Tracks4Africa
Not needed, respectable wheel
articulation will do the job.
Minimum ground clearance
HT tyres will be ne in the dry season.
AT or MT tyres may be needed in the
muddy bits but these can be avoided
Shouldn’t be necessary on the
three-hour route, but if you decide to
tackle any of the technical stuff you
should have recovery points front
OE running boards should be removed
before tackling the half hour and one
hour routes. Rock sliders and bash
plates aren’t necessary if you pick
your line carefully.
What vehicle were we driving?
A ’11 Prado 3.0 TX which handled the
trail beautifully with no scratches or
dings to report. However, the cross
member protecting the centre diff
caught on one or two break-over
sections and the exhaust’s tailpipe
took a knock. We removed the running
The Serendiptity Eco Trail offers a wide range of accomodation, from a fully furnished lodge to a rustic bushcamp with open-air showers.
Also in the area
Nylsvlei Nature Reserve
A Ramsar wetland area said to be a birders’ paradise (8 km).
Euphoria golf estate (5 km), call
(014) 743 5000.
Die Oog Holiday Resort with hot and cold mineral pools (20 km), call (014) 743 4600.
The road passed Serendipity takes you to Polokwane, Mapungubwe and the Tuli Block making it an ideal stopover or a great place to start your north-bound holiday.