Our Favourite 4×4 Trails in KZN – Drive South Africa

Our Favourite 4×4 Trails in KZN – Drive South Africa

We are off to go and explore the beautiful East Coast and find some of the best 4×4 trails in KZN. KwaZulu-Natal boasts a variety of terrains to go and conquer, whether sandy drives, grassy plains and river crossings. Where you can enjoy the feeling of summer year-round.

We have chosen some trails that features different difficulty levels for your skill set. Have a look at our favourite 4×4 trails in KZN below.

If you think we’ve left out any amazing 4×4 spots, leave your comment below so that we can go check them out!

4×4 Trail Ratings

Let’s just start our adventure by understanding what the different trail ratings mean and remember to ensure that you stay within your skill level when deciding on a 4×4 destination:

Grade 1: Easy – Suitable for 4×4 novices or 4x2s with differential lock
Grade 2: Easy to Moderate – Suitable for 4x4s and all-wheel drive vehicles with traction control
Grade 3: Moderate – Only suitable for vehicles with a low range gearing
Grade 4: Difficult – Suitable for experienced drivers; low range and differential lock
Grade 5: Extreme – Suitable for experts, not for solo trips; low range, high ground clearance, traction control or differential locks – Recovery back-up is essential

Finding the Best 4×4 Trails in South Africa


Grade: 3-5
Terrain: River, rock, sand, terrains with some steep gradients
Closest Town: Empangeni