Clarens , Free State
Phone: Niel: 058 256 1569 Cell: 082 575 6186
Veronica: 058 2561569 Cell: 058 256 1569 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ATV (Quad) tours are offered in the Rooiberge Conservancy area, bordering Clarens. These tours are designed for the nature lover (definitely not for those who like speed etc.) and families are welcome.
Visitors are introduced to geology, anthropology, history and fauna & flora of the Eastern Free State. These tours offer education combined with fun and excitement!!!
There are many different tours to choose from, ranging from 90 minutes to a full day. Meals and drinks are included in a full day trip.
A 1½-hour tour: The route covers an area rich in indigenous plants which had extreme value to the old pioneers who went through the same area in 1837. The guides will discuss the geology and history of the area when you travel through it. Among some of the interesting sites you will pass are sites where the early settlers (voortrekkers) settled during 1837/8, the ruins of earlier inhabitants who lived in this area from about 1790-1820, and where most of them were murdered during the time of the Great Defiqane when both Tsjaka and Mizilikazi waged their empire wars in this area. During these wars 28 Sotho speaking tribes were completely wiped out.
The 2-hour tour: The route is the same as above but you travel further into the mountains on a scenic winding trail to visit a pioneer graveyard.
The 3-hour tour or Sundowner Trail: Enjoy a ride through our Fairy Forest or Garden Route with its Kgotla ‘Place of gathering’ before ascending Mount Ararat to watch the sunset with its commanding views over the Eastern Free State.
The 4-hour tour: This trip is the same as the two hour trail, but veer off on an extended route with option to visit the Anglo Boer War Horse Hospital on the farm Ill Paradiso. On this trail you will be travelling on a adventurous picturesque route following the foothills of the Rooiberge.
Full day and overnight tours can also be arranged.
Game viewing: The early Khoekoen called the Black Wildebeest “gnu” because of its cry (genu) which it bellows when alarmed. These ungainly grazers were once faced with extinction but are now off that danger list. They differ from the Blue Wildebeest by their long white tails and white manes.
Visit our Wilderness area for a once in a lifetime adventure with tours to the Golden Gate (Qua Qua) National Park presented in a 4 x 4 game viewing vehicle by qualified guides. Breathtaking scenery and game and dinosaur fossils and footprints. Bushman paintings too.
History Tour: (3 hours) Niël van Schalkwyk’s formidable knowledge of the history of Clarens and surroundings makes this a most interesting tour.