Voted by DRIVE OUT as a Superior Destination and one of the top ten trails in South Africa, Gecko Rock offers a technical challenge that traverses changing terrain in an untouched environment. Enjoy your picnic lunch halfway along the trail at a magnificent viewpoint. The main route is known as the Seattle Trail in honour of the wise Red Indian, Chief Seattle.

4x2 and 'soft-roader'

There are a number of roads around the reserve which are ideal for these vehicles. A challenging and scenic drive that can be completed in 4x2 is the Bothashoek route. Circular (starting and ending at de Wet’s Rus campsite), this route of about 12 km will take an hour to complete.

4x4 Driver training

4x4 owners wishing to learn more about their vehicle’s capabilities can book a driver training course ranging from introductory to advanced. Course content can be modified on request to accommodate a specific emphasis – for example – overland, sand, recovery etc.


Day access, per vehicle
Discounts negotiated for groups of 8 vehicles or more

Access to the Gecko Rock

Please note that access to Gecko Rock is by appointment only. We would be delighted to have you visit us but please contact us first to make arrangements.

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