Accredited Off-Road 4x4 Training Courses for the Sprinter 4x4

4x4 Off-road training courses available for the X-class and all G-class models

To own a Mercedes-Benz off-roader is to experience an off-roader that can rise to any occasion. It has all the attributes which make a Mercedes-Benz what it is. The  unique feeling of driving a Mercedes off-road cannot be put into words – you have to experience it for yourself. At our 4x4 training facility  you will first hand feel how it is to drive your dream car.

At home in places others can only dream of reaching

Protea 4x4 and Mercedes-Benz have designed a course which covers both the practical and theoretical aspects of off-roading and at the same time teach you about the conservation of both the fauna and flora surrounding us.
The course has been specifically tailored for Southern African conditions. It was developed by Protea in response to off-roaders wanting to maximise their enjoyment whilst off-roading on a wide variety of terrain and varying conditions, typically found in the African Great Outdoors. The training is interactive and practical, it takes place in the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve on natural terrain typically found in Southern Africa as we believe you bought this vehicle to explore and to undertake various safari’s to explore Southern Africa.  This Reserve boast some of the most dramatic and rugged wilderness areas found in Gauteng with great wildlife sightings. Which makes it a perfect environment to learn more about your Mercedes-Benz and its amazing capabilities.

The training course is aimed at acquainting you with your vehicle and to teach you more about the conservation of both the fauna & flora surrounding us.

Our 4x4 off-road training course is designed to help you practice with others so that you can improve your off-road driving skills. We offer a one-day intensive driver training course for Mercedes-Benz owners.

It is an adventurous and fun day out for you and your family to enjoy the interaction between you and other Mercedes-owners.

Jannie Rykaart :

Be prepared. If you’re a new or an old hand to 4x4’s and off-roading or have recently bought your Mercedes-Benz 4x4, boost your confidence and abilities with a tailor made driver training course. Our courses is focused on having as little impact on the environment as possible by making use of sound 4x4 principals.

Customer Comments

Zia Cassim

I just wanted to thank you and your team for a fantastic day on Sunday. It was amazing to see just what these vehicles are capable of and was great to learn how to make the most of the vehicle. I will definitely be recommending your course to friends and family. It was fun, informative, overwhelming at times but most of all, it was unforgettable. Thanks again.

Robert Izzett

Thanks so much. We had a great time on the obstacle course yesterday. It has to be one of the best marked and laid out courses we have done!

Alwyn Nel

Dina and I would like to thank you once again for a very special day we had the pleasure of participating in on Saturday. The venue , attention to detail , dissemination of information , hands on instruction and obstacle instruction , assistance by your co-presenters and not forgetting the lunch was excellent .  It is one of the best participation days I have ever had the privileged of being involved in and learnt a lot which will no doubt influence the ability of my general road handling ability and that of my off road knowledge .Photos will be made available to you as soon as possible and once again I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to any company or individual.

Nathan Bradley

Yep, the family loved it. It was good to get a feel for how entertained the kids are when ‘stuck in the car’. They (actually we) survived all be it a half day! The route was good and the knowledge you shared added to the entertainment value. Feel like I’m getting to grips with the vehicle now. We’re keen to get one major trip in with you next year, possibly the March trip to Mozambique.


Baie dankie weereens Jannie – dit was regtig n’ heerlike familie uitstappie vir ons en was ons almal baie beindruk met die terrein en jou hele benadering. Sien uit daarna om weer te sien in die afsienbare toekoms.

Paul Smith


Just to let you know after doing your 4x4 training in my vehicle it has helped greatly I did a trip through the baviaans kloof with some friends where I could show them some of the proper driving techniques we did the trip in 4 days camping and had no problems with the drive from any of us.