Accredited Mitsubishi 4x2 & 4x4 Offroad Training courses

Your off-roader is the ultimate adventure vehicle, so make sure you don't just drive it on tarmac! Try venturing down the road less-travelled. We 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.

I loved every minute of the training course!.

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. The training is interactive and takes place in the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve on natural terrain typically found in Southern Africa. We boast some of the most dramatic and rugged wilderness areas in Gauteng, which makes it a perfect environment to learn more about your vehicle and its amazing capabilities.

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

It is an adventurous and fun day out for you and your family to enjoy with interaction between the family and loads of fun. Off-roading is about the family and the joy it brings, the understanding and appreciation of negotiating the road less-travelled. The course is suitable for all types of off-road vehicles including 4x4’s, 4x2’s and also soft-roaders (vehicles without low range).

Topics covered

- Techniques for negotiating various terrain
- Basic recovery 
- Guiding through obstacles
- Gear and line selection
- How to enjoy nature and preserve it
- Bush knowledge
- Vehicle dynamics and accessories
- Safety aspects of off-roading
- Convoy procedure
- Tyre selection

Jannie Rykaart :

Be prepared. If you’re a new or a old hand to 4x4’s and off-roading or have recently bought your 4x4, boost your confidence and abilities with a tailor made 4x4/4x2/soft roader driver training course. Our courses is focused on having as little impact on the environment as possible by making use of good 4x4 principals.

Client Comments

Brahm Hattingh (FB) -

We had an amazing day at Protea 4x4 last Sunday. Learned much more than expected, more fun than anticipated and greater appreciation for our Pajero Sport than before. Jannie is excellent and the facilities comfortable.

Andre Wessels -

Thank you for a fantastic day on Saturday 14 November. Your knowledge, professionalism and most importantly attitude was great.

I have done a lot of off-roading, including in the military in the 80’s and I learnt some stuff from you on Saturday. The way you run the program and your organisation of everything is world class. I’m sure that your business will grow from strength to strength.

Thanks again.

Gary Peter

Hi. Just want to thank you for such an amaising experience. Jannie you have a wealth of knowledge and experience and the course was done in such a professional manner. We had such an awsome day. I got to know so much about my vehicle and have gained a lot of confidance. I will definatley be booking to go on one of your trips. I'll recommend the course to everyone I know with a 4x4.I'm also sending misubishi an email to compliment them on their association with you. I did the Ford 4x4 course 3 years ago when I got my ranger and I can tell you they aren't 10% of what you offer and gave us. What you have forgotten they still have to learn. Again thanks for an amaising experience.

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.

Ludwyn Lortan -

I’m writing this email as I feel as South Africans we generally don’t take the time to acknowledge the good and only complain about the bad experiences.

I spent 6 nights at Hole-in-the-wall in the Eastern Cape last week and besides my training course in June this year, was the first time I needed to use the 4x4 capabilities of the Pajero I bought from Mitsubishi Sandown earlier this year.
We hit some fishing spots from Hole-in-the-wall, up towards Coffee Bay and even up to Mthatha River Mouth. Due to rains earlier in the week, large parts of the “road” had been washed away and were either massive dongas or huge water puddles (with some axle twisters as well) that we had to drive through. A friend of mine’s heart was in his mouth when going through these spots and kept on asking why I’m so cool and calm. I told him that the 4x4 training that I went through with Protea 4x4, not only equipped with me the knowledge to navigate safely, but also gave me the assurance that the vehicle was more than capable of easily going through what-ever we encountered. In fact, the 4x4 track in the Cradle was worse than what I experienced in the Eastern Cape.

A huge thank you to Protea 4x4 for the training provided and a huge thank you to Mitsubishi on not only making excellent vehicles, but for also throwing in the 4x4 course with the purchase.

Protea 4x4 and Mitsubishi Pajero now have a brand ambassador!

Paul Potgieter

Baie dankie vir 'n puik ervaring gister.

Jy is 'n wonderlike instrukteur en as jy my in die oggend vertel het wat my Triton in die middag sou doen sou ek jou nie glo nie.
Die kursus maak werklik 'n mens se oë oop vir dit waartoe Mitsubishi voertuie in staat is en gee 'n mens soveel vertroue in die voertuig.

Ek moet bieg dat dit wat ons vermag het eerder aan die voertuie se vermoë toegeskryf kan word as aan die bestuurder se vermoë, maar ek sal nog leer.
Dankie weereens vir 'n baie aangename ervaring en ek glo ons sal mekaar in die toekoms weer sien.

Paul Potgieter
082 857 4081


Weereens baie dankie vir die kursus wat jy Sondag aangebied het. Ek en Sorita het dit regtig baie geniet en sal dit vir enigeen aanbeveel! Ek het nou heelwat meer selfvertroue gekry om my Triton op rowwe terrein te bestuur.


Dankie dit was 'n lekker dag en alhoewel ek al 4x4 blootstelling gehad het het ek tog baie geleer veral wat op my voertuig spesifiek van toepassing was.

Johan Marais and Family

I would like to thank you for a wonderful opportunity to went on your Off-Road Training Course with Protea Eco-Adventures! From the date we made the booking upon to arrival at the Lodge, the full explanation in the class room upto the training area – Everything was so professional, very well planned and a day with lots of fun. We leant so much and obtain respect for our vehicle for what they are capable off. Mitsubishi and Protea Eco-Adventures are the best!!!!!!!.