Welcome to Protea 4x4

Your Gateway to Unforgettable 4x4 Adventures!

''May you and your family enjoy a BLESSED FESTIVE SEASON. May 2024 be filled with happiness, joy, and plenty of 4x4 adventures!''
Festive greetings, Jannie and Ansu

Since our establishment in 1994, Protea 4x4 has been at the forefront of 4x4 training and safari tours in Gauteng. With over 29 years of extensive experience traversing the diverse landscapes of Southern Africa, we are not just tour guides; we are passionate adventurers dedicated to providing you with an unparalleled journey.

At the heart of our operation is Jannie Rykaart, a seasoned expert in 4x4 travel and 4x4 training. Jannie's personal commitment to each adventure ensures that your experience is not just a journey, but a memorable story waiting to be told. His meticulous attention to detail and deep knowledge of 4x4 techniques guarantee that your journey with us is both safe and exhilarating.

Whether you're looking to master the art of off-road driving at one of Gauteng's leading 4x4 training centers, or you're eager to embark on a safari tour that will take you up close and personal with Africa's majestic wildlife, Protea 4x4 is your ideal partner. We pride ourselves on offering safari 4x4 adventures that cater to your unique interests and skill levels.

Join us at Protea 4x4, where every trip is more than just a journey – it's a life-changing adventure, infused with the spirit of Africa and led by one of its most knowledgeable 4x4 guides and 4x4 trainer.

Let's create unforgettable memories together! Embark on Your Adventure Today by enrolling for one of our 4x4 training courses or book one of our exciting 2024 safari tours.

4x4 Training Courses | Guided 4x4 Tours | 4x4 Off-Road Towing Courses

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4x4 Driver Training
Practical and theoretical aspects of off-roading and at the same time teach you about conservation.

4x4 Guided Safari Tours
We offer guided, self-drive, self catering tours to Botswana and Namibia.

Majestic Botswana - Follow Us

Sani Pass Safari - Follow Us

Flower Safari - Follow Us

4x4 Teambuilding Experience
Take a well-deserved break from the rat race with our unforgettable 4x4 Teambuilding Day.

At Protea 4x4 we strive to teach you more about your Off-Road vehicles capabilities and how to use it in a eco-friendly manner. This will then introduce you to a whole new Outdoor Lifestyle – of the unhurried safari experiences that awaits you in Southern Africa with us!

Protea 4x4 Training Courses

Our 4x4 training facility is located in the international renowned World Heritage site - The Cradle of Humankind. We are based inside the Bothongo Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve that boast the largest concentration of wildlife in Gauteng. Our natural 4x4 training venue represents most of the conditions you will encounter in Southern Africa. Your host and off-road trainer Jannie Rykaart will teach you all that finer do’s and don’ts of responsible off-roading you need to know.

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Protea 4x4 Tours

We have a variety of unspoiled dream destinations for you to choose from, whether you're looking for a relaxing long weekend getaway drive or an adventurous African camping safari. We offer small personalised camping, self-catering, self-drive or fully catered tours to some of the most pristine wilderness areas that Southern Africa has to offer. All our tours are personally run by the husband and wife team of Jannie & Ansu Rykaart.

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You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough...

Mae West

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page...

Saint Augustine

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end...

Ernest Hemingway

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page...

Saint Augustine

“Half the fun of the travel... is the aesthetic of lostness”...

Ray Bradbury

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”...

Albert Einstein

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order”...

John Burroughs