Protea 4x4 Off-road Towing Courses

If you are into the excitement and adventure of off-road 4x4 camping, we have the first and only off-road towing course available in South Africa, that will hone your skills for your next safari expedition.

How to enjoy a safe and happy off-road camping safari

Protea 4x4 Adventures has developed an off-road 4x4 towing course that has been tried and tested over the years by Jannie Rykaart of Protea Safari Tours and Vivian Torlage of Conqueror Connection JHB North.


The course has been specifically tailored for typical off-road safari conditions in Southern Africa.

The course is presented in the Rhino&Lion Nature Reserve in the Cradle of Humankind. The 4x4 trails in the reserve will be used to hone your off-road towing skills.

Topics Covered

- Techniques for negotiating various off-road terrains

- Correct gear and line selection

- Preperation of your unit

- Vehicle/Trailer/Caravan dynamics

-Safety aspects of off-road towing

- Convoy procedure

- Bush knowledge

- Important guidelines for towing

- Maintenance and service

- Towing tips

- Safety checks

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.