Courses Available: 

Specializing in one on one or in small groups to ensure personal and professional attention.

4x4 Driving Course
            Comprehensive covering 4x4 basic driving skills
Basic Recovery (Optional)
            This is a recommended Add-on to the Basic 4x4 Driving Course

- Full Recovery Course
            Comprehensive full day course

- On Request Bush Repair Course
            Specialized Courses Available like Sand, Expidition /Tours and specific
            Full Expedition Course for the Tourist or Tour Guide
            Designed around your needs or trip

- TETA Accreditation
            TETA Unit Standard 254135 Basic Off-road Driving
            TETA Unit Standard 254154 Advanced Driving and Recovery

            Recognition for Prior Learning Accreditation.

On Request - Specialized specific Recovery and Bush Repair Course
                   - Full Expedition Course for the Tourist or Tour Guide

Discounts are available with group bookings.

Descriptions and Rates:
Please Note that Prices quoted below

4x4 Off-road Driving course
One on one: R1600 per driver
Groups: R1200 per driver ( three Drivers/4x4s per Instructor)
Passengers over 18 years R250.00 each
This includes THEORY, PRACTICAL and tea, coffee soft drinks

OPTIONAL Add on Basic Recovery R300.00
As an add-on to the 4x4 Off-road Driving course:
No extra charge for passengers for the ad-on Basic recovery course.

Safety and eco-protection are emphasised at all times.


Basic Off-road Driving (Non Accredited )

One driver using one vehicle R1600.00
More than One Driver the price can be reduced to R1200 per driver
Passengers over 18 years R250 each
This includes THEORY, PRACTICAL and tea, coffee, soft drinks.

I believe in getting to grips with hands on driving, so most of the time is spent on practical 80 % and backed with theory 20%.
We cover terrains traversed from gravel roads to sand , mud , rocks and water crossings. Tyre pressures for the different terrains and for the different types of tyres (one rule does not fit all) Driving techniques and gearing for all terarians and ascents descents etc. when to use differential locks and how traction control works all done in theory and practically ie get to know your 4x4 and use it safely.

Theory and Technical overview of:

  • Specific vehicle being driven
  • Drive trains
  • Tyres
  • Suspensions
  • Accessories
  • … and more

    Practical demonstrations and driving of:
  • Appropriate tyre pressures for specific terrains
  • Correct gearing and momentum
  • Line to take through obstacles
  • Eco-friendly practices
  • Fuel-saving techniques
  • … and more

    Off-road driving techniques are explained, demonstrated then driven by you until you’re confident about the techniques used for:
  • Inclines /declines
  • Cambers
  • Cross-axles
  • Failed hill climbs
  • … and more

    Terrain covered includes:
  • Tar
  • Gravel
  • Sand
  • Water
  • Mud
  • Rocks

    Optional :An Add on to the Driving Course
    Basic Recovery (recommended)

    This covers SAFE execution of Kinetic and Static recoveries and what Recovery equipment is needed and most importantly the Recovery points on your 4x4.
    R300.00 per driver

    No extra charge for passengers for the add-on Basic Recovery course.

    PLEASE NOTE: I can structure the training according to your requests and my training is totally personalised and done in your own 4x4. This ensures you can learn to recognise your own vehicle’s characteristics and limitations. Safety and eco-protection are emphasized at all times.

    Safety and eco-protection are emphasised at all times.

    Full recovery course

    Theory and demonstration of:
  • Correct jacking procedures in sand, gravel and other terrain
  • Safe use of static and kinetic ropes / straps
  • Correct use of “B & D” shackles / chains / clevis hooks
  • Correct recovery points on vehicles
  • Safety procedures when doing recovery
  • Hi-lift jack (as a jack and as a winch)
  • Air / exhaust bags - Electric winch / capstan / hydraulic
  • Tyre repairs - Use of sand ladders and traction mats
  • Tips and demonstrations for unusual (but safe and eco-friendly!) driving techniques for sticky or hostile terrain.

Most of the Recovery Equipment can be supplied and or demonstrated.
Any questions regarding your vehicle and recovery equipment will be answered or the answers obtained.

I can also train you for specific conditions if you only require knowledge in one area, e.g. dune driving for a trip to Namibia or a safari in Botswana, etc.

I supply recovery gear that is ISO an SABS rated at very reasonable prices. See 4x4 Sales for more information.

Because of the diversity and complexity of the various 4x4’s on the market it is vital to train you in your own 4x4.

Basic Off-road Driving SAQA Unit Standard 254135

RATE: Price on request

After completing a 4x4 Course you can then choose to do the TETA “test” (like doing the gun licence procedure)

Advanced DRIVING and FULL RECOVERY SAQA Unit Standard 254154

RATE: Price on request

Please email me for more comprehensive information and course content, duration, prices, availability and any specifics you might need or require.


 Contact Trevor Knutsen mobile: +27 (0)82-775-4941 home: +27 (0)21-553-3390 email:

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