Courses Available:  (See below for more details)

R 800 -
Basic Driving Course (this Course counts for RPL )
            Non Accredited .. Comprehensive covering 4x4 basic driving skills
R 200 -
Basic Recovery
            ADD ON to Basic Driving Course

R1250 - Basic Off-road Driving
            SAQA Unit Standard 254135

R1250 - Advanced Driving and Recovery
            SAQA Unit Standard 254154

R 600 - RPL
            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.

Basic Off-road Driving (Non Accredited )

One driver using one vehicle R800.00
(Passengers over 18 years R200 each)
This includes THEORY, PRACTICAL and tea, coffee, soft drinks.

Add on Basic Recovery
As an add-on to the Basic Off-road Driving course (Add R200.00 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 emphasised at all times.



Basic Off-road Driving SAQA Unit Standard 254135
RATE: R1250.00 per driver
           R 250.00 per passenger
Discounts available for groups

Duration approx. 4 to 6 hours

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

    LEVEL 2

    Advanced DRIVING and FULL RECOVERY SAQA Unit Standard 254154
    RATE R1250.00 per Driver
              R 250.00 per passenger
    Discounts available for groups.

    Duration: approx. 6 to 8 hours

    Advanced Driving Techniques for:
  • All Terrains On and Off-Road.

    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.


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