terrain consists of long and uninterrupted stretches of white sandy
beaches, high primary sand dunes, coastal forests, inland flood plains
and numerous lakes and accompanying marshlands, making it an ideal
playground for 4X4 vehicle/biking enthusiasts.
prevailing sub-tropical climatic conditions ensures that there is
a relatively high rainfall in the region and this is particularly
relevant in the summer rainfall months when heavy rains turn many
of the sand roads into large and muddy pools. Without a 4X4 vehicle,
many of these roads become impassable. For the 4X4 enthusiast however,
this provides for an exciting adventure. During the winter months
the sand roads dry out and end up as very fine-grain sand roads
which similarly really require the use of a 4X4 vehicle to traverse.
are numerous tracks all over the area which are great fun to follow
either in a full 4X4 vehicle or alternatively on 4X4 bikes. The
enjoyment in such a safe environment applies equally to the young
and old. There is a nice ride from Malongane to the various vantage
points on the way to Ponta do Oura, to the airport on the way back
to the border as well as excellent driving/riding up to Madejanine
and Mimoli in the north.
one kilometre from Malongane on the Ponta do Oura road, there is
a large and excellent sand pit where your 4X4 driving skills (vehicle
or bike) can be tested.
in SA however, driving on the beach is not allowed without a permit.