About Our 4x4 Off-Road Academy

About Off Road Academy

The Isuzu Off-Road Academy is the ultimate training ground for anyone wanting to sharpen their off-road driving skills and a great way for existing and potential Isuzu owners to find out exactly what the KB is made of.

The Academy will help you get to know your vehicle and identify the right specification for your needs as well as learning about accessories you may want to consider.

While every off-road trip can be an adventure, it can also be unpredictable and there are some important things to consider before venturing off into the bush. We'll show you what you'll need to be prepared for every situation. You'll learn new skills and put them into practise, taking on a number of obstacles, some easy and some not-so-easy.

And finally, because things do go wrong in the bush, we'll teach you the essential recovery techniques to get you out of trouble.

2016 Course Dates:

Date Course Type
27 August Women's Month Half Day Experience
3 September Full Day Course
10 September Full Day Course
17 September Full Day Course
24 September Full Day Course

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Women's Month Half Day Experience

Women's Month Half Day Experience

R499 per person Incl VAT

What better way to celebrate Women’s Month than by showing the boys how it’s done at the Isuzu Off-Road Academy Experience. You’ll learn a range of 4X4 skills and put them to the test on all kinds of obstacles such as inclines, declines, side slopes, rocky terrain, mud and sand.

This event takes place on 27 August only. Morning session, 08:30 to 12:30; Afternoon session, 12:30 to 16:00

Includes:

  • Half-day course - morning or afternoon session
  • Advanced off-road instructors
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Isuzu Off-Road Academy vehicles

Morning half-day course itinerary:

  • 08:30 to 09:00: Arrive at Gerotek Test Facility in Pretoria
  • Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a selection of muffins
  • Fill out the necessary documentation and registration
  • Attend a welcome and driver’s briefing
  • 09:00 to 12:00: Off-Road 4x4 experience
  • Inclines and declines
  • Side slopes, rocky terrain, mud, and sand
  • Correct use of 2H, 4H, 4L and Rear Diff Lock
  • 12:00 to 12:30: Enjoy a light lunch in the lapa


Afternoon half-day course itinerary:

  • 12:30 to 13:00: Arrive at Gerotek Test Facility in Pretoria
  • Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a sandwich
  • Fill out the necessary documentation and registration
  • Attend a welcome and driver’s briefing
  • 13:00 to 16:00: Off-Road 4x4 experience:
  • Inclines and declines
  • Side slopes, rocky terrain, mud, and sand
  • Correct use of 2H, 4H, 4L and Rear Diff Lock

Please note: This is a 4x4 experience, not a training course. No qualification will be provided at the end of the event. Regret, no children allowed.

Half day course

Half day course

R500 per person Excl VAT

Morning Session
08h30 - 09H00
  • Arrival of guests at facility
  • Tea/Coffee/Muffins
  • Documentation and Registration
Welcome
09h00 - 09H30
  • Welcome by the Isuzu Off-Road Academy
  • DVD Presentation
  • Drivers breifing
Off Road 4x4 Experience
09h30 - 12H30
  • Inclines & Declines
  • Side Slopes
  • Rocky Terrain
  • Mud and Sand
  • Correct Use of 2H, 4H, 4L and rear diff lock
Lunch
12h30 - 13H00
  • Full Lunch in Lapa
Afternoon Session
12h30 - 13H00
  • Arrival of guests at facility
  • Tea/Coffee/Muffins
  • Documentation and Registration
Welcome
13h00 - 13H30
  • Welcome by the Isuzu Off-Road Academy
  • DVD Presentation
  • Drivers breifing
Off Road 4x4 Experience
13h30 - 16H30
  • Inclines & Declines
  • Side Slopes
  • Rocky Terrain
  • Mud and Sand
  • Correct Use of 2H, 4H, 4L and rear diff lock

The cost for one day Introduction to Off Road 4x4 is R500.00 p/person Excl VAT. Max 30 people

Please note that The Isuzu Off Road Academy has the right to cancel this course if there is not enough interest for this specific date

Full day course

Full day course

R1000 per person Excl VAT

Agenda
08h30 - 09H00
  • Arrival of guests at facility
  • Tea/Coffee/Muffins
  • Documentation and Registration
Theoretical Presentation
09h00 - 10H00
  • Basic mechanics of 4x4 vehicle
  • Driver awareness levels
  • Driving attitudes
  • Off-Road Driving Techniques
Module One
10h00 - 11H00
  • Inclines & Declines
  • Correct use of Low Range Ratio's
  • Inclines and Declines Driving techniques
Module Two
11h30 - 12H00
  • Correct use of Rear Diff-Lock
Module Three
12h00 - 13H00
  • Sand Track:
  • Tyres and tyre preassures
  • Vehicle recovery techniques
  • Sand driving techniques
Lunch
13h00 - 14H00
  • Full lunch in Lapa
Module Four
14h00 - 16H00
  • Off-Road 4x4 Track:
  • Inclines and Declines
  • Mud and Sand
  • Rocky and terrain
  • Side and slopes
Debrief & Certificates
16h00 - 16H30
  • Debrief session
  • Certficate presentation
Lunch & Certificates
13h00 - 14H00

The cost for one day Introduction to Off Road 4x4 is R1000.00 p/person Excl VAT

Please note that The Isuzu Off Road Academy has the right to cancel this course if there is not enough interest for this specific date

Two day course

Two day course

R3000 per person Excl VAT

Day One
08h30 - 09H30
  • Arrival of guests at facility
  • Tea/Coffee/Muffins
  • Documentation and Registration
Theoretical Presentation
09h00 - 10H00
  • Welcome by the Isuzu Off-Road Academy
  • DVD Presentation
  • Vehicle Configurations
  • Drive Trains
  • Critical Specifications
Module One
10h30 - 12H00
  • Inclines & Declines
  • Correct use of Gear Ratios
  • Seating Positions
  • Steering Techniques
  • Rear Diff/Lock/Traction Control
  • Correct Incline and Decline Driving techniques
  • Emergency Stalling Techniques
Module Two
12h30 - 13H30
  • Tyres and Tyre Pressures
  • Vehicle Recovery Techniques
Lunch & Module Three
13h30 - 14H00

Full Lunch
(Day One Count)

  • Off-Road Driving Experience
  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Convoy Rules
  • Driving Guided
  • Side Slopes
  • Water Crossings
  • Rocky Terrain
Day Two
Welcome
08h30 - 09H00
  • Arrival of guests at facility
  • Tea/Coffee/Muffins
  • Documentation and Registration
Module Four
09h00 - 11H00
  • Straight Track
  • Towing Techniques
Module Five
11h00 - 13H00
  • Emergency Lane Changes
  • ABS Breaking Systems
  • Loss of Control
  • Regaining Control
Lunch & Certificates
13h00 - 14H00
  • Full Lunch in Lapa
  • Certificate Presentation

The cost for the two day Advanced Off-Road 4 x 4 Driving Experience is R3000.00 p/person Excl VAT

Please note that The Isuzu Off Road Academy has the right to cancel this course if there is not enough interest for this specific date


Not yet an Isuzu driver? Why not get behind the wheel and discover the adventure for yourself?