Welcome to Trail Surveys, a cutting-edge land surveying company harnessing the latest advancements in technology. Our skilled team utilises state-of-the-art conventional surveying equipment alongside advanced laser scanning technology. We specialise in a range of surveying methods, from terrestrial to mobile and airborne platforms, ensuring precise and comprehensive results for your projects.

Adding value environmetally, technically and financially

Since 2001

The Trail Survey group of companies has been a prominent participant in the Southern African geomatics sector since 2001. As a versatile surveying service provider, we have successfully completed over 3,500 diverse survey projects. These projects span various sectors, including Engineering, Mining, Agriculture, Cadastral, Architecture, and Security (Forensic). Since our inception, we’ve leveraged our global expertise while maintaining a strong local presence and a shared history.

Our unwavering commitment to fostering excellent client relationships remains at the core of our values. It brings us great pride to reveal that over 40% of our client base consists of returning clients, some of whom have been with us since our establishment in 2001. Our dedicated team shares a passion for service excellence, ensuring unparalleled customer satisfaction.

At the heart of society, our mission as a geomatics service provider for urban and regional infrastructure propels us to contribute to the welfare of communities, integrating projects and worksites to stimulate social and economic development.

Our extensive knowledge and expertise in South Africa empower us to deliver comprehensive geomatics solutions, emphasizing quality, reliability, and safety. Our flexible and responsive organizational structure, backed by empowered management and autonomous operational units, allows us to consistently adapt and allocate the necessary human and technical resources.

We offer tailored solutions that align with your budget and project requirements.

3500+

Survey projects finished.

2 000 000+

Survey pegs set out in the field

28+

Countries serviced on the African continent

500km+

Of 3D mobile laser scanning surveys on road corridors.

Our services

GEOMATICS PORTFOLIO

Benefiting from our extensive expertise and comprehensive understanding of South Africa, we specialise in delivering top-tier geomatics services, prioritising quality, reliability, and safety. Our approach involves fostering a dynamic and adaptable organisational framework, synergising the collective wisdom of our dedicated teams. This interconnected structure, bolstered by empowered leadership and autonomous operational units, enables us to consistently fine-tune our human and technical resources to meet your evolving needs

Trail Surveys - Engineering surveys

Engineering surveys

  • Detail & topographical surveys
  • Terrestrial 3D laser scan surveys
  • Mobile 3D laser scan surveys
  • Utility service detection (GPR)
Trail Surveys - Cadastral surveys

Cadastral
surveys

  • Cadastral key-plans
  • Township developments & sectional title
  • Confirmation of property boundaries
  • Fence line surveys
Trail Surveys

Construction surveys

  • Full Time / Part Time placement of surveyors on site
  • Construction surveys as part of the contractor’s team
  • Construction supervisory surveys as part of consulting
    engineer’s team
Trail Surveys leverages cutting-edge technology, including:

Architectural surveys

  • Detail & topographical surveys
  • Terrestrial 3D laser scan surveys
  • 3D Modelling of structures in ReVIT
  • As-built surveys
Trail Surveys - Mining surveys

Mining surveys

  • Full Time/ Part Time Legal Appointments i.t.o. Act 29/1996 – Regulation 17.2(a)
  • Statutory mine plans
  • Stockpile measurements
  • 3D Terrestrial laser scan surveys & 3D modelling
    of plant / silos / conveyors / structures
Aerial photography and LiDAR

Aerial photography and LiDAR

  • Provides high-resolution and detailed images of landscapes, urban areas, and natural features.
  • Used in various fields like cartography, environmental monitoring, and urban planning.
  • Enables the creation of accurate maps, 3D models, and visual assessments.
Trail Surveys - Hydrographic surveys

Hydrographic surveys

  • Sedimentation surveys of dams / rivers
  • Hydrographical surveys of dams / rivers
Trail Surveys - Utility detection surveys

Utility detection surveys

  • Accurate mapping of underground utilities, offering a clear picture of their location and depth.
Trail Surveys - Terrestrial 3D laser scanning

Terrestrial 3D laser scanning

  • Full Time/ Part Time Legal Appointments i.t.o. Act 29/1996 – Regulation 17.2(a)
  • Statutory Mine Plans
  • Stockpile Measurements
  • 3D Terrestrial Laser Scan Surveys & 3D Modelling
    of Plant / Silos / Conveyors / Structures
Trail Surveys - Mobile laser scanning

Mobile laser scanning

  • High-precision 3D data of environments, infrastructure, and landscapes
Trail Surveys - ESKOM-specific surveys

ESKOM-specific surveys

  • Full Time/ Part Time Legal Appointments i.t.o. Act 29/1996 – Regulation 17.2(a)
  • Statutory mine plans
  • Stockpile measurements
  • 3D Terrestrial laser scan surveys & 3D modelling
    of plant / silos / conveyors / structures
Trail Surveys - Forensic surveys

Forensic surveys

  • Civil / Criminal Cases
  • 3D Reconstruction of Crime / Accident Scenes

TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT

We maintain complete ownership of our entire fleet of vehicles and survey equipment. This ownership allows us to swiftly mobilise resources, even in the most challenging terrain, effectively meeting the demands of various worksites. Additionally, we possess the capability to promptly replace damaged survey equipment at
any location, ensuring uninterrupted operations.

Trail Surveys leverages cutting-edge technology, including:

  1. High-definition, engineering grade accuracy terrestrial 3D laser scanning.
  2. SLAM scanning.
  3. Aerial photography and LiDAR.
  4. Robotic conventional surveying equipment.
  5. RTK GPS (Realtime kinematic).
  6. Single- and multibeam echo sounding.
  7. The latest versions of processing and 3D modelling software.

We offer tailor-made solutions to fit your budget and project specifications through innovation and advanced technology, providing geomatics
solutions to bring the world to your desktop, always offering you a unique time and cost-effective services – bridging multi-disciplinary geomatics methodologies and experience with your specific survey requirements through innovation and technology advancement.

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Trail Surveys (Pty) Ltd

518 Cliff Avenue
Waterkloof Ridge x2
Pretoria 0181

Office: 012-347 7879

Philip Schalekamp: 082 903 2386

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Trail Surveys Northern Cape (Pty) Ltd

71 Molopo Street
Kathu
8446

Fantie Botha: 079 871 4783

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Trail Surveys Botswana (Pty) Ltd

Office 6-Unit 4,
Plot 40 Commerce Park,
Gaborone

Ernest Baatlhodi: +267 350 0587

Trail Surveys

Contact us

518 Cliff Avenue
Waterkloof Ridge x2
Pretoria
0181

Office: 012-347-7879
admin@trailsurveys.com

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