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Mar
30
Sat
Club Rock Concert @ Scheppie Saus @ Scheppie Saus
Mar 30 @ 12:00 – Mar 31 @ 16:00

CLUB ROCK CONCERT

@ SCHEPPIE SAUS

Saturday 30 March – Sunday 31 March 2019

There was a wide request to repeat a function similar to one we had many years ago at Castle Rock (2006).

This event will take place if there is enough interest and commitment.

The plan is to have a proper sound system in place and play good music from the Saturday evening into the night.

We have booked the Scheppie Saus campsite (2 hrs from CT) for that weekend and we can make as much noise as we want to through the night.

All members welcome, friends by invitation.

PROGRAM:

Saturday to Sunday (of course those who want to can already arrive on the Friday).

Arrive at Scheppie Saus, set up camp, chill, chat, catch up, go for a swim, have lunch, do some driving.
We might arrange for some skill / fun activities.

A fire will be lit for the communal braai and after party.

From 19H00 or so, loud good 70’s to 90’s Rock and of course the newer stuff.

With a bit of luck it will be a starlit night.
We have a DJ with lot’s of music.
(please let’s have your requests, we will try to oblige)

As the night progresses the audience will gradually fade away.

On Sunday morning we get up at our leisure, have breakfast, chill, try the trails, whatever……

Then head home

What to bring:

Rhythm, Camping Gear, Chairs, Food, Drink, Good spirits (any Kind), Suntan Lotion, hats, Shade, Mozzy Repellant, 2 bags of wood
The Club Camp Site has good facilities / ablutions

Cost Summary:

Campsite: R100 per person per night
Trail fees: R200 per vehicle
A donation of R100 per vehicle to help cover the expenses for the sound equipment.

BOOKING AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS:

AT THIS STAGE JUST INDICATE WHETHER YOU ARE HUGELY INTERESTED OR NOT.
Initial Deadline: Wednesday 27th February 2019.

Once the initial numbers are in we will follow up with another notice (with your enthusiasm it will hopefully not be a cancellation).

In order to secure a spot and assist with arrangements RSVP to Elna Buitenhuis on outings@4wd-wc.co.za by latest —Date to follow, and pay the camping fee.
EFT Reference “your name – Rock”
Please note that your name will only be placed on the “confirmed members” list after your non-refundable payment has been received.

We can accommodate as many people as possible.
However, we require a minimum number of participants to make this worthwhile.
There is no maximum limit

OUTINGS ORGANISER:
Please contact Fred for any enquiries on fbartens@iafrica.com or 082 443 9217.

GENERAL:

  • Pack clothing accordingly as it can be cold during the evenings
  • Always consider the possibility of rain
  • Advisable to have a broad rim hat and sun block on hand
  • Please bring own refuse bags for your litter as we need to take all litter with us
  • Bring all eats and drinks for the weekend
  • No pets or firearms allowed

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS:

  • All vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition
    For those who want to do the trail on the farm:
  • LOW RANGE and recovery points fitted to the front and rear on your vehicle are prerequisites.
  • Always have your spare keys with you
  • Your own Kinetic/recovery strap and 2 x shackles and any other recovery equipment
  • A tyre pump and tyre pressure gauge may be required to deflate/inflate tyres
  • Carry a fire extinguisher, which is easily accessible in the event of an emergency
  • Always carry your personal medical kit
  • Use tie-down straps to secure all items packed, as loose items can become missiles

TWO WAY RADIOS (required, VHF only):

Communication between participating vehicles on any 4×4 excursion is important for many reasons. It benefits the safety of drivers, passengers and vehicles while on a 4×4 trail, where drivers can communicate with one another regarding their location and situation, not to mention the interesting information that is shared with participants. The fun part is the many interesting stories that are shared among participants.
For those who have not got a VHF Radio with the ORRA Channels the Club has radios available for hire. Contact Jimmy Niemann radio@4wd-wc.co.za in this regard, well in advance please. Should you be hiring a radio, please ensure that your lighter socket is working.

We hope to see many of you on this outing.

Apr
18
Thu
Mystery Tour Easter Weekend 2019
Apr 18 – Apr 22 all-day

What is it and what’s the concept?
It’s not a race, it’s not a rally, and it’s not a GPS event (however, you will need a GPS) … but there will be a winner, or winners? Teams will drive along a mystery route in this unique 5-day, 4-night challenge. You will receive your first clues after 12pm on the first day of the event (Thursday, 18 Apr) while you are still at home or at work. This will direct you to the to the first evening’s rendezvous /stay over. You have to be there no later than 19h30 on that Thursday evening for the briefing and of course the traditional club communal braai. The following morning a new clue will tell you where you need to go. It could be in any form or shape.

You have to enter in a 2 persons’ team, you need a team name, and you need to decide on the driver and the co-driver for the event. Some challenges might have to be done by the co-driver — who knows? Anything can happen. You will earn or loose points as you progress.

Each team will have to travel about 2 to 3 hours per day, set up camp and then you might have to do a grade 1 up to grade 3 trail before having a cold one.

You need to be totally self-sufficient. There may be hot showers and electricity, or maybe only at some camp sites. The mystery continues ….

Prizes are awarded at the end of the challenge. The main prize or 1st place if you like will be judged on a number of factors including how hopeless – hold on – we make this up as we go along …

When?
The fun will start early evening on the 18 April and we return late afternoon on the 22 April. You might have to take an hour or 2 off from work on the 18th as you might have to travel about 2 hours from Cape Town.

Who is this challenge aimed at?
We want the deserving to join us, legends who will be remembered for their awesomeness, and ability to go with whatever comes their way, and above all, those able to create smiles and vibes out of thin air!

How much will it cost?
Trying to work out a budget for this adventure is not as easy as predicting a Zimbabwean general election. In fact there are tons of things worth taking into account while planning. So – we will have a better idea a bit closer to the time, but will be limited to camping fees, route fees (if applicable) and an estimate on how many kilometres we plan to travel. How thirsty is your vehicle? You do the maths!

Is it open to all?
No, it’s only open to club members, AND … This is a limited entry event, which means only 10 vehicles get to experience this event.

What about fuel?
We will try and plan to pass a fuel station, not necessarily every day, but you need to be able to do about 450km between re-fuelling, just in case. Jerry cans here I come!

What about food and sleeping?
This trip is not about creature comforts but it will be an amazing experience. We camp each night of the challenge; therefore, you will need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag and whatever you require or can pack. Some nights might be in luxury campsites and the next in a bush camp.

You will have to be fully self-sufficient and carry enough food, water, drinks and whatever your dietary needs might be. We will have a braai fire every night. Who will provide the wood is still a mystery or it might be part of the challenge.

More details to follow in the near future.

Please indicate if you are interested in this event by RSVP to Elna at outings@4wd-wc.co.za with your initials surname and Mystery (e.g. FA Stander Mystery) by latest 15 October 2018

Remember there are only 10 places, so first come first served.

For more information, please contact myself, Frans Stander at 079 697 1675, vice@4wd-wc.co.za or Schalk Louw at chairman@4wd-wc.co.za

Sep
28
Sat
NSRI 4×4 Day 2019
Sep 28 @ 07:00 – 17:00

*This is NOT a 4WDC (WC) event.

This is published as it may be of interest to you.

The 2019 ARCH NSRI Adventure Day in the Koeberg Nature Reserve takes place on Saturday 28 September 2019. The 4×4 tour of the reserve is an annual event and the only time that the public can tour the reserve in their own 4×4 vehicle. This is a NSRI Melkbosstrand fund-raising event.

Oct
12
Sat
Atlantis 4×4 Fun 2019 @ Atlantis Dunes
Oct 12 @ 08:00 – 17:00

Further information will be provided in August.