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Apr
25
Sat
BAVIAANSKLOOF TRIP
Apr 25 @ 07:54 – May 3 @ 08:54

General

The planning and organising of the Baviaanskloof trip has reached its final stages.  With 3 spots being available there is still an opportunity for members to be part of this exciting “Baviaanskloof trip”.  The period over which the Baviaanskloof trip will take place has been selected to cover two consecutive long weekends in April and May 2020.  Only three days of vacation leave are required for a trip of eight days.

Travelling with a trailer could be a challenge due to the narrow road over the Baviaanskloof passes.  Some of the campsites are also difficult to negotiate with a trailer. All members are therefore requested to only make use of rooftop or ground tents. 

The Route

The program for the trip will cover the following: 

Baviaanskloof Saturday 25 April – Sunday 3 May 2020

Date Accommodation To note
Day 1
25- 26 April
Tonnelkop campsite
(S33.52392 E22.48509)
Cost: camping R115 per person
Deposit: 50% required
Departure Venue to be advised.
On Day 2: from Tonnelkop we will drive to Willowmore and enter the Baviaanskloof.
Day 2
26-27 April
Uitspan Camping
Campsite 8
Cost: camping R125 per person
(S33.51474 E23.70448)
Full camping fees payable on booking
From Willowmore we will travel over the Nuwekloof Pass. 
Day 3
27-28 April
Bokloof camping
(S33.52051 E23.91256
Cost: camping R80 per person
Full camping fees payable
Set up camp and drive the Uitslag 4×4 route R100 pv to be paid to the owner.
Day 4 & 5
28/29/30 April
Doringkloof camping
Cost: camping R180 per person for 2 nights
Deposit 50%
(S33.57197 E24.08755)
Good ablution facilities with hot showers camping on green lawn next to a dam.  Here we relax and try the 4×4 routes, 4 in total at a cost of R100 per vehicle – (to be paid to the owner)
Day 6
30 April –
1 May
Rooihoek
(S33.666154 E24.407991)
Or
(S33.66574 E24.40810)
Campsite cost R384 for 6 persons per campsite
Conservation fee R46 per person per dayNB Bookings only open from 1 February 2020
This rustic eco camp with eco toilets is situated in the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve.  
Baboons and wild animals could pose a risk and we will have to be attentive.  We should be able to swim in the Kouga River weather permitting.
In the area –
•    Poortjies waterfall walk
•    Combrink Pass lookout point
•    Grasnek lookout point
•    Smitskraal picnic area
•    Bergplaas Plateau lookout
Day 7
1-2 May
Bruintjieskraal
(S33.70550 E24.60995)
Cost: Camping R80 per person
Well-appointed ablutions
Own drink water should be in supply at this stage
Fishing, Hiking etc.
Day 8
2-3 MayDay 9  back home
Paradise 4×4 Camping
Cost: Camping R150 per person
(S34.00777 E22.66898)NB All fees payable to the owner in cash
Relax on the beach
4×4 track – 9 km sand and dunes – Grade 2-3
Time 3-5 hours
Cost R250 (to be paid directly to the owner)Last night of camping on the beach to recharge for the return journey

RENDEZVOUS:
DATE: Saturday 25 April 2020
PLACE: To be confirmed
TIME: 8h00 to depart at 8h30

NB REQUEST
Please send any proposals and advice that could assist with the planning of this trip to the organiser.  It will be appreciated.

BOOKING AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS:
Club Members who wish to join the Baviaanskloof trip are requested to confirm your attendance to outings@4wd-wc.co.za by 24 January 2020. Please indicate how many people will be traveling in your vehicle.

COST:
Detailed information will be sent to every member individually on the camping fees payable after receiving your confirmation.  All accommodation to be booked and paid in advance to secure campsites.  

OUTING ORGANISER:
For more information and enquiries please contact Henri du Toit (082 820 1219 or Henri.dutoit@hotmail.co.za).

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS: 

  • All vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition
  • Can only accommodate vehicles with LOW RANGE and good ground clearance
  • Always have your spare keys with you
  • Recovery points fitted to the front and rear on your vehicle are a prerequisite
  • Your own Kinetic/recovery strap and 2 x shackles
  • 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
  • All other recovery equipment must be supplied
  • Use tie-down straps to secure all items packed, as loose items can become missiles

GENERAL

  • Bring along sufficient drinking water. The water provided at the campsites is not always safe to drink.
  • It is advisable to bring along sufficient toilet paper.
  • No pets allowed.

TWO WAY RADIOS:
Communication between participating vehicles on any 4×4 excursion is important for many reasons.  It ensures 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.

A VHF two-way radio programmed with the ORRA channels can be rented from the club.  Contact Jimmy Niemann radio@4wd-wc.co.za in this regard, well in advance please.

WRITE UP:
Somebody from the group will be requested to write a short trip report for the website and our Facebook page, and please add some pictures.