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May
26
Sun
Honingklip Trail @ Honingklip
May 26 @ 07:30 – 16:00

Please come and join your fellow club members for a day of fun and some 4×4 driving.
We will be visiting Honingklip 4×4 outside Botrivier for this outing.

From the website: Welcome to Honingklip Farm and Ruwami, our private nature reserve. Most of your route will take you through the reserve. If you are lucky you might spot a Rheebok or two. We frequently notice Blue Cranes near the dam, as well as wild ducks. Try not to disturb them. We hope that they will get used to the vehicles!
On the lower slopes of the farm we grow pomegranates, olives and proteas. On the higher slopes in the nature reserve we have a number of scarce and endangered species. Please enjoy them and do not destroy them. When you reach the top boundary you will reach MTO Forestry Department. Please do not be tempted to ride there as you can be prosecuted.
On our reserve you will get wonderful views of the Elgin Valley, the Worcester Mountains and the Caledon district. Towards the ocean you look at Babylon’s toring which forms part of the Hemel en Aarde Valley, towards Stanford and Gansbaai.
There is an obstacle course for those who wish to test their skills. All obstacles can be bypassed if you are not comfortable trying to do them.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Sense of humour
  • Sense of fun
  • Usual recovery gear – tow ropes, kinetic strap, spade, shackles etc.
  • Picnic goodies

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Vehicles: Only vehicles with low range capabilities can be accommodated.
Grading: Trail grading is 3.
Nearest Town: Botriver
Guides: Jaco and Gerard

RENDEZVOUS PLACE

Those travelling from Cape Town and surrounds, we will meet at the SHELL service centre on the N2 on your way to Sir Lowry’s pass at 07:30 for 08:00 departure and we will be meeting those members travelling from the Overberg areas at the venue at 09:00.
DATE : Sunday 26 May 2019
TIME : 07:30am for 08:00am

GENERAL

  • Always consider the possibility of rain. Pack clothing accordingly.
  • Always advisable to wear comfortable closed shoes or boots.
  • Advisable to have a broad rim hat and sun block on hand.
  • Use tie-down straps to secure all items packed, as loose items can become missiles.
  • No pets allowed

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS

  • All vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition.
  • 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 is advisable.
  • A tyre pump and tyre pressure gauge will be required to deflate/inflate tyres. Pack where accessible.
  • Carry a fire extinguisher, which is easily accessible in the event of an emergency.
  • Always carry your personal medical kit. Pack where accessible.
  • All other recovery equipment must be supplied.

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. 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.

COST

R200-00 per vehicle – Pay into club account with Honingklip – Surname

WRITE UP

Somebody from the group will be requested to write an article for the newsletter.

BOOKING AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS

Please book with Elna on 0824486899 outings@4wd-wc.co.za
All bookings must be made and paid for by 17 May 2019

This event will go ahead irrespective of the number of vehicles.

We will accommodate as many members as possible, if the group of vehicles becomes too large we will split into two groups.


For those that may be interested there is a brewery and restaurant on the premises. See the description below from the website.

Opening Times: Tuesdays to Sundays, 10:00 to 18:00.
After learning to appreciate the wide range of European beers, in particular the Belgian beers, Mark and Analize ter Morshuizen set out to brew them locally.
After 8 years the result is Honingklp Brewery, brewing a range of Belgian inspired ales.
Our beers are complemented with Chef Jon Light’s cuisine featuring local fresh produce freshly prepared daily.
Our location is idyllic, with beautiful mountain views from our stoep overlooking a secure child friendly play area.
Our facilities are wheelchair and pet friendly.
Honingklip Farm also has a 4×4 route and Mountain Bike Trails.
Honingklip Farm, R43, Hermanus Road, Botrivier
GPS: -34.284826,19.148805

Jun
7
Fri
40 Year Anniversary Mid-Year Bash @ Hollandsche Molen, Franschhoek
Jun 7 @ 12:00 – Jun 9 @ 14:00
Jun
22
Sat
Sneeukop Trail & Die Opstal Lunch
Jun 22 @ 08:00 – 16:00

Please come and join your club on a day outing on the Sneeukop trail in the Rawsonville area and relax afterwards in the picturesque Slanghoek valley.
The Sneeukop trail consists of 9 km drive there and back with one or two difficult sections but as covered in the December 2018 SA4x4, it is not a vehicle breaker. It is classified as a grade 1-2 route but keeps you occupied for 2-3 hours. You will need to engage 4×4 low range and enjoy the spectacular views over the valley and at the turning point, over the Brandvlei dam. This trail entails driving up a mountain and if it is raining or deemed too wet and dangerous the drive will be cancelled.

Start of the trail

The day will start at the Winelands 1stop on the N1 outbound where we will meet at 8h00 on Saturday 22 June 2019, and depart after signing the register and a driver briefing for Rawsonville at 8h30 sharp. After traveling through the Huguenot tunnel we will turn off and drive into Rawsonville. We will be driving through Rawsonville and after the Goudini Cellar make a right turn into Goudyn road. At the end of this road we will stop and deflate tyres in preparation for the trail.
Along the 4×4 trail there will be pitstops to enjoy the scenery and take some photos.

Views from the turnaround point

After reaching the end of the route we will travel through Rawsonville to the Opstal wine estate for an ad-hoc wine tasting and lunch. The wine tasting is worthwhile and the lunch is for your own account.

RENDEZVOUS:
DATE: Saturday 22 June 2019 at 8h00
PLACE: Winelands One Stop on N1 outbound (just after the Joostenberg turn-off)

RSVP:
In order to secure a spot, RSVP to outings@4wd-wc.co.za by latest, 8 June 2019

COST:
Lunch and wine tasting: own account
Route: R240 per vehicle

OUTINGS ORGANISER:
Please contact Henri du Toit for any enquiries on 082 820 1219 or outings@4wd-wc.co.za

GENERAL:
Always consider the possibility of rain. Pack clothing accordingly
Always advisable to wear comfortable closed shoes or boots
Advisable to have a broad rim hat and sun block on hand
Use tie-down straps to secure all items packed, as loose items can become missiles
No pets allowed

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS:
All vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition
Can only accommodate vehicles with LOW RANGE
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. Pack where accessible
All other recovery equipment must be supplied

TWO WAY RADIOS (recommended):
Communication between participating vehicles on any 4×4 excursion is important for many reasons. It contributes towards the safety of drivers, passengers and vehicles while on a 4×4 trail, where drivers can communicate with one another as regards to their location and situation not to mention the interesting information that is shared with 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.

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

We hope to see many Club Members on this outing.

Jul
5
Fri
July 2019 Noggin – Dyno Evening
Jul 5 @ 18:30 – 22:00
Aug
9
Fri
Hex River Trail @ Hex River Trail, De Doorns
Aug 9 @ 08:00 – Aug 11 @ 14:00
Sep
20
Fri
Kopbeenskloof @ Kopbeenskloof, Touwsrivier
Sep 20 @ 08:00 – Sep 24 @ 14:00
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.

Oct
18
Fri
Kos vir Kinders @ Matroosberg, Ceres
Oct 18 @ 08:00 – Oct 20 @ 14:00
Nov
8
Fri
Year-End Function @ Strandskloof, Franskraal
Nov 8 @ 14:00 – Nov 10 @ 15:00