Driver Training




31 August – 2 September 2018

This basic training course is intended to assist you to become acquainted with your vehicle, become comfortable with off-road driving techniques and take unnecessary stress out of tricky driving situations.
Also, from a safety point of view it is important.

This is available to members of our Club and their spouses. (exceptions may be considered)
Especially novices should attend a course. It is a proven fact that co-drivers enjoy trips and trails much more if they understand the principles and can actually assist.

The course consists of 2 parts:
Part 1:
Theoretical session dealing with 4WD vehicles, their important components and their functions, vehicle dynamics, off-road driving techniques, do’s and don’ts, etc. Basic minimum requirements for vehicles (recovery points etc.) will be discussed. This is a 3-hr lecture with notes, slides, video clips and Q & A’s.

Part 2:
Practical session, at a suitable venue close by, usually on a Saturday afternoon. This comprises vehicle inspection & tips, practical driving into tricky situations, obstacles, and basic recovery.

DATE:      Saturday 9 June 2018 (Provisional additional date: Saturday, Sat 21 July 2018)
WHERE: MCC Clubhouse, Parow for Part 1, – Black Pearl, off R44 for Part 2
WHEN:   Saturday 9th June at 08:30

Saturday Morning: Part 1. We will start with coffee or tea, please bring snacks and a light lunch.
This will take us to approximately midday when we will depart to the venue for the practical portion, Part 2.

Remember to take along lunch and refreshments.

Saturday Afternoon: Part 2. This will take about 3 hours.
NOTE: This session may be postponed if rain makes training impossible

We can only accommodate 6 vehicles on a first come first served basis.
To ensure a spot respond early, please RSVP to
Any queries / questions call Fred: 0824439217

• Always consider the possibility of rain. Pack clothing accordingly.
• It is always advisable to wear comfortable closed shoes or boots.

• All vehicles must be in sound mechanical condition.
• Can only accommodate vehicles with LOW RANGE
• Always have your spare keys with you.
• Please bring along any relevant equipment you may have (recovery gear)
To Novices: don’t go out specially to buy possibly unnecessary items for this event
• A tyre pump and tyre pressure gauge
• Fire extinguisher
• Personal stuff

Trail fee for using the trail R75
This is payable on the day
The course as such is at no cost to members.

More detail will be sent to participants before the training date.


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