Gecko Rock 4×4 Outing – Gecko Rock Private Nature Reserve

23/09/2017 @ 09:00 – 25/09/2017 @ 10:00
Gecko Rock 4 x 4 Touwsrivier
Frans Stander

Please note: This event is fully booked

Please come and join your club for a fun filled 4 x 4 weekend at Gecko Rock private nature reserve from the 23rd till 25th September 2017

Only 15 vehicles can be accommodated on this trip.

Saturday 23 September 2017
Shell Fuel Stop – East Worcester (the new garage before Worcester, the one on the way to Worcester)
S33.63368 E19.35887
09H00 – sign the attendance register and convoy briefing (please consider your fellow campers and be on time) From here we will drive in convoy to Gecko Rock.

We will meet at the Shell Fuel Stop – East Worcester en route to Worcester. From here we will drive in convoy to Gecko Rock via Touwsrivier.  We will stop at Touwsrivier to fill up with fuel and get a quick coffee.  From there we will turn into town and follow a 25 km stretch of road to Gecko Rock.
At Gecko Rock we will set up camp and relax and enjoy the Karoo and camp site. Every one can do their own lunch or whatever you feel like. The evening, as we customarily do, we will light the fires and have a communal bring and braai. We have arranged with the owners for braai wood at R35.00 per bag, so no need to cart wood with you.
We will do one of the two trails on offer at the reserve and later we will have another evening at the fires. Weather permitting, we can see how many stars is in the sky as this area is renowned for it’s stargazing..
After breakfast, we will break camp and depart at 10H00. We may follow some of the gravel roads on the way home, but this is still to be finalized. [One idea on the table is to do the “Ouberg pass” and “Langkloof pass” to Montagu. From there we make our way to Robertson where we will have something to eat at Bourbon Street (optional). From here everyone can leave at their leisure…….]

In order to ensure a spot on this outing, please RSVP to not later than Friday, 30 th June 2017 but please keep in mind that we can only accommodate 15 vehicles on this trip, so first come first served.



 De Wet’s Rus Campsite is situated under shady trees in an alluvial plain, this site is equipped with four toilets and four showers in two separate locations.
The communal area has a generous kitchen, a central braai area with steel braai drums and grids.
For those lazy Karoo days, there is a splash pool which is filled from Mid-September to Mid-April. 

Please note: There is no electricity supply or cell phone signal.

Tariff (all per person per night)
Adults:                     R125
Children (12-16):     R90
Children (4-12):       R80
Under 4:                  R40

R70 per vehicle (2 bags)   

Wooden Cabins:(Tranquility, solitude and panorama wooden cabins)

The larger cabins are situated alongside De Wets Rus Campsite and comfortably sleep 6 persons. Modern kitchen area with full size fridge/freezer, 2 plate gas cooker, solar lighting and a plug to charge electronic devices make this your home away from home.
A full size stoep with outside table and chairs makes the best of breath-taking views.
The braai area is a step down off the deck.
All linen (excluding towels) is supplied.
Ablutions are a short walk down a neat path where you have a piping hot shower, basin, mirror and toilet. Parking for your vehicle right next to the cabin.
Please note: No hair dryers, kettles, heaters etc. to be used in these cabins.

Tariff per night
Adults:      R300 per person up to six people (or a minimum of R1200 per cabin per night for four or less persons)
Every person over six persons, will be charged at R200
More than 6 people:       R200 per person
(own bedding and mattresses to be supplied)
Children (12-16):            R240 per person
Children (7-11):              R220 per person
Children (2-6):-              R190 per person
Under 2:        R50
Refundable Damage Deposit:   R700

Facilities (Wooden Cabins)
Sleeps 6 (All single beds) (Double bed on request)
Bedding (sheet, pillows x 2, duvet and additional blanket)
Well appointed kitchen
Cleaning materials – Sunlight liquid
Dish cloths
Full size fridge/freezer
Crockery and Cutlery
Two burner gas cooker
6 seater dining room table
3 seater couch and coffee table
Moveable braai and grid
Braai essentials (tongs/casserole dish)
Solar system for lighting and charging of cell phones etc.
Bathroom facilities in campsite – Hot & Cold shower, Basin, toilet and Mirror
Toilet Paper (one roll provided)

R250 per vehicle for all the routes for the weekend

Please pay a deposit of R410 into the club account with Gecko, your Name and Surname e.g. “GeckoFransStander”. The final outstanding fee will be calculated once the group has been finalized.

Please contact Frans Stander for any inquiries at cell 079 697 1675 or email


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

Communication between participating vehicles on any 4×4 excursion is important for many reasons.  It contribute 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.
We recommend that all 4×4 vehicles that don’t have a VHF two-way radio, to HIRE one from our club. Contact Jimmy Niemann in this regard, well in advance please.