Honingklip Trail

26/05/2019 @ 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.


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


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


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


  • 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


  • 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.


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.


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


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


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

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