Friday 27 April – Tuesday 1 May 2018
Come and join your club on a 5 day outing through the Tankwa to the Cederberg region.
The route has been planned over the long weekend that will require you to take off the Monday, 30 April 2018. A scenic route will be followed starting at Ceres, then on through the Tankwa and then through the rocky area of the Cederberg.
The Route will start at Ceres where we will meet at 9H00 on Friday 27 April. After traveling up the Gydo Pass and over the Katbakkies Pass we will end up at the Die Mond campsite on the Doring River for the night.
The next day we will travel to the Biedouw valley via the Old Postal route for a stayover at Mertenhof Farm and a drive on the 4×4 route. On arrival we will set up camp and share each other’s company for the evening.
After breaking camp early on Sunday, we will drive to the look-out point to take in really spectacular views. Then on to Wuppertal, Eselbank and the Algeria Resort on the approaches of the Nieuwoudt Pass. Two nights of camping and relaxing await in this stunning piece of nature before taking the road back to Cape Town on Tuesday, 1st May.
On the Mertenhof Farm arrangements will be made to drive out to the lookout point from where the views are everlasting.
Comfortable campsites are situated next to the Doring River.
Accommodation is available in the old farmhouse next at the campsite. An honesty shop also stocks some necessities.
DATE: Friday 27th April 2018
PLACE: Ceres Shell Garage
GPS: South 33° 22.310’ East 19° 18.305’ [ S33.377181, E19.30508]
In order to secure a spot RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by latest, 15 April 2018.
Only 10 vehicles can be accommodated on this trip.
Camping: Die Mond R70 per person per night
Mertenhof R100 per person per night
Algeria R340 per site accommodating 6 persons per night
Wood: The club will subsidise 1 bag of firewood per vehicle per night, additional wood can be bought at the time.
Route: R80 per vehicle up to the viewpoint only
Please also indicate if you are going to camp or staying in the farmhouse so that we can book it accordingly.
Please pay a deposit of R600 into the club account with “Tankwa”, your Name and Surname by latest 15 April 2018. The final outstanding fee will be calculated once the group has been finalised.
Please note that your name will only be placed on the “confirmed members” list after your non-refundable deposit has been received.
Please contact Henri du Toit for any enquiries on 082 820 1219 or email@example.com
This is a late Autumn Trip
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
Every camp site has its own water tap
Please bring own refuse bags
No pets allowed
Bring all food and drink for the weekend. This to include snacks for on the trail
Splash pool for the brave ones
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 firstname.lastname@example.org in this regard, well in advance please.
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.