This is an invite to join Gary and Sarah as they host their first event for club members. What you can expect is a weekend of rest and relaxation at Scheppie Saus. The idea of this trip is to simply rest and enjoy each other’s company after a long year at work, perhaps with loads of fun being had in the swimming pool under the huge oaks.
There will not be any trail driving but Gary is prepared to take anyone who is still learning their car’s capabilities to go out on a training drive on the first part of the trail where we can practice some driving skills at the various easy obstacles. We will encourage Gerard to help us with some pointers. This could be a lot of fun where obstacles can be done repeatedly if you don’t get it right the first time round until you happy with what you achieve.
Settled between the beautiful mountains of Moutonshoek near Piketberg, Scheppie Saus offers unmatched beauty and tranquility.
Facilities for guests include scenic hikes, swimming in the rock pools, 4×4 routes or just relaxing in the tranquil surroundings.
For accommodation, there is a choice between camping and rustic self-catering wooden cabins.
We will have a communal braai on Friday evening and on Saturday evening so please bring a bag of wood per car with a mobile braai, if you have, as it makes life easier when braaing your meat. On Saturday we will have breakfast and get ready, for those who wish, to go on a training drive at 10h00. This will take us to about 14h00 when we will be back at our campsite.
DATE: Friday, 30 November 2018
PLACE: Scheppie Saus campsite (S 32.74518 E 18.73394)
TIME: 14h00 onwards
ROUTE: Travel on the N7 to towards Piketberg, turn left on to the R355 and follow the road for 40km in the direction direction of Elandsbaai. Take the Moutonshoek turn off to the left, then 14km gravel road to the farm.
Camping: R100 per person per night.
Cabins: R550 per night. A cabin sleeps four.
Cottages: R650 per night, each sleeping 2.
Trail training: R100 per vehicle.
BOOKING AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS:
In order to secure a spot and assist with logistical arrangements please RSVP to Elna Buitenhuis on email@example.com by latest 9 November 2018, and please pay the camping fee.
EFT Reference “Scheppie your name”
Please note that your name will only be placed on the “confirmed members” list after your non-refundable payment has been received.
We can only accommodate 15 vehicles on this trip.
Please contact Gary Terblanche for any enquiries on firstname.lastname@example.org or 083 544 8574.
WHAT TO BRING:
Please come prepared as the closest town is 40km away.
Make sure that you bring:
- Enough to eat and drink for the weekend.
- There is NO electricity at the camp sites, so please bring lights and cool boxes to keep drink and food cold.
- Braai, braai grid and a bag of braai wood.
- Camping chairs.
- “Moerse” sense of humour.
- One BIG bag of wood per vehicle.
- 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.
- A tyre pump and tyre pressure gauge will 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: (VHF Only)
Communication between participating vehicles on the 4×4 training 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 as regards to 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 email@example.com in this regard, well in advance please. Should you be hiring a radio, please ensure that your lighter socket is working.
Somebody from the group will be requested to write a short trip report for the website and our Facebook page, and please add some pictures.
Hope to see many club members on this outing.