Vleedbos Weekend Outing

03/11/2017 – 05/11/2017 all-day
Vloedbos Camp
R326 between Van Brakel Stoor and the N2
Gerard Schuite
082 453 5094


VLOEDBOS (near Caledon)

3 – 5 November 2017

 Please come and join your fellow club members for a Noggin with a twist.

Vloedbos is situated on the R326 between Van Brakel Stoor and the N2. Travel on the N2 from CT turn right at the second entry into Caledon. Follow the road (R316) and turn left just past Van Brakel Stoor. Vloedbos turnoff will be on your left a little down the road.


DATE:              Friday 3 November 2017

TIME:               14H00 on-wards

PLACE:            Vloedbos Camp  
S34° 19′ 57.0″ E19° 41′ 41.5″ (or 34.332500° 19.69472222)



  • After arriving on Friday and setting up camp we will all meet for a communal braai.


  • On Saturday morning, after breakfast, we will be driving to Stanford to explore the Walker Bay Nature Reserve 4×4 route. We will have a picnic lunch on the beach (+- 3 hours).
  • On our way back we can stop for a beer tour and tasting at Birkenhead (+- 2 hours).
  • If time allows for this, we can also participate in a paint ball target shooting competition between the fellow club members at Vloedbos. They have six guns that we can use.
  • On Saturday evening there will be a slideshow of a trip that some club members did to Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe after which we will do the communal braai thing again.

Sunday you can leave at your leisure.


In order to secure a spot, RSVP to outings@4wd-wc.co.za by Friday, 22 September 2017.


Camping:        The Club has provisionally booked 10 campsites.

The cost is R350/night.  However they will allow 2 tents per site as long as you are not more than 4 persons on a site. So if you want to share to save cost, let me know and with whom you are going to share the site with. Caravans only 1 per site.

Route:                         R50 per person payable in cash at the gate (Free for Wild Card holders)

Beer Tour:      R80 per person

Paint ball:       R60 per person

Please pay a deposit of R350 by Friday, 22 September 2017 into the club account with Vloedbos, your Name and Surname. The final outstanding fee will be calculated once the group has been finalised.


As always, a sense of humour and a need to join in the fun!

Bring camping gear and all eat and drink for the weekend. This to include snacks for lunch on the trail

Wood is available to purchase or bring 2 bags for Friday and 2 bags for Saturday night


Please contact Gerard Schuite for any enquiries (082 453 5094)


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 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 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.

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 radio@4wd-wc.co.za 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 add some pictures. Hope to see many club members on this outing.