34° LATITUDE SOUTH + BAVIAANSKLOOF
FROM LLANDUDNO IN THE WEST TO WILDERNESS IN THE EAST
DRIVE THROUGH BAVIAANSKLOOF FROM PATENSIE TO WILLOWMORE


31 Aug – 8 Sept 2018

A ROUND TRIP OF APPROXIMATELY 1500KM VISITING MANY OFF-THE-BEATEN-TRACK PLACES

 

General
The imaginary lines running from pole to pole are called Meridians or lines of longitude. The zero Meridian is called the Greenwich Meridian, and it runs through the Greenwich observatory near London.  These lines of longitude run from 0° to 180° East and 0° to 180° West.  The lines of latitude run east west or west east around the globe, the equator as 0° (Zero degrees), the South Pole 90° South and the North Pole 90° North.  These longitude and latitude lines are used in navigation to accurately calculate your position on earth.   

Over the past few years, Cederberg4x4 has driven along numerous Latitude and Longitude lines, always endeavouring to drive as close as possible to these lines, as well as trying to cross these lines as many times as possible. Not being sure of how far we will be driving each day or where we will be camping each night, is the reason why no advance bookings can be made, all adding to the mystique and true adventure of the trip. In the past we have made use of formal campsites, dry dams, dry riverbeds, setting camp in the veld or under overhanging rock formations sheltering the group from the elements, mostly on private farmland. These interesting places where we set camp was with the permission of the landowner and was arranged by the guide on the day. We advise everyone on the trip to be as self-sufficient as possible regarding everything you will need on the trip. Stops will be made en-route to replenish supplies.

34° Latitude South - Llandudno to Wilderness
Our adventure driving along the imaginary line of 34° Latitude South from West to East will start at Llandudno near Cape Town and end near Wilderness beach just north of George. Interesting suburbs and areas around Cape Town will be driven through before we negotiate many gravel roads through numerous farming communities. Interesting mountain sections will be encountered through Villiersdorp en-route to Swellendam, two towns situated very close to 34° Latitude South. Although this latitude excursion is by far the shortest of any of the previous latitude line excursion driven, it offers the most road options while traversing the many small towns en-route. We invite participants to bring along their most detailed maps of the route we intend driving, as these can be used to give us maximum information with regards to roads we choose to drive the following day. These discussions always ensure good group interaction.

Baviaanskloof – Patensie to Willowmore
The Baviaanskloof adventure begins when the group follows the R332 from Humansdorp in the direction of Andrieskraal where the R332 links up with the R331, the road to Patensie. The Baviaanskloof offers numerous camping options, some of which we will be visiting on this trip. Although the total distance through the Baviaanskloof is only 200km and can be driven in a day, we will be setting camp for a few nights in the kloof en-route to Willowmore. The Baviaanskloof is filled with history and many stops will be made along the way to marvel in the beauty of the kloof. The trip officially finishes in Willowmore, from where you have various route options home.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All information supplied is given in good faith by Cederberg 4x4 and compiled from the latest information available.  The activities, as indicated, are subject to change without prior notice and at the sole discretion of the Cederberg 4x4 guide.


Vehicles: Vehicles with and without low range capabilities can be accommodated.
Towing:   Off Road Caravans & Off Road Trailers can be accommodated on this trip.
Guide:   Coenie Moll.

RENDEZVOUS

PLACE: CONSTANTIA NECK RESTAURANT parking area.


DATE: SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2024.


TIME: 08h30 SHARP.  Respect your fellow participants and be on time.

FUEL STOPS EN-ROUTE
Sufficient fuel stops will be made en-route, eliminating the necessity of carrying additional fuel.

CATERING
Everyone must be totally self-sufficient for the duration of the trip.  Supplies can be replenished en-route.

ACCOMMODATION
As this expedition is offered as a camping expedition, everyone must be equipped accordingly.

ABLUTION FACILITIES
Ablution facilities cannot be guaranteed en-route as we do not know where we will be setting camp each night. We will however endeavour to set camp where ablution facilities are available.

GENERAL INFORMATION
• Due to the popularity of our adventure Latitude and Longitude trips, we suggest you book immediately to avoid disappointment, as we can only accommodate a limited number of vehicles on these excursions.
• WATER can be replenished en-route, but it is always advisable to carry sufficient drinking water.
• WOOD – Please ensure that each vehicle carries a minimum of 2 x bags of wood.
• Wood can be replenished en-route.
• ICE – We suggest that you replenish ice wherever possible if you enjoy using ice in your drinks.
• GARBAGE – What we take in we bring out.
• Garbage disposal stops will be made en-route.
• Electricity cannot be guaranteed at the campsites. Bring long electrical extension leads.
• A communal braai area will be determined at each campsite.
• Portable braai’s welcome in the communal braai area.
• The days could be warm and the nights cold.  Pack clothing accordingly.
• Advisable to wear comfortable closed shoes or boots.
• Advisable to have a broad rim hat and sun block on hand.
• Advisable to always have a sun umbrella or awning on hand as shade cannot be guaranteed.
• Soft running generators are permitted on trip.

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS
• All vehicles and Off-Road Caravans & Trailers must be in sound mechanical condition.
• Always have your spare keys for your vehicle 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 will be 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.

29 MHz RADIOS
Communication between participating vehicles on any 4x4 excursion is important for many reasons.  It ensures the safety of drivers, passengers and vehicles while on a 4x4 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.

NB: We suggest all 4x4 vehicles that don’t have a 29MHz two-way radio, hire one from us at a nominal fee of
R450-00 for this excursion.

Should you be hiring a 29MHz radio, please ensure that your lighter socket is working.  If you intend running more than one item from the lighter socket, be sure to have double adapter handy as well as spare fuses for this excursion.  

NB:  If your vehicle is fitted with a 29MHz radio, please make sure that channels 1, 14, 8 and 23 are open and working for this excursion.  

Should you wish to make a once off investment and purchase a 29MHz radio, we have negotiated a special deal for all Cederberg 4x4 participants.  For more information, contact Coenie on 022 492 2040.

INCLUDED
• Cederberg 4x4 coordinating and facilitating fee.
• Cederberg 4x4 guide fee.

EXCLUDED
• Any camp fees that we may encounter en-route.
• Any additional activities you may wish to do en-route.
• 29MHz two-way radio hire form Cederberg 4x4 if required.

COST

R3950-00 per vehicle (R438-00pvpd for the whole family).

R450-00 radio hire should your vehicle not be fitted with a 29 MHz radio.

IMPORTANT
Contact Coenie for a special price for vehicles with only one person.

BOOKING AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS
Should you wish to join us on this trip, contact Coenie via return mail to obtain a booking form.

• We can only accommodate a maximum of 10 vehicles on this excursion. 
• This Cederberg 4x4 excursion is subject to a minimum of 5 x vehicles.
• All bookings are made on a first-come-first-serve basis.
• Reference on all BANK EFT POP (proof of payments) – Your Surname / Trip Name / Date.
Example of reference – Scott/34°Bav/Aug24.
• Cederberg 4x4 will only confirm your booking upon receipt of your completed and signed booking form together with your POP (proof of payment) of a 50% deposit for the number of people as per your booking form.
• Cederberg 4x4 requires your POP (proof of payment) for the total outstanding amount for the trip and two-way radio hire if applicable on or before Tuesday 20 August 2024.
• Your completed and signed booking form binds you to the conditions on page one and two.
• Should you wish to cancel or withdraw from this trip after returning your completed and signed booking form together with your BANK EFT POP (proof of payment) to Cederberg 4x4, you will be required to find a replacement before any credits or refunds will be considered.
• Should you not arrive at the rendezvous to partake in this excursion or choose to leave the excursion before it officially ends, you will not be entitled to any refund. 

PLEASE NOTE:  NO PETS ARE ALLOWED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT COENIE on 022 492 2040 or Cell / WhatsApp 083 675 6194