PAPKUILSFONTEIN
IN THE NORTHERN CEDERBERG


MAKE USE OF THE PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR A LONG WEEKEND
21 TO 24 SEPTEMBER 2024

Papkuilsfontein

 

Papkuilsfontein is situated in the northern Cederberg near the well-known Bushman’s Cave Bergteater. It is still an active working farm where rooibos tea and sheep are being farmed and has been in the Kotze family for many generations. Papkuilsfontein has a beautifully laid out 12km circular hiking trail taking you through lovely sandstone rock formations and fynbos and past a beautiful waterfall. Enjoy your hiker’s lunch in solitude while gazing down an incredible gorge on the farm.

Don’t despair, during the weekend we will also drive the popular Bushman’s Cave 4x4 trail now closed to the public. The 4x4 trail consists of three sections where participants have the option of returning to camp after each section of the trail. The Karookop section of the trail is where it all starts, where “Coenie-se-Dip” will test your driving and negotiating skills, having to choose the right line of approach. This is closely followed by the challenging “Polly Shorts” and the name says it all. A challenging loose twist and turn steep climbing section taking you to halfway up Karookop. Having negotiated the last challenge to the top of Karookop, an amazing view awaits participants. From the Hantam and Roggeveld Mountains in the far distance in the Tankwa Karoo to the Sittadel Mountain in the central Cederberg and the many low-lying farms forming a beautiful picture and well-worth the challenge to reach the top. The next section is known as the “Sandbult or Kerneels-se-Kinkels”. A sandy section to play but will catch you out if you do not concentrate, giving you time to select different gear selections and getting to know your vehicle. The last section of the trail is called “Klippekou” and the name says it all. A formidable challenging section that will require drivers to first walk the obstacle, this helps them make the right choice of line to drive and to select the right gear selection. Remember after each section of the trail, participants have the option of returning to camp if they so wish.

Cederberg 4x4, some twenty odd years ago, built an access road on the farm Papkuilfontein, down to the dry riverbed of the Brandewyn River and drove to the junction with the Doring River. During this long weekend participants will have the option of joining the group to back track our tracks of twenty odd years ago to see if this track is still driveable and enjoy a lunch at the junction of the Brandewyn and Doring Rivers. On this day the owner of the farm will accompany the group, clearly showing them the way of a track not used for many years. Alternatively, you may choose to do the hiking trail, explore the farm on your mountain bike or just relax at the camp.

Consider making use of the public holidays in making this a four-day long weekend. Invite your friends and join Cederberg 4x4 on this epic trip tracing back footprints of more than twenty odd years ago. Remember to bring your mountain bike for the weekend. To secure your place contact Coenie via return mail or on one of the numbers listed below for a booking form.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION
All information supplied in the agenda is given in good faith by Cederberg 4x4 and compiled from the latest information available at the time.  The activity times, as indicated on the agenda, are subject to change without notice and at the sole discretion of the guide.

 


Vehicles : Only vehicles with low range capabilities can be accommodated.
Trailers : Off Road Trailers & Caravans & Tents CAN be accommodated on this excursion.
Grading : Trail grading is a between 2 and 4.
Nearest Town : Clanwilliam.
Guide : Coenie Moll

RENDEZVOUS
PLACE : KARDOESIE FARM STALL top of Piekenierskloof Pass on the N7 just before Citrusdal.

DATE :   SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2024.

 

TIME : 10h00 SHARP. Calculate your traveling time not to be late.
                                          Respect your fellow participants and be on time.

SATURDAY, 21SEPTEMBER 2024 
10h00 - Rendezvous at the KARDOESIE FARM STALL at the top of Piekenierskloof Pass on the N7.
           - Briefing on activities and convoy driving.
           - Depart for Papkuilsfontein via Citrusdal and the gravel road to Clanwilliam.
           - Arrive at Papkuilsfontein and set camp.
           - Communal evening braai.

SUNDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 2024
           - Enjoy breakfast in the tranquillity of the camp.
           - Briefing on activities for the day.
           - Depart for the Bushman’s Cave 4x4 trail
           - Enjoy a light picnic lunch enroute.
           - Communal evening braai.

MONDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2024
           - Enjoy a late breakfast in the tranquillity of the camp.
           - Briefing on activities for the day.
           - Depart for the Brandewyn River and retrace Cederberg 4x4 footsteps of twenty odd years ago.
           - Lunch at the junction of the Brandewyn and Doring River.
           - Communal evening braai.

TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2024
           - Relax and enjoy breakfast at the camp.
           - Break camp.
           - Depart in convoy for Clanwilliam via Pakhuis Pass where the trip officially ends.


FUEL STOPS EN-ROUTE
A fuel stop will be made in Clanwilliam enroute to #Papkuilsfontein in the Cederberg.

CATERING
Everyone must be totally self-sufficient for the duration of this trip. 

ABLUTIONS FACILITIES
The campsite has a hot and cold shower and flush toilet. Remember to take extra toilet paper.

ACCOMMODATION
This trip is offered as a camping weekend and all participants must be equipped accordingly.

GENERAL
• Please remember that no alcohol may be consumed by either the driver or passenger(s) whilst driving at any time. Please respect your guides and your fellow participants and save the alcoholic beverages until we return to the camp each day. 
• WATER - is available at the campsite.
• WATER - Always advisable to bring own drinking water on excursions.
• WOOD – Each vehicle to supply 2 x bags of wood per night. Wood can be replenished in Clanwilliam.
• ICE – No ice available on the farm.
• ELECTRICITY is available at the campsite. Suggest bringing long extensions.
• A communal braai area will be determined on arrival at the campsite.
• Only one fire permitted for the group.
• We suggest you bring a portable braai for your personal use at your campsite.
• The days could be warm and the nights cooler. Pack clothing accordingly.
• Remember to bring your sun block and hat.
• 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 generators permitted on this trip.

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS
• All vehicles and Off-road trailers 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 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.
• All other recovery equipment will be supplied.

29MHz TWO WAY 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.  The fun part is the many interesting stories that are shared among participants. 

NB:  We require all 4x4 vehicles that don’t have a 29MHz two-way radio, HIRE one from Cederberg 4x4 at a nominal fee of R250-00 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, ensure to have a double adapter handy as well as spare fuse for this excursion.     

NB:  If your vehicle is fitted with a 29MHz radio, please make sure that channels 1, 14, 15 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.   

PRICE
R2750-00 per vehicle for 2 x people for the full 4 x days. (Average of R350pppd)
R350-00 per person (adult or child) extra for more than 2 x people per vehicle.
R250-00 radio hire should your vehicle not be fitted with a 29MHz two-way radio. (Special price)


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

• We can only accommodate a maximum of 12 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/Pap/Apr
• Cederberg 4x4 requires your completed and signed booking form together with your BANK EFT POP (proof of payment) to confirm your booking.
• Should you be hiring a 29MHz two-way radio from Cederberg 4x4 your hire cost to be included in your BANK EFT POP (proof of payment).
• 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 excursion 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