ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS IN THE WESTERN CAPE
11 – 13 MAY 2018
NAMED AS ONE OF THE TOP 10 TRAILS IN SOUTH AFRICA ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS BY A WELL-KNOWN OUTDOOR MAGAZINE
The Boegoeberg 4x4 trail is situated on the farm “Lambertshoek”, in the “Engelsman se Berge”, overlooking Graafwater, Elands Bay, Lambert’s Bay and Clanwilliam. Trail owner Sybrie de Beer has been committed from the start to making Boegoeberg 4x4 an eco-friendly, excellently maintained, affordable, family orientated venue, ensuring maximum pleasure for the whole family, with the minimum impact on the environment.
Boegoeberg has attained a well-deserved “Top Ten” status in the Drive Out magazine on numerous occasions. The ever-growing camp, with additional top class ablutions, offers enough shade with grass underfoot, power and water points throughout the camp, a huge sandstone swimming pool, a family friendly lapa with two indoor braais, a large communal open air outdoor braai and a kiosk satisfying most requirements of campers. Definitely one of the best campsites and trails we visit in the Western Cape during the year.
The farm is also home to the largest hand-crafted Sandstone Mine in South Africa, where sandstone building blocks are still handcrafted to perfection. The handcrafted sandstone mined here has been used at very well-known destinations. More of this information will be shared with you during our visit. You may even consider purchasing a few square meters of sandstone for that special braai or fireplace you always wanted. Other sources of income are Rooibos tea, which is well-known to the area and Buchu, which is harvested annually high up in the mountains. The need to get to the buchu, to harvest and transport the harvested buchu down to the farm below, is how the many mountain tracks originated. The old donkey wagon trails, transporting the buchu, have been transformed into a well-planned and well-maintained very popular 4x4 trail, climbing high into the “Engelsman se Berge” to the “Platklip Viewpoint” where a panoramic view awaits all. The last section of the trail leading to the viewpoint will ensure your adrenalin levels are higher than normal. Here you will experience narrow, tricky sections, interesting cross axles obstacles and having to choose the correct line of approach when negotiating the steps before reaching the lookout. Through this section of the trail it would be advantages for your co-driver to either guide you through some of the obstacles or keep an alert lookout for you on the left side of your vehicle to ensure your safe passage. The panoramic view includes looking down on the white dunes of the Lambert’s Bay 4x4 trail, the pointy mountain at Elands Bay, the many potatoes circles of the Sandveld and many other well-known landmarks in the Cederberg Mountains and surrounding area. During the wet rainy season this section of the trail can become impossible to drive. On the way down to the camp you will encounter a long rocky descent. Here it is very important to follow the correct descending procedures, irrelevant whether you drive a manual or automatic vehicle. Your guide will be on hand to supply hints and tips and answer questions. The rocky descent is followed by a steep technical, challenging, tricky ascent. Negotiating this section it will be important to choose the correct line of approach. Here once again the guide will be on hand with hints and tips and to answer questions. Here adrenalin levels will again be quite a bit higher than normal. Having negotiated this last serious obstacle for the day we will make our way back to the camp where well deserved leisure time will be enjoyed by all. The mountain section is popular because it will keep drivers alert throughout the route, with enough photo opportunities for passengers.
The latest addition to the trail is the route in a riverbed on the farm, also known as The Canyon. This section was not planned, but was formed when heavy rains and floods washed away a vineyard. The popularity of this section is due to the numerous escape routes taking you to safety. Here it is suggested that all drivers first walk the obstacle before driving it. Driving in the riverbed you will require a guide at more than one obstacle, ensuring a safe passage. Your driving skills and knowing your vehicle’s dimensions and its capabilities will be tested. There are difficult enough obstacles to really get your adrenalin pumping and tease Mr Ego to the limit. This is always a very popular section and will ensure many highlights and photo opportunities.
To view photos taken at Boegoeberg 4x4 in the past on Cederberg 4x4 excursions, go to http://www.cederberg4x4.co.za/photos/boegoeberg.htm
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 Caravans & Trailers CAN be accommodated on this excursion.
Grading : Trail grading is between a 2 & 4.
Nearest Town : Clanwilliam.
Guide : Johan Roach.
PLACE : BOEGOEBERG 4X4 Campsite. GPS Waypoint S32.2873° E018.754°
DATE : FRIDAY 11 MAY 2018.
TIME : Arrive any time after 15h00.
PLACE : BOEGOEBERG 4X4 Campsite. GPS Waypoint S32.2873° E018.754°
DATE : SATURDAY 12 MAY 2018.
TIME : Not later than 09h00. PLEASE RESPECT YOUR FELLOW PARTICIPANTS AND BE ON TIME.
NB. Please contact your guide, Johan on 081 348 2105 should you be arriving late.
SATURDAY 12 MAY 2018
09h45 - Briefing on the mountain trail section of the Boegoeberg 4x4, and deflate tyres.
10h00 - Depart on 4x4 mountain trail.
- Lunch - a light self-catered picnic lunch en-route
15h00 - Complete the trail and return to campsite. Relax and enjoy the amenities at the camp.
19h00 - Communal evening braai.
SUNDAY 13 MAY 2018
- Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the campsite.
- Drive The Canyon riverbed section of the trail. This is optional but great fun.
- Enjoy the amenities of the camp and optional actives like fishing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming or just relax in the tranquillity of the camp.
- Depart at your own time for home.
FUEL STOPS EN-ROUTE
Ensure that your vehicle is refuelled at Piketberg, prior to your arrival at the rendezvous.
The campsite offers top class ablution facilities consisting of Flush toilets and Hot/cold showers. Warm water supplied through old faithful “Donkie” system.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES
This excursion is offered as a camping weekend with the camp situated at the start of the trail. All campsites have grass underfoot with power and water points throughout the camp. A roofed lapa overlooking the swimming pool will be the centre point of activities in the camp.
If you would like to spoil your loved one for Mother’s day, you can book one of the 4 rooms with 1x double bed and 1x single bed with a communal kitchen. The luxury Klipspringer sand stone cottage overlooking the camp sleeps 5 people and is also an option to consider.
Everyone must be totally self-sufficient for the duration of this trip.
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.
WATER - is available at the campsite.
WOOD – Wood can be purchased at the lapa @ R20.00 per bag.
ICE – Can be purchased at the lapa @ R8.00 per bag.
Farm kiosk with basic supplies available.
A communal braai area will be determined on arrival at the campsite.
Portable braais are welcome to be used in the communal braai area.
Bring braai grid, braai stand, tongs and other cooking/eating utensils.
Garbage bins are available in the camp.
The days could be warm and the nights cooler. Pack clothing accordingly.
Remember to bring your sun block and hat.
Remember to bring your cameras, video cameras, spare batteries and extra memory cards.
Remember your table and chairs.
Always consider the possibility of rain. Pack clothing accordingly.
Always advisable to wear comfortable closed shoes or boots.
Use tie-down straps to secure all items packed, as loose items can become missiles.
No generators permitted on trips.
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.
We suggest all 4x4 vehicles that don’t have a 29MHz two-way radio, HIRE one from us at a nominal fee of R200-00 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 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 Marina on 021 910 1363.
Use the table below to calculate your personal cost for the weekend
COST Nr. Participants Nights TOTAL
Boegoeberg 4x4 Trail – one or all three trails R200-00pv R200-00
Camping per night R200-00pvpn 2
Room 1 – sleeps 3 (1 double bed & 1 single bed) R300-00pn 2
Room 2 – sleeps 3 (1 double bed & 1 single bed) R300-00pn 2
Room 3 - sleeps 3 (1 double bed & 1 single bed) R300-00pn 2
Room 4 - sleeps 3 (1 double bed & 1 single bed) R300-00pn 2
Klipspringer sand stone cottage sleeps 5 R500-00pn 2
Cederberg 4x4 facilitating, coordinating & guide fees R550-00pv 550-00
Radio hire should your vehicle not be fitted with a 29MHz two-way radio R200-00
BOOKING AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS
Should you wish to join us on this excursion, please contact Marina immediately on 021 910 1363 to obtain the booking form for this excursion.
-We can only accommodate a maximum of 12 vehicles on this overland adventure.
-All Cederberg 4x4 excursions are subject to a minimum of 8 x vehicles.
-All bookings are made on a first-come-first-serve basis.
-To secure your place, contact Marina for a Cederberg 4x4 booking form.
-Your booking will only be confirmed upon receipt of your completed and signed booking form.
-A deposit of R550-00 is required upon booking to secure your place.
-Should you intend being part of this trip but cannot pay the deposit now, please contact the office in this regard to make alternative arrangements.
-The balance is payable on or before Wednesday 2 May 2018.
-Your completed and signed booking form binds you to all conditions on page one and two of the booking form.
-Should you wish to cancel or withdraw after booking for this trip, you will be required to find other people to take your place before any refunds will be considered.
PLEASE NOTE: NO PETS ARE ALLOWED.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT MARINA on 021 910 1363
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