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BUFFELSFONTEIN 4X4 - near Yzerfontein

 

A WELL-PLANNED 4X4 TRAIL WITH A RUSTIC BUSH CAMP OR SELF CATERING CHALETS,

AS WELL AS RESTAURANT, PUB AND GAME DRIVES

 

10 – 12 February 2017

 

EXPERIENCE A TRUE AFRICAN ADVENTURE, SURROUNDED BY GAME, ONLY ONE HOUR’S DRIVE FROM CAPE TOWN

 

General
The Buffelsfontein Game Reserve and 4x4 sand trails were founded in 2000, is situated on the R27 some 80km from Cape Town and in close proximity to Yzerfontein and Darling. This is not only a private game reserve where animals can be viewed, but a good balance between game viewing; corporate activities and 4x4 driving within the game reserve have been achieved. The reserve is home to a variety of game such as Lion, Rhino, Cheetah, Buffalo, Giraffe, Bontebok, Kudu, Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Red Wildebeest, Eland, Oryx, Duiker, Caracal and Springbok. Most of these animals roam freely on the reserve and the possibility of spotting some of them while on the 4x4 trail is great. During our visit you will have the option of going on an organized game drive on the lodge’s open vehicles, at very realistic prices. This can be arranged directly with the lodge or through the Cederberg 4x4 guide on the day. The true adventure begins when you set camp surrounded by all the free roaming wild life, except the carnivores. We are lead to believe that the Rhino and Kudu move through the camp location on a regular basis, not to mention unexpected visits from other game species. This is camping in true African style, with possible game sightings in the open, non-fenced campsite. This is an ideal opportunity to experience a real African adventure on your doorstep, for the whole family, at affordable prices.

Trail
The 4x4 trail is a must for the adventurous at heart, offering a variety of sand obstacles and giving participants the opportunity to test their sand driving skills and getting to know their vehicles, without the risk of any damage to vehicles. Much thought and planning went into the improvement of the 4x4 trail, ensuring maximum enjoyment for all. The obstacles may vary in difficulty depending on the time of the year the trail is visited. Remember the secret to sand driving is tyre pressure and momentum and on this outing these factors will play a major roll. This trail is well suited to novices and experienced drivers, ensuring lots of enjoyment and fun for all. The possibility of spotting game on the excursion will ensure good interaction between all passengers and drivers while visiting Buffelsfontein Private Game Reserve.

Camping
The Sand Dune Bush Camp is situated in the heart of the reserve and offers soft sand underfoot, fresh running water, four hot and cold water showers, and two flush toilets. The bush camp has a large open area where the kids can safely play while still under the watchful eyes of parents.

 

Cottages – Optional accommodation
Five newly built, self-catering, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathroom cottages (each sleeps 4 people) where designed and built in close proximity of the watering hole, insuring great game viewing. Towels and bedding are included.

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 Caravans & Trailers CAN be accommodated on this excursion.
Grading : Trail grading varies between a 2 & 3.
Nearest Town : Yzerfontein.
Guide  : Richard, Ethelia and Jake White.

 

RENDEZVOUS – SATURDAY


PLACE : BUFFELSFONTEIN PRIVATE GAME RESERVE at the main RECEPTION. 
                 S 33° 15.92033’ E 018° 13.13283’

DATE :  SATURDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2017.

TIME :  09h00 SHARP.  Please respect your fellow participants and be on time.

 

OPTIONAL -  RENDEZVOUS FRIDAY


PLACE :  BUFFELSFONTEIN PRIVATE GAME RESERVE at the main RECEPTION. 
                 S 33° 15.92033’ E 018° 13.13283’

DATE :  FRIDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 2017.

TIME :      Arrive after 14h00 but not later than 16h00. Should you be arriving after 16h00, contact
                   Richard on 083 234 0581 to make alternative arrangements.

 

SATURDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2017


09h00 – Rendezvous at the BUFFELSFONTEIN PRIVATE GAME RESERVE at the main RECEPTION.
           – Depart for Buffelsfontein camp.
           – Arrive at Buffelsfontein camp, deflate tyres and set up camp.
10h30 – Briefing on 4x4 sand driving and sharing of many hints and tips before driving the trail.
 Depart on the 4x4 trail.
12h00 – Enjoy a light picnic lunch en-route. Option of ordering from the restaurant.
15h30 – Complete the Buffelsfontein 4x4 trail and relax back at the campsite.
 Leisure time - visit the lodge or partake in a game drive organized by the reserve.
18h30 – Communal evening braai where the Cederberg 4x4 formalities will take place.

 

SUNDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 2017

Optional activities for the day
Breakfast at camp. Relax in the tranquillity of the camp.
Breakfast at restaurant in the Buffelsfontein Reserve.
Make use of one or more of the many activities the Buffelsfontein Reserve has on offer.
Visit the West Coast National Park.
Visit Khwa ttu, home to the San Educational and Culture centre, educating the general public about the world of the San people. 

      

FUEL STOPS EN-ROUTE


Ensure that your vehicle is refuelled before reaching the rendezvous point.

 

ABLUTION FACILITIES

Two flush toilets, four hot and cold showers are available at the campsite and toilets are available at reception.

 

CATERING

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

 

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 - Always advisable to bring own drinking water on excursions.
Water - water is available in the camp.
Wood - WOOD can be purchased at reception for R20.00 per bag for the braai and sitvuur. (Minimum 2 x Bags of wood per vehicle.)
Ice – Ensure you have sufficient ice.
A communal braai area will be determined on arrival at the campsite. 
Only one fire permitted for the group.
No fires allowed on the ground.
Portable braai’s can be used in the communal braai area.
Bring braai grid, braai stand, tongs and other cooking/eating utensils.
Bring Black bags (what we take in, we take out).
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.
Advisable to have a broad rim hat and sun block on hand.
It is advisable to always have an umbrella or awning available when on the trail.
Use tie-down straps to secure all items packed, as loose items can become missiles.
No generators permitted on trips

 

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. 

 

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 021 913 4632. 

       

COST

Use the tables below to calculate your personal cost for the weekend


                                                                                                      COST        Nr. Participants       Nights        TOTAL
Saturday

Trail                                                                                                 R210-00pv                                                 R210-00
Camping adults & children 13yrs and older                                           R150-00pppn                               1

Camping Children 4-12yrs                                                                    R80-00pppn                               1

Camping Children under 4yrs                                                                  FREE                                                        FREE
Cederberg 4x4 facilitating, coordinating & guide fees                              R550-00pv                                                 R550-00
Radio hire should your vehicle not be fitted with a 29MHz two-way radio   R200-00

                                                                                                                                                   TOTAL - A

Optional Friday

 

Camping adults & children 13yrs and older                                             R150-00pppn                              1

Camping Children 4-12yrs                                                                      R80-00pppn                              1

Camping Children under 4 yrs                                                                   FREE                                                       FREE
                                                                                                                                                    TOTAL - B

                                                                                                                                                    TOTAL – A + B

BOOKING AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS

 

Should you wish to join us on this excursion, please contact Marina immediately to obtain the booking form and banking details.

. 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.
. A R550-00 deposit is required upon booking.
. Should you intend being part of this tour but cannot pay the deposit now, please contact the office in this regard to make  alternative arrangements.
. The balance is payable on or before Monday 30 January 2017.
. 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 021 913 4632

 

 

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