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22 – 25 September 2017




Gifberg Holiday Farm

Gifberg Holiday Farm is situated 29km from VanRhynsdorp off the N7, just as you hit the ‘knersvlakte’. Jansu and Maureen Huisamen welcomes you to this little piece of paradise on top of Gifberg where you can come search for bushmen paintings and extraordinary rock formations on one of four hiking trails. Or just relax with a cup of coffee at the Oppi-Dek Coffee shop. The drive up the mountain provides some spectacular views and it is well worth making sure you reach it in daylight.



Gifberg 4x4 trail

The 4×4 route on Gifberg offers a little bit of everything: rocks, sand, some ups and some downs and requires a little bit of skill. The 11km route takes you down to the Doring River where we will aim to have lunch. The same route takes us back to camp although the different angle providing a whole new perspective on the scenery.



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 and Trailers CAN be accommodated on this excursion.
Grading : The average trail grading is 3. Intermediate skill required.
Nearest Town : VanRhynsdorp
Guides   : Richard White &  Nicola



PLACE : GIFBERG HOLIDAY FARM near VanRhynsdorp off the N7. Directions will follow upon booking.


TIME   : Arrive any time on Friday.



All participants may arrive at Gifberg Holiday Farm anytime on Friday. Please announce your arrival to the guide. Should the guide not be available, please check with the owner or management as to which section of the camp has been allocated to Cederberg 4x4.
Set up camp, relax and get to know your fellow Cederbergers around an evening communal braai.



           - Enjoy a self-catered breakfast at camp.
09h30 - Potholes Hike. Short route. Join Nicola on the shortest of the four routes in search of bushmen paintings and the potholes. The route is approximately 2km long and depending on the number of photos  we take should take about an hour. Suitable for all abilities and ages. Children under 7 need to be accompanied by an adult. Bring some water and your camera.
           - Explore at leisure. Spend the day recharging your batteries and enjoying the tranquil atmosphere.  Choose to hike (or run if you feel up to it) one of four hiking routes ranging between 2km, 4km, 9km and 21km. Here you can search for bushmen paintings and spectacular rock formations and walk among a mini Fish River Canyon. Refuel with some coffee and refreshments at the coffee              shop, Oppi-dek.
14h00 - Hamerkop trail:  Slightly longer than the morning hike at 4km, this is still a relatively easy hike and should take about two hours.
18h00 - Stokbrood: All children are welcome to join us at the communal fire to make some stokbrood. Dough and sticks will be provided.
19h00 - Communal evening braai.


           - Enjoy a self-catered breakfast at camp.
08h45 - Briefing on 4x4 driving as well many hints and tips will be shared.  
09h00 - Drive the Gifberg 4x4 trail
12h00 - Enjoy a self-catered picnic lunch by the river.
           - Complete the trail and pump tyres at reception.
19h00 - Communal evening braai.



           - Enjoy a self-catered breakfast at camp.
           - Break camp and depart for home at your own time.
           - Alternative route: Depending on vehicle height and width, take the alternative route back down the mountain. Check with the owner for directions



Ensure that your vehicle is refueled before arriving at Gifberg Holiday Farm.




Camping option


Camping facilities are basic but clean. All sites have grass and there are two unisex toilets and showers with hot water. There is also a shared scullery for washing up. This campsite has no electricity which only adds to the tranquility, but please ensure your backup batteries are fully charged.



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 each day. 
WATER - is available at the campsite.
WATER - Always advisable to bring own drinking water on excursions.
NO Electricity is available at the campsite.
A communal braai area will be determined on arrival at the campsite. 
Only one fire permitted for the group.
Consider bringing a portable braai 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 cameras, video cameras and spare batteries.
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.



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 will be advisable.
A tyre pump and tyre pressure gauge will 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 will be supplied.



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
Camping                                                                                            R80-00 pppn                                        3

Camping children 3 to 12 yrs                                                                R40-00 pppn                                        3

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




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 R550-00 deposit is required upon booking.
- The balance is payable on or before Friday 1 September 2017.
- 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.
- 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.






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