KLEIN TAFELBERG 4 X 4 - near Redelinghuys
REGULARLY VOTED AS ONE OF TOP TEN 4X4 DESTINATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA
20 - 22 OCTOBER 2017
A TRAIL THAT WILL CHALLENGE ANY DRIVER AND A CAMP WITH TOP CLASS AMENITIES
This weekend we can accommodate ground tents, rooftop tents, 4x4 trailers and off-road caravans. If you want to spoil that special woman in your life, book the chalet accommodation in the camp. If making use of the chalet accommodation it is required to book the chalet for Friday and Saturday night. The chalets cannot be booked for one night only. All chalets are fully equipped (bedding and towels not included) with air conditioners. Bookings for the chalets will work on a first-book-first-pay basis as there are limited chalets available. If driving the 4x4 trail is not first option for the whole family, the bonus is that the camp offers a roofed lapa with a rock swimming pool and small kiddies pool to be enjoyed or simply put your feet up under one of the many shade trees and relax in tranquil surroundings, recharging your personal batteries. The more energetic might even consider negotiating the hiking trail on the farm. Mountain bikes are welcome.
The Klein Tafelberg 4x4 trail is situated in the Sandveld, between the towns of Redelinghuys and Aurora and ranks amongst the best and more popular 4x4 trails in the Western Cape and in South Africa. The owner Steven Burger and his management team maintain the trail and facilities to the high standards that we have come to expect. The campsite is definitely top class with regards to the ablution facilities and the swimming pool while the lapa is a welcome bonus in the summer. A few years ago a devastating fire destroyed nearly all the fynbos and vegetation on the farm. It nearly destroyed the camp and the newly built chalets. Although the whole of the farm looked like a lunar landscape it was an opportunity for Steven Burger, the owner of the trail, to make changes that were not possible prior to the fire. The changes ensure new and interesting challenges. Nature is so wonderful. When it takes with the one hand it gives so much more with the other hand. After the good rain to date in the Sandveld, the fynbos along the sand section of the trail has recovered to a pristine new fynbos veld. A year after the fire an amazing number of flowers were seen on the farm. This is all the more reason to once again visit this very popular destination to experience the best.
The major part of this trail consists of sand driving, with challenging sections ensuring your attention is required at all times. An optional mountain section can be included in the driving activities for the day. This gives a good balance to the trail and when negotiating the mountain section the drivers need to adhere to the golden rule of 4x4ing, namely; as slow as possible as fast as necessary, minimizing the possibility of vehicle damage. A further benefit will be the guiding hand of one of your passengers and the Cederberg 4x4 guide, ensuring a safe passage through the various obstacles on the mountain section. A rear diff lock and good ground clearance is a prerequisite for the mountain section. Very close to the start of the trail, a long sandy dogleg ascent awaits drivers. Tyre pressure and momentum need to be finely balanced to ensure that you reach the top on your first attempt. Numerous sharp turns breaking your momentum follow this climb before another long and challenging sandy ascent is reached. Here everyone will have great fun, while many photographs and videos are taken, capturing those very special moments. The sand section of the trail ends with an optional challenge of the well-known “Heartbreak Hill”, where many egos have been dented in the past, but with the peace of mind of no damage to vehicles. This is always a popular stop before we return to the camp with all its top class amenities.
The length of the trail is approx. 15km and will take between 4 – 6 hours to complete. The sand can become quite challenging during the summer months, but for anyone who enjoys sand driving with a twist, we highly recommend this trail. The combination of a brilliant trail and fantastic facilities makes this a weekend not to be missed. Book now and avoid disappointment.
To view more photos taken on previous Cederberg 4x4 visits to Kleintafelberg 4x4 click on the link below. www.cederberg4x4.co.za/photo/kleintafelberg.htm
SAND DRIVING AT ITS BEST
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 and caravans can be accommodated on this excursion.
Grading : The driving of the trail is on average a 3 – 3½ grading.
Nearest Town : Redelinghuys.
Guide : Richard White.
OFFICIAL - RENDEZVOUS
PLACE : KLEINTAFELBERG 4X4 TRAIL near Redelinghuys. Directions will follow upon booking.
DATE : FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER 2017.
TIME : Arrive any time after 15h00 and set camp.
We advise that all vehicles, off-road trailers and caravans’ tyres be deflated to 1.00Bar at the entrance gate by the gravel road to Kleintafelberg 4x4 as the sand en-route to the camp is very soft and loose during the summer months .
FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER 2017
- Arrive any time after 15h00 and set camp. Enjoy all the amenities the camp has to offer.
19h00 - Communal evening braai in the lapa.
SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER 2017
- Breakfast at the camp and enjoy the amenities and tranquillity.
- Gather at reception with your vehicles, ready to depart on the trail.
08h30 - Briefing on activities, the trail, 4x4 sand driving and deflate tyres. Many hints and tips will be shared.
- Depart on the Klein Tafelberg 4x4 trail.
12h00 - Enjoy a light self-catering picnic lunch en-route. No fires are allowed en-route.
14h30 - Complete the 4x4 trail. Return to camp. Relax, swim and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
19h00 - Communal evening braai.
SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER 2017
1. Sleep late, enjoy a camping breakfast at its best, relax, swim or even braai. Here you have the opportunity to enjoy all the good things this beautiful camp has to offer.
2. Explore the area on your mountain bike.
3. Depart for home from the camp at your own time.
4. Visit some of the West Coast town’s en-route home.
FACILITIES AND ABLUTIONS
The campsite is at the start of the trail and offers sufficient shade for all participants, including top class ablution facilities, hot/cold water, flush toilets, en-closed lapa, swimming pool and central braai area.
Everyone must be totally self-sufficient for all meals for the duration of the trip.
Please remember that no alcohol may be consumed by either the driver or passenger(s) at any time whilst driving. 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. (Always advisable to bring own drinking water)
WOOD – Wood can be purchased at the camp.
Garbage bins will be supplied.
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.
Remember braai grid, braai stand, and tongs, eating utensils, table, chairs, tent and poles.
The days could be warm and the night’s cold. Pack clothing accordingly.
Always consider the possibility of rain.
Always advisable to wear comfortable closed shoes or boots.
It is advisable to always have an umbrella or awning available. Not much shade on the trail.
Remember to bring your cameras, video cameras, binoculars, spare batteries and extra film.
Remember to pack your bathing suit and sun block.
Use tie-down straps to secure all items packed, as loose items can become missiles.
No generators permitted on trips.
All vehicles 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.
29 MHz 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.
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, be sure to have double adapter handy as well as spare fuses 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.
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.
Use the tables below to calculate your personal cost for the weekend
COST Nr. Participants Nights TOTAL
Trail R200-00pv R200-00
Camping R200-00pvpn 2
Chalet accommodation sleeps 4 R675-00pcpn 2
Additional per person per night when more than 4 R50-00pppn 2
Cederberg 4x4 facilitating, coordinating & guide fees R550-00pv R550-00
Radio hire should your vehicle not be fitted with a 29MHz two-way radio R200-00pv
BOOKING AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS
Should you wish to join us on this excursion, please contact Marina immediately on 021 913 4632 to obtain the booking form for this excursion.
. We can only accommodate a maximum of 20 vehicles on this excursion.
. 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 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 Wednesday 15 February 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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Ensure that your vehicle is refuelled before arriving at Kleintafelberg 4x4.
This excursion is a camping weekend and everyone must be equipped accordingly.
Chalet accommodation is available and will work on a first-come-first serve basis.