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MYSTERY 4X4 TRAIL

 

A 4X4 TRAIL NEVER BEFORE DRIVEN BY CEDERBERG 4X4

 

1 MAY 2018

 

SOMETHING NEW TO DRIVE AND EXPERIENCE AS NEVER BEFORE. THERE WILL BE SOMETHING FOR EACH MEMBER OF THE FAMILY TO BE ENJOYED

This venue is situated only 127km from Cape Town or from Bellville. It opened its doors seven years ago for the public and immediately became a landmark in the area. It is home to two unusual world records and confident that nobody will leave empty handed when returning home. There is something for each member of the family, young and old, to enjoy. If I share more information with regard to the venue, it might become too easy to guess where we are going for the day.

 

Challenge


At the rendezvous each driver will have the opportunity to put on record where he/she thinks we are going for the day. En-route a stop will be made offering drivers the opportunity to change their original choice. At the lucky draw and prize giving the winners will be announced. The main prize for the correct answer of the venue will be the return of the Cederberg 4x4 facilitating, coordinating and guide fee to the value of R390-00. Should there be more than one correct answer, the names will go into a lucky draw to determine the winner.  

 

The 4x4 trail/track is a circular one-way drive and will require your attention throughout the drive. Interesting obstacles have been included to test your skills at reading obstacles and knowing the capabilities of your vehicle. Some obstacles will carry a prize that will be announced at the prize giving. The majority of the obstacles will be in sand with a variety of testing obstacles not encountered every day. Your reversing skills will be tested with a twist in its tail. Numerous other obstacles will be on hand to ensure that extra pressure for the driver. Enough said about the trail, now it is up to you to guess where we will be heading on the day. Remember you can get your Cederberg 4x4 coordinating, facilitating and guide fees to the value of R390-00 back if you predict the venue correct.

 

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.
Grading : Trail grading is an average 2 – 2½.
Guide  : Coenie Moll.

 

RENDEZVOUS


PLACE : ENGEN 1-STOP on the N1, just past Joostenbergvlakte outbound from Cape Town.

DATE : TUESDAY, 1 MAY 2018.

TIME : 08h30 SHARP.  Please respect your fellow participants and be on time.

 

TUESDAY 1 MAY 2018


08h30 - Rendezvous at ENGEN 1-STOP on the N1 just past Joostenbergvlakte.
           - Briefing on activities and convoy driving and depart for MYSTERY 4x4.
           - Arrive at MYSTERY 4X4 TRAIL and deflate tyres.
           - Briefing on 4x4 driving and depart on the 4x4 trail.
           - Complete the trail and enjoy a leisurely braai at the camp.
Depart home at your own time.

 

FUEL STOPS EN-ROUTE


Ensure that your vehicle is refuelled at the rendezvous point PRIOR to the start of the briefing. 

 

ABLUTION FACILITIES

 

The camp offers rustic ablution facilities with flush toilets and hot/cold showers at the start and end of the trail. 

 

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 have completed the trail. 
WATER - Always advisable to bring own drinking water on excursions.
WATER – No safe drinking water at the camp.
Bring WOOD for braai. Minimum 1 x bag per vehicle.
Bring Black bags (what we take in, we take out).
A communal braai area will be determined after we have driven the trail. 
Only one fire permitted for the group.
Portable braai’s can be used in the communal braai area.
Bring braai grid, braai stand, tongs and other cooking/eating utensils.
The day can be warm and the afternoon cooler. Pack clothing accordingly.
Always consider the possibility of rain. 
It is advisable to always have an umbrella or awning available.
Advisable to have a broad rim hat and sun block on hand.
Always advisable to wear comfortable closed shoes or boots.
Remember to bring your cameras, binoculars, video cameras, spare batteries and memory card.
Use tie-down straps to secure all items packed, as loose items can become missiles.

 

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS


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.  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.    

    

COST

Use the table below to calculate your personal cost for the day


                                                                                                          COST                   TOTAL
Mystery 4x4 Trail                                                                               R150-00pv              R150-00
Cederberg 4x4 facilitating, coordinating & guide fees                              R390-00pv             R390-00
Radio hire should your vehicle not be fitted with a 29MHz two-way radio   R200-00

                                                                                                                          TOTAL

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 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 form.
-Full payment is required upon booking to secure your place.
-Should you intend being part of this trip but cannot pay the full amount 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.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  NO PETS ARE ALLOWED


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT MARINA on 021 910 1363

 

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