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PLAASMOL FARMSTALL 4X4 TRAIL

 

A TECHNICAL 4X4 TRAIL/COURSE THAT WILL TEST ALL DRIVERS

 

3 JUNE 2018

 

SOMETHING NEW FOR EACH MEMBER OF THE FAMILY TO ENJOY

The Plaasmol Farmstall 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 having the largest and smallest chair in Africa proudly displayed at the Plaasmol Farmstall. There is something for each member of the family, young and old, to enjoy and we’re confident that nobody will leave empty handed when returning home. There is an animal petting zoo for the children, a nursery with a wide variety of plants, a restaurant, a well-stocked bush pub and a store filled with something that will interest each member of the family. Consider arriving early the morning and either enjoying a breakfast or a cup of coffee before the activities of the day begin. There are braai facilities to be used after completion of the trail.

4x4 Trail/trail

 

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. Although it is a built track, much thought and planning ensures great fun for all as there are some of the obstacles that will require you to be guided through the obstacle. Some obstacles will carry a prize that will be announced en-route. The majority of the obstacles will be in sand with a variety of other testing obstacles not encountered every day. Your reversing skills will be tested, with a twist in the tail. Numerous other obstacles will be on hand to ensure that extra bit of pressure for the driver.

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 : PLAASMOL FARMSTALL is 4km past Hopefield on the R45 to Langebaanweg.

DATE   : SUNDAY, 3 JUNE 2018.

TIME   : 09h30 SHARP.  Please respect your fellow participants and be on time.

NB. Consider arriving early and enjoy coffee or a breakfast before the day begins.

 

SUNDAY 3 JUNE 2018


09h30 - Rendezvous at Plaasmol Farmstall 4km past Hopefield on the R45 to Langebaanweg.
09h45 - Briefing in the big hall on activities for the day and the 4x4 trail driving.
           - Complete the trail and enjoy a leisurely braai at the facilities supplied.
Depart for home at your own time.

 

FUEL STOPS EN-ROUTE


Ensure that your vehicle is refuelled before arriving at Plaasmol.

 

ABLUTION FACILITIES


Plaasmol Farmstall offers good 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 day. Braai drums will be supplied. Bring own grids. Wood can be purchased at Plaasmol Farmstall.

 

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 – Is safe to drink at the Plaasmol Farmstall.
WOOD – Wood can be purchased at the Plaasmol Farmstall.
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. Will not really be necessary.
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
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 completed and signed booking form will confirm your intent to partake in this excursion.
Full payment is required to confirm your booking to partake in this excursion.
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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