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WAGON WHEELS 4X4

 

SOMETHING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

 

15 – 17 JUNE 2018

 

WELL DESERVED FUN-FILLED WEEKEND BREAK IN THE KAROO FOR THE ADRENALIN JUNKIES
A MUST FOR THOSE THAT LIKE TO PUSH THE LIMITS

 

General


A perfect fun-filled weekend, last done 4 years ago by Cederberg 4x4 and a must for the adventure seekers and adrenalin junkies needing to push the limits but still stay within the safety parameters.  

 

This trail is approximately 195 from Cape Town situated in the Waboomsberg Mountains with the Koo Valley as border in the south. It came into being when old mule wagon routes, which passed between Touwsriver and Montagu in the Waboomsberg Mountains, were used to build this 4x4 trail. The farm Koeniekraal has been in the Le Roux family for four generations and is a working farm. You can expect clean air, beautiful sunsets, star-filled skies, grazing sheep and goats on the farm, with the possible sighting of the ever elusive leopard and caracal in the foothills of the Waboomsberg Mountains.

 

This weekend will be more for the hard-core 4x4 enthusiasts; however it also caters for those who do not want to do the hard-core 4x4. We will be driving “The Chicken Run”, the “Ratel Route” and the “Witkruisarend Route.”


 

The “Witkruisarend Route” is suitable for all 4x4’s as it only has a rating of 2 stars. For those who like a bit of a challenge we will also do the “Ratel Route” which has a rating of 3-4. Good ground clearance on vehicles is important and front or rear diff locks a prerequisite. These names often become a point of discussion around camp fires with different opinions from drivers and passengers. 

Witkruisarend trail as a 2-3


This trail is clearly marked and escape routes are available. The mountain section is rated 2 - 3 and has a very scenic view over the Koo and Keisie valleys.   It starts with either the Plooiberg section or the Bergroete. This is a must for first time visitors. The Views are spectacular.

 

The “Chicken Run” Graded as a 3


This section of the trail offers passengers the opportunity to get out of the vehicles and take those very special action shots. Drivers will be required to walk some of the obstacles, choosing the lines of least resistance, discussing the various options with other drivers, ensuring excellent interaction with other drivers and passengers. This is always an ideal opportunity for good photos while observing the numerous attempts through the obstacles by drivers. It is here where drivers get to know his/her own capabilities as well as those of their vehicles. All this will be done under the watchful eye of an experienced guide ensuring a safe passage for all if all the rules of 4x4ing are adhered to at all times.

 

“The Ratel Route” Graded as a 3 - 4.

 

This is probably the most challenging section of any 4x4 trail in the Western Cape. Drivers will once again be required to walk sections of the trail, choosing the line of least resistance, as the route has very narrow, steep and step climbing sections that will have to be negotiated. Walking, choosing the correct lines and discussing the options with fellow drivers will minimize the risk of damage to vehicles.  A rear or front diff lock is a prerequisite. A team effort will be required in packing and placing rocks in strategic places as there are no escapes on this section of the trail. So what go’s in at the bottom must come out at the top. This ensures good interaction among drivers and passengers.

 

Zip Line


This will be the second time Cederberg 4x4 visits the Wagon Wheels 4x4 trail after the Zip Line was completed and became an optional activity when visiting this well-known 4x4 trail. The Zip Line is made up of six separate sections crossing ravines and valleys to safe ending points. When booking it is essential to indicate if you intend riding the Zip Line, as the owner gets qualified outside people in to facilitate the Zip Line ride under strict supervision, ensuring the safety of participants. Zip slide is only available on Saturday.

 

Clay pigeon shooting


Clay pigeon shooting is another activity you can partake in.   Please take cash with (R10.00 a shot) if you want to partake as they have no card facilities.  Please take note that this is only available on Saturday.


Accommodation


The Luiperdskloof campsite offers shade, his and hers flush toilets, hot water showers, centre braai area and a running river. There is no electricity at the campsite.

 

NB. Only 10 vehicles can be accommodated. Avoid disappointment and book now.

 

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 and diff lock capabilities can be accommodated.
Trailers  :  Off-Road Caravans and Trailers CAN be accommodated on this excursion.
Grading :  Trail grading is 3 – 4 plus a bit.
Nearest Town :  Montagu.
Guide    :  Johan Roach.

 

RENDEZVOUS


PLACE : VELDSKOEN PADSTAL (FARM STALL) just past De Doorns on the N1.
                GPS points: S 33° 27.770’ E 019° 41.598’       

DATE   :  FRIDAY, 15 JUNE 2018.

TIME   :  ARRIVE BETWEEN 15h30 & 16h00.  PLEASE RESPECT YOUR FELLOW PARTICIPANTS AND
                BE ON TIME.

 

FRIDAY, 15 JUNE 2018


15h30 - Rendezvous at the VELDSKOEN FARM STALL just past De Doorns on the N1. Arrive a little                                     
             earlier to give yourself sufficient time to browse the farm stall or enjoy a coffee.
16h00 - Briefing on activities and convoy driving.
16h15 - Depart for Wagon Wheels Eco-Trail and Luiperdskloof campsite
17h00 - Arrive at the Luiperdskloof campsite, set up camp for two nights.
19h00 - Communal evening braai.

 

SATURDAY, 16 JUNE 2018


08h30 -  Enjoy breakfast.
           – Briefing on activities
09h30 -  Depart for “Witkruisarend Route” and from there straight into the “Ratel Route”.
            - Enjoy a light picnic lunch en-route.  
16h00 - Complete the Wagon Wheels Eco-trail and “The Chicken Run” relax in the tranquil surroundings at the campsite.
19h00 - Communal evening braai.

 

SUNDAY, 17 JUNE 2018


           - Enjoy breakfast and break camp, for those who would like to stay until Monday Johan will
             accommodate you and stay the extra day.
           - Depart from Wagon Wheels Eco trail at your leisure.

 

FUEL STOPS EN-ROUTE


Ensure that your vehicle is refuelled at the rendezvous point PRIOR to the start of the briefing. No additional fuel will be required for the trip. 

 

ACCOMMODATION


Camping option


The camp offers limited shade and has grass underfoot with ablution facilities. There is no electricity so please bring your owns lights and head lights.

 

Chalet Option


Survivor Cabin


The Survivor Cabin is situated approximately 500m from the camp. The chalet offers a fully equipped kitchen with gas stove and fridge. It offers two bedrooms with four single beds. Supply own bedding and towels. It does not have electricity and everything is gas powered. Always safe to take own cutlery and crockery.

 

COST – R500-00 per chalet per night maximum four people.

 

ABLUTION FACILITIES


The campsite offers ablution facilities consisting of Flush toilets and Hot/cold showers.

 

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 - is available at the campsite.
WATER - Always advisable to bring own drinking water on excursions.
WOOD - Bring own WOOD for the braai and sitvuur. (Minimum 3x Bags of wood per vehicle.)
NO electricity is available at the campsite.  Supply your own light.  Remember spare batteries.
A communal braai area will be determined on arrival at the campsite. 
Only one fire permitted for the group.
Portable braais 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 night’s cold.  Pack clothing accordingly.
Advisable to have a broad rim hat and sun block on hand.
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.
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 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.

 

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 with regard 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 weekend


                                                                                                            COST        Nr. Participants      Nights      TOTAL
Trail                                                                                                   R250-00pv                                       2         250-00
Camping per vehicle                                                                             R150-00pvpn                                    2 

Survivor Cabin – sleep x4                                                                     R500-00pcp                                      2

Zip Slide – 6 platforms                                                                         R300-00pp

Cederberg 4x4 facilitating, coordinating & guide fees                               R550-00pv                                                   550-00
Radio hire should your vehicle not be fitted with a 29MHz two-way radio   R200-00pv

                                                                                                                                                                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 10 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. 
-A R550-00 deposit is required to confirm your intent to partake in this excursion.-The balance is payable on Monday 4 June 2018.
-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 ALLOWED

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT MARINA on 021 910 1363

 

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