Cederberg 4x4 will arrange to buy a lamb from Erik on the farm. He will supply us with all the equipment to prepare the lamb. He will not be on the farm that weekend but will try to get Clifford his right hand on the farm to give us a hand if required. We will have the use of the big hall and all the enmities it has to offer for the weekend. The idea behind the spitbraai is that all the men (women are welcome) get involved with the spitbraai after completing the 4x4 trail in the morning. We suggest that each vehicle prepare salads of their choice to be enjoyed with the spitbraai. There will be a cost per vehicle for the spitbraai (see cost below) with a maximum of 4 x people per vehicle. There will have to be a minimum of 10 x participating vehicles for the spitbraai to take place.
This weekend participants will have the option of setting camp on the grass around the chalets with good shade, a swimming pool, electrical and water points throughout the camp and good ablution facilities.
Spoil yourself and the family and make use of chalet accommodation at Bushman’s Cave. There are 11 x fully equipped chalets on the bank of the Brandewyn River with various different sleeping options. Bedding is included and you only need to supply your own towels, dishwashing liquid and kitchen clothes. The swimming pool is a welcome addition and is very popular during the warm summer months. Bookings for the chalet accommodation will work on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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 : Grading of Karookop and Kerneels-se-Kinkels is a 2 - 3 and Klippekou a 3 - 3½.
Nearest Town : Clanwilliam.
Guide : Johann Roach.
PLACE : The farm OUDE MUUR in the northern Cederberg at the chalets.
GPS Coordinates - S 31.9461° E 018.8133°
DATE : FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2017.
TIME : Arrive any time after 15h00 at the chalets or the camp at the chalets.
FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2017
Arrive any time after 15h00 at the chalets on the farm OUDE MUUR. See the GPS points quoted above. An early arrival will ensure you have maximum time to set camp, followed by relaxing and enjoying the tranquillity of the camp and the swimming pool.
19h00 - Enjoy dinner around the communal camp fire.
SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
- Enjoy a scrumptious self-catered breakfast at the camp.
- Deflate tyres before the briefing.
08h30 - Briefing about the 4x4 trail and planned activities for the day.
13h00 - Complete the 4x4 trail and enjoy a light picnic lunch at Bushman’s Cave Bergteater.
Return to the camp where the woman can relax and enjoy the swimming pool.
The men will get involved in preparing the SPITBRAAI
19h00 - Enjoy the SPITBRAAI around the communal camp fire.
SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER 2017
- Enjoy a leisurely self-catering breakfast.
09h00 - Briefing on 4x4 driving in the dry riverbed of the Brandewyn River. This is great fun.
11h00 - Complete the driving of the riverbed.
- Return to the camp and enjoy a self-catered Brunch or braai.
- Depart for home at your own leisure or consider staying another night.
FUEL STOPS EN-ROUTE
Ensure that your vehicle is refuelled before departing from Clanwilliam.
Camping is one option for the weekend, everyone must be equipped accordingly.
The luxury option is to make use of the fully equipped chalet option. The only items you need to supply are your own towels, dish washing liquid and clothes.
The campsite offers sufficient Hot/Cold showers as well as flush toilets for the ladies and gents.
Everyone must be totally self-sufficient for the duration of this trip and salads/side dishes to go with your Spitbraai .
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 – Can be purchased at the farm.
ICE – Can be purchased at the farm.
Garbage bins are available in the camp although what we take in, we take out with us again.
A communal braai area will be determined on arrival at the campsite.
Portable braai’s are welcome in the communal braai area.
Bring braai grid, braai stand, tongs and other cooking/eating utensils.
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.
Always advisable to wear comfortable closed boots or shoes.
Remember to bring your bathing costume for swimming.
It is advisable to always have an umbrella or awning available when going on any excursion.
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 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.
29MHz 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.
Use the tables below to calculate your personal cost for the weekend
COST Nr. Participants Nights TOTAL
Bushman’s Cave 4x4 R200-00pv R200-00
Camping adults R60-00pppn 2
Camping Children (scholars) R30-00pppn 2
Camping Children (pre-school) FREE FREE
Chalet 1 – 8 for 2 x people R400-00pcpn 2
Additional adults or scholars in chalet 1 – 8 R50-00pppn 2
Additional children pre-school FREE FREE
Chalet 9 - 10 for 2 x people R500-00pcpn 2
Additional adults or scholars in chalet 9 - 11 R50-00pppn 2
Additional children pre-school FREE FREE
Chalet 11 for 2 x people R450-00pcpn 2
Additional adults or scholars in chalet 11 R50-00pppn 2
Additional children pre-school FREE FREE
Spitbraai per vehicle with minimum of 10 vehicles
if less than 10 vehicles the difference will work on a pro rata basis R200-00pv
Cederberg 4x4 facilitating, coordinating & guide fees R550-00pv R550-00
Radio hire should your vehicle not be fitted with a 29MHz two-way radio R200-00
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 weekend.
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 deposit of R550-00 is required upon booking.
The balance is payable on or before Wednesday 20 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.
PLEASE NOTE: NO PETS ARE ALLOWED.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT MARINA on 021 910 1363
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BUSHMAN’S CAVE 4 X 4
A MUST VISIT DESTINATION IN THE CEDERBERG WITH CHALET AND CAMPING
ACCOMMODATION, INCLUDING A SPITBRAAI
29 September – 1 October 2017
Erik and Malinda de Milander are the proud owners of the farm Oude Muur in the Northern Cederberg, approximately 42km from Clanwilliam and home to the well-known BUSHMAN’S CAVE Berg Theatre. This is a unique destination, irrespective the time of year this venue is visited. Well known and famous artists perform there on a regular basis, entertaining audiences with top quality performances. The farm Oude Muur is also home to the ever popular Bushman’s Cave 4X4 Trail consisting of three sections, with the dry riverbed of the Brandewyn River, a forth optional section, always a popular sand play area with enough obstacles to test your sand driving skills.
The 4x4 trail on the farm is made up of three different sections, with the option of using the escape route and returning to the camp after each section making the trail very user friendly. The first section is called the Karookop trail and is named after a typical Karoo mountain in the region. En-route to the top of the Karookop a challenging climb, named Polly Shorts, will be encountered for the brave of heart. A safe bypass can be used to reach the top. The descent partly circumnavigates the Karookop with numerous interesting obstacles en-route. The second section of the trail is called Kerneels-se-Kinkels and is named after the worker who drove the tractor when the trail was made. This is an interesting sandy section and the name says it all. It requires you to be alert at all times and will test your sand driving ability and quick driving responses. The third section is called Klippekou, an optional section for those vehicles with good ground clearance and fitted with a rear diff-lock to ensure a safe passage. It is advisable to park your vehicle at the foot of the rocky climb, walk the obstacle, choose your line of approach and perhaps even pack a rock or two where you might think it is required. It is always very helpful when either your passenger or fellow Cederberger guides you through the difficult sections. The escape options after each section makes the trail very user friendly, giving you the option of returning to camp and even returning later to only drive a specific section. Upon completion of the official trail the dry riverbed of the Brandewyn River, next to the camp, is always a very popular playground. Here great fun will be enjoyed by all.