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KONINGSKOP 4X4 WEEKEND

 

SITUATED CLOSE TO THE TOP OF PIEKENIERSKLOOF PASS
JUST BEFORE CITRUSDAL

 

23 – 25 FEBRUARY 2018

 

THE POPULAR KONINGSKOP 4x4 TRAIL AND CAMP BOASTING A LAPA/BAR AREA OVERLOOKING THE KIDDIES AND ADULTS SWIMMING POOL WITH A DAM TO TEST YOUR HAND AT FISHING


General


Our weekend starts at Kardoesie, situated at the top of the Piekenierskloof Pass just before Citrusdal and also known as the gateway to the Cederberg.The farm Wilgerbosdrif, now in the forth generation of the Spreet family, is situated approximately one and a half hours drive from Cape Town and is another gem in the Western Cape. This farm is a working citrus farm producing mainly oranges and rooibos tea, the two main farming products in the Cederberg region.

 

 

4x4 Trail


Two well-planned and maintained 4x4 trails on the farm, the Patrooskrans trail is approximately 12km long and has numerous challenging sections en-route to a viewpoint with stunning views over the Swartberg, Cederberg and the Sandveld, making it a must-drive section. At the second viewpoint on the plateau a bush camp awaits our arrival and a light picnic lunch will be enjoyed before we continue on the next trail. The Boesmansklip trail is a very scenic route, approximately 7km long, with a moderate difficultly factor. It definitely offers enough challenges to keep you on your toes, while enjoying great views over the valley below. Numerous informative stops will be made en-route at various points of interest and Bushman Rock Art sites. In closing, here is a trail that offers something of interest for most outdoor enthusiasts throughout the duration of the weekend.

Accommodation


The camp is set under large oak trees with green grass underfoot and has a river running through the camp, with an inviting swimming pool continuously being filled with fresh spring water. The ablutions are top class, consisting of sufficient flush toilets and hot/cold showers.

 

For the energetic there is a circular hiking trail that will take approximately one and a half hours to complete. The trail will take you past impressive sand stone rock formations with beautiful views over the valleys below.

 

This is a 4x4 trail and camp with top class amenities that will ensure your return to this great venue more than once. Avoid disappointment and book now to secure your place and share your visit with many like-mined Cederbergers.

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.
Trailers  : Off- Road caravans and trailers CAN be accommodated on this excursion.
Grading : The driving of the trail is between a 2 - 3 grading.
Nearest Town : Citrusdal.
Guide    : Richard White

 

OFFICIAL RENDEZVOUS


PLACE : KARDOESIE FARM STALL. Top of Piekenierskloof Pass just before Citrusdal on the N7
                Approx. 155km from Cape Town.

DATE   : SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2018.

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

 

SUGGESTION: Kardoesie opens at 08h00. Arrive early and enjoy a Kardoesie coffee and something
                          light to eat. This will be for your own account.


OPTIONAL RENDEZVOUS FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2018

 

PLACE    :  KONINGSKOP 4x4 on the farm Wilgerbosdrif. GPS coordinates and directions to the farm
                 Koningskop will follow upon booking.

DATE     : FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2018.

TIME     : Arrive any time after 15h00 at Koningskop 4x4.

 

All participants have the option of arriving at the Koningskop 4x4 on Friday afternoon, setting camp, experiencing and enjoying the tranquillity and all the amenities of the camp. Should you choose to make use of this option indicate your intent by completing your inclusion on the cost option below. Please check on arrival which section of the camp has been allocated to Cederberg 4x4 for the weekend.

 

SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2018


08h30 - Rendezvous at the Kardoesie Farm Stall on top of Piekenierskloof Pass on the N7. Arrive early and
             enjoy a Kardoesie coffee and light breakfast. This will be for your own account.
08h30 - Briefing on convoy driving and activities for the day and depart for Koningskop.
09h00 - Arrive at Koningskop 4x4 and set up camp
10h00 - Depart on the Koningskop 4x4 trail.
12h30 - Enjoy a light, self-catered picnic lunch en-route. No fires are allowed en-route.
16h00 - Complete the 4x4 trail.  Return to camp. Relax, swim and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
19h00 - Communal evening braai.
 
SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2018


There are various activities in which you may wish to partake. Listed below are a few of these options for your consideration.

Sleep late, enjoy a scrumptious 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.
Drive the shorter 2nd route and view original Bushman Rock Art Sites.
Walk the hiking trail.
Depart from the camp at your own time.

 

FUEL EN-ROUTE


Ensure that your vehicle is refuelled before arriving at Kardoesie 4x4.

 

ACCOMMODATION


This excursion is a camping weekend and everyone must be equipped accordingly.

 

CATERING 

 

Everyone must be totally self-sufficient for all meals for the duration of the trip.

 

FACILITIES AND ABLUTIONS


The campsite is at the start of the trail and offers sufficient shade for all participants, including full ablution facilities, hot/cold water, flush toilets and a swimming pool.

 

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 – available at the campsite.
WATER – Always advisable to bring own drinking water on excursions.
WOOD – Wood can be purchased at the lapa for “sitvuur” only. 
WOOD for Braai – Bring own braai wood.
ICE – Ice can be purchased at the lapa.
Electricity is available at the campsite.  Remember extension cables.
A communal braai area will be determined on arrival at the campsite. 
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.
Remember your table and chairs.
Garbage bins are available in the camp.
The days could be warm and the nights cooler. Pack clothing accordingly.
Remember to bring your sun block and hat.
Remember to bring your cameras, video cameras, spare batteries and extra film.
Always consider the possibility of rain. Pack clothing accordingly. 
Always advisable to wear comfortable closed shoes or boots.
Advisable to have a broad rim hat and sun block on hand.
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 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, ensure 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 021 910 1363.

 

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.  

 

COST

 

Use the tables below to calculate your personal cost for the weekend


                                                                                                         COST            Nr. Participants     Nights    TOTAL
Trail                                                                                                R300-00pv                                                    300-00
Camping adults                                                                                R120-00pppn                                      1

Camping Children 12yrs and older                                                      R120-00pppn                                      1

Camping Children 2 - 11yrs                                                                 R65-00pppn                                      1

Camping Children under 2 yrs                                                                FREE                                                         FREE
Cederberg 4x4 facilitating, coordinating & guide fees                             R550-00pv                                                   550-00
Radio hire should your vehicle not be fitted with a 29MHz two-way radio  R200-00

                                                                                                                                                      TOTAL – A

Cost for optional Friday evening camping to be included for the weekend


                                                                                                         COST           Nr. Participants       Nights    TOTAL
Camping adults                                                                                R120-00pppn                                      1

Camping Children 12yrs and older                                                      R120-00pppn                                      1

Camping Children 2-11yrs and younger                                                R65-00pppn                                      1

Camping Children under 2 yrs                                                                FREE                                                          FREE

                                                                                                                                                      TOTAL – B

                                                                                                                                               TOTAL – A + B


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.
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 Monday 12 February 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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