EXCLUSIVE LADIES GETAWAY
VLEESBAAI AND BREEDERIVIER RIVER RAFTING
SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING SPECIAL
20 – 23 OCTOBER 2016
ENJOY THE ADRENALIN RUSH OF THE VLEESBAAI DUNES FOLLOWED BY THE THRILLS AND SPILLS OF AN AFTERNOON OF EXCITING RIVER RAFTING ON THE BREEDERIVIER
Enjoy the exciting news with regard to the All Exclusive Cederberg 4x4 Ladies Getaway that will take place 20 – 23 October 2016. This will be the first time that Cederberg 4x4 visits the Vleesbaai 4x4 trail near Mossel Bay on the All Exclusive Ladies Getaway, followed by river rafting on the Breede River. If this news got you excited, read further and invite your friends to join you on this exciting fun-filled getaway.
Heidelberg on the N2 will serve as the rendezvous for this trip. You may consider arriving early and enjoying something light to eat. After the briefing we will head for Vleesbaai, approximately 120km away, making regular stops along the road before arriving at the farm Misgunst, home of the Vleesbaai 4x4 trail where we will set camp for two evenings. An afternoon at leisure will be enjoyed by all. The highlight on Thursday evening will definitely be the team introductions around the communal camp fire. This always ensures much laughter and great interaction.
On Friday morning after breakfast we will drive the popular Vleesbaai 4x4 Dune Trail. Although it is only 12km of sand driving it will keep us busy for between 4 – 6 hours and is an ideal trail to test and hone your sand-driving skills. The dunes are challenging enough to ensure the adrenalin levels rise much higher than normal and the encouragement from your passengers will give you that extra bit of belief that the seemingly impossible dunes can be conquered. On more than one occasion we will be in close proximity to the Indian Ocean and the beach and although the trail passes close to the beach, no beach driving is permitted. There are enough dune challenges to satisfy any 4x4 enthusiast’s driving requirements. A mid-afternoon completion of the trail will leave enough time for the more adventurous to visit Mossel Bay only 40km away.
Saturday morning after breakfast we will depart for the Breederivier River Rafting camp near Swellendam, approximately 160km away heading in the direction of Cape Town. The bonus with this move is that we are now closer to Cape Town for the final drive home on the Sunday. On our arrival we will set camp on the bank of the Breede River and enjoy something light to eat. After the light lunch the long awaited river rafting trip will begin. The trip will be filled with thrills and spills while rowing down the river. Enough time will be spent on the water to ensure maximum enjoyment before returning to the camp. On Saturday evening, in the boma at the camp, the lucky draw will take place, the announcement of all the winners in the different categories as voted by you, as well as the announcement of the new Camp Captain for the next All Exclusive Cederberg 4x4 Ladies Getaway. The new destination for the next ladies trip will be announced that evening after the Cederberg 4x4 formalities.
As this trip is going to be very popular we suggest you book immediately to secure your place in line with the booking conditions below to avoid disappointment as we can only accommodate a limited number of ladies. All bookings will strictly work on a first-come-first-serve basis. Invite your friends and book now.
All information supplied in the agenda are 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 : Trail grading is between 2 & 3.
Nearest Town : Vleesbaai & Mossel Bay.
Your guide : Coenie Moll.
PLACE : WIMPY HEIDELBERG on the N2 only 275km from Cape Town following the N2.
TIME : 11H30 SHARP. This will give all enough time to enjoy a light lunch at the WIMPY before we depart.
DATE : THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER 2016.
NB. Cederberg 4x4 have arranged a free WIMPY coffee or a cool drink if you order
something to eat at the WIMPY.
THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER 2016
11h30 - Rendezvous at HEIDELBERG WIMPY on the N2.
- Arrive early and enjoy coffee and something light to eat.
11h45 - Briefing on day’s activities and convoy driving as well as sponsor’s formalities.
12h30 - Depart in convoy for the Vleesbaai 4x4 trail on the farm Misgunst near Vleesbaai.
15h00 - Arrive at Vleesbaai 4x4 trail.
- Relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings and the amenities of the camp.
18h00 - Introduction of the various teams around the communal camp fire.
- Communal self-catered braai/dinner.
FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER 2016
- Enjoy a self-catered breakfast at the camp.
08h45 - Briefing on sand driving where many hints and tips will be shared and deflate tyres.
09h00 - Drive the Vleesbaai 4x4 Dune trail.
- Enjoy a self-catered lunch in the dunes.
14h00 - Complete the trail and return to the camp.
- Enjoy an optional visit to Mossel Bay.
- Return to the camp no later than 18h00.
19h00 - Communal self-catered braai/dinner.
SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER 2016
- Enjoy a self-catered breakfast at the camp.
08h45 - Briefing on activities for the day and convoy driving.
09h00 - Depart for the Breederivier River Rafting camp near Swellendam.
12h00 - Arrive at the River Rafting camp where we will set camp on the bank of the Breede River.
- Enjoy a light self-catered lunch at the camp.
13h00 - Depart in the crocs (boats) for an afternoon of thrills and spills on the river.
18h00 - Cederberg 4x4 formalities will take place where the new camp captain and various other winners will be announced. An evening filled with laughter and many highlights.
- Communal self-catered braai/dinner.
SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER 2016
- Enjoy a leisurely self-catered breakfast at the camp.
10h00 – Depart for Robertson via off-the-beaten-track back roads and more specific Affiplaas Farm Stall
where the Ladies trip will officially end.
- Here you might consider enjoying something light to eat.
- It is here in Robertson that the “Exclusive Ladies 4x4 Getaway” officially ends and
we say our goodbyes before everyone departs in their directions at their own time.
- Each team must have a TEAM NAME, which must be displayed on your vehicle.
- A TEAM consists of the participants in ONE vehicle.
- The team introduction, by means of song, dance, clothing etc, will take place Thursday, 20 October 2016.
- This team introduction is great fun and ensures lots of laughter.
Numerous sponsors will donate gifts for the lucky draw and prize-giving that will take place on the Saturday evening. We thank all our sponsors for their participation in this regard.
As this “Exclusive Ladies 4x4 Getaway” is offered as a guided excursion, lead by an experienced guide, giving pre-trip briefings as well as en-route advice, hints & tips, limited 4x4 driving experience is required. Peace of mind can be given to all participants on this excursion regarding the safety of vehicles, drivers and passengers.
RIVER RAFTING REQUIREMENTS
Any snacks for the duration on the river.
Any soft drinks, alcoholic beverages for the duration on the river.
Bathing suit and small towel.
Broad brim hat.
Sunscreen and long sleeve top of light material for protection against the sun.
Windbreaker or warm top.
Water friendly shoes.
NB. No glass will be allowed to be taken on the river.
Everybody must be totally self-sufficient for the duration of the weekend.
As this excursion is offered as a camping excursion, everyone must be equipped accordingly.
Remember Off-Road Caravans and Trailers are welcome on this trip.
ABLUTION AND CAMP FACILITIES
Both camps offer full ablution facilities with flush toilets as well as hot and cold showers.
Power and water points strategically placed throughout the camp.
Remember long electrical extension leads.
Both camps offer shade and grass.
Awnings and gazebos still a good idea to bring.
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.
DRINKING WATER - Always advisable to bring own drinking water on excursions.
Electricity is available in the camp. Remember electrical extension leads and double adapters.
WOOD – Wood can be purchased at the farm for approximately R65/70 for a large bag.
ICE – You will be required to bring your own ice.
Garbage – Garbage bins are available in the camp.
A communal braai area will be determined on arrival at the campsite.
Only one fire permitted for the group.
Consider bringing a portable braai to be used in the communal braai area.
Remember eating utensils, table, chairs, tent and tent poles.
The days could be warm and the night’s cold. Pack clothing accordingly.
Always advisable to wear comfortable closed boots or shoes.
It is advisable to always have an umbrella or awning available when on the trail.
Remember to bring your cameras, video cameras, binoculars, spare batteries and extra memory cards.
Do not forget you’re bathing costume and extra towel for the river rafting trip.
Advisable to bring a broad rim hat and sun block.
A light, long sleeve top to be used on the river is always a good idea.
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 that 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.
FUEL STOPS EN-ROUTE
Sufficient fuel stops will be made en-route, eliminating the necessity of carrying additional fuel. Ensure your vehicle is refuelled prior to the briefing at the rendezvous.
29 MHz 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 R350-00 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, be sure to have a double adapter handy as well as spare fuses 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 021 913 4632.
R1695-00 per lady.
R350-00 Radio hire, should your vehicle not be fitted with a 29MHz two-way radio.
BOOKING AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS
Should you wish to join us on this excursion, please contact Marina immediately to obtain the booking form for this excursion.
We can only accommodate a maximum of 15 vehicles or 40 ladies on this excursion.
All Cederberg 4x4 excursions are subject to a minimum of 8 vehicles.
All bookings are made on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Cederberg 4x4 requires a non-refundable deposit of R200-00 per lady indicating your intent to participate in this excursion.
Your booking will only be confirmed upon receipt of your deposit, completed and signed booking form faxed to 021 913 2333 for attention Marina. Use you name as reference.
The full outstanding amount is payable on or before Thursday 29 September 2016 with proof of payment faxed to 021 913 2333 for attention Marina. Use your name as reference.
Should the deadline date for final payment not be adhered to, the deposit will be forfeited and your place will be filled by ladies on the waiting list.
Contact the Cederberg 4x4 office for alternative payment 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 and deposit paid for this trip, you will be required to find another lady to take your place before any refunds or credits will be considered.
NO PETS ALLOWED
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
COENIE on 083 675 6194 or MARINA on 021 913 4632
FAX: 021 913 2333
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