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LEEUWENBOSCHFONTEIN 4x4 - near De Doorns and Montaque

 

ENJOY LUNCH IN A 360° GLASS WEATHER PROTECTED LAPA

OVERLOOKING THE AMAIZING MOUNTAINS OF THE KAROO

 

09 to 11 FEBRUARY 2018

 

THE PERFECT GETAWAY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY INTO THE HEART OF THE KAROO


General

 

The Farm Leeuwenboschfontein is situated in the Karoo between De Doorns and Montague, a mere two hours’ drive from Cape Town. The farm is set in a valley against the background of the beautiful Karoo with its unique landscape and breath taking mountain formations. It is also home to one of the popular 4x4 weekend destinations in the Western Cape. It is an ideal getaway any time of the year.

 

 

Accommodation
As our visit to Leeuwenboschfontein is offered as a camping weekend, we will be setting camp at the Willows Camp next to the farm dam. The camp offers sufficient shade under large willow trees, an enclosed and roofed lapa, and wind breaks at many of the campsites, power and electrical points throughout the camp as well as full ablution facilities. It is a camp that offers everything any outdoor enthusiast requires to spoil the whole family.

Alternative accommodation


Leeuwenboschfontein also offers visitors the option of making use of the various chalets when visiting the farm.  This accommodation option offers modern amenities throughout and is still within close proximity to the camp where all the weekend social activities will take place. See the cost below and enquire about the availability when booking.

 

Trail


The Leeuwenboschfontein 4x4 trail is a challenging circular trail laid out for the adventurous at heart, with numerous interesting obstacles and challenges, starting from the main farmhouse. The trail to the viewpoint traverses many obstacles where your driving skills will be tested. Tyre pressure is important for maximum traction, but more info on this will be shared by the guide before departuring on the trail.

Having enjoyed a light snack at the viewpoint with a 360° bird’s eye view of the unique mountain ranges, distinct landmarks in the distance, active farming communities and the Leeuwenboschfontein manor house, chalets and camp below, we will start the descent. On the descent we will encounter various interesting technical obstacles where the driving skills of participants will once again be tested. There are two interesting sections on the descent, where guiding is required, this will get the adrenalin flowing just that little faster. There are technical, cross-axle sections with steep descents, where choosing the correct line is very important. Here we ensure that adrenalin levels will definitely go up a notch or two.

A well-planned trail, with the owner doing continuous maintenance, ensures good driving conditions and minimal erosion on the trail. The option of an obstacle course awaits those participants who need that extra adrenalin rush on the Sunday morning. Here you can play to your heart’s content and test your own driving skills by playing with many different lines and gear selection options. The trail distance is approximately 18 km and time required to complete the trail is about 5 hours.

 

To view photos taken on previous Cederberg 4x4 visits to Leeuwenboschfontein 4x4 go to www.cederberg4x4.co.za/photos/leeuwenboschfontein.htm

 

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 : Trail grading is between 2 - 3 when dry and 3 plus when wet or snow.
Nearest Town : Touwsrivier.
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, 09 FEBRUARY 2018.   

TIME   : 16h30 SHARP.  PLEASE RESPECT YOUR FELLOW PARTICIPANTS AND BE ON TIME.
                 NB. Please ensure your vehicle is refuelled in Worcester before reaching the rendezvous.

 

FRIDAY 09 FEBRUARY 2018


16h30 - 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.
16h45 - Briefing on activities and convoy driving. 
17h00 - Depart for the farm Leeuwenboschfontein.
18h00 - Arrive at Leeuwenboschfontein 4x4 trail and set camp.
19h00 - Communal evening braai.

 

SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2018

 

08h00 - Enjoy breakfast at camp
09h00 - Briefing on activities and convoy driving. 
09h15 - Depart on the Leeuwenboschfontein 4x4 trail.
12h00 - Lunch at the Lapa.  Remember to bring everything for a light, self-catering, picnic lunch.
15h00 - Complete the trail and relax at the camp.
18h00 - Communal evening braai while the Cederberg 4x4 formalities will take place.

 

SUNDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2018


           - Breakfast at the camp.
           - Drive the Leeuwenboschfontein obstacle course.  A second dry riverbed, with steep
embankments that can be negotiated and a farm dam for the mud junkies, depending on the water level, can be included in these activities. These activities are optional as you may wish to relax in the camp.
           - Depart for Cape Town at your own time.

 

FUEL STOPS EN-ROUTE


Ensure that your vehicle is filled at Worcester prior to the rendezvous and the start of the briefing. 

 

ACCOMMODATION


As this excursion is offered as a camping weekend, everyone must be equipped accordingly.
Optional accommodation - Willow cottage close to the camp. See cost below.

 

CATERING

 

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

 

ABLUTION FACILITIES

 

The campsite offers 6 x Flush toilets and 6 x Hot/Cold showers and one bath.  Power points are available at all campsites.

 

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 – Wood can be purchased on the farm.
ICE – Ensure you have sufficient ice
Electricity is available at the campsite.  Supply your own light.
A communal braai area will be determined on arrival at the campsite. 
Only one fire permitted for the group.
Bring braai grid, braai stand, tongs and other cooking/eating utensils.
No fires allowed on the ground.  Please bring a portable braai along.
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 and spare batteries.
Remember your table and chairs.
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 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 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 021 913 4632.  

      

COST
Use the table below to calculate your personal cost for the weekend


                                                                                                         COST        Nr. Participants        Nights        TOTAL

Trail                                                                                               R240-00pv                                                      R240-00
Camping adults & children 11yrs and older                                           R90-00pppn                                    2

Camping Children 3 – 10yrs                                                                R50-00pcpn                                    2

Camping children under 2                                                                      FREE                                                            FREE
Willow cottage (sleep 6)  – 4 people or less                                         R600-00pn                                       2

Willow cottage more than 4 people                                                     R100-00pppn                                    2

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

                                                                                                                                                           TOTAL


BOOKING AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS


Should you wish to join us on this excursion, please contact Marina immediately on 021 913 4632 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 05 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 021 913 4632

 

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