Monday, January 10, 2011

Next Adventure - March 2011

Newsletter 2 

May 2011 be full of new adventures for each one of you, and me...
It is time to give some serious thought to the tour through the Baviaans in March
In short. There is a portion of the kloof that is now closed to individual cyclists, but a group with support vehicles can get a permit. I am arranging this. I need to know the numbers to book accommodation and get the permits. PLEASE REPLY BEFORE 12 JANUARY 2011 so I can get the ball rolling. (
The logistics is also challenging since we ride from a to b and not a circular route. I suggest 4x4 station wagon type vehicles (Pajero, Prado, Land Rover) with enough seating. Trailers with good ground clearance (else they might get wet at some of the river crossings). So typically 5-6 cyclists and a driver for your vehicle (7 seater + trailer) or Double cab with 4 riders and a driver.
The programme
Sat 19 March - Gather in Kabeljousrivier Caravan Park - Jeffriesbay
                       Camping at R110 per site with 6 person limit
                       Self catering at R550 per Chalet - Sleeps 4
Sun 20 March - Jeffries to Heron Cliff camping site - 51km
                       Camping at R40 per person
                        Self catering - 1 house with 3 rooms
Mon 21 March - Heron Cliff to Rooihoek Camping site - 46km
                         Camping only at Rooihoek. NO ELECTRICITY. There is no Self Catering close by.
Tues 22 March - Rooihoek to Bo-Kloof Camping site - 64km
                         Camping at R60pp
                         Self Catering (limited - 3 bedrooms) at R180pp
Wed 23 March - Bo-Kloof to Willowmore Guest House (spoiling ourselves) - 68km
                         about R475pp DB&B
A possible add-on
Thurs 24 March - Willowmore to Prince Albert (There is a very special guest house in P A) - 155km (flat, sandy, corrugated)
Fri 25 March - Prince Albert to Gamkaskloof Camping and SC available - 53km
Sat & Sun - Meander back home

1 comment:

  1. enjoy your trip through the baviaans and look after my friend zu :)