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December 2012 (Onbeplan 2012) - EcLiPsE - 02-04-2012 07:09 PM

For those of you that has seen my trip report/videos/photos, we are already planning another trip for December 2012.

Date is not fixed yet but will probably be from 21 December till we feel to stop.. Thats why we started calling the trip "ONBEPLAN/UNPLANNED".

If we are going to stay at places like the Ivory/Mafefe Huts we need to make bookings asap because these places are fully booked most of the time. This is the reason I'm starting this topic to get an idea early in the year how many Syncro's are interested...

Where: Limpopo Province

DAY 1 - MAFEFE (80km trip from the Mafefe road to the Huts)
Mafefe, Ivory Route & Ivory Hut's

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Lekgalameetse (South Gate)
Paris Guest House
Lekgalameetse Chalets
House against the mountain view point(Google Earth)

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DAY 3 - WOLKBERG(30km)
Orrie Baragwanath Grave
View of the Knuckles
Lekgalameetse 4x4 on the Downs
The Downs
Old Farmhouse Ruins
Wolkberg (Part 1)

DAY 4 - WOLKBERG (part 2)(24km)
This area, declared a wilderness in the early 1970's, consists of 42,000 acres of dense virgin forest, rolling hills of virgin grasslands, waterfalls, vertical quartzite krantzes, kloof after kloof, and flora and fauna of indescribable beauty. It's far more rugged than the rest of the Transvaal escarpment.(Quoted from <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m -->)

DAY 5 - WOLKBERG TRIAL (est 24 - 30km)
We will be doing this trial for the first time during this year, hopefully as early as possible, I will then upload more accurate distances.

DAY 6 - Rheebokvlei
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More to follow....... (Watch this space!)

This trip starts at Mafefe approximately 60km from Pietersburg on the Burgersfort road.
This is a circle route an will be about 200km of Sightseeing/Nature/Rivers/Mud/Rock, etc. (I will confirm the exact kilometers with the map)
You will be driving slow and in most cases in "L" so, I would recommend taking extra fuel but this should not be a crisis.

Amount of days planned:
+/- (5-7) This will be discussed, we will see if we can accommodate everyone..

4x4 Obviously ;-)
Extra fuel (If possible) for those who share a 4 - 5km/l consumption like me ;-(
Enough dry clothes, this area is in a "Mist Belt", it rains all year especially December ;-)
Axe, Panga, proper wood saw.
... ill add to this list as I remember what we needed here.

This trip will be Syncro "T3" friendly but remember..... if you want to break it, you will break it.
Newer T4 to T5's are welcome but a minimum of a 40mm lift is required and undercarriage protection... Please, I'm not to be blamed for any damages to your vehicles.

I will post a map of the current planned trip from Google earth, i can also email you the track if you are interested to browse it on google earth yourself.

Im still developing the last pieces of Videos (Onbeplan 2, 5 & 6).
Onbeplan 1,3 & 4 is available on YOUTUBE if you search for "Wolkberg Onbeplan". You are welcome to look and give your comments.
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Who would be interested?

Here is the current list:

1. Eclipse(Izan)
2. "Suzuki Team, Jaco & Bernard.
3. Luiperd(Marinus)
4. Johan & Arelda(Friends of mine driving the Pajero in the Onbeplan Video's)
5. Enkie(Possibly? I know you would like it ;-))

Re: December 2012 (Onbeplan 2012) - Enkie - 03-12-2012 04:11 PM

Would love to join, however need to be back well before Christmas (i.e not later than 21 Dec).

Re: December 2012 (Onbeplan 2012) - deanace - 03-12-2012 04:16 PM

need to make another option in the poll called: would love to but have other plans already Wink

December 2012 (Onbeplan 2012) - EcLiPsE - 03-12-2012 04:45 PM

deanace Wrote:need to make another option in the poll called: would love to but have other plans already Wink

Can you see the poll from tapatalk?


Re: December 2012 (Onbeplan 2012) - deanace - 03-12-2012 04:52 PM

no im on my computer

December 2012 (Onbeplan 2012) - EcLiPsE - 03-12-2012 04:56 PM

Shame, arme computer... If you're on it it means it flat now? ;-) lol

How about 26 May? Are you available for the Mphogodima River trip?


December 2012 (Onbeplan 2012) - deanace - 03-12-2012 05:48 PM

so far so good, just need to make sure university doesn't throw anything in the way of it
I think my dad will come to that one as well with his camper

December 2012 (Onbeplan 2012) - EcLiPsE - 03-12-2012 06:33 PM

Would be nice... Hope we can be a few Syncro's!


Re: December 2012 (Onbeplan 2012) - deanace - 03-12-2012 06:45 PM

going to put it in my calendar now
can you start a seperate thread for it so we can get more details and see who wants to come

Re: December 2012 (Onbeplan 2012) - Enkie - 03-13-2012 12:53 PM

As ons begin datums vasmaak sal jy dalk 'n beter idee kry wat die opkoms gaan wees. My "ideale" datums lê in die tydperk 15 - 21 Des. maar sal natuurlik probeer inval by wat die meerderheid besluit.