13-15 July 2018: 3 Provinces / Provinsies

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13-15 July 2018: 3 Provinces / Provinsies

Post by Alex Roux » 05 Jan 2018 11:21

Hi all

Details are as follows:

Accommodation:
Camping is 190 per vehicle per night, for the first two persons, and R95 per additional person.
In winter it can get as low as -5 on a night. So come prepared!

Two log cabins: Each sleeping 5 and 4 persons respectively. But these are double beds and couch beds. So more suitable for families (or Broke-back mountaineers)
Minimum price per night is R550, but this gets cheaper for the third to the fifth person.

Two rock cabins: Each sleeping 7. Minimum is R625 per night, gain getting cheaper for upto 7 persons.

To simplify things, I would recommend that each person book with Ronel individually.
She prefers it this way in any event. No: Oh, 8, two, seven 8 five, 8002.
But lets only do this once we have confirmed the date among ourselves.

Trails:
- Short trail: Bobbejaans krans (R160 per vehicle)
- Long (main) trail: 3 Provinsies hoofroete (R280 per vehicle)
- Short trail: Tierkloof roete (R160 per vehicle)

What people often do is to leave Gauteng on the Friday morning, arrive at around lunch, and drive the first short trail.
Saturday is for the main trail, and then Sunday morning the second short trail before heading home.

The long trail includes Helshoogte, which is steep, long and with lots of loose rocks. It is graded 5, but optional of course.
Lots of Patrols have done it in the past though.
This trail at its peak also includes the borders between Mpumalanga, KZN and Freestate.

So if we do this on the weekend of 13-15 July, we would have to leave on the Friday morning 13 July to get best value from the weekend.
But any one is of course free to depart later and only focus on the main route on the Saturday.

Website: http://www.3provinsies4x4.co.za/
Note the prices on this website is outdated.
The prices above was from the horse's mouth.

Please confirm your interest and preferred weekend in July, and I will update the list on the second post of this thread continuously over time.
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Re: 3 Provinces / Provinsies

Post by Alex Roux » 05 Jan 2018 11:24

Confirmed:

1) Alex Roux - Rock Cabin
2) Louis Nel - Camping
3) Scuba Patrol (Phillip) - Camping
4) Dawid Taljaard - Camping
5) Wayne Leih - Camping
6) Wilkie (Errol Wilken) - Cabin (Rock or Log)
7) ....

Maybe list:
1) Tijmen
2) ....

Remember that there are only two rock cabins and two log cabins.
One can however also stay nearby and drive in. It is about a 10-15 minute drive from Volksrust.
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Re: 3 Provinces / Provinsies

Post by TijmenvdS » 07 Jan 2018 13:27

a Maybe from me :salute:

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Re: 3 Provinces / Provinsies

Post by Louis Nel » 10 Jan 2018 15:29

Ek kan eenige naweek maak Alex, 13 - 15 of 20 - 22 is fine met my.
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Re: 3 Provinces / Provinsies

Post by DawidT » 11 Jan 2018 07:22

Ek is ook oop vir enige naweek, hulle is almal ewe koud :lol:

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Re: 3 Provinces / Provinsies

Post by Alex Roux » 11 Jan 2018 08:16

I should add:

There is no real limitation to the numbers.
Back in 2011, there were 60 Patrols at 3 Provinces.
However it is a mission with so many cars. So if we are more than 15 or so, we will need to split up.

I would therefore suggest limiting the group to 15 vehicles.
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Re: 3 Provinces / Provinsies

Post by Alex Roux » 13 Jan 2018 08:44

Date is now set for the weekend of 13 to 15 July 2018

There were around 16 people that expressed their interest in this trip, so please add your names to this thread.

I will book for 10 vehicles at the campsite.
If you wish to stay in one of the 2 log homes, or one of the two rock homes, please book directly with Ronel Geldenhuys.
Details are on this website: http://www.3provinsies4x4.co.za/
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Re: 3 Provinces / Provinsies

Post by DawidT » 15 Jan 2018 13:18

Hi,

Could you also please book Wayne Leih.

We will both be camping.

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Re: 3 Provinces / Provinsies

Post by Wilkie » 15 Jan 2018 14:35

this is on of my bucket list....mmmm
Alex i think you must put my name down please :salute: :salute:
i will do the cabin thingy ma jig

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Re: 3 Provinces / Provinsies

Post by Alex Roux » 15 Jan 2018 14:46

Wilkie wrote:
15 Jan 2018 14:35
this is on of my bucket list....mmmm
Alex i think you must put my name down please :salute: :salute:
i will do the cabin thingy ma jig
:thumbup:

For cabins, remember to book directly with Ronel
Details are in the first post.
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