Saamtrek 2022

The LCCSA will be hosting its member get-together, the Saamtrek, from 27 April to 2 May 2022 at Forever Resort, Gariep. All members are welcome! Please read more about it here

The program for the event is given below:

Wednesday 27 April 2022

  • All day is set aside for arrival and registration. Members are attending from all over South Africa, so take your time, just get there safely. When you arrive at “Forever Resorts – Gariep Dam” – you will be registered at the entrance by the Gariep staff. Don’t worry, they will have all your details. Head towards the Campgrounds that will be clearly marked with LCCSA signs.

    Once you get to the Campgrounds (even if you’re staying in a chalet or at the luxury Campsites) – please come and register your arrival at the LCCSA tent at the Campground. Here you’ll receive a goodie bag filled with some incredible goodies, including an LCCSA gift and several other handy items. Each attendee will be taking care of their own meals on Friday. If you’re tired from driving, don’t worry, because there’s also a restaurant on site that serves well-proportioned meals at a good price!

Thursday 28 April 2022

  • 08h00: We‘ll start off by meeting at the big tent at 08h00 for the official opening and welcome. Don’t stress, this won’t be a long drawn out event, just a quick run through of events and the first official hello to all. Except for the sponsored dinner on Sunday night, all activities will be held (or start from) this big tent.

    09h30: A guided 4x4 trail will depart from the resort – returning at around 13h00. Cost for this route is R200 per vehicle, and will be the same route offered on all 4 days of the event. Only 15 vehicles per group are permitted so please book your spot on one of the days. There will be workshops all weekend for you to attend. Each day will have different course content even though it’s under the same heading and there is no limit to how many you attend. No registration necessary. Each workshop will be between 60 and 90 minutes.

    09h30: Henri Stofberg will be hosting a course discussing Cross Border Mistakes, Tips and also Cross Border recoveries.

    11h30: There will be a Cruiser weigh-in and Flex test. Bring your Cruiser over to be weighed and test the flex on your suspension!

    16h00: A large Booze-Cruise vessel will depart for a sunset Cruise around the dam. There is a cash bar on Board and the vessel can easily accommodate 80-100 people. Please make reservations for this. Cost is R150 per person and must be paid beforehand. The Cruise is approximately 90 minutes duration. Please bear in mind that this is a large dam and weather does play a part. There is a small chance that these Cruises may be cancelled for weather.

    Thursday dinner – While the salads in your fridge are still fresh and the meat hasn’t frozen yet – we all take care of our own dinners.

Friday 29 April 2022

  • 08h30: A slightly earlier start on this guided 4x4 trail will depart from the resort – returning at around 12h00. Cost for this route is R200 per vehicle, and will be the same route offered on all 4 days of the event. Only 15 vehicles per group are permitted so please book your spot on one of the days.

    09h30: Photography workshop – hosted by Christo Gilliomee (2 hours)

    13h00: “Tou trek” competition. It’s province pitted against province!

    11h30: Birding - Kingfishers of Southern Africa – hosted by Otto Nel

    16h00: Booze Cruise around the dam

    18h00: Spitbraai dinner for everyone – with side dishes. It’s on the Club, just bring yourselves and enjoy some good fellowship with each other.

Saturday 30 April 2022

  • 08h30: a guided 4x4 trail will depart from the resort – LADIES DRIVING this time. The route is slightly shortened and less technical driving. Cost for the lady-drivers route is R150 per vehicle.

    09h30: VHF Radios Course – hosted by Joe Bergh

    13h30: Cruiser Competition: Cruiser with most KM, Oldest Cruiser, Most original Cruiser, etc.

    13h30: Boerie Rolls for everyone – just pop over to the Tent for a Boerie roll

    16h00: Booze Cruise around the dam

    18h00: Joint bring-and-braai dinner for everyone – AND Potjiekos Competition judging.

Sunday 1 May 2022

  • 09h30: Course - Otto Nel on Kingfishers of South Africa

    12h00: Dam Wall tour (if possible, still awaiting confirmation)

    18h00: Sit down dinner in the Hall – fully sponsored, you don’t have to bring a thing except drinks. Prizegiving will be done during courses.

Monday 2 May 2022

  • Head homeward

Additional Notes: Dam Wall Tour - There is a very interesting tour inside the Dam wall - that has unfortunately been shut down by Dept of Water. There is an opportunity that we can get permission to do this tour and representation has been made in this regard. We are hopeful that we’ll be able to arrange this still, and if so, we will include it into the Order of Events at a later stage.

Register for this event by clicking this link or scan the code below:

LCCSA GARIEP Saamtrek

We look forward to seeing you there!

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