Future Outings

August 13th, 2008 by Thinus Leave a reply »

This page is used for ideas of where to go next. It is updated to mention and discuss possible future trips. Leave a comment to suggest a place that we should try, or to invite yourself on our next trip. See here for a list of outings that I’ve been on recently but still need to write a report about.

Vaaldam weekend boat trip

Vaaldam, Gauteng/Freestate
Somewhere in 2008

  • Will sleep in caravan camps next to the dam.
  • Will row about 15km per day to the next stop.
  • All tents and food will also go onto the boat.
  • Accepting applications now… Please reply!

Suggestions for a hiking trips are always welcome. Group size about 8-16 people, distance about 8-16km a day. Let me know what you have in mind.

  • Broodboom Hike, Mpumalanga (2008-08-29 to 2008-08-31)
  • Tswaing Crater, Pretoria
  • Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, Heidelberg

One day trips are cool. Tented accommodation is cooler!  The only policy is: If we have even one car full of people, we go!

  • Valley of the Waves, Lost City
  • Klein Kariba Holiday Resort, Nylstroom

Paintball Legion: Next eventExtreme

  • Gold Reef City Theme Park
  • Go-Karts at Kayalami/Princess Crossing (2008-08-31)
  • Monthly Paintball at Paintball-Legion
  • Power Kite Flying – anywhere with wind
  • Sailing Hobie-16’s on Sterkfontein Dam
  • River rafting down big river ‘X’ in my new boat

Disclaimer: As this is just a scratch pad for ideas, and many trips might happen as a result of spur of the moment impulsiveness, this cannot ever be complete, up to date or accurate. Don’t blame me if you missed out because it wasn’t on here. Participate, and you will be kept up to date :-) More information…


  1. Carel says:

    Hallo dude,

    Ek was die naweek by 22 Watervalle buite Porterville. Dis ‘n baie lekker kampplek wat ‘n redelike klim en klouter staproete het. Daar is ‘n stroom wat in ‘n vallei teen die berg afkom, met klomp watervalle op sy pad. Die staproete is al die langs die stroom op. Daar is oral lekker poele by die watervalle waar mens kan swem as jy so bietjie warm kry. Die mense daar reken die hele roete is so dag se stap, maar ek sal nou nie weet nie. Ek beveel dit defnitief aan.

    Kom kuier bietjie hier in die Kaap dan vat ek jou soontoe.

    Vrede en liefde!!

  2. Anculien says:

    Hi Thinus!

    Hier’s die name van die staproetes:

    - Elephant Gorge naby Witbank
    - Skeurkrans/Leopard Creek naby Naboomspruit, maar dis glo baie rof, so dit sal beginners afskrik.
    - Vastrap naby Naboomspruit – Dis glo ook nogal moeilik…
    - Dan, ek dink die 1 is die beste: Serendipity/ Tierkloof staproete op die plaas “Serendipity” naby Naboomspruit. Dis regtig mooi daar en die slaapplek het nie vir my te sleg gelyk nie. Daar’s mattrasse, en gas plate en sulke goed as ek reg onthou, maar ons moet maar net weer uitvind hoe werk als.

    Ja, lyk my my enigste beskikbare naweek is 5-7 Okt. Hoop dit pas hjulle ook. Lekker dag!


  3. Thinus says:

    Mt. Serala here we come! Again!

    We are going to tackle the Wolkberg again over the next long weekend. Here are some detail:

    Wolkberg Hiking Trail
    Tzaneen & Polokwane, Limpopo
    9-12 August 2007

    * We are going to try and find mt. Serala’s summit. Again!!
    * 4 days, 3 nights.
    * Have to carry all camping equipment, gas burners, tents, etc.
    * Vacancy: Accepting applications now for my hiking buddy… Please reply!

  4. Saurabh Sinha says:

    What an engineering way to do this! But it’s cool :-)

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