All arrived the Friday evening, and after setting up camp, congregated around the campfire to enjoy each other’s company and a perfect evening under the stars. In the distance we could hear the Fiery-necked Nightjar.
The next morning we all set off for the easier of the two gorge walks, which departs from the reception area. The views and fresh air revived the soul. Birding, unfortunately, was not in abundance, however, the butterflies, in varying arrays of colours, kept our interest, as did a number of plants discovered along the way. The rest of the day folk were able to relax or take a drive on many of the well marked out trails. A number of animal sightings were enjoyed including giraffe, zebra, blesbok, nyala and wildebees.
Later that afternoon we all made our way to a look-out point to enjoy sundowners together, after driving Van Zyls pass, the only section of the trails requiring low range four-wheel drive. The cloud formation over the Waterberg rendered a spectacular sunset.
The next day a smaller group of dedicated birders made their way along the second of the gorges and was rewarded with sightings of the African Paradise Flycatcher.
The camping accommodation offered makes this a venue to enjoy either on your own or in a small group at any one of 5 private exclusive campsites or a larger group at the shared ablutions campsites. Some even took up the tented accommodation which gives one more luxury while still enjoying all the benefits of being in the wilderness. Ian Simpson brought his Sherpa camper van for the weekend, which certainly aroused some interest from other campers.
We all made our way back to the city in our own time with no doubt of a return planned, if not to bird, then to enjoy the tranquility of the wilderness.
An early arrival at Rust De Winter on a crisp Saturday morning on 29 June 2019, was the start of a serious days learning for Club members who were braving the chill to participate in the Driver Training Fundamentals.
An early arrival at Rust De Winter on a crisp Saturday morning on 29 June 2019, was the start of a serious days learning for ...Read More
The annual winter trial took place at Rust de winter, a venue renowned for its myriad of off-road obstacles. A characteristic that was widely exploited when designing this years winter trial. The trial was set up by none other than LROC’s own Chairman, Jakob Jordaan. Jakob had previously served as Clerk of Events for many years and it clearly showed ...
The annual winter trial took place at Rust de winter, a venue renowned for its myriad of off-road obstacles. A characteristic that was widely exploited ...Read More
Our annual Braai and Boot sale took place on a chilly Sunday morning, 23 June 2019, at a new venue in the western part of Gauteng, The Wedge, in Muldersdrift. Early bird members began arriving before the sun had even had a chance to defrost the ground, with additional members filling up the allocated area throughout the early morning.
Our annual Braai and Boot sale took place on a chilly Sunday morning, 23 June 2019, at a new venue in the western part of ...Read More