Buffalo Rally
2014

Buff 2014

 

PLEASE NOTE! PLEASE NOTE! PLEASE NOTE! PLEASE NOTE!
Postal and Fax entries are now closed.
It will not be possible to process any Entry forms because of the lack of time left before we        depart Cape Town for Mossel Bay .
Please enter at the Late Entry Office at the rally site.
DO NOT FAX ANY ENTRY DOCUMENTATION TO 021 558 9036 AS IT WILL NOT BE          PROCESSED!
Thanks for your understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click below for info & Entry form

Buff 2014 Entry Form & brochure

 

INTERESTED IN A MOTORCYCLE TRAIN JOURNEY TO THE 2014 BUFFALO RALLY THEN CONTACT

JB TOURS AT THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:

 011 913 2442 or 086 152 8687

 086 687 7344 or 011 913 0552

 info@jbtours.co.za www.jbtours.co.za

Protea Hotel

Directions to Protea Hotel
If you would like to be closer to the action, but still like to attend the rally in luxury, why not check into the Protea Hotel Mossel Bay. Just a stone’s throw from the rally venue, but far enough from all the noise if you would like a quieter environment, while still enjoying the rally vibe to the full. In addition, this very popular venue is also offering rallyists a fabulous accommodation deal. So, be sure to get in early and be right where the excitement is. To grab a piece of the action, please contact the Protea Hotel Mossel Bay directly. Note that you may be required to provide proof of having entered the rally somewhere along the line.

 

For more information and reservations, contact:
 +27 (44) 6913738
 +27 (44) 6913104
 book@oldposttree.co.za

The Point Hotel

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Now if you really want to spoil yourself and/or the missus, why not attend the rally in absolute 4 star luxury? The Point Hotel is offering rally participants an absolutely fantastic rates deal (read SUBSTANTIAL savings!) over the rally weekend. The hotel is superbly positioned on the rocks below Mossel Bay’s famous St Blaize Lighthouse. Guests can expect magnificent views and a tranquil atmosphere. Each room is equipped with M-Net and DSTV, international plug points, remote control ceiling fans, panel heaters, direct dial telephones, tea and coffee station, a lock-up safe to ensure a comfortable stay and an internet access point with Wi-Fi hot spots located throughout the hotel. To avail yourself of this fantastic offer, please contact The Point Hotel directly. Note that you may be required to provide proof of having entered the rally somewhere along the line.

 

For more information and reservations, contact:
 +27 (44) 6913512
 +27 (44) 6913513
 thepoint@pointhotel.co.za


Hotel Portao Diaz

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Hotel Portao Diaz, which is situated in the upper-class previously disadvantaged area of D’Almeida, offers stunning northern views over the bay and Outeniqua mountains and has long since been a favourite of many bikers when coming down to Mossel Bay. 43 rooms are located on two levels of the hotel with 33 of them sea facing. Each room is equipped with en-suite bathrooms as well as DSTV & M-Net. Plenty of in-house entertainment is available, including an outdoor heated swimming pool, pool tables, a bar area with a 42” plasma TV & braai facilities. So if you are looking for the comfort of a warm bed and huge bath without breaking the bank, contact our friendly staff today! Secure fenced parking with access controlled gates and night time guard.

 

For more information and reservations, contact:
 +27 (0) 44 693 0050 (Tel / Fax)
 info@hotelportaodiaz.co.za
Alhof Drive, D’Almeida, Mossel Bay, 6500, South Africa
P O Box 177, Mossel Bay, 6500, South Africa


Garden Court Mossel Bay (Tsogo Sun Hotels)

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The Garden Court Mossel Bay hotel, from Tsogo Sun Hotels, are offering Buff entrants a special rate. The hotel is situated next door to the Garden Route Casino about 5Km from the campsite.
This is how they describe themselves:
Garden Court Mossel Bay is a stylish up-market accommodation and conference establishment. The Hotel is situated adjacent to The Garden Route Casino and the World renowned Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort – one of the ten best new golf courses in the world. The picturesque and historic town of Mossel Bay, was crowned “Town of the Year 2007/2008” is only a 5 minute drive away. The Hotel is a mere 420 km from Cape Town and 394 km from Port Elizabeth. Tastefully furnished with style and quality, there are many extra touches and much thought has been given to guest comfort. The Garden Court Mossel Bay offers good quality accommodation with all modern amenities. We believe that we are well on our way to become the most popular Holiday and Conferencing destination in the Garden Route.
See more details at their website.

For more information and reservations, contact:
 +27 (0) 44 6932800
 +27 (0) 86 6821468
 gcmosselbay.reservations@tsogosun.com


Follow the below link to view the photos’ taken by Kevin Van Blerk:

https://picasaweb.google.com/113543285933889391468/Buff2014?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Media Releases Content

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Main Prize Winners and results of the competitions

2014 BUFFALO RALLY MAIN PRIZE WINNERS
1st Prize – JP Strydom from Cape Town – R100 000 plus a weekend for two (incl. breakfast) at the SOUTHERN SUN CULLINEN HOTEL, Cape Town
2nd Prize – Francois Prinsloo from Knysna – R20 000 plus a weekend for two (incl. breakfast) at the SOUTHERN SUN WATERFRONT HOTEL, Cape Town
3rd Prize – Cassie Carstens from De Aar – R10 000 plus a weekend for two (incl. breakfast) at the SOUTHERN SUN CAPE SUN HOTEL, Cape Town
4th Prize – Tomek Janus from Poland – Weekend for two (incl. breakfast) at the PROTEA HOTEL, Mossel Bay
5th Prize –  Rudi van Wyk from Humansdorp –  Weekend for two (incl. breakfast) at the POINT HOTEL, Mossel Bay
6th Prize – Riaan Boshoff from Somerset West – Weekend for two (incl. breakfast) at the SOUTHERN SUN NEWLANDS HOTEL, Cape Town
7th Prize – Tielman van der Berg from Oudtshoorn – Weekend for two (incl. breakfast) at the SOUTHERN SUN DE WAAL HOTEL, Cape Town

CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE WINNERS

OVERALL WINNER – Peter Pelser

STANDARD CLASS – Willem Smith – Suzuki Katana – 1982
RUNNER UP – Wouter Wentzel – Kawa Z1300 – 1986

CUSTOM CLASS – Peter Pelser – Honda CBR 929
RUNNER UP – Brendan Scott – Triumph Thruxton TROPHY R 500

OPEN CLASS – Barend de Graaf – VW 2l Sport Trike – 2012
RUNNER UP – Deon van Tonder – Honda GL 1800 Trike – 2008

MODIFIED CLASS – Dinesh Chetty – Kawa Z750
RUNNER UP – Johan van Oudtshoorn -Harley Davidson Fatboy

COMPETITION WINNERS

MISS BUFF – WINNER – Caroline da Silva – George
MISS BUFF – 1st PRINCESS – Bianca Engels – Nomads
MISS BUFF – 2nd PRINCESS – Elzume Hanekom – The Syndicate
BEER DRINKING – Male – Werber Loubser – Private
BEER DRINKING – Female – Michelle Liebenberg – The Clique
MISS WET T-Shirt – Simone Coetzee – Private – USA
LONGEST DISTANCE – Male – Bugs da Silva – Kitwe, Northern Zambia
LONGEST DISTANCE – Female – Dee Coleman – Pietermaritzburg via Cape Town
LONGEST DISTANCE – Couple – Alan & Vanessa from Ruff Culture
LONGEST DISTANCE ON DIRT – Kevin van Blerk – 1980 kms
OLDEST MALE (On a Bike) –  Johnny Strydom – CTMCC – 82yrs 10 months
OLDEST FEMALE (On a Bike) –  Dee Coleman – Pietermaritzburg – 71 years old on 20 March 2014
OLDEST BIKE & RIDER (combined age) – Peter Crowley – CTMCC – 1981 bike, 77 rider = 110
LONGEST DISTANCE – smallest Bike –  Errol & Quinton from Wise Dogz
BEST REPRESENTED CLUB – THE SYNDICATE

NOT WELCOME AT FORTHCOMING BUFFALO RALLIES – THE STEEL DISCIPLES CLUB, CAPE TOWN

The Nomads are most grateful for the support and co-operation received from the following sponsors in making the Rally a success.

PROTEA HOTEL MOSSEL BAY
DOLLIE LICKS (Cape Town)
GARDEN ROUTE CASINO (Mossel Bay)
PATHFINDERS TRANSPORT & FREIGHT CONSULTANTS (Cape Town)
VODACOM
REEVU HELMETS
SOUTHERN SUN DE WAAL HOTEL
SOUTHERN SUN CULLINAN HOTEL
STAY EASY CENTURY CITY HOTEL
RETAIL ADVERTISING PROMOTION (RAP)
POINT HOTEL (Mossel Bay)
DISTILLERS Corp
ROMONZA BOAT TRIPS (Mossel Bay)
ROSE & CROWN WINE CELLARS (Mossel Bay)
SEA GYPSY TAVERN (Mossel Bay)
EILANDTZICHT SA
SOUTHERN SUN WATERFRONT HOTEL
CAPE SUN HOTEL
SOUTHERN SUN NEWLANDS HOTEL
GARDEN COURT HOTEL
PEARL OF WILDERNESS HOTEL

2014 BUFFALO RALLY REPORT –  BY DELRAE MAYER

Well the Buff has been and gone and was great! Luderick, Helewese and the usual gang with a few extra Nomads went up the week before to organise everything. James also joined them this year so I had to take the Bus Thursday evening and to my surprise it was quite a pleasant, safe trip arriving at 1.15am Friday morning where James was patiently waiting for me.
The weather played along this year, to our advantage as we had over 5000 entrants. Nomads’ attendance was reasonably good, most dutifully sticking to the shift roster. The late entrants queue was a nightmare most of Friday stretching out right to the parking lot. Bernie asked James and myself to give those in the long queue a free t-shirt each which we did, but of course as we all know there is always the ungrateful one or ten that actually wanted me to give them their correct size t-shirt to which I replied that I would be there all day if I had to size the t-shirts as well and that they could just swop with others in the queue. One guy refused a t-shirt but when hearing it was for free gladly accepted! Looking at the late entrants queue I really felt sorry for Luderick and Yvonne but they took it in their stride. I am just so glad the late entrants queue had disappeared by the time my shift started! Lol
Saturday morning was our usual mass ride through Mossel bay with quite a lot of bikes joining of course being led by Mossel Bay’s friendly Traffic cops who were really great. Most of the crowd had gathered at the Beach Front/Restaurants waiting for us to pass by.
The tent selling the clothing, caps, badges etc. was also extremely busy and sold just about all the stock. The DJ playing the music the weekend really played good music as did the Band. The winner of this year’s Miss Buff was from George and truly a very pretty young lady with a lovely friendly manner. The best represented club this year was “The Syndicate” and were proud to receive this year’s award.
The food stalls were great as usual, not that much of a variety of food but what there was on offer was very good, the schwarma and a pizza in a cone (very unusual) was a hit for me! The ladies doing the photos were a great hit as well, most people buying from them. Great memories captured!
The one hundred thousand prize winner was really happy to receive his prize, it was good to see someone really happy to win it. In the past the other winners didn’t show much emotion or excitement.
There were a few guys doing their burn outs but not as many as in the past years, they seemed to have calmed down a little, spending more time in the beer tent and enjoying the music.
Sunday came along to quickly and it was time to go home, thanks Nomads for a great weekend.
Be safe
DELRAE

2014 BUFFALO RALLY REPORT –  BY JEAN POTGIETER

It’s Buff time again!
After making the weather channel a favorite for a week, Thursday arrived calm, cool and windless – ideal for a long bike trip.
Krog and I met up with friends Le Roux and Zelda and were soon on our way towards Mossel Bay, the venue for the 2014 Buff. We reached Riversdal in good time and after a most enjoyable breakfast at the Spur we were in the saddle once again to reach Santos Caravan Park about 11am.

Settled in, it was time to explore the camp-site, join up with old friends and make plenty new ones. The four of us did the graveyard shift on Thursday night and time went much quicker than we thought with plenty noisy and not so sober people eager to entertain. Friday afternoon’s duty was not as casual – actually it was pretty chaotic with “late entry” queues stretching all the way to the parking lot.

We were in for a busy Saturday – first taking the “Concours” entrants on a qualifying ride and then judging their pride and joy in the afternoon. Some impressive machines made this quite a drawn out and tricky process. Thanks Mike and Nic for helping out once again – we really appreciate your hard work and patience.

Other entertainment offered were the CMA stunt team, the Le Riche brothers with their incredible motorcycle balancing acts, Miss Buff and other competitions, awesome live bands and then, last but not least, the all-important Prize giving where among others, we again gave away a grand prize of R100 000. Krog got his 30-year badge and can now enter future Buffs for free. Just thinking about it, we attended our first Buff together in 1976 in Bloemfontein, riding all the way from Cape Town on a Honda 360. Those were the days!

This year’s Buff was really an incredible event with attendance up by about 450 people. Thank you to everyone who made it possible; our emergency services, those guys and gals in blue assigned to protect us, our sponsors, everyone who had a hand in the organisation, and every one of you attending the 2014 Buff – without rallyists there cannot be a rally. Just hold thumbs that Nomads will have successful negotiations and that this beautiful venue will be available for the Buff once again in 2015 and beyond.

A successful event, beautiful venue, perfect weather – what more could we ask for. See you all in 2015 and we will do it all over again.

Keep it safe on the road.

Till next time

Jean Potgieter.