- Rally Info, Entry Form & Sponsors
- Main Prize Winners & Results of the Competitions
- Report & Media Releases
- Photo Gallery
The 2019 Buffalo Rally will be held over the weekend of the 12th to the 14th April 2019, at the ATKV, Hartenbos Resort, Mossel Bay.
The ATKV Resort is on the George side of Mossel Bay and only 8 kms from the previous Buff site. The Campsite is close to the Beach as well as a Shopping Centre which will cater for almost all your needs.
On offer the weekend is a beautiful campsite, with excellent Ablution facilities, live Bands, a great variety of Food and Trinket Stalls, Big Screen TVs’ as well as great prizes for rider and pillion.
The cost for the weekend, inclusive of your campsite, is R340 per person, if paid before the 28th February 2019.
Thereafter the entry fee will be R380 per person.
Please complete the attached form, sign and return with proof of payment to either fax numbers 021 558 9036/086 649 9682 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the following:
- This is a Motorcycle only rally – no cars will be permitted into the camping area
- Club Back-up vehicles will be allowed on site subject to payment of R1 000 deposit, which is refundable on exiting within the allotted 30 minutes, allowed to off-load
- If you are one who enjoys revving your or your friends Bike motor at a rally, we appeal to you for your cooperation in not doing so in the early hours.
Behaviour of this nature is making it extremely difficult for us organisers to secure suitable venues for future rallies.
- Be aware there is very little parking for Cars & Trailers near the site and we suggest you make alternative arrangements where to park.
We take this opportunity to thank you for your support and we trust you will have a great festive season with family and friends.
Looking forward to seeing you at the 2019 “Buff”.
Entry Form available here
Diaz Hotel and Resort
A special rate discount of 10% is being offered to all participating in the 2019 Buffalo Rally.
All you must do is mention to the Reservationists that you are attending the rally to qualify for the discount.
Single: R935 per night / Double: R1 430 per night
Inclusive of buffet breakfast
R1 850 per room night (Rate for single / double or family. Max 2 adults; 1 child up to age 12. Extra children: refer rate table)
Suite 1103: R2 035 per night (2 adults max. Additional charge for children as per rate table)
Suite 1105: R2 300 per night (no children allowed in this unit)
Family Suites: R2 300 per night (max 2 adults, 2 children 0-12 years)
0-3 years: Free
4-12 years: R350 per child per night
13 years and older: Pay full sharing rate
Beach Club self catering units:
2 Bedroom unit: R1 265 per unit per night
3 Bedroom unit: R1 700 per unit per night
3 Bedroom Unit G01: R1 980 per unit per night
4 Bedroom Penthouse: R3 300 per unit per night
(Conditional refundable breakage deposit of R1 500 payable before or on arrival)
The Diaz is situated 6kms from the ATKV Resort.
For more information and reservations, contact:
T: (044) 692 8400
THE CHALETS AND RONDAVELS AT THE ATKV ARE FULLY BOOKED FOR THE BUFF WEEKEND.
Below is a list of contact numbers of private establishments offering accommodation in and around Hartenbos, should you be interested.
Harry Gird: 083 7595814 / 044 6950325
Anton Klein: 083 6529863 (6 persone) (Alikreukel woonstel)
Debbie Meiring: 083 5456589 (6 persone)
Beverley : 079 644 0609 (6 persone)
Mariaane: 084 6130202 (2-6 persone)
Yolande: 082 9278406 (5 persone)
Louise Meiring: 082 4748077 (2-10 persone)(Agent)
Susan: 083 9960802 (2-10 persone)(Agent)
Elsa: 083 2361294 (2 – 10 persone)(Agent)
Cecile Hough: 044 6203143 (Groot Brak 2-6 persone)
Mnr Leonard: 082 7749924 (Klein Brak – 4 persone)
Doreen Kasselman: 084 4413690 (6-8 persone)
Mev Terblanche: 083 2478003 (6-8 persone)
Annie Knoesen: 044 6952110 (4 + 6 persone)
Tannie Agnes: 083 6269213 (8 persone)
Hannes Schoeman: 082 4138080 (6-8 persone)
Gerhard Bester: 072 5163116 (4-6 persone)
Marissa Burger: 072 2277270 (4-6 persone)
Mev De Swardt: 083 4366122 (6 persone)
Mnr / Mev Erasmus: 082 784 6129 / 083 317 3096 (4 persone)
Jan Snyman: 083 2704751 (5 persone)
Riaan Botha: 083 3219417 (2-10 persone)
Karel Pretorius: 082 5556946 (6 persone)
Andre van Schalkwyk: 084 7491056 (6 persone)
Shirley: 044 6950515 (4-8 persone)
Johlene: 082 7729389 (2-6 persone)
Monica: 082 4788098 (6-8 persone)
Anette Venter: 044 6952337 (4 persone)
Elise Claassen: 044 6912813 (4 + 8 persone)
Suidersee, Zandri 044 6951982 or email email@example.com
Main Prize Winners and results of the competitions
1st Prize – R135 000 plus TWO NIGHTS STAY FOR TWO AT THE TSOGO SUN SQUARE HOTEL, WATERFRONT, CAPE TOWN (Incl Breakfasts)
Won by Bernard Claassen of Mossel Bay, Entry # 1196
2nd Prize – R25 000 plus WEEKEND FOR TWO (Incl Breakfasts) AT THE SOUTHERN SUN CAPE SUN HOTEL, CAPE TOWN
Won by Willie Reinecke of Ulysses MCC, Queenstown, Entry # 2453
3rd Prize – R10 000 plus WEEKEND FOR TWO (Incl Breakfasts) AT THE SOUTHERN SUN NEWLANDS HOTEL, CAPE TOWN;
Won by Matthys du Plessis of Brackenfell, Entry # 1210
2019 BUFF CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE: A SHOW OF EXCELLENCE
Extracts from the Mossel Bay Advertiser
MOSSEL BAY MOTORING NEWS & VIDEO – The annual Concours D ‘Elegance,
hosted at the Garden Route Casino as part of the Buffalo Rally, this year attracted a higher than usual number of entrants.
The popular Show and Shine event, convened by Mandy Koorsen and Ian Sinclair of the Nomads, formed part of the numerous free events accessible to the general public.
Hundreds of Buffalo Rally participants as well as Mossel Bay locals visited the event and marvelled at the unequalled entrants in this year’s competition.
Contestants vied for top spots in three categories. By 09:00 on Saturday April, the entries closed and by 10:00 the participants departed the Hartenbos ATKV, led in a procession to the casino by Sinclair.
By mid-morning the event was a beehive of activity. Contestants had a few hours to prepare their showpieces for the judges, who this year included an external expert.
Contestants had to have their motorcycles ready for judging by 14:00, yet had to wait in anticipation until the final prize-giving on Saturday evening to know whether they sufficiently impressed the judges for a top spot, or not.
This year the tireless efforts of Koorsen and Sinclair resulted in more contestants than before entering for the three categories. Trikes and vintage, standard and custom bikes were each judged according to external cleanliness, engine and mechanical components, trim, and roadworthiness by judges Mike Meiring, Kevin van Blerk and Bobby McGee.
“To ensure absolute impartiality, we insisted on an independent judge to join the two judges from the Nomads Motorcycle Club.
“This year, we included a judge who is not a regular road biker,” primary organiser Koorsen said.
Interest in the event was evident by the hundreds of people, both locals and visiting bikers, who keenly appreciated and photographed the bikes on display even before the judges had their chance to adjudicate them.
The owners of the bikes were on hand and keenly interacted and answered
the many questions they received with patience and a good measure of humour.
Promptly at 14:00, participants had to hand over their bikes to the judges for inspection, much of which was nerve-wracking as scant mercy was shown.
Minute details and every aspect of the cleanliness and roadworthiness of the bikes were adjudicated.
Bikers had to specify whether their bike was ridden or trailed to the rally.
In the Standard Class, the first place was awarded to MW R9T 2017 of Peter Chandler.
Second place went to Stephen Jacobs’ Kawasaki GTR1400 2008.
In the Custom Class, first prize was awarded to Boerki Prinsloo with his Suzuki GSX1100EF 1984. Peter Pelser took second place with his Suzuki GSX1100EF 1984.
In the Open Class, Deon van Tonder’s Honda Goldwing GL1800 Trike took top honours with Steven Bentley’s Yamaha XS750 1976 in second place.
Overall winner Bike 15, the BMW R9T 201 belonging to Peter Chandler, scored top honours in this year’s competition.
Officially, 4 430 bikers from across South Africa and neighbouring countries registered to participate in the 2019 Buffalo Rally. None, however, was more fortunate than Bernard Claassen, a local biker who walked off with the huge R135 000 cash draw prize at the conclusion of the 14th event in Mossel Bay on Saturday night.
MOSSEL BAY NEWS – Friday, 03 May 2019, 19:04
The organisers of the Buffalo Rally have just confirmed on their Facebook
page that the dates and venue for the 2020 event are finalised.
The next Buffalo Rally will be held at the ATKV Hartenbos over the weekend of 3 tot 5 April.
The news on social media was met with great enthusiasm and a word of
caution from the organisers for revellers to be more considerate next year.
Clearly the venue is a firm favourite with a reader commenting: “Fantastic
news, our biker kids had such a blast this year. Awesome venue for a family rally!”
Another reader commented: “Well done Nomads, wishing you all the best.”
The organisers have indicated that entries for the 2020 rally will open In
November this year.
Follow the link below to view photos taken by Kevin van Blerk
If you would like a copy of any of the original high resolution photos, you can email Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org
These photos are free to use anywhere, as long as you give Kevin van Blerk credit