Springbok Rally
2018

The 2018 Springbok Rally will be held at the De Hoek Mountain Resort, outside Oudtshoorn from the 28th to the 30th of September.

Please join us as we will be celebrating our 33rd such event.

Click the link below for information on the 2018 Springbok Rally:
Springbok 2018 Entry Pamphlet

Click the link below for a copy of the 2018 Springbok Rally Entry form:
Springbok 2018 Entry form

If you are interested or have any questions on the ‘Die Hel Adventure Ride’ we do every year please contact Kevin van Blerk at kevin@pixelsandbits.co.za and he can explain all the detail to you. This has become a very popular event and is a fantastic opportunity for you to see a part of South Africa that few have been to.
It is basically a 130km dirt ride from the De Hoek campsite to Gamkaskloof (Die Hel) via the Swartberg Pass and back to the campsite. So make sure you have enough fuel! It is not suitable for first time riders due to the road conditions this time of the year. Plastic (MX) bikes are welcome, no quads though, if you need fuel it can be arranged, let Kevin know beforehand. If you would like to practice some dirt riding contact Kevin, he will be more than happy to take you on a ride or two beforehand and he will then be able to tell you if you will cope ok on the ride. There is cold beer and a meal that will be organised for you for R50, bring cash. Ask anyone that has done this, it is a ride to remember and has to be one of those rides on your bucket list! And you get a free button to add to your collection if you complete the ride. Do you have all 6 buttons? Let me know and you will get a special mention during the prize giving.

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LIST OF ACCOMMODATION IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE DE HOEK MOUNTAIN RESORT

  1. WILGEWANDEL (Closest to the Rally Site) – Tel: 044 272 0878
  2. DE OUDE MEUL COUNTRY LODGE – GPS location:Latitude: -33.460741666666664 Longitude: 22.25165
    Phone:044 272 7190
  3. Cango Retreat – GPS location: Latitude: -33.437475 Longitude: 22.256011, Tel:+27 44 2727862
  4. Cango Mountain Resort – Tel:044 272 4506
  5. Swartberg Country Manor – Tel: 021 838 2930
  6. Ou Toll – Cango Resort – Tel: 044 492 0062
  7. De Poort Country Lodge – Tel: 044 272 0049

Musical Chairs won by Carla White

Tyre Throw (Girls) won by Ashton Anderson

Tyre Throw (Boys) won by Amandie Mostert

Egg Throw won by Ryan Anderson & Dean Hattingh

Sack Race (Girls) won by Amandie Mostert

Sack Race (Boys) won by Luke Hattingh

The title of Junior Miss Springbok went to Amandie Mostert and Alan Kotze was the young gentleman winner. 

After lunch, it was the adults time for games.

The funny bikes provided endless fun and bruises as per normal. Helgrad took 1st place by completing the obstacle course.The other games were won by;

Egg throw – Thomas & Armandt

Sack Race (Femaile) – Carey Anderson

Sack Race (Male) – Mertin

Tyre Throw (Male) – Grant Hattingh

Tyre Throw (Female) – Taryn of the Rude Club

Musical Bikes – Willie & Neil of the Rude Club

The Concours D’ Elegance was held with the spectators deciding the results:

Runner-up was Vagn Nielsen with a Kawasaki ZZR1400

1st Prize going to Lukas Londt and a Suzuki GSX 1000

The longest distance couple went to Barbie & Ice as well as Okkie & Tessa of the club Free Spirit.

The oldest male rider on a bike was Bernie Poulter from Nomads – at the age of 74years.

Oldest bike & rider (combined age) went to Bernie Poulter from Nomads. A combined age of rider 74 and bike 16, gave a very impressive total of 90.

Longest distance on the smallest bike went to Adriaan Horak on a Suzuki 150cc – he road 470kms.

Longest distance on dirt went to Kevin van Blerk who covered +350kms.

Longest distance on tar went to Ettienne Le Roux, 1 436 kms, from Umdloti.

The Saturday nights Lucky Draw winners were:

Stephen Penfold of Durbanville won the main prize of R2 000 in the lucky draw

Madge Kapot of Welcome Estate won the 2nd Prize of R 1000 in the lucky draw

The 2018 Springbok Rally was another great success going by the comments from the participants. The attendance was sadly down from last year however it was gratifying to see that the numbers were up from last year of those who participated in the adventure challenge to Gamkaskloof (Die Hel), organised by Kevin van Blerk.

Friday morning started off with a light rain which lasted for approximately an hour and a half. It then cleared into a lovely warm day and looked promising for the weekend.

On Friday evening the customary Miss Springbok was cancelled owing to a lack of participants. Something will have to be done next year to encourage the adventure riders to bring along their girlfriends. The evening played out with Mr DJ (Disco) and the Silverland Duo Band.

Saturday morning was devoted to the junior competitions and games.

Musical Chairs won by Carla White

Tyre Throw (Girls) won by Ashton Anderson

Tyre Throw (Boys) won by Amandie Mostert

Egg Throw won by Ryan Anderson & Dean Hattingh

Sack Race (Girls) won by Amandie Mostert

Sack Race (Boys) won by Luke Hattingh

The title of Junior Miss Springbok went to Amandie Mostert and Alan Kotze was the young gentleman winner.

After lunch, it was the adults time for games.

The funny bikes provided endless fun and bruises as per normal. Helgrad took 1st place by completing the obstacle course.The other games were won by;

Egg throw – Thomas & Armandt

Sack Race (Femaile) – Carey Anderson

Sack Race (Male) – Mertin

Tyre Throw (Male) – Grant Hattingh

Tyre Throw (Female) – Taryn of the Rude Club

Musical Bikes – Willie & Neil of the Rude Club

 

The Concours D’ Elegance was held with the spectators deciding the results:

Runner-up was Vagn Nielsen with a Kawasaki ZZR1400

1st Prize going to Lukas Londt and a Suzuki GSX 1000

The longest distance couple went to Barbie & Ice as well as Okkie & Tessa of the club Free Spirit.

The oldest male rider on a bike was Bernie Poulter from Nomads – at the age of 74years.

Oldest bike & rider (combined age) went to Bernie Poulter from Nomads. A combined age of rider 74 and bike 16, gave a very impressive total of 90.

Longest distance on the smallest bike went to Adriaan Horak on a Suzuki 150cc – he road 470kms.

Longest distance on dirt went to Kevin van Blerk who covered +350kms.

Longest distance on tar went to Ettienne Le Roux, 1 436 kms, from Umdloti.

The Saturday nights Lucky Draw winners were:

Stephen Penfold of Durbanville won the main prize of R2 000 in the lucky draw

Madge Kapot of Welcome Estate won the 2nd Prize of R 1000 in the lucky draw

A huge thank you to the following;

Kevin van Blerk for organising the adventure challenge to Die Hel and the many photos of the event which can be viewed on the link https://photos.app.goo.gl/M5nmbYJH1dnNenux6

The Country Pumpkin Restaurant, Barrydale

Eilandtzicht Liqueurs, producers of the Relic Premium and Libido range

Thanks to all the rally goers who made the event a lot of fun and a great success once again.

We look forward to your support at the 2019 Springbok Rally, which is planned for the 4th to 6th October next year and is being hosted once again at the De Hoek Mountain Resort, Oudtshoorn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the link below to view all the photos taken by Kevin van Blerk

https://photos.app.goo.gl/M5nmbYJH1dnNenux6

If you would like a copy of any of the original high resolution photos, you can email Kevin at kevin@pixelsandbits.co.za
These photos are free to use anywhere, as long as you give Kevin van Blerk credit.

There are also some more photos taken by Lorna Thomson here;
https://photos.app.goo.gl/NiYa79b84zk4vssW9