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									                                                 LROC NEWS
                                              Published monthly by the Land Rover Owners Club of Southern Africa
                                                  PO Box 22016 Lyttelton 0140 - tel & fax 0861-LROCSA
   Est. 1960                                                      website www.lroc.org.za
   June 2011                             ``

T H E C O M M I T TE E
CHAIRMAN
Attie Smit
Tel (h) 012 804 8789

                                         FROM THE DESK OF THE PRO.
e-mail chairman@lroc.org.za
VICE CHAIRMAN & NEWSLETTER
Bernard Cohen
Tel (h) 011 883 6088
e-mail vicechair@lroc.org.za
                                         This month is my turn to pen the front page and there are many topics to discuss. Firstly please
SECRETARY                                support the AAWDC National Charity Run, you will find all the details about our support for this
Nigel Hardres-Williams                   event in the body of the Newsletter. Please note though that the date has changed from that
Tel     0823726476                       originally announced, it is now on Saturday, June 4. The drop off points for your donations is at
e-mail secretary@lroc.org.za             LA Sport country wide so even if you cannot make it for our run on the Saturday, you can drop off
TREASURER                                your donation at your nearest LA Sport branch.
Alex van der Horst
Tel      082 396 9782                    Then for those that like to hit the open road and travel to the far corners of our continent, we
e-mail treasurer@lroc.org.za
                                         would like to compile a list of contacts you can phone at the time of need. They can be private
EDITOR
                                         individuals or suppliers but they must be at your recommendation, you must have experienced at
Janet Fletcher
Tel      082 455 3111                    first hand their assistance. Obviously most of the recommendations will come from within our
e-mail editor@lroc.org.za                borders but we would like to include the whole of Africa. Please send your input to me at
CLERK OF EVENTS                          pro@lroc.org.za .
Taun Bewsher
Tel    083 468 2544                      We are also going to conduct a survey amongst members about how you think we can improve
e-mail events@lroc.org.za                the services we offer. We will shortly send out a questionnaire but that does not stop you putting
DRIVER TRAINER                           your thoughts on paper and sending them to us now. Maybe your thoughts need researching and
Gerrie Myburgh                           so we can include them in the questionnaire. You are welcome to send your thoughts to me or
Tel     083 452 3228
e-mail trainer@lroc.org.za               any committee member.
TROPHY SECRETARY                         This past weekend we were honoured to be presented with an award by the Kyalami Marshals
Annie Benade
Tel     082 577 4531
                                         Association for our members‟ long time support of the association. It was 20 years ago that 16
e-mail trophy@lroc.org.za                Land Rovers congregated to offer recovery at the Kyalami Racetrack and with the ongoing
QUARTERMASTER                            motivation of Darryl and Gita Beck we have given support to this day. Well done guys.By the way
Eric Wolstencroft                        Darryl has been a marshal in motor sport for 50 years.
Tel     0834338658
e-mail regalia@lroc.org.za               Finally to keep up to speed with the electronic age we have successfully launched our Facebook
MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY                     page. Since launch a month ago we have 69 likes with many members downloading pictures and
Pieter Mulder                            offering banter. Because many members are active on Facebook, this will be an additional media
Tel     082 613 9599
e-mail membership@lroc.org.za
                                         we will use to keep members up to speed with our latest activities.
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER                 I hope you enjoy this Newsletter and thank you Bernard for all your efforts!
 Dave Morgan
Tel    0826900598                                                                                                           Dave Morgan.
e-mail pro@lroc.org.za
CLUB ADMINISTRATOR
Isla Blasa
Tel & fax 0861 576 272
e-mail   admin@lroc.org.za
LEGAL COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Andre Toulson
Tel
Email   legal@lroc.org.za

         CODE OF
         CONDUCT
Abide by the rules, constitution,
conservation code and code of
conduct of the Club Be a considerate
member Drive responsibly Assist
fellow members Promote the safe and
responsible     use      of     Land
RoversRespect rules in all parks,
conservation areas, public and
private lands Maintain your vehicle in
a sound on- and off-roadworthy
condition
Do not litter

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                                                Club Issues

MEMBERSHIP ISSUES.

Thank you to all the members for your patience and
understanding with regards to this year‟s membership cards.
Membership cards have been posted to all paid up members for
2011. If you haven‟t received your membership cards by the end
of May, please send me a mail (membership@lroc.org.za) so that
I can resolve any hick ups.


Pieter Mulder
Membership secretary


EMAIL ADDRESSES.

If you still get your newsletter by snail mail why don‟t you consider
advising Pieter to place you on our email list and you have a
chance to be in the front of the queue when phoning for bookings
for events where our vehicle limit is restricted and often the trips
are fully booked by “emailers”.As they say in the classics IF YOU
SNOOZE YOU LOSE!!!




CLUB IS NOW ON FACEBOOK

Hi all,
This is a reminder that the club is now on Facebook. It gives you
a place where you can chat, post pictures and tell fellow club
members what you have been up to. We will be using Facebook
as one of the mediums by which we keep you up to speed as to what is happening within the club. We will also soon have a
link to Land Rover so that you can follow what is happening within the big wide world of Land Rover.
If you would like to know more about Facebook please do not hesitate to contact Taun or myself.
See you on Facebook!
Dave




We are looking for volunteers to fix this classroom to put something back to enjoy our offroading passion. See write-up on the
Silozwe project on page 12 of this newsletter.




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                                                     Past Events
TRIP TO MANA POOLS VIA MATOPO GAME RESERVE

                                                              Zimbabwe is indeed a destination to explore and to enjoy once
                                                              again. Annie Benade took a group of five vehicles on a safari to
                                                              Mana Pools and back.We camped on the way at Marang Hotel
                                                              in Francis Town, Matopos Game Reserve where we visited the
                                                              grave of Cecil John Rhodes and viewed from the best reserved
                                                              Cave drawings up to date. We camped one night at Kariba Lake
                                                              and spend four nights in Mana Pools. Mana Pools will see us
                                                              again. On our way back we camped one night at Antelope Park
                                                              near Gweru where a lot of African experiences are offered like
                                                              Elephant rides, walk and play with lions, etc. The campsites are
                                                              of very good standard.
                                                              We took the road via Botswana, Francis Town, Plumtree,
                                                              Bulawayo to Mana Pools and back. It is worth to mention that
                                                              the roads in Botswana and Zimbabwe were of good standard
                                                              and surprisingly less potholes than in South Africa!
Article to follow in magazine.
ACTION TRIAL AND DRIVER TRAINING
This year‟s action trial took us back to an old favourite, Diggers Hole, and proved once again to be a great venue for events
like this. The day went off with no real problems, except for a certain member in a BMW powered 110 driving into the trees (we
will allow him to blame the blindfold he had to wear, although I suspect it is all down to the choice of Co-driver). Another
surprise was to see a P38 Rangie take top honours in the Men‟s LWB. The navigation exercise was also filled with many
surprises, as some members realised why a Tom-Tom or Garmin Nuvi is not always so good when you leave the tar. Look
forward to seeing you all at the next trial at Rust de Winter.


   Ladies SWB                                                  Men’s SWB
   1.       Elize Taljaard       38                            1.       Jakob Jordaan              3
   Ladies LWB                                                  2.       Andre Breytenbach          12
   No participants                                             3.       Kevin Reeves               16
                                                               Men’s LWB
                                                               1.       Jurgens vd Westhuizen      39
                                                               2.       Winston Ilsley             52
                                                               3.       Tony Pollastrini           72


RHEEBOKVLEI AWAY WEEKEND
                                                                                 I did not know that there are still
                                                                                 undiscovered camping spots in SA. After
                                                                                 leaving the R71 and a 1 ½ hour drive
                                                                                 through some of the most beautiful rolling
                                                                                 mountains with views that seem to reach
                                                                                 passed the horizon you will find the camp
                                                                                 Rheebokvlei.      The camp site is well
                                                                                 positioned on the crown facing North with
                                                                                 views overlooking a feeding spot to Impala
                                                                                 and Kudu. As promised by Dick, the
                                                                                 ablutions were ample (or did I get up early
                                                                                 and avoid the rush) with warm water and
                                                                                 lighting provided by solar panels and a small
                                                                                 generator.
                                                                                 Parts of the access road are narrow for up to
                                                                                 300 or 400 meters at a stretch and will not
                                                                                 allow an oncoming vehicle to pass. On our
                                                                                 departure a „friendly‟ incoming vehicle heard
                                                                                 our TD5 and patiently waited at the summit
                                                                                 for us to pass.


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There are several options for self touring around the reserve ranging from 1 hour to almost a full day give or take a few stops.
Along your trip you will see beautiful families of Kudu and troops of Baboons, not that we saw them but made themselves
heard. The exceptional views, waterfalls and sparkling clear river waters are a given
Very few people must drive the roads, on one drive out the road simply disappeared and caused us to back track, in other
places the length of the reeds on the „middle-mannetjie‟ were as high as the bonnet – all testimony that few people visit!
Roll on day 2 after a heavy cloud burst around midnight and thereafter a continuous drizzle that was to last most of the day
that caused some interesting slip n slide in places. Dick was insistent that the 8 vehicles depart at 7am sharp – well give or
take a few minutes we left for a day of history, schnapps, price of development, tall and handsome and Westminster. I won‟t
give away the cryptic clues for the „next time visitors‟ but suffice to say that despite the drizzle and mist that caused a 40 meter
visibility at times – what an exciting and fascinating day.
Did you know that nature has waterfalls that “grow outwards” – I would be sceptical but there it was, A Tufa! This particular
waterfall was dry (cost of progress) however we did view the most picturesque waterfall that went on for hmm, maybe 200 or
300 meters. Sounds glib when written but believe me you gotta see it.
I think I speak for all members who attended the camp that Dick did a sterling job of organising the event and guaranteed we
will be the first to reserve our place for next year.                                                     Mark Mac Donnell.




                                                Future Events

BRAAI AND BOOT SALE
                     TH
DATE:             29 MAY 2011
VENUE:            PISTON RING CLUB
TIME:             10.00AM ONWARDS
ORGANISER:        ERIC 083 433 8658

This year, the Boot Sale will be held at the Piston Ring Club house. For those who have not been there before it is situated in
the grounds at Modderfontein which is ideal for a Sunday out with the family. The Land Rover Club will supply braai fires for
those members that want to have a fun day out or for those members that what to sell or trade any item that they no longer
require. This could range from old electrical household goodies to car parts etc. This event is ideal for those members that
never attend the normal Land Rover outings or new members that have just joined the club. There are toilets available in the
club house and ample room under the trees for the children to run around.
So if you want to have a day out and socialize with other Land Rover members, please attend.
 The Land Rover Owners Club are also collecting old clothes for a home in Pretoria, Paul Jung Nickel Home, and can be any
item from ladies and men‟s wear.
For any other information, please give me a call on 083 433 8658.


AAWDC NATIONAL CHARITY RUN (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE)

DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011
DESCRIPTION: CHARITY RUN WITH BRING AND BRAAI.
TIME: 09H00
MEETING POINT: LAND ROVER, MIDRAND
ORGANISER: DAVE MORGAN 082 690 0598

The AAWDC Charity Run this year is being organised by the Nissan 4x4 Club. They are requesting the 4x4 community to
donate clothes, blankets, bedding, toys and non-perishable food for South African charities, the distribution of which will be
handled by the Red Cross. The drop-off points for the donations will be any of the LA Sport branches country wide with LA
Sport Pretoria East being the focal point for Gauteng. See www.lasport.co.za for branches.
Gerrie Myburg (083 452 3228) will co-ordinate the run from Land Rover, Midrand, look out for his green Defender with a white
roof. The run will start at 09h00, arriving at the LA Sport Track, Pretoria East at 10h00. For those not wanting to join the run
from Midrand you are welcome to join us at the LA Sport track from 10h00 onwards. Look out for our club gazebo. To tempt
you LA Sport have said we are welcome to drive the track at a special price of R100. Bring your meat and braai stuff (we must
be self sufficient) as we will braai at around 12:00 in time for a photo shoot at 14:00. To get to the LA Sport Track travel east
along Lynnwood Road. It is roughly 13 km from Hans Strydom. The GPS co-ordinates are S25.86847 E28.42392.

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So put this date in your diary and as part of the 4x4 community let‟s support the AAWDC and the organisers. Start looking
through your cupboards for old clothes and toys etc., and buy a few extra cans of food when you next go to the shops, as even
if you can‟t join us on Saturday you can still drop your donation off at your nearest LA Sport branch.
                                                                                                                         Dave




FILM EVENING
DATE: FRIDAY 10 JUNE 2011 WHERE: S.A. GUIDE DOG ASS 126 W ROXHAM ROAD BRYANSTON
TIME : FROM 17:00 FOR BRAAI & 19:00 FOR DVD‟S CONTACT: ATTIE SMIT 083 2922412


Gerrie Myburgh will share his DVD‟s:
Have you been out in the bush with you Series, Defender or Disco and found yourself in a difficult situation, and wish you knew
what to do. Come and join us and watch a DVD titled “How To Drive Off-Road.” The DVD is jam packed with expert advice
that will allow you to safely tackle extreme terrain with confidence. This two-hour special showcase is not to be missed.
See you at our first film evening for the year…….. with free entry and popcorn for the first 50 club members.
The fire will be lit at 16:30 and coffee & tea will be available. Bring the family and enjoy the evening with us.
                                                                                                                    Attie Smit


BECOME A REAL-LIFE TREASURE HUNTER.
DATE SATURDAY 11 JUNE 2011 AT LAND ROVER MIDRAND.
“Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using
GPS-enabled devices and then share their experience online”, as per the official Geocaching web site ( www.geocaching.com)
Let‟s discover and explore Gauteng as we search for the caches using a GPS device and our beloved Landy. Join Team
Landys (our geocaching team name) on Saturday 11 June 2011 at 8:00 am on the open field next to Land Rover Midrand,
where we will start our treasure hunt.
See you at the LROC first hunting party.
Team Landys


YOUTH DAY AWAY WEEKEND
DATE: 16 TO 19 JUNE 2011. WHERE: BARBERTON TEAM LEADER: KOSIE COMBRINK
BOOKINGS: ISLA BLASA 0861 LROCSA (0861 576272)

This is an invite to come and join us at Madikelo for a full and exciting long weekend in and around Barberton. We have
arranged interesting day events and a full day friendly 4x4 route in the mountains behind Barberton. Only camping is available
at Madikelo. Space is limited.
Camping fees to be paid into LROC bank account by Friday, 10 June.
Itinerary details as follows:
Thursday
Crocodile farm visit (+- 11,000 crocks). Late afternoon event to accommodate arrivals on the day.
Friday
Gold Mine and Gold Panning visit till about 14h00
Saturday
4x4 Route in the mountains behind Barberton.
Sunday
Departure

Costs:
Camping:           R50 per camp site and R20 per person per day (12 and older)
Gold Mine:         R180 per person.
4x4 Route:         R280 per vehicle

TEMBE AWAY WEEKEND
DATE: 15 TO 19 JUNE, 2011 WHERE: TEMBE ELEPHANT PARK, KZN BOOKINGS: ISLA BLASA , 0861 LROCSA GROUP LEADER: DICK
DE BRUYN. CELL: 083 3251026

Sorry this trip is fully booked.

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WINTER TRIAL AND DRIVER TRAINING

DATE: 16 TO 17 JULY 2011. WHERE : RUST DE W INTER TIME DRIVER TRAINING FROM 9.30AM ON SATURDAY.MOUNTAIN DRIVE ALSO
OFFERED AT 9.30AM. BOOKINGS FOR DRIVER TRAINING ISLA BLASA 011 3121423. TRIAL IS ON SUNDAY STARTING AT 9.30AM.


For the winter trial this year, we will be heading back to Rust
de Winter. This venue always proves to be a great outing, with
spacious campsites, and a nice big fire to keep us all warm
,while creating the family atmosphere that the club is all about.
The driving is also always interesting, and Gerrie will be there
to train those who are interested in recovery. Driver Training
will start at 9:00 on Saturday, as will a Mountain Drive for
those who are not doing the training. Registration for the Trial
on Sunday will start at 8:30, with the driver briefing at 9:00.
Those who want are welcome to make a weekend of it, and
come through on Friday if you wish. Please remember there
are no dustbins provided and you are responsible to remove
your own garbage for the premises.
Cost are: R50pp/day (including entry to the Gymkhana) and
R100.00 per Vehicle for the mountain drive. Trial fee of R30
also applies to those taking part.




TECHNICAL AFTERNOON AT LAND ROVER.

DATE SATURDAY 30 JULY 2011 WHERE:        TIME: 11.00AM       ORGANISER GERRIE MYBURGH.

Calling all Land Rover Mechanics! Jaguar Land Rover SA‟s top diagnostic specialist, Rory Beattie, will talk about and give us
some inside info into the diagnostics of the Defender. Mogamat Rahiman, the Regional Technical Manager will also be
available to answer questions that you might have on the Disco or Freelander.
The technical afternoon will start at 11:00 am until 5:00 pm, at Jaguar Land Rover Training Academy, Route 21, Corporate
Park, Irene
Gerrie


BATTLEFIELDS AWAY WEEKEND

DATE: 6TH TO 9TH AUGUST 2011. ORGANISER – TREVOR FLETCHER. BOOKINGS – ISLA BLASA 011 312 1423
CALLING ALL SERIES VEHICLES AND ALL FRIENDS OF SERIES VEHICLES.

(All members welcome – this will be a laidback adventure)
We are planning an exciting long weekend adventure to the Kwa-Zulu/Natal Battle fields. Mike Nel is an expert on the Battle
fields and will spend the weekend with us, taking us on a personalized tour of the Talana Museum, which after chatting to the
curator Linda, sounds absolutely fascinating. Mike will share his boundless knowledge with us as he takes us to Blood River,
Isandlwana and Rorke‟s Drift. Furthermore, we will be able to experience stunning scenery and the local culture when we
venture out on a dirt road crisscross of the KZN heartland.
                th
Saturday 6 August 2011 =Mike Nel will be taking us to Talana Museum / Blood River
           th
Sunday 7 August 2011 = Mike Nel will be taking us to Isandlwana / Rorkes Drift
           th
Monday 8 August 2011 = Mike Nel will be taking us into the rural areas of Kwa Zulu Natal. Mike has asked us to bring along
                      pens, pencils or perhaps a soccer ball or two, clothes, blankets, books - these items will be handed
                      out on the day to the community and are always much appreciated by those who receive them.
The Tour Guide Fee is R200 per vehicle (20 vehicles) for the 3 days, which is payable on booking and is non refundable.
Accommodation is at Elandskraal called Elandsheim 16Km from Rorkes Drift - www.elandsheim.co.za


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Elandsheim offers both camping and elementary cottages, with hot water, ablutions and braai facilities. Please book directly
with Isla as we have already secured a deposit for the weekend.
Camping is R50pppd with communal bathrooms. Limited amount of electrical points (6)
6 x Log Cabins sleep 8 at R70 per person per night (communal bathrooms) (optional bedding once off charge of R40 per
person)
4 x Log Cabins sleep 8 at R70 per person per night (en suite bathrooms) (optional bedding once off charge of R40 per person)
4 x Double Rooms (Bed & Breakfast) at R350 per person per night includes bedding, breakfast and if longer than 1 night
includes lunch pack for the battlefields. (800m up the road)
If you are interested in joining this adventure, please book as soon as possible – spaces are limited.
Please note:
    1.        Payment of the R200 per vehicle tour guide fee is payable on booking and is non refundable
    2.        Payment for camping / cabin accommodation and access fees to the four sites (R90 pp) must be paid by 22 July
              2011.


CARS IN THE PARK.
         TH
DATE 7 AUGUST 2011 VENUE ZWARTKOPS RACE W AY LROC ORGANISER ERIC W OLSTENCROFT.

Zwartkops race course is the venue for the Cars in the Park this year.
I would like to put on a display of Land Rover vehicles from series one to the latest and unusual vehicles. Any person willing to
exhibit their Land Rover on the day please e-mail me with details at erer@mweb.co.za




.We want a display like this when LROC started with recovery at Kyalami many many years ago.


AAWDC FAMILY DAY
                         TH
DATE SATURDAY 13 AUGUST 2011 CLUB ORGANISER GERRIE MYBURGH/W ARREN VOS.
Details to follow


NIGHT TRIAL AND DRIVER TRAINING
          TH        TH
DATE 27        TO 28     AUGUST 2011 W HERE MABALINGWE ORGANISER TAWN BEWSHER AND GERRIE MYBURGH

This year‟s night trial will be one to remember, and is definitely worth making a weekend outing. We will be Visiting the
Mabalingwe Private game reserve in the Waterberg. With a multitude of roads for game drives, including a chance to see some
of the big 5. Excellent facilities, including a restaurant and the famous Kalahari Oasis Pub (the set of the old Boet & Swaer
Castrol ads). The 4x4 Mountain drive is also excellent, with views of note. There really is something for the whole family at
Mabalingwe, and it will be great to see you there.
Costs: There are 5 Luxury twin tents (with en-suite bathrooms) available at a cost of R560.00 Per unit for the weekend; these
can be booked directly with Isla. Alternatively, there are 7 4x4 Campsites in walking distance from the Kalahari Camp, where
we will be based, at a cost of R220.00 per sight per night (Max 6 people). These campsites are very basic, and have only a
tap, and a shared ablution facility. Campsites can be booked directly with Mabalingwe (remember to mention you are with the
LROC Group). There are also various other accommodation options available at Mabalingwe. More details can be found at
www.mabalingwe.co.za .



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Gerrie will provide Driver Training on Saturday at a cost of R50.00 p/p, Entry to the Night trial is on Saturday Evening will be
levied at R70.00 per vehicle.
This weekend will really be something special. Book early!


WATERBERG AWAY WEEKEND
I have now tentatively booked for the weekend 16-18 September.
Rough itinerary (very flexible of course):
Leave Friday afternoon to arrive at Taaibos in time to set up camp before dark. It is about 260km from Rietvlei.
Friday evening campfire. Saturday Hiking, swimming and 4X4 route. Saturday evening campfireSunday - each does his own
thing - we probably have to be out early afternoon.
Accomodation:
More than 15 camp spots. Electricity points available but have to be shared. R80 pp pd (Grade 4-7 kids half price, Grade 3 and
lower kids free)
Two shared ablution blocks - one close to camps, other one about 100m into bush.
Four chalets (1 double bed in one, 2 single beds in other three) R350 per day
One Parkhome (1 double, 3 single beds) R700 per day
4X4 Route:
Two options - Long can take up to 8 hours if there are a lot of vehicles, Short is about half the time.
Ground clearance required, but bypasses are available. R200 per vehicle for whole weekend (i.e. mutliple trips allowed)
Other:
Lovely, safe river for kids to swim in. Zip line and swing rope at dam. Beautiful scenery.Small game.
Contact: Charmaine Pistorius: Phone/Fax (014) 754-4462 Cell (082) 670-0792
Co-ordinates:
24 Deg 11 Min 14,24 Sec South 027 Deg 51 Min 41,52 Sec East (Deg, Min, Sec)
24 Deg 11,237 Min South 027 Deg 51,692 Min East (deg, Dec Min)
                                                   lat -24,187288 lon 27,861533 (Dec Deg)
                                                   I have asked Charmaine to try and keep the weekend exclusively for us, but
                                                   that will obviously depend on the number of bookings received within the next
                                                   few weeks.
                                                   Regards
                                                   Bertus Bekker




The Land Rover Owners Club is NOT a commercial organization. It is a club run by enthusiasts
of Land Rovers.




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                                For classified advertisements to appear in the
                             newsletter, please submit to newsletter@lroc.org.za




              LROC Business Adverts
        OC Business                 RROC                    LROC NEW MEMBERS

You must be a bone fide member to advertise in this column. Please submit via newsletter@lroc.org.za
                    Business Ad
Our policy is to clear the adverts on a yearly basis. If you want your advert put in future newsletters please submit to
newsletter@lroc.org.za attention Bernard.
       Weekend Getaway in the Bush! Situated in the heart of the bush, in Hartbeespoort, only 45min from JHB and PTA.
        We offer self catering as well as Bed and Breakfast. Facilities include Swimming pool, Tennis Court, and Braai area.
        A bird watchers dream. Services include: Game drives, Hot air Ballooning, Day spar treatments, Elephant walks, and
        Quadbiking. Close to Hennops and De Wild Offroad trails.Roads ideal for mountain Biking.Visit our website at
        www.caracalcountrycottage.co.za or contact Mark 082 414 9335
       Klein Karoo, extremely comfortable accommodation, B&B or S/C for up to 8 persons on Dorper stud farm in the
        Kammanassie Mountains. Absolute tranquility, beautiful views, birding, walks, hikes, cycling, and 4x4 trails aplenty.
        Near De Rust. Contact Mary & Dick Carr 072 248 4830. More info at www.rolbaken.co.za
       For a competitive, obligation free quotation/s on your Land Rover, 4x4, motorcycle, personal lines (household)
        package policy/ies or commercial business portfolio/'s please contact Chantel at Ian Meaker Brokers on 041-
        3641090 or via e-mail on chantel@imbfs.co.za
       East Rand SCUBA specializing in SCUBA Diver training and adventure trips. Contact Bryan 083 604 2266 or visit us
        on www.eastrandscuba.co.za
       Any members traveling through the Little Karoo and wanting to stay over at a B&B in Oudtshoorn, please contact The
        Yotclub B&B. We are in the centre of the town with private riverfront, lovely views and absolute peace and quiet.



                                                 LROC News – June 2011
                                                        Page 9
        Sorry no camping available.10% discount on presentation of members card. contact us on 044 279 2247 or
        yotclub@mweb.co.za ww.gardenroute-yotclub.com Des & Liz White Yotclub B&B
       If you are passionate about Land Rovers and nature you will want to do the Badshoek Experience (see;
        www.badshoek.co.za ).We have 7 Land Rovers from Series 1 to 110 for your enjoyment
       Come to LandyIcon Motors for servicing and repairs and spares (open on Saturday morning for spares). Phone Eric
        at 011 918 7094. www.landyicon.co.za
       For all your Two-Way-Radio and Communications Requirements' please contact ROSH Electronics cc Contact
        Name: Romeo Nardini Tel 011 476-4156 Fax 011 476-1787 Cell 082-552 4440 e-mail: roshelec@global.co.za
       Learner Driver Training. For training in the Johannesburg northern suburbs and West Rand areas please contact
        Kevin Moss 082 968 2543.
       Calling all 4x4 fanatics, quaders and biltong hunters. We have self catering log cabins on a game farm in the Limpopo
        province, with approx 350 hectares of 4x4 riding and 190 hectares of game farm. You can contact Anita or Dennis
        Fritz on 082 551 8919 / 014 717 1297, for more info, or mail us on emb2@goggaconnect.co.za / jhb@precision-
        embroidery.co.za . Please use both mail addresses when mailing.
       Stunning brick and thatch 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 14 beds, holiday home for rent at Legogo Bay (430km north of
        Maputo and 19km from Jangamo village).Fully furnished and equipped with mains electricity and treated water.
        Comes with servant, plunge pool, gazebo with gas braai and pizza oven, and 42”flat screen TV but bring your own
        DSTV card. For further details contact Larry Ouzman larry@unilam.co.za 083 225 9600 011 823 5065 (w)
       Wheel Spacers for Defender & Disco Series 1 & 2 made to Order, up to 40mm.R3000.00 Per Set. Contact Graeme on
        011 363 0931,071 348 3863.E mail lindeng@icon.co.za
       Sometimes your destination cannot be reached in a Land Rover; on these occasions contact BOARDING PASS, the
        professional travel consultants. Our staff will research and arrange your flights/accommodation and obtain the best
        possible fares. For more information contact Alan Farthing on 0825510079 or alan@boardingpass.co.za or
        loraine@boardingpass.co.za . “
       Any members visiting MAROPENG/ CRADLE OF HUMANKIND or adjacent areas of interest wanting to overnight
        camping or roof top tenting, a small ablution and Braai facility available contact us Luke or Maureen 082 414 2677 or
        Email Maureend@acenet.co.za. We are situated on a large plot on the outskirts of Honeydew plenty of shops and
        restaurants within 3km.
       Light Engineering Works: - engineering services incorporating welding of most materials in all forms, once off
        drilling, milling & turning and bracket & mounting fabrication to your design. Photographic examples available via
        email. Trailer servicing & repairs to manufacturer's specifications. We also do HF &VHF antenna installations with
        advanced antenna analyzers. Contact: Willie Wright, 082 335 1356 / zs6wc@vodamail.co.za .Workshop at The Hill
        Johannesburg.
       North Coast, Shakas Rock. 2 bedroomed/2 bathroom beach front flat. Front B/R 1double bed 2nd B/R, double bed
        plus singled bed. Fully furnished just bring towels, TV just bring own smart card also lock up garage. Limited service
        provided. Out of Season R450 Cell 082 921 1820 John Munroe




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                                      LROC New Members
The LROC would like to welcome the following new member. May their journey with us be smooth and enjoyable and may they
be members for many years to come
      Celeste Bradley from Roodepoort and she drives a 2003 Discovery 2 TD5
      Malcom & Diane Storey from Brackenhurst and they drive a 2010 Discovery 4
      Danie & Margaretha van Tonder and their kids Ghite & Andria. They are from Highveld and drive a 1999    Defender
       110 TD 5
      Lewis Jonker from Roodepoort and he drives a 2003 Discovery 2 TD5
      Paul Morel from Northwold and he drives a 2008 Defender Puma
      Leon & Valerie Fourie from Roodepoort and they drive a 2008 Defender 110 Puma
      Nicolaas & Maria Maritz from Hercules and they drive a Discovery 1 V8
      Antonio & Susan Redelinghuys from Centurion and they drive a 2003 Discovery 2 V8
      Myles Badenhorst from Johannesburg and he drives a 2000 Defender 90 TD5
      Anne Irons from Rooihuiskraal and she drives a 2005 Defender 90 TD5
      Herman & Margaret van Staden from Kemptonpark and they drive a Series 3
      Adran Hallam & Janet Solomon from Durban and they drive a 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6

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   Gideon van der Watt from George and he drives a 1990 Defender V8
   Chris & Rosemary van Selm from Forest Hills and they drive a 1995 Discovery 1 V8
   Boris Mordkovich from New York and he drives a Series 3
   Keith & Annemieke Vianello from Port Elizabeth and they drive a 2009 Discovery 3
   Andre & Elaine Louw and their children Benjamin & Ingrid. They are from Port Elizabeth and they drive a 2000
    Defender 110 TD5




                                                      For Sale
   Are the buttons on you key worn away, I have new uncut keys for a Discovery 2. The PC board inside not included,
                                                             just swop yours over. R350-00 . Pieter, Centurion.
                                                             0832986979
                                                                Afrispoor off road trailer for sale. Fitted Eeziawn roof top
                                                                 tent with side panels and king size bed. Fitted kitchen
                                                                 with electric 2 hotplate cooker. Two gas bottle and 2
                                                                 jerrycan lockable holders (can also be used for
                                                                 storage). Extra storage shelves on either side plus back
                                                                 access storage , all lockable. Nose cone with fridge and
                                                                 caravan park electricity connection. 2 Hella plugs. Table
                                                                 rack with campers table. Spare wheel. Equipped with
                                                                 plug to charge fitted battery when towing. Tracks
                                                                 Defender models. Colour Green. R48000-00.
                                                                 Tony 082-451 0834.
                                                                I have the following for sale, 3.5 v 8 engine complete
                                                                 ,LT 77 gearbox, transfer box, front diff and rear diff. All
                                                                 components in good order. Hennie Schlebusch 082-
                                                                 8999642 hschlebusch@gmail.com
                                                                200 Tdi gearbox and transfer case second hand.
                                                                 R5000.00 for both. Contact Richard 0153060292 or
    0718962527. Tzaneen..
   Techni roof top tent excellent condition,complete R3300 location kloof kzn call 0824473699
   Land rover Discovery 2 2000 model XS , V8 manual in good condition R60000
   Disco 1 doors complete R500 each , Santana gearbox R3000 , 2.6 rover motor R2000 , defender salsbury 1994
    R3000 , defender seat box R300 , Range rover p38 Auto box R6000 Johan KZN 0823552344.
   I have a Freelander td4 engine and a 18k engine for sale as non runners. all parts inspected and ready for assembly.
    R25000 each. Call Mark on 0824518501 or email: kathyvdm@gmail.com.
   FS: Hannibal 1.2m RTT in mint condition, cover has a couple of scratches, 2 sets of poles. 1yr old and been slept in
    for a grand total of 15 nights. Reason: RTT setup does not work for our camping style, so we're switching to a ground
    tent for now & the RTT has to go. Nakkiran in Gordon's Bay, pls contact via email: n.sunassee+RTT@gmail.com.
   1998 Blue Landrover defender Tdi 90, offering roofrack, bull bar, hi-lift jack, old man emu shocks, engine completely
    overalled, in excellent condition.258 000 km. Contact Lea 082 223 7054.
   1993 Land Rover Discovery 1 3.9 V8 130,000km with service history. Needs new top gasket. Interior is best looking
    around and very original. BFG Mud tyres with lots of tread and Detroit rear auto locker. Car in Durban. R40,000.
    Contact Piet 082 784 0935
   Discovery 1: Extra fuel tanks 304 Stainless steel 1.2mm thick 55L each R2200 each incl VAT - uninstalled. Installation
    labour and Installation hardware excluded. Gravity feeds into main tank via manual valve. Tanks can be ordered for
    left side or right side or both sides. These tanks mount in place of the rear jump seats and fill externally from the
    corner panels above the rear lights. For more info contact Philip 083 459 0841 philip(a_t)gpltel.com.
   Melvin and Moon Seat covers for sale for Discovery 2 make me an offer. Wessel Oosthuizen 0836017463.
   Freelander TD4 2004 Roofrack R1500 Propshaft front to back complete R2700 IRB box R4000 Skid pan R400
    Workshop manual R100. Hans. hanzman@vodamail.co.za
   Discovery 1 Mags for sale, set of 5 @ R3000.00, contact Emile 083 602 8370, Bloemfontein.
   I have a Diso 3 G4 used expedition roof rack for sale. Give me a offer. Contact Les on 0823779107



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                                                                 Wanted
         I need a winch compatible bullbar for 110 Defender and also a swing spare wheel carrier call Braam 0732009998
         Looking for an off road trailer empty, 6 foot. Contact Trevor Ingram 0836470566. Boksburg.
         Wanted-Full length steel/fibreglass canopy with full back door for 110 Defender-Contact Lance Muir 0731702600 from
          Witbank area.
         I am looking for a wrap around bullbar for my discovery 2 facelift. Please e mail photos to bgoosen@telkomsa.net
          Swartruggens .
         Landy Disco Tdi, with new headlights. Max 140 000km, Willing to pay R110 000. Call Hein 082 905 5509, Midrand.
         Looking for Disco 3 black nudge bar, or bull bar, as well as running boards (side steps) any nice extras to kit my Disco
          3 with. 0822943993 dalevinn@gmail.com.
         Wanted! Folding step for Defender. (left hand side passenger door) Stuart Michelmore stuart@conco.co.za. Cell: 082
          456 6547 Johannesburg.
     


                                                    Other Matters
OFF-ROAD RADIO LICENCES
Please take note that ICASA has changed their financial year end to March. Temporary licences have been issued to all paid
up ORRA members for the interim period at ORRA‟s cost. Licence renewals for the 2011/12 year will be sent out in
February/March 2011. For further information/queries please contact Rina at ORRA. Email orra@aawdc.org.za or Tel 012 379
1715 (08:00 – 12:00)
ICASA has issued ORRA with the long awaited 2nd frequency.
The VHF frequencies are:
152.6625
161.1500
Notifications to contact their club‟s radio officer for the 2nd frequency will be sent to all members with VHF licences.
Rina Stander ORRA Administrator 012 379 1715 Work 082 990 4364 Mobile orra@aawdc.org.za


WINDPOMPFEES 4X4 SAFARI
The Windpompfees is a yearly activity taking place in Naboomspruit and this year they have also incorporated a 4x4 route as
part of the festivities.
DATE :     16-18 JUNE 2011 WHERE: NABOOMSPRUIT CONTACT: W INDPOMPFEES@GMAIL.COM
WEBSITE    WWW .NABOOMWINDPOMPFEES.CO.ZA

Just a heads up on the status of the Swazi Regularity Raid. After the National AGM it was decided to move the Reg Raid to 7
and 8 August 2011. The June date clashed with the Botswana Toyota Dessert Race. I hope to send the entry forms out with in
the next 2 weeks or so.
Gert 083 740 5714
SILOZWE PRIMARY SCHOOL PROJECT
On our recent safari visit to Matopo‟s e were asked by the game ranger to assist them with their school. As a group we think it
will make a huge difference to them if we can do the following:
To re-do one class room to cater for 45 learners:
1.        We will need 22 school tables and 45 chairs.
2.        We will need to paint the class room.
3.        We will fit electrical surface conduit piping and electrical plugs.
4.        We will fit a black board and chalk..
5.        Supply them with certain exercise books, pens, educational books, etc.
6.        We want to supply them with window glass and glazing putty to repair broken windows.

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We are looking for a group of volunteers to source the materials, make the tables if necessary at our place. Take the furniture
to Matopo‟s where the Game Reserve will supply the accommodation. They will also arrange access at the border post with
little costs.
Email Annie Benade – trophy@lroc.org.za if you want to be part of this experience.




PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING AMENDED DATES IN THE NORMS AND/OR STANDARDS
DRAFTING PROCESS:
Tasks                                                                                           Dates
A draft of the National Norms and/or Standards will be sent to all stakeholders                 3 June to 4 July 2011
registered with Anchor Environmental, through electronic media (email and websites).
Stakeholders will have a period 30 days to study and submit comments on the document
back to Anchor Environmental.
The Draft National Norms and/or Standards will be presented and discussed in two                13 June (Cape Town)
stakeholder workshops, one in Johannesburg/Pretoria and one in Cape Town.
                                                                                                14 June (Gauteng)
The Draft National Norms and/or Standards will be amended in the light of comments              29 July 2011
received from stakeholders and then submitted to NOW and the Department of
Environmental Affairs for publication in the Government Gazette following which a further
30 day period will be available for stakeholders to study and comment on the document.



The workshops will be held in the evenings with registration starting at 18h00. The venues will be communicated once these
have been confirmed.
I apologise for any inconveniences, Karen Tunley



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Anchor Environmental Consultants
Tokai 7945, South Africa Tel: +27 21 701 3420 Fax: +27 21 701 5280 Email: info@anchorenvironmental.co.za
www.anchorenvironmental.co.za
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
(AMENDMENTS)
The National Road Traffic Regulations have been amended. The amendement is in Government gazette 33796, Notice
number 1113 published on 25 November 2010.


           Roadworthy certificates for vehicles that change ownership have been changed from 6 months to 21 days.*
           Regulation 141 (b) dealing with re-tests, amended to make provision for only one re-test.
Since changed back 6 to months.
        New motor vehicle registered after 1 August 2010 must have number plates that are fitted with pop rivets or screws. If it
cannot be fitted to the vehicle it must be fitted to a bracket that complies with SANS 973.
         As of 1 February 2011 person who obtain driving licence for a code C, C1 EC or EC1 driving licence will not be allowed to
drive a motor vehicle that requires a code B or code EB licence (in old terms – a person with a code 10, 11, 13 or 14 licence
cannot drive a vehicle for which you need a code 08 licence). This will only apply to new licence holders.
          Left-hand drive steered vehicles: Legality is clarified – the owner of such a vehicle may, if the vehicle was licensed in his name
before 23 July 2004, sell the vehicle and the new owner my licence it.
REMOVAL OF LICENCE DISC
Existing in the ordinance is a section where by an officer may pull a vehicle over to check for any roadworthy or safety defects
on the vehicle – they are now allowed to remove your licence disc from the vehicle if they feel that it is not to the required
standard / satisfaction. The result being that the vehicle is no longer legal and it must be taken directly to a place of repair.
Once the necessary repairs have been carried out the vehicles will return to a testing station for examination before the owner
may redeem the vehicle licence disc. It will be extremely frustrating and time consuming, so i would appeal to all members to
ensure you are driving your vehicle/s in a roadworthy condition at all times. You could lose your disc for the smallest thing,
indicators not working, a broken head light, no number plate, brake lights not working, smooth tyres etc...
RED TRIANGLES
In the ordinance – it is now common practice to carry Red Triangles, if you don‟t have please start keeping them in your
vehicle.
RUST PENETRANTS – SAVVA TIP NO 45
Many of us have had/still have the problem of trying to remove rusted nuts of bolts – and it was often a case of which product
to use! One can purchase rust penetration oils from most hardware stores or one can try Coke or Vinegar etc. (Coca Cola that
is – not the product from Bogota). However someone in the U.S. has investigated various products and for what it‟s worth the
following were the results:
Quote:
The Machinist‟s Workshop magazine actually tested various penetrants for break out
Torque on rusted nuts with significant results! They arranged a subjective test of all the popular penetrants with the control
being the torque required to remove the nut from a “scientifically rusted” environment.
Results:
Penetrating Oil                                             Average load
No oil                                                      516 pounds
WD 40                                                       238 pounds
PB Blaster                                                  214 pounds
Liquid Wrench                                               127 pounds
Kano Kriol                                                  106 pounds
ATF / Acetone mix                                           53 pounds


The automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) – Acetone mix was a “home brew” mix of 50-50 ATF fluid and acetone.
Note: the “home brew” was beter than the commercial products in this particular test.
A local machinist group mixed a batch and all now use it with equally good results.
Worth a try?

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OBITUARY.
Subject: RE: Dale's Funeral: message from a former colleague for the wake

Dear all,


Land Rovers and Dale are indelibly bound up in my happy memories.


I met Dale about 1970 because our parents lived around the corner from each other in Melrose, Johannesburg. One weekend
Stafford asked me to come round and help him fix his sister-in-law‟s Land Rover, as I had been tinkering with the ancient Land
rover that belonged to the Wits University Mountain Club.
A friendship was born out of that grease-covered Saturday afternoon. Several Land Rover trips followed in the somewhat
ramshackle “Tembu”. She went OK but stopping her with a full load was always somewhat interesting.
Dale encouraged my yearning to own a Landy, as it was in her vehicle Tembu that I really learnt to drive off-road, something
that I have been doing ever since some 40 years later and usually in Land Rovers, too. The result of her introducing me to the
Land rover Owner‟s Club was the purchase of my old green diesel Landy and I can then remember so clearly just after that,
when she finally sold Tembu and pitched up at my parents‟ house in Melrose, Johannesburg grinning like a Cheshire cat with a
brand-new, lime-green Series 3 Landy, Tembu 2. It was state-of-the-art in those days too!!
Several years later when I was on a contract job in Rhodesia, Dale and Tony would pitch up fairly regularly at my home in
Salisbury, in Tembu 2. They had driven nonchalantly down from Malawi, through the hell run that was the Tete Road in war-
torn Northern Mocambique. They would arrive – casual as ever – with two big smiles, a dozen cold Castles, the inevitable
Rhodesian cigarettes and we would quaff all that beer before supper was served.
Through Dale and Shirley and Stafford [and Land rovers], I met Jeannette and we are still pottering off to remote places in
South Africa, enjoying the fruits of a friendship that spanned 4 decades.
Best wishes love to all
John Menasce




                                             From left to right Darryl Beck,Taun Bewsher,Annie Benade and Attie Smit at the
                                             Action Trial at Diggers Hole.




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