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    Are there any Nelspruit and surrounding members who would be interrested in starting a weekend warrior group. Day outings to local spots, and scenic drives. No club rules and fees, no chairman, no BS, just fun in the sun. No brand bashing, everyone is welcome, even 4x2 om some routes can be accommodated. Just explore the region and see some hidden gems with like minded travellers.

    Whatsapp group sort of thing, make a date and trip. The person who organises it leads the trip. Put it on the group, anyone free to join, if you dont like it, dont go. Arrange your own trip that you like.

    I will be happy to admin the group for a start. Once going someone else can take over if they want. Please show interrest here and send me a PM with contact details.
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    Our Ossewa 4x4 Group started on WhatsApp when we planned our 1st Ossewa 4x4 Trail trip. The group just stayed and new guys joined as we did more trips and others left.

    Maybe also consider organising a trip and see who wants to join you. Then start a WhatsApp group to make arrangements. Then see where it goes from there.

    We operate in a similar way you are suggesting. And although we do mostly trail type trips, we have done just "lekker kuier" trips. We specifically said we don't want to become a "club" and have all sorts of admin to handle with that and starting to feel obliged to organise something just to warrant the club. Sometimes we have more than one outing close to each other and other times months go by without anything. Nobody is stressed about it.... I think.

    And although we do not want the admin associated with a club, we did realise that some sort of admin is required in managing the size of the group. But nothing is formal. We have come to a point where we do not just add people to group just for the sake of adding people. If a friend want to join a trip, we do not have problem at all. After the trip he can then decide if he want to join permanently or not. We are currently sitting on 19 members in the group. Some of whom I haven't even met as I could not join on some of they trips they went on.

    As things work out and with people being busy, we never had a situation where we had to many vehicles on a trip. If that does happen we will just wing it, as the children would say.

    In principal, I think it is good idea. And it is a good way to get to see places you would not have "discovered" by yourself. If the group survives the 1st trip chances are good you will end up with like minded people who stays on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniek View Post
    Our Ossewa 4x4 Group started on WhatsApp when we planned our 1st Ossewa 4x4 Trail trip. The group just stayed and new guys joined as we did more trips and others left.

    Maybe also consider organising a trip and see who wants to join you. Then start a WhatsApp group to make arrangements. Then see where it goes from there.

    We operate in a similar way you are suggesting. And although we do mostly trail type trips, we have done just "lekker kuier" trips. We specifically said we don't want to become a "club" and have all sorts of admin to handle with that and starting to feel obliged to organise something just to warrant the club. Sometimes we have more than one outing close to each other and other times months go by without anything. Nobody is stressed about it.... I think.

    And although we do not want the admin associated with a club, we did realise that some sort of admin is required in managing the size of the group. But nothing is formal. We have come to a point where we do not just add people to group just for the sake of adding people. If a friend want to join a trip, we do not have problem at all. After the trip he can then decide if he want to join permanently or not. We are currently sitting on 19 members in the group. Some of whom I haven't even met as I could not join on some of they trips they went on.

    As things work out and with people being busy, we never had a situation where we had to many vehicles on a trip. If that does happen we will just wing it, as the children would say.

    In principal, I think it is good idea. And it is a good way to get to see places you would not have "discovered" by yourself. If the group survives the 1st trip chances are good you will end up with like minded people who stays on.
    Hi Danie, I have been meaning to contact you. Maybe we can just join you on one of your trips? Seems like you have the system sorted.

    I am running around like hell at the moment. But we can maybe set up a meeting sometime. Will phone you during the week. I would be more of a "kaas en wyn" type of overlander. I will be spending a lot of money (for me) on my new vehicle so dont want to scrath and murder it on a trail. I have done many trails, so I am happy that I can/have done it.
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    Hi Any age restrictions?

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    Nope, anyone with a good spirit welcome. Sorry for the slow response to everyone who replied. Expect some action soon.
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    Interested, I work in Angola, but would like to when I am at home.

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    Hi, anything happening here. I would also be interested

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    Nothing happening at the moment. There have been some unexpected drama that curbed my enthusiasm and restricted my free time. But keep adding to the list. Will post here to arrange something when this corona business blows over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandyLove View Post
    Nothing happening at the moment. There have been some unexpected drama that curbed my enthusiasm and restricted my free time. But keep adding to the list. Will post here to arrange something when this corona business blows over.
    This Corona business sure is taking its time to blow over .
    I've had a brief chat to another Lowvelder on another thread, and I'm toying with the idea of hosting a group later this year.
    We have a huge group from the Bronkhorstspruit area camping at Eureka City in late September.
    Maybe we must start exploring a date in late October for a day-trip.
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    I agree. If we wait for Covid to blow over before doing anything some might not get to do anything at all. Lets set a date for end of August. Shoot with ideas. Somewhere we can go for the day, have a kuier and a braai. Shoot with suggestions then we decide. Try to keep it to places where there arent many other visitors.

    Some suggestions:
    Barberton beach
    klipkoppie dam
    there is a dam on the geotrail (Roelf maybe you can help out with this one)
    Songimvelo

    the other usual spots are still closed and we dont want to attract attention
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    Witklipdam is also very nice. Pity I will miss this as I am not a Lowvelder anymore.

    I will have to check out the action in the Western Cape section.

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    Great idea, I'm in!

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    Methinks I should try and join this outing and kill two birds with one stone. There are a few vinyl's that are waiting for a new home. Will need to make a weekend of it though, it will be too hectic for a day trip.

    Lets hope for some inter provincial travel by then, otherwise I may have to get creative
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Eveleigh View Post
    Methinks I should try and join this outing and kill two birds with one stone. There are a few vinyl's that are waiting for a new home. Will need to make a weekend of it though, it will be too hectic for a day trip.

    Lets hope for some inter provincial travel by then, otherwise I may have to get creative
    Go to the copshop, grab a permit to relocate, come collect your vinyls, do the outing with us, slerp over, and return un-relocated.
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    Maybe the month end weekend? Where are we going? Lets see if we can go somewhere unusual.
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