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Marakele: 4x4 Eco Trail

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Marakele: 4x4 Eco Trail

Unread post by Cassius » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:22 am

Marainsii named after the well known poet Eugene Murray who explored the region. The trail's duration is two nights and three days.

This is not an obstacle course or a testing ground for four-wheel drive vehicles. The participants on this trail will be true bush lovers and ones who enjoy the wilderness.



Equipment and Accessories Guideline

Camping Equipments Equipments

• Tent, tent pegs and
• hammer / or
• rooftop tent
• Feather duster can
• also be handy to
• dust the rear of
• your vehicle
• Portable shower
• Ground sheet,
• spade and broom
• Sleeping bag,
• towels and pillow
• Inflatable mattress
• and pump
• Gas lamp
• 2 torches (extra
• batteries)
• Folding table and
• chairs
• Gas stove/cooker,
• handy braai and
• gas bottle (2)

• Braai Grid and stand
• Wood (please supply
• own)
• 2 x 25-litre water
• containers
• Refrigerator or cool box
• (for ice and meat)
• Cooking pot and kettle
• Medium-sized plastic
• bowl for washing dishes
• Fire extinguisher
• Insect repellent
• Table cloth
• Washing and drying
• cloth
• Pot scourer and
• dishwashing liquid
• Refuse bags
• Toilet paper
• Cutlery and crockery
• Mugs and glasses
• Wooden spoon, can
• opener, egg lifter and
• cutting knife
• Paper towels
• Wooden carving
• board
• Hot water flask

Tools Other First Aid
• Toolbox should have the necessary spanners, sockets
• etc.
• Gas utility spares and mantles
• Nuts and bolts
• Puncture repair kit
• Spare globes
• Electrical
• terminals
• Tie-down straps
• Fuses
• Epoxy glue
• Prestik
• Personal toiletries
• (remember
• biodegradable soap for
• showering outdoors)
• Road maps
• Camera and film
• Binoculars
• Appropriate clothing
• Hat/cap
• Raincoat
• Reference books
• (mammals/trees/birds)
• Small plastic bowl for
• washing
• Sufficient food and
• beverages
• Own personal
• medication
• Antihistamine
• ointment and tabs
• Eye drops
• Paracetamol
• Stingose
• Cotton wool / gauze
• Plaster
• Scissors and
• tweezers

Take Note

• A maximum of 20 persons (4 persons per vehicle), may participate per trail.
• No children under the age of 12 will be allowed.
• All participants have to complete an indemnity form before embarking on the trail. These forms should be handed to the trail ranger before departing on the trail.
• The general rules and regulations of the Kruger National Park also apply to trailists.
• Trailists depend on the trail ranger for their safety and for guidance. The trail ranger must therefore be obeyed at all times. Failure to co-operate in this respect could lead to the immediate cancellation of the trail.
• For safety and ethical reasons excessive consumption of liquor is strongly discouraged.
• Trailists provide their own food, liquor and soft drinks.

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Marakele 4x4 Eco trail

Unread post by Cassius » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:17 pm

:dance:
Explore the Waterberg Mountain’s untrammeled land. The Marakele 4x4 Eco Trail is a 3-day (2 nights) outdoor adventure spanning the wilderness, primitive zone of Marakele National Park which is the core of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve :D



further information about the trail is available on: http://www.sanparks.org/parks/marakele/ ... vities.php

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Re: Marakele 4x4 Eco trail

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:37 pm

Looks awesome - onto the list of to do's it goes :dance:
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Re: Marakele 4x4 Eco trail

Unread post by Cassius » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:54 pm

It is a very good 4x4 eco trail, one that you will love to experience. :dance:
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Re: Marakele 4x4 Eco trail

Unread post by Imberbe » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:07 pm

:dance: I had a look at the area through which it travels. It must be amazing to do that route! Amazing mountain scenery!

This one is one I absolutely want to do!!!! :mrgreen:
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"Wilderness cannot be conquered, it becomes part of you and enriches your soul."

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Re: Marakele 4x4 Eco trail

Unread post by Suzuwild » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:39 pm

Can some one tell me if the trail can be done in a 2x4 with diff lock? (Isuzu DC 250c le) :hmz:

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Re: Marakele 4x4 Eco trail

Unread post by stewiep » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:16 pm

Booked for end of September. Can't wait - been too long in the city.

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Re: Marakele 4x4 Eco trail

Unread post by stewiep » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:51 pm

Not looking too good at the moment. I'm the only vehicle booked and it appears as if the trail won't go ahead with only 1 vehicle.


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