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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:20 pm

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Sekhmet
Youngest Piglet
Lord Burchelli
Lady459
Ron and Petra B
Mellory + Ernest
Scipio and Petra
Dikdikkie (Dikdikkie + Her + Herself)


Maybe
Heksie the legend
Mads
Stellie
J-J-J-Jen and Sparks (we need a Mod in the house :wink: )
Duke and Sharifa
Waterbuck
Quickie
Dinkybird + Hawk (might the sweet talking prevail?)

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Where is Shi?? And the Bushbaby family? :rtm:
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by Waterbuck » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:07 pm

cheetah2111 wrote:Hi Waterbuck!! I will change it now! :D
BTW. Heksie and I took some fish :cam: for you on our recent trip!
I love seeing them vissies :dance:

Hermione ... just remember the Marie Antoinette principle - GIVE THEM CAKE!


Cheetah.....can't wait for you pics of the vissies!!!! Please post them soon......may even have to buy you a shot of Amarula as few people seem to be posting fishy pics :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by Dan » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:38 am

Cheetah... 8) 8) 8) !!

I see you were so thrilled that I'm coming that you forgot to put our names on your list... :hmz: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by bert » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:04 am

This isnt right
Dalene go company transportation and i didnt
I also only need 2 airplane tickets :wink:
And can sleep with the dogs 8)

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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:04 pm

This is what the lapa looks like when empty
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And then there is a heck of a lot of space to braai! You just move the coals over with a shovel and put the grid there! Here is an example (featuring Bush Brat and RoberT
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(Tannie V took these photies if I remember correctly!)

Tannie V, Bushbaby75, and Michel367
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by barryels » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:18 pm

Mr Secretary,

I visited Rietvlei on Friday and is all for the little lapa for our official get together. The picnic area at the birdhide is also nice, however if we miss out on the area next to the hide we will be sitting with an area where their is no grass anymore :shock: . The area at the Coffee Shop is also a bit dusty and I don't think the big lapa is feasable for our "small" group. Will somebody book the lapa??

Thanks Waterbuck "Fire ant" for looking after the flames that we will need for the braai :thumbs_up: .

Whilst I am also a near newbie, me and Auntie Hilda will sponsor the food ("pap" and sauce; potato salad; carrot salad; buns and butter) for the main braai.

Dan, I will bring along three (3) 750ml bottles of Amarula + the 750ml one that Untie Hilda won during the auction for the AASS's club members and our non members will also be able to have a few glasses then :thumbs_up:.

We as mites will then be responsible for our own dop, meat, plates, cutlery, chairs, braai thongs, salt & pepper and table etc.

Think the only point left is the time we will start officially?
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:57 pm

cheetah2111 wrote:Going
Wendy
Hilda,Barry
MM (doing a bit of worrying herself)
Cheetah2111
Tannie Vlakvarkvrou, Sekhmet, Youngest Piglet ,Lord Burchelli, Lady459
Ron and Petra B
Mellory + Ernest (bringing secret salad)
Scipio and Petra
Dikdikkie
Dan and Catmatix
J-J-Jen and Sparks (a secret pudding)
Duke and Sharifa (world class cooks)
Waterbuck (the wife?)
Mads
JENGA


Maybe
Heksie
Stellie
Quickie
Dinkybird + Hawk
Click Click
Shi

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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by Gandalf » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:27 am

SO and I would really like to meet some of the Forumites. Please count us in and let us know what to bring.

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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by JenB » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:34 am

Hi Gandalf! :yaya:

Warm welcome to the forum! :D

Bring yourself, SO, a choppie to braai (unless you are a vegetarian like DeeBee :twisted: ) and a cooler box with your cold ones, cutlery and plates, glasses and goodies and two chairs.
Have I forgotten anything Mr. Chair? :whistle:

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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:27 am

Directions

There will be those who are travelling on a broomstick Image You do NOT need to read these directions. Just fly directly to Rietvlei, and do not pass go :thumbs_up:

But for those of us coming by car, and needing directions Image

Directions:There are a few ways to get to the N1 Danie Joubert freeway (Centurion area)

Drive N1 North (Ben Schoeman )Take off ramp N1 Polokwane.

Or
Take a Route to get you on the N14. Go straight after you crossed the N1 towards Centurion / Polokwane

On the N1 (Danie Joubert freeway – Centurion area)
• Then go straight for about 8 km... Past John Voster Ave and Botha ave. take R21 south (O.R. Tambo) off Ramp Keep south.

• The first off ramp after you turned on the R21 is: Nellmapius Dr (M31) take this off ramp.

• At the Robot turn left. At the next robot (garage on your left hand side) turn right towards Olifantsfontein and the St Georges Hotel. Drive for 1,5 km, crossing the Sesmylspruit.

• The first road after the Sesmylspruit, turn left. On the left is a sign indicating RIETVLEI NATURE RESERVE, turn left and follow the road up the hill to the main gate. Follow turns, (Rietvlei Heights on your left). Drive past the stone entrance (there is a boom) until you get to the offices and entrance gate. This is where you will pay entrance fees…

Or

From OR Tambo airport:
Take the off ramp on the R21: Nellmapius Dr (M31)
• At the Robot turn right. At the next robot (garage on your left hand side) turn right towards Olifantsfontein and the St Georges Hotel. Drive for 1,5 km, crossing the Sesmylspruit.

• The first road after the Sesmylspruit, turn left. On the left is a sign indicating RIETVLEI NATURE RESERVE, turn left and follow the road up the hill to the main gate. Follow turns, (Rietvlei Heights on your left). Drive through the stone entrance (there is a boom) until you get to the offices and entrance gate. This is where you will pay entrance fees…



You only pay if you going to take a game drive :wink: No entrance fee if you are just coming to the lapa :thumbs_up:
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:35 pm

Going
Wendy
Hilda,Barry
MM (doing a bit of worrying herself)
Cheetah2111
Tannie Vlakvarkvrou, Sekhmet, Youngest Piglet ,Lord Burchelli, Lady459
Ron and Petra B
Mellory + Ernest (bringing secret salad)
Scipio and Petra
Dikdikkie
Dan and Catmatix
J-J-Jen and Sparks (a secret pudding)
Duke and Sharifa (world class cooks)
Waterbuck + Waterdoe + 2Waterfawns
Mads
Gandalf + SO (a warm welcome to the white wizzard!)


Maybe
Heksie
Stellie
Quickie
Dinkybird + Hawk
Click Click
Shi
Tsukudu (Hopefully the legend visits his own lapa for a bit)


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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by hilda » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:36 am

WendyA wrote:As for “plan of attack”, official start time, etc, etc, I guess this depends on what time everyone is planning on arriving. I’m sure there will be some who are there when Rietvlei opens – I know VVV mentioned getting there early and meeting for breakfast at the coffee shop … I won’t get there around midday so propose VVV takes over Chairmanship of the morning’s activities!!!With regards to the lapa, has it been booked? We can all chip in to the cost of this - please can VVV/Mads advise on this . Also, from what time will we be able to use the lapa?

Hi Wendy! Welcome back! :dance:

I will pm Vlakvarkvrou regarding the morning's activities, as well as booking of the lapa. :thumbs_up:

Have a nice day! :D
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by JenB » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:41 am

I have a few Stiffnecks caps and beanies which I'll be bringing along to the meet. 8)
See here.

Everyone needs a Stiffnecks cap and a nice warm beanie! :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by Mads » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:13 pm

Hi everybody, as we speak I am on Rietvlei on Patrol. I will find out about the lapa tomorrow.. The booking of the lapa is accompied by a compulsary gamedrive. Thus I need to know who is interested in a drive... The nights are REALLY cold already at Rietvlei, Thus I will suggest a drive from 5:30 to 7:30. The cost is R140 pp and children is half price.. I think... Normally the bookings must be done about 2 weeks before hand... I am not sure if it is booked or not... Please indicate who will be interested in a drive...

I know VVV is very busy at the moment.. So let me first find out if the lapa is available.. Please also indicate what time of the day will suite you the best.. Such as morning, midday or afternoon.. I hope to see and meet you all soon...
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by Mads » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:12 pm

Hi every one,

unfortunately all the lapas are booked. So the meet will either be at Maraisdam or the coffee shop. We will keep keep you in the loop.


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