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OPEN TO ALL - Adventure Quad Bike Trail with Nature Discovery Tours

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  • Grabouw Forest

    Grabouw, Cape Town (map)

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  • Turn left into Grabouw village main road. At second STOP, at the Post office, turn left into Worcester rd. Continue on tar road 2 km. Turn right at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club turnoff, cross over the railway line, and fork left. Follow the signs
  • [15 Going - 5 Places left] - OPEN TO ALL – Adventure Quad Bike Trail with Nature Discovery Tours - Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve situated in the Elgin Valley, just 60 min from Cape Town. No Previous experience needed join us. Date: Saturday 14th January 2017 - Meet @ 8.45am – Start 9am – 12pm – We will meet up for lunch afterwards @ Peregrine Farm Stall for own account. Cost – R850.00 p/p in full to secure spot – [15 Going - 5 Places Left - Booking Essential with prepayment. This will be a private group for this awesome experience. No Previous experience needed join us for this event with like-minded soulful people who love being out in nature.  Many of you might have hiked in Kogelberg Biosphere in Grabouw. They called it hiking on wheels to some stunning areas that you might not have been too before. Here is a unique chance to see the Reserve in a whole new way. This will also give you an opportunity to see a different part of our beautiful country in a shared experience. Here’s a link to a video of the Adventure Quad bike Tour - https://vimeo.com/41959413 - ECO Quad biking Trails in the Elgin Valley

    Hosted by Awakening Intuition Nature Walks, Retreats, Soulful Weekends Away, Events & Hiking – Connecting Like-minded people -

    "VERY IMPORTANT" -- Please email first or call me directly (Do not just mark yourself as going on Facebook / Meetup) to check for availability and to book on - [masked] or for more info, contact Iain Macdonald on Tel:[masked] or[masked]

    Cost: R[masked] per person to secure your booking. Duration: approximately 2½ Hour duration. The trip price includes permits, all riding safety equipment, briefing, permits, fuel, field guide, refreshments en route. We will meet up for lunch afterwards @ Peregrine Farm Stall for own account.

    We did this trip back in July 2015 and it was such fun and a much for any nature lover ;-)

    Nature Discovery Tours offers an Adventure Quad Trail option as one of our unique quad bike tours. The trail will take you through South Africa’s natural habitat of our rare plant species called fynbos. These quad biking tours are ideal for beginners. Together with an introduction to our spectacular environment, the quad bike tours are safe and easy, giving extra time to explore the special floriculture and mountain scenery.

    A registered guide leads the way, shows and discusses this special area.

    The Adventure Quad Trail is a 16km trail filled with adventure. On this trail we inform you about our Fynbos which grows in a 100km- to 200km-wide coastal belt stretching from the West Coast to the south-east coast. It makes up 80% of the Cape Floral Region.

    The Adventure Quad Trail  tour will take you into the Hottentots Holland mountains allowing you to take spectacular photographs of the breath taking views. This tour is an unforgettable and unique experience enjoyed by most!

    Highlight of the Adventure Quad Trail:

    The view from the top of Sir Lowry`s pass – High above the main road with an amazing view from this vantage point you will be able to view on a clear day as far as Robben Island. The Adventure Quad Trail also incorporates the History of the pass and some amazing dives on roads exclusively for our quads.

    "THIS EVENT WILL BE OPEN TO ALL – NO PREVIOUS WALKS NEEDED TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO JOIN FOR THIS EVENT"

    All are welcome to join, so bring your partner and or your friends and I look forward to you joining us ;-) - Located just in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve situated in the Elgin Valley, just 60 min from Cape Town – Saturday 14th January 2017 – where ever possible we will share transport getting to the event.

    Here’s a link to a video of the Adventure Quad bike Tour - https://vimeo.com/41959413 - ECO Quad biking Trails in the Elgin Valley - All the quad bikes have an automatic transmission and easy to operate even for novices.

    I look forward to you joining us. Love and blessings. Iain

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    This adventure will be “OPEN FOR ALL TO JOIN”. You can join as long as you are on my Email / Facebook / Meetup listing. So you are welcome to bring along your partner or a friend for this adventure. For these adventures you don’t need to have been on any of the regular Sunday walks to join this adventure. The event on offer might also be something that might be suitable for the whole family to join. This will also give you an opportunity to see a different part of our beautiful country and be able to connect and chat with likeminded people.

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    Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.” ~ Rumi

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    * Where ever possible we will share the Transport in getting there.

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    ABOUT THE ADVENTURE ON OFFER

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    All tours are led by experienced Field guide association qualified level 1 guide. The experience is therefore much richer & memorable within the unique biosphere we travel and explore!!!!

    Here’s a link to a video of the Adventure Quad bike Tour - https://vimeo.com/41959413 - ECO Quad biking Trails in the Elgin Valley

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    ABOUT NATURE DISCOVERY - http://www.naturediscovery.co.za/

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    Nature Discovery Tours was the initiative of Brian Pickering, a farmer, considered a pioneer in his field of Organic Agriculture in South Africa.  His fascination in the spectacular diversity of Mountain and Coastal (Fynbos) plants led to a deep understanding about natures most fascinating garden. This unique area has evolved over millions of years right here in the Western Cape.  This in turn led to a desire to share this knowledge and to make this secret garden and natural wonderland accessible to all those who want to experience the joy of real Nature.

    The Atv/Quad Bike trails took a long time to plan and map out to cause minimum impact on the environment, while providing the ultimate concept of reaching areas of pristine scenery, rare plants, and Historical sites with ease for most family riders while providing a memorable adventure at the same time. With limited small groups , a personalised approach is taken with high quality care and attention to detail. As a result many people return for additional Atv / Quad Bike trails with built in skills levels according to experience. Included are short walks and interesting discussions. 

    All Atv Trails are led by experienced FGASA Field Guides which makes the trail very interesting as they share their Knowledge and field skills about this incredible area.

    In March 2016 – Nature Discovery Tours was sold to Sa Forest Adventures – One of South africa`s largest and most diverse adventure companies with a very large foot print especially in the western cape.  (more detail on our larger company – SA FOREST ADVENTURES

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    ABOUT - KOGELBERG NATURE RESERVE & LOCATION -  http://www.capenature.co.za/reserves/kogelberg-nature-reserve/

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    Nature Discovery, the Location

    Situated on the western slopes of the World’s First Biosphere Reserve the Kogelberg a unique Biosphere home to some of the rarest plants on earth.

    Biosphere Reserve:

    The Kogelberg was the first Biosphere to be registered in Southern Africa. It is without doubt one of the richest floral regions in the world. With some of the most spectacular mountain and valley scenery on Earth this is a fascinating eco system, one that will both inspire and amaze all those who visit us. The quad bike, motorcycle trails penetrate deep into this pristine wilderness opening up a whole new world for the adventure traveler and wildlife enthusiast.

    Families, groups of friends, overseas visitors and locals will find this eco adventure not only educational and stimulating but also a challenge that can be shared together. The quad biking trips are designed to be fun and relaxing. You will find a connection with yourself, with nature and with the rest of the group.

    This nature reserve lies in the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains, about 90km south-east of Cape Town. The[masked]-hectare reserve stretches from Elgin in the south to beyond Villiersdorp in the north, and from the Stellenbosch Mountains in the west, eastwards to the Groenland Mountains, and is a World Heritage Site.

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    South Africa wins 34th Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show

    http://www.sanbi.org/news/south-africa-wins-34th-gold-medal-chelsea-flower-show

    There was jubilation at the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI-Kirstenbosch and Harold Porter) exhibit at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show this morning when designers David Davidson and Ray Hudson and the team of SANBI staff and volunteers learned that they had won South Africa’s 34th gold medal in 41 years at exhibiting at the prestigious show. “The plants from the garden, located as it is within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, are unique. This is a place of such natural beauty and complex floral diversity to be recognised as perhaps the world’s greatest biodiversity hot-spot. It was a privilege to be able to recreate such bounty here, at Chelsea.”


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    For more info or directions, contact Iain Macdonald on Tel:[masked] or[masked]

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     To View Pictures and Info from this Current event on Facebook -  See - https://www.facebook.com/events/1279758375398671/

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    It is my intention to offer activities or weekends away / retreats in different part of our beautiful country that offer a sacred soulful space to connect like-minded people who share similar soulful interests. Below is a list of various events planned.

    For a list of previous weekends away, events, nature walks, Multi-day hikes and retreats that have been on offer - https://www.facebook.com/groups/intuitionwalks/events/?past or for a list of up and coming events - https://www.facebook.com/groups/intuitionwalks/events/

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    ==> Nature Experience / Adventure – Meet @ 8.45am - end time 12pm

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    For more info or directions, contact Iain Macdonald on Tel:[masked] or[masked]

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    This meet-up group forms part my websites - www.intuitionwalks.com and www.awakening-intuition.com and the online Facebook section – https://www.facebook.com/groups/intuitionwalks. I have been offering these walks since 2004 and with a subscriber list in Cape Town of over 2500 people, this group offers a great alternative to meeting like-minded people.

    Hosted by - Iain Macdonald -  From Awakening Intuition Nature Walks, Retreats, Soulful Weekends Away, Events & Hiking – Connecting Like-minded people - From – http://www.intuitionwalks.com  /&/ http://www.awakening-intuition.com - your online Free Resource Centre for practical tools to enhance & support your awakening Journey. Over[masked] Body Mind Soul Consciousness Articles, Relationship Advice Articles, On-line movies, E-books, Quotes & Sacred texts are listed.

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    ==> TOTAL COST & HOW TO BOOK

    Adventure Quad Bike Trail with Nature Discovery Tours. No Previous experience needed join us. Cost: R[masked] per person to secure your booking. Duration: approximately 2½ Hour duration. The trip price includes permits, all riding safety equipment, briefing, permits, fuel, field guide, refreshments en route. We will meet up for lunch afterwards @ Peregrine Farm Stall for own account.

    * If you are interested in joining us, I will need confirmation, with payment of R850.00 p/p in full – is needed to secure your place on a first come first serve basis. 

    Please note that bookings will be on a first-come first-served basis with payment, so book early to avoid disappointment.

    ==>My Banking details are listed below in the email. Payment secures your place.

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    MY BANK DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
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    Please email full details with confirmation of payment including
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    STANDARD BANK

    Iain A. Macdonald / Current Account / Account number -[masked] /Branch Code -[masked] / Corner Lower Long and Hans Strydom Street / Cape Town – South Africa

    Please email full details with confirmation of payment including

    Full Name and Surname / Contact numbers / Number of People / Occupation / Level of Fitness /

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    NEW TERMS OF BOOKING

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    As all payments are done for accommodation and Permits, no refunds are on offer. If something should come up at the last moment and you are not able to join, between 7 and 14 days prior to the date and only if I have a wait list of people and the spot can be refilled with some-one who has been on one of the regular walks before, will a refund will be offered if I can refill your spot. Anything less than 7 days prior to our departure day, NO REFUNDS on offer and your spot will NOT be re-advertised. People tend to make other plans and bookings in the last week are very hard to refill and I normally don’t have a waiting list. The above prices are all VAT inclusive. I reserve the right to re-schedule or cancel a tour should the minimum number of people not be attained or if the booking is canceled by the outsourced operator; in this case a full refund will be offered.

    For more info or directions, contact Iain Macdonald on Tel:[masked] or[masked] or [masked] - Please note that bookings will be on a first-come first-served basis with payment, so book early to avoid disappointment.

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    “In the end, just three things matter: How well we have lived, How well we have loved, How well we have learned to let go” ~ Jack Kornfield

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    * Where ever possible we will share the Transport in getting there.

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    Please do read the instructions in full for this event as it contains all the relevant instructions for the hike or activity, for example, meeting time, what to bring, fitness, and starting point.

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    ==> LEVEL OF FITNESS

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    @ -- The event on Saturday the 14th of January 2017 will be an event suitable for all levels of fitness and no previous experience is needed.

    @@ -- If you have any doubts about the type of walk / event or pace in terms of fitness level, please call me and I can advise accordingly.

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    ==> WHAT TO BRING

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    Protective Gear:

     @ We have protective gear available for your use,

     @ But for your own comfort we suggest that you  bring your own.

     Clothing for Quad bike riders:

     - Denims (jeans or other sturdy trousers) /  - Shorts, short cycling tights to wear under denims prevent chafing /  - Swimming trunks /  - Tee shirts /  - Sweater /  - Jacket / windbreaker /  - Sturdy shoes or boots /  - Sunglasses /  - Binoculars  For Dirt Bike riders:

     - Motorcycle Helmet, full face or open face ( We can supply) /  - Full Length riding pants /  - gloves /  - Strong Hiking boots or riding boots /  - 2 pairs of long socks [highly recommended] /  - Kit bag for all the riding gear /  Other Items:

     - Camera, and batteries (Waterproof bag/case for camera) /  - Medical and travel insurance /  - Sun block [SPF 15 min]

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    ==> OTHER IMPOTANT INFO TO NOTE

    If you might have any other questions please contact us and we will gladly assist.

    1. What should we bring?

     Old clothes, light jacket (summer), warm jacket (winter), closed shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, cameras, change of clothes and torch if overnighting, swimming gear (optional), sense of humour!

    2. Do I need to be an experienced quad biker?

     All training on quad biking is provided. You do not need experience.

    3. What if it rains?

     There are in fact very few days where we have to stop the trail due to heavy rain. In which case, the date is moved forward and given priority over other bookings. Nature Discovery reserves the right to move the tour forward under severe weather conditions. In all other circumstances raincoats should be worn and Nature Discovery has adequate rain protection gear. It is lots of fun to ride through the puddles!

    4. Can I bring my young children?

     Yes you can. The quad bikes are all large enough to accommodate a small passenger. 9 years and under go free.

    5. How old do I have to be to ride my own quad?

     12 years and up.

    6. Could I bring older members of the family as a special treat?

     Yes. This is an ideal gift for older people, including those who are infirm. The rangers are comfortable and safe. Passengers travel half price.

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    ==> DIRECTIONS

    FROM CAPE TOWN - Driving Directions from Cape Town City Centre:

    Directions from Cape Town

    Take N2 East from Cape Town (to Garden Route) over Sir Lowery's Pass (First Mountain Range)

    From the top of the pass continue about 8 Km to Orchard Farm Stall (which has large sign on roof). Turn left into Grabouw village main road. At second STOP, at the Post office, turn left into Worcester rd.  Continue on tar road 2 km. Turn right at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club turnoff, cross over the railway line, and fork left. Follow the signs to the Country Club. You will see Nature Discovery’s sign at the entrance to the Country Club. Please report to the office on arrival.  Look forward to seeing you! Allow approx 1 hour from Cape Town.

    Directions from Hermanus

    Take N2 west to Cape Town towards Sir Lowry's Pass (First Mountain Range).

    Opposite the Peregrine Farm stall turn right into Grabouw Main Road.

    After the bridge turn right into Worcester Road.

    Continue on tar for 2 km. Turn right at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club turnoff, cross over the railway line, and fork left. Follow the signs to the Country Club.

    You will see Nature Discovery’s sign at the entrance to the Country Club.

    A map and more detailed directions will be sent out closer to the time ;-)

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    For more info and directions, you can email or call me on Tel:[masked] or[masked]

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    ***TO VIEW MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FUTURE EVENTS:
    Future planned Intuition Away Trips: 2016 / 2017 /  - http://www.intuitionwalks.com/events_listing.html
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    Current list of all Events on FB - https://www.facebook.com/groups/intuitionwalks/events/ - Current list of all Events on Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/Intuition-Nature-Walks-Cape-Town-Socials-Weekends-Away/

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    About Iain Macdonald and your Host for this Soulful Weekend Away

    I have a great passion for personal growth, spiritual development and holistic living. Inspiring others and encouraging their development brings me great personal reward and satisfaction

    I am an event organiser connecting like-minded people and facilitating a sacred nature experience and enhance sense of community since 2003. I organize Nature walk on Sundays - http://www.intuitionwalks.com ) around Table Mountain Cape Town and surrounding areas for those who are looking to calm the soul and rejuvenate the body, or who enjoy meeting like-minded people who share similar soulful interests. Also on offer are Monthly Group Activities, Two Yearly Sacred Retreats, Multi Day Hikes & Relaxing Group Weekends Away. These walks are ideal for spiritually minded folk to meet and connect and enjoy a nature experience. My extensive previous experience as a Guest Manager in the hospitality industry has been in valuable in this regard. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    For a list of previous weekends away, events, nature walks, Multi-day hikes and retreats that have been on offer - https://www.facebook.com/groups/intuitionwalks/events/?past or for a list of up and coming events - https://www.facebook.com/groups/intuitionwalks/events/

    I am also a reiki practitioner with an advanced internationally recognised counselling skills diploma and natural health practice management diploma

    I promote conscious networking through the Awakening Intuition Network (http://www.awakening-intuition.com ) which I founded in 2000. This listing also offers you an article-update and words of wisdom shared from Intuition - Your online Free Resource Centre for practical tools to enhance & support your awakening Journey. Over[masked] Body Mind Soul Consciousness Articles, Relationship Advice Articles, On-line movies, E-books, Quotes & Sacred texts are listed.

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