Unimog Resources in South Africa
A small collection of stuff for Durban Mog enthusiasts


Non-stop Durban-Luanda 14 July 2010

Breakfast Run 18 July 2009 with pit-stop at Shongweni Farmers Market
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Mog rescue, Masvingo, Zimbabwe, 19-21 June
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Dirty weekend at Tim Gillitt's Farm 5-7 June 2009 see pics here


08h30 Saturday safety and program briefing
09h00 Scored Obstacle Course featuring rocks, sand, inclines, mud, dams, gravel and quarry, closest to egg, boulder climb, swallow the sausage and other precision events, dam tug-o-war and drag race

Break for lunch provided at Beaumont Eston Farmers Club

18h00 Technical Presentation
19h00 Tatra, Unimog, GAZ, ZIL, Volvo, MAZ, Western Star films
Braai, prize-giving and Bonfire

09h00 Sunday Breakfast Run and Quarry Play

Camping. Bring your own everything, but hot shower, toilets, water, braai fires and obstacles provided. Small gate charge for the farmer's trouble.  Moaners, misers and other miserable people not welcome.

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Enquiries: Rob 082 440 3538 rob@haesloop.co.za , Roy 082 4140910 or Tim 083 6444996

From Johannesburg, get onto the N3 towards Durban and around 20km past Pietermaritzburg take "Camperdown" turnoff at 29�42'54.44"S  30�29'45.90"E.  This off-ramp glides over the N3 and is the start of the Umbumbulo Road (R603) that runs parallel to the N3 for some distance. Passing smelly Rainbow Chickens on your left, Trevton Eggs on your right, Tala Game Reserve on your left and Tala Valley then Beaumont Eston Farmer's Club on your right you will find 20km from freeway a T-junction at the BP service station.  Turn right onto the R624 passing the smelly Eston Sugar Mill on your left, the tiny villiage of Eston at the bottom of the dip at the speed humps and past the Mid Illovo and Stony Ridge turnoffs.  8km from the T-junction you will find a 6 meter white banner reading "Dirty Weekend" on the right.  Turn right here, keeping right and follow the arrows to the campsite at the dam at 29�53'7.53"S 30�27'50.74"E.

From Durban, get onto the N3 towards Pietermaritzburg.  Pass Cato Ridge and take the off-ramp marked "Camperdown" at 29�43'49.91"S  30�32'33.73"E.  Do not go over the bridge into the town, but keep left and follow the windy road for 3km past the chickens to a T-junction.  Turn left here onto R603 towards Umbumbulo and travel 18km before turning right onto R624 at the Eston Sugar Mill.  18km later you will find a white banner on the right reading "Dirty Weekend".  Turn right here, keeping right and follow the arrows to the campsite at the dam at 29�53'7.53"S 30�27'50.74"E. 

Keen campers thusfar:

406 Firetruck, 1976 (Tim, Dave)
416 DoKa Pickup, 1984 (Rob, Brodie, The Punk, pal)
1017 Overlander, 2006 (Martin, Susan, sprog)
404 & 406 Pickups, 1964 & 1965 (Roy, sprogs, Jason, lady)
416 Turbo, 1978 (Mike, Mrs)
U5000 Pickup, 2009 (Ferdi, Mrs)
404 Firetruck, 1968 (Ian, Mrs)
U1100 Overlander, 1979 (Alan, Michelle)
416 DoKa Overlander, 1979 (Stephan, Esmarie, sprogs)
1550l Pickup, 1990 (Mike, Mrs)
416 Pickup, 1975 (Brandon, Mrs)

plus Franz & Arleen, Ben & Elanie, Erasmus Family, Louw Family, Roger & Mrs, Merc, Rene, Andrew, Raoul, Boy Scouts, Alyoscha, Warwick, Scott & Celeste, Clive, Jhon, Shannon & Mrs

Awaiting replies from:

3 Eston mogs, 2 Preoria mogs, 1 Jhb mog, Emily, Heather, Brian, Adolf, Fritz, Rudiger, Dietrich

Sodwana Bay Easter Weekend 2009
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