Bundu Trail

Bundu Trail

Rust De Winter Bundu Trail

1. RATING
This trail is rated between a 3 to 4 out of 5.
2. TRAIL SUMMARY
The 4X4 trail starts in basic bushveld with sandy tracks, and winds through fairy tale gorges and valleys steadily climbing up hilly and mountain passes on typical rocky mountain trails to the overnight camp. Encounter various obstacles on the way up and cross several mountain streams on the route which will test your driving skills and train the newcomers to this very pleasant sport under expert guidance from your guides.
Overnight stop on the highest outcrop in the area overlooking beautiful valleys where participants must provide their own camping equipment. Enjoy the beauty of a bushveld sunset around a provided log fire. Spend an evening with friends and new acquaintances whilst cooking your evening meal on supplied braai facilities. The convoy leaves the next morning after breakfast following a different route down the valleys, again crossing streams before arriving back at the 4x4ATV Camp site around noon, where certificates are issued by the Trial Master to all drivers who completed the trail. The total distance of the trail is approximately 80km.
3. LOCALITY
The trail is situated halfway to Warmbaths to the north of Pretoria, east of the highway between Rust de Winter dam and Moloto. Very near to the small town of Rust de winter in the Limpopo Province.
4. DIFFICULTY OF THE TRAIL
Drivers should preferably know their vehicles and have some off-road experience. The trail is not dangerous if drivers follow the advise of the tour guides. When obstacles or difficult terrain is covered, officials will guide drivers as and when required. Drivers will definitely learn more about what their vehicles are capable of and gain valuable experience on this trail.
5. TRAIL DURATION
Two days. Trail starts from Rust de Winter camp at 10h00 on the Saturday and participants will be back in camp by 14h00 on the Sunday.
6. HIGHLIGHTS OF TRAIL
Participants will experience typical un-spoilt bushveld scenery and see game and birds while traveling over sometimes difficult terrain. In the summer months the valleys are covered in a green expanse of beauty which will long be remembered. Trail proceeds through the famous 'lovers lane' which is a water formed gorge through alluvial rock covered in evergreen trees that form a continual leaf tunnel and shade. Trees along the trail are identified with National Parks signage and numbering. In the rainy season streams are filled with crystal clear water to add to the beauty of the area. The crossing of these and the pleasure of the trail as a whole, again highlights to the driver why they purchased a 4X4.
7. ACCOMMODATION
The starting and end point is from the 4x4ATV Club's official camp site at Rust de Winter. Participants are welcome to extend their stay before or after the trail at a nominal fee of R60.00 per person per day. (Non-members pay R80.00 per person per day.) Please note however that the Friday night before the Bundu leaves camp, is free of charge. The facilities at the overnight camp on the mountain are very basic. There are flush toilets and Bush showers with a view to die for. Participants must take their own drinking and shower water to use in provided showers.
8. RECOMMENDED PERIODS AND REQUIRED PARTICIPANTS
Trails can be booked from January to May and August to December. Club events hosted at Rust de Winter will receive preference - please confirm availability. A minimum of 10 to a maximum of 15 vehicles are required.
9. What to bring along:
- 5 litres of drinking water per person
- Own camping equipment (tent, sleeping bags, mattress, refreshments)
- Own recovery equipment
- Own Braai Grid (Flip over grid)
- Sunday morning breakfast
- Please remove running boards and excaliburs.

Please note that the Jeep Cherokee Sport and Suzuki Jimny in standard form will not be allowed on the Trail as these vehicles do not have sufficient clearances all round.

FOR INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT:
Peter Claasen:
Cell: 082 558 6184
Office Tel: 012 379 1715

FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT:
Rina Stander:
Cell: 082 990-4364
Office Tel: 012 379 1715

BUNDU Fee for Members: R650
BUNDU Fee for Non-members: R750