The Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa

Rhino & Lion Park – 19 July 2015

Our day outing on the 19th July 25, 2015 to the Rhino and Lion park was well attended with
eleven vehicles and 31 people. We had some new faces and also welcomed back some well-known faces being Kit and Destiny. This is the first trip that Destiny has been able to
attend for almost a year after having her back surgery.

Everything went according to plan. We all met up at the entrance between 09h00 and 09h30am. In true shopkeeper fashion Jenny Warricker was doing a great job of getting everyone to complete their details and collecting money for the entrance fees. She negotiated a volume discount with the venue, this with the R50 going to the club, we were able to raise R1470-00 going to the club. Many thanks to everyone.

By 10h00 we were on our way into the park led by Dave McMurdie and followed up by John
(tail end) Middleton and another radio holder Keith Fraser, who kept us together until Clive
got conflicting signals at the white lion enclosure which saw Dave Mac disappear, but no
worries, by the time we left the cheetah enclosure we were back in convoy and heading
for a pit stop at the lion enclosure entrance where we re-grouped.

John Middleton led the convoy over the koppies past the 4×4 area with what was a truly
awesome display of a wide variety of wild animals. The Rhinos were in such healthy condition and it was nice to see them in their correct habitat. Thanks to the park staff and owners for a well-run wildlife sanctuary.

On to the day visitors’ area where Clive, Dave Mac and Andre Pieters were getting the fires
started for a relaxing afternoon braai. Nice warm weather and a great crowd made for another successful Four Wheel Drive Club outing

Until next time.


Dave McMurdie


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