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Join LOCSA for weekend in Pilanesberg with FOPS.

The Friends of Pilanesberg is a society of volunteers that supports the North-West Parks Board with conservation of the habitat, fauna and flora of Pilanesberg National Park.

Camp within the Pilanesberg National Park, and join the work-party on the Saturday morning. Experiencing the bush veld in a different way.

Very limited space available, 7 spots, and only camping. No electricity at campsite. +16 of age only.
Date: 02-03-2018 till 04-03-2018

Cost:
10 rand for campsite during the weekend. (No additional cost and is for the whole weekend)
75 rand for FOPS work shirt (compulsory)

What to bring with:
Camping gear, proper boots, Food and drinks for weekend.

what to expect.
Friday you can arrive anytime at the Pilanesberg manyane gate between 10H00 till 18H30.
Phone contact person once arrived (details given when booked)
Friday you set up your camp. rest of the day you can go for game drive and explore the park.
At 18H30 be back at the campsite. enjoy a braai or other supper you brought with meet the others and have a chat around the camp-fire.
Saturday get up at 05H30 for the work party. you will be assigned to a site. 06H30 leave camp for work party. at 10H00/11H00 return back to camp for lunch and rest of the day is for yourself to fill. game drive, pub or chill at the pool.
At 18H30 be back at the campsite. enjoy a braai and have a chat around the fire.
Sunday is for yourself. but leave camp latest 14H00.

If you like to book for this one of a kind bush experience contact Remco 072 564 6902 or mail to Remco@questek.co.za

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Re: LOCSA - FOPS Pilansberg weekend 2nd of march till 4th of march 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 03:22:11 pm »
The Pilansberg weekend is fully booked.

although i managed to get 1 extra camping spot. so if you interested let me know.

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Re: LOCSA - FOPS Pilansberg weekend 2nd of march till 4th of march 2018
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 03:27:19 pm »
The LOCSA - FOPS Weekend is now really fully booked.

will keep you posted on the event.

A kind welcome letter was send to all joining the weekend from FOPS.



Dear Lada Owners Club Southern Africa,

The Friends of the Pilanesberg is a society of volunteers that supports the North West Parks Board with conservation of the habitat, fauna and flora of The Pilanesberg National Park.
Our members are a group of like-minded people from a variety of age groups and backgrounds, who share a love for the Pilanesberg, and who enjoy contributing some of their free time to this worthy cause.
The work party weekends enable members (16 years and older) to spend some valuable time in the bush, sharing and learning about the natural environment as they work.
We are mostly responsible for building/maintaining areas that make the reserve more accessible to tourists, and that encourage appreciation of our beautiful park. Our recent projects include maintenance of the hide parking lots, replacement of benches in Mankwe Hide, replacement of supports below Mankwe Hide, replacement of supports below Ruighoek Hide, eradication of alien plant species, clearing roads of overhanging trees, maintenance of geological sites, cairn clearing, gate repairs etc.
Many of these jobs require large teams of enthusiastic volunteers, and FOPS always welcomes “new blood.” Please pack gloves and LOADS of energy 
We SO looking forward to welcoming you the LOCSA Club to our FOPS family.

Warm regards
Kerry-Anne Hare and the FOPS team

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Re: LOCSA - FOPS Pilansberg weekend 2nd of march till 4th of march 2018
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 03:20:14 pm »
The weekend is passed, and we had a great weekend.
and although only 3 Ladas eventually arrived, other Niva club members still joined in their other vehicles.

pictures will follow soon.

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Re: LOCSA - FOPS Pilansberg weekend 2nd of march till 4th of march 2018
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2018, 12:27:28 pm »
I hope we will have more Lada's next time around, just to show they can.

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Re: LOCSA - FOPS Pilansberg weekend 2nd of march till 4th of march 2018
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2018, 04:49:08 pm »
here some pictures

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Re: LOCSA - FOPS Pilansberg weekend 2nd of march till 4th of march 2018
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2018, 05:24:17 pm »
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Re: LOCSA - FOPS Pilansberg weekend 2nd of march till 4th of march 2018
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2018, 07:50:30 am »
Looks great


My Lada runs on grace from God, and breaks due to my failings.

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Re: LOCSA - FOPS Pilansberg weekend 2nd of march till 4th of march 2018
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2019, 02:37:39 pm »
WHOOHOO 2019 NEW YEAR, NEW OPPORTUNITIES!
TO EVERYONE HAPPY 2019

As in 2018 also this year LOCSA members are invited to join and assist FOPS in the Big 5 Pilanesberg Game reserve of North West Parks-board.
Spend a weekend in the African bush.
Saturday morning you will be working in the bush in between the Big 5.
This event is from Friday till Sunday. Friday gate close at 18H00!
Cost is 10 rand. no additional cost except the FOPS work shirt of 75 rand.
Only camping no electricity. Campsite is at the Potokwane Bush camp, inside the Reserve.
Arrive Friday set up your camp and meet the FOPS people.
Saturday morning LOCSA join FOPS in the morning work-party till 12H00.
the Afternoon is for for you to enjoy. Manyane resort is open for you to enjoy the Pub showers and swimming pool at no cost.
Sunday is the day to spend as you please but campsite has to be cleaned and left not later then 14H00.

Only 7 camping spots Available.
No electricity and No Drinking water. (Bring your own) Toilets and fully equipped amblusion facilities at Potokwane campsite.

Only 3 Safari Tents equipped with 3 beds kettle Braai Fire-pit and has electricity. the safari tents are based in Manyane resort on the edge of the game reserve. Toilets and showers at the ablution blocks in Manyane.
Safari Tents are 200 rand per Night per Tent.
Safari tents is to cater families that like to join with kids.

For More Information or to Book Contact Remco on: 072 564 6902 or mail Remco@questek.co.za
Booking Close on 22 of Feb 2019.

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Re: LOCSA - FOPS Pilansberg weekend 1st of march till 3rd of march 2019
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2019, 07:35:06 pm »
The pilanesberg weekend for 2019 is fully booked. However you can still be on the reserve list if one of the other members cancel. Regards.

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Re: LOCSA - FOPS Pilansberg weekend 1st of march till 3rd of march 2019
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2019, 12:47:03 pm »
FOPS / LOCSA Weekend                        March 1-3 2019

After a group invitation from FOPS member Remco, LOCSA members responded with gusto and promptly booked up all the spots available – testament to the adventure spirit and camaraderie of Lada Niva owners !

Everyone couldn’t wait for this weekend to arrive, and banter on own dedicated weekend WhatsApp group was pretty normal compared to our regular LOCSA Technical & Social WhatsApp groups i.e. almost non-stop !
As usual, there were the difficulties – people getting lost, delayed,  Remco having technical issues with his Niva, but everyone made it and by early evening, everyone was comfortable and enjoying a few cold ones.  Rules around the Potokwane camp though still need some familiarisation, particularly re the beer can bags and refuse – maybe some were in the toilet when announcements were made, who knows – but I’m sure it will sort itself out with a few more (friendly) reminders.

For the work party on the Saturday morning, the LOCSA group were assigned to clean the Iron Age site and parking area, which I think we accomplished pretty well – this in spite of a few mishaps. It seems wasps don’t like the sound or frequency of chain saws and weed eaters, and protested on a  few ladies ! Another minor altercation with a chain saw showed that chain saws are The Boss. Respect !
All ended well though, and a very welcome swim in the afternoon was enjoyed by most, as the temperature was north of 35⁰.

A group breakfast at the Pilansberg Center on Sunday morning, and game viewing rounded off what was another memorable weekend in the bush (…is there any other kind ?). However, what’s a Lada Niva weekend without a few more technical issues on the way home. Luckily, these amounted only to some delays and colourful language, and everyone made it home safely.
Thanks to all the LOCSA members who attended – it was another great opportunity for us to network and check each others cars and ideas out.
Thanks also go to FOPS, for inviting us and sharing the bush !

Peter
LOCSA Chairman

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Re: LOCSA - FOPS Pilansberg weekend 1st of march till 3rd of march 2019
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2019, 12:48:50 pm »
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