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VMAX OWNERS GROUP SA

A Social Gathering of Decent…… Mostly Mature…….. VMOG (family) Members……. Enthusiasts and their Buddies……. to have a Weekend of Fun…….. Happiness and Relaxation.

 

STARTED OFF WITH

THE FIRST TWO BOOKINGS FROM

Braam and Sharon van der Vyver ....of Rustenburg..... don't want to miss this years Event and made a paid-up Booking on 11april... just one day after we made the first announcement of our Gathering in our #130 eNewsletter.

THE THIRD & FOURTH BOOKING

came 8 days later from Loekie and Maria Nel of Koppies - Free State

 

OUR GATHERING NEARLY STARTED OFF WITH A DISASTER.
NO BAR.
What’s a Bike Gathering without a bar ! ! !
 

Earlier this year….. in May to be precise……  I had organised for our bar to be run by Chris the owner of the “iBheshu Sports Bar” on the same basis as he had done at our 2010 Gathering.

Much to my surprise and shock……. three days before the date of our Gathering to take place….. I got a laconic call from him and a feeble excuse that “He couldn’t run our Bar”.

Now…… try and find at short notice reliable and capable people to run a bar ……. with access to a variety of alcoholics…… and being in a position…… after the event…… to accommodate left-over opened bottles of alcohol…...

Marlies and I spent a whole day and a half phoning and riding around…….finally….. after we had  given up all hope……… we found Karen Botha of the “BEER BIN” who….. after much begging and bargaining was prepared to help us bikers in distress……. be our saviour angel…… and run the bar. 

Karen and her husband did an excellent job running our Bar……. especially taking in consideration they never had done such a job before and didn’t have a business where to dispose of the left-over half-full/empty bottles to.

Eventually they were so impressed……. and had such a great time with the Vmaxers that they……. whilst closing the bar on Sunday morning (00,30 hours)…… gave two halve full bottles containing high alcohol percentage spirits to the last remaining three…… slightly inebriated……. Maxers.  

THE WEATHER GODS also tried to throw a Spanner in the Works….. for quite a few of our members driving from the Johannesburg and Vanderbijlpark areas experienced “ Cats and Dogs” quality rain….. to the effect that some of the Vmaxers and their friends left their bikes at home and came by car…… Others put their bikes on a trailer. Another four guys……. without proper rain gear….. got as far as Harrismith where they left their bikes and continued to the Gathering by rented car.

Fortunately the weather gods felt sorry for us on Friday and steered the rain clouds wide away from Koinonia outside Botha’s Hill…… our Gatherings venue. 

WESSEL KRUGER  had a great delivery ride from his home in Cape Town to the Gathering on the beautiful 20th Anniversary Special Edition No 1014/200 Vmax Hans Vrolijk had bought from Droomers Yamaha Cape Town, As per Wessel’s style….. he didn’t take the Great Circle route of 1600kms  as advised by his GPS….. but took some scenic long-cuts instead and ended up in doing approximately 1800kms in 1 ½ days. Wessel has become quite proficient in taking professional shots whilst riding his bike…….. this time  he managed to take a few hundred pix of the ride. Check his album on the VMOG Facebook page. 

WAS THIS YEARS GATHERING A GREAT SUCCESS ? ? ?………….. have a look at the pix and be your own Judge and Jury ! ! ! 

FINALLY
Marlies and I hereby wish to say a great THANK YOU to all our Vmax Friends who joined us at the Gathering and made it again such an Enjoyable experience.

Make no mistake without you there wouldn’t be a SA Vmax Odyssey Gathering.

 OUR GRATITUDE ALSO GOES TO OUR SPONSORS

  • Dok Dokter donated R7000.00
  • Lieb Liebenberg donated R3500.00
  • Francois Campher of Nico Paint and Plactics donated a Vmax Belly Pan and a Vmax small Windscreen and Headlamp protectors.
  • André Blignaut donated 2 beautiful Vmax Clocks.
  • The Yamaha Distributors represented by Anthony Daniels….. “the Dealer Support Manager”…….  donated those beautiful white T-shirts and equally beautiful white Golfers Caps….. and not to forget to mention the Extremely and Interesting Collectors Item Yamaha book “Vmax Unitized Rider & Machine: Performance and Design”

THE
 SATURDAY MORNING
 RIDE
was a leisurely 42km scenic ride to "The uShaka Marine Park" located at the Durban Beach Front Harbour Entrance.

Hansi del la Knoppio...... the road Captain first lead the pack to the Durban beach Marine Parade where he guided us right on the beach and did a U-turn in front of the famous Circus Circus restaurant.

From there we drove to the uShaka Marine Park where our Steeds were put on show Inside the Park at Arena #5 to the public.

As a goodbye song we played the Vmax song..... Composed and Conducted by the World Renowned Song Writer and Conductor Hansi del la Knoppio.

The Park has improved a lot and in and outside and has a great holiday atmosphere with interesting shops .... restaurants and entertaining venues ...... since we were there during the 5th S.A VMAX ODYSSEY GATHERING in 2010......  ! !!

WESSEL KRUGER's
NARRATIVE
of the Gathering and his 1800km ride from Cape Town to Durban.

Part 1

Part 2

1ST PRIZE Vmax Belly Pan

1st  and 2nd  PRIZE Vmax Clock

 

 

 


OF THIS PAGE

" KOINONIA "  THE VENUE
ACCOMMODATION
FOOD & BEVS
THE SETTING
ROAD MAP to KOINONIA
PLACES OF INTEREST
ENTRY FORM & BROCHURE
ITINERARY
ENTRY FEES
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM  
 IMPORTANT INFO & RULES - REGULATIONS
SPONSORS and PRIZE DONATIONS
REGISTER OF PAID-UP PARTICIPANTS
QUADS & TENTS

 

 


Members can invite their
”Non-Biker-Friends”
and “Non-VMax-Biker-Buddies / Gals” to join us in the fun.

 

 


DOK DOKTER has done it again.....  he has sponsored our Event with R7000.000.  ! ! ! !

DOK...........ON BEHALF OF ALL PARTICIPANTS A GREAT VMAXIMUS THANK YOU............


Francois Campher of Nico Paint & Plastics has will be there with the usual goodies manufactured by their company.


LIEB LIEBENBERG…. one of our members in Namibia is sponsoring us again.... this time with R3 500.00 cash. Lieb….. on behalf of all Vmaxers and their friends participating in this years gathering…… a great thank you for your generous donation.

 


AND.........

of course

the S.A. Yamaha  Distributors will be there to support us with there Prizes


André Blignaut donated two beautiful Vmax Clocks

VMAX CLOCK
click to enlarge

 

KOINONIA Conference Centre
142 Old Main road, Botha’s Hill. KZN.
GOOGLE MAP CO-ORDINATES.
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29.750565,30.730444

KOINONIA ROADMAP ICON
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ROAD-MAP TO
 
"KOINONIA"
GOOGLE MAP CO-0RDINATES
-29.750565,30.730444

 

KOINONIA Conference Centre
142 Old Main road, Botha’s Hill. KZN.
GOOGLE MAP CO-ORDINATES.
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29.750565,30.730444

The 20 acre VENUE
situated on a Ridge above the Valley of a Thousand Hills.
(along the Famous Comrades Marathon Route Road.) Within spacious and tranquil grounds graced by  the magnificent scenery of the Valley, where people have come together for over 30 years to experience

"KOINONIA"....
the Greek word for Fellowship.
KOINONIA Conference Centre
is ideally positioned to enjoy a weekend of fun and relaxation
, situated between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, just a few kilometers off the N3 highway .

 


THERE ARE 2 and 3-Bed Room Cottages and One 8-Bed Rondavel…….
ALL ROOMS ARE EN-SUITE…….
and will be available as from 12:00 hrs - Friday  7 September 2012


LET US KNOW if you want to share a room with buddies riding with you, otherwise you will be allocated rooms to share with any of our other Members.


BOOK EARLY.......! ! ! ! ! .......
AS THERE ARE ONLY A LIMITED AMOUNT OF BEDS  AVAILABLE


* PLEASE TAKE NOTE ! !  SINCE “KOINONIA” is not a Hotel and offers basic accommodation you have to bring your own Towels.

 


ALL MEALS
 ARE INCLUDED IN THE ENTRY FEES

* Friday Evening 18:00 hrs "Supper"
* Saturday Morning 08:00 hrs "Breakfast"
10:30 hrs “Tea/Coffee/Biscuits”
* Saturday Midday 13:00 hrs "Lunch"
15:30 hrs “Tea/Coffee & Scones”
* Saturday Evening 17:00 hrs "Braai" with salads etc.
* Sunday Morning 08:00 hrs "Breakfast"

 

 

The Durban beaches are a 30 minute drive away.

Next door you will find The
"Phe Zulu Safari Park"
 
An African Adventure of Zulu Culture and Tradition. This picturesque park has magnificent views of the world famous Valley of 1000 Hills.

For the children there is a shop that specially caters for them with toys, clothing and other things that interest their age group, also adding to the child-friendly concept.
There is an animal farm section and also jungle gyms for the little ones to play on. Just introduced to the property are a few buck and zebra.

Facilities include a reptile farm, which boasts a large selection of Nile crocodiles, including the oldest (nearly 100 years old) and largest (4,5 meters) croc in captivity - called "Junior".
There is also a superb collection of indigenous snakes.

    
                                                                
 

There are numerous other local tourist attractions  just a stone's throw away:
arts, crafts, cosy restaurants and bars ...etc. etc.

 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

* ARRIVAL OF ODYSSEY RALLY PARTICIPANTS
* Bar will be open for the thirsty and not so thirsty.........
* AS FROM 17:00 hrs Issuing of badges and T-Shirts at the Hall.

FRIDAY EVENING

* 18:00 hrs SUPPER
* Relaxation Time. Get to know and make friends with all our Mr and Mrs Vmaxes.............
* Disco
* Fun Games
* Bar will be open  - UNTIL LATE - again.... for the thirsty and not so thirsty................
 

SATURDAY MORNING
 

* 08:00 hrs BREAKFAST

* 09:00 hrs – Welcome Speech and Briefing by our Chairman

* 09:15 hrs - Mass Sight-Seeing Ride with all Vmaxers/their Buddies to the uShaka Marine Park on the Durban beach front where our Steeds will be on display to the public. It's imperative that you all participate in order to make an impressive show for the uShaka visitors.

No Bikini-clad Pillions allowed…..*£*$
 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

* 13:00 hrs LUNCH for the Hungry and not so Hungry......
* 14:00 Group picture to be taken by the well known photographer Hansi del la Knoppio.
 * 14:01 hrs Concourse D’ Elegance - for the Most Beautiful Vmax ......
* Broaden your Technical and General Vmax know-how.... but don’t believe everything our comrades are telling you……....
 * The rest of the afternoon is yours......... to Enjoy the many touristy spots in the area or stay at the Venue and...... Relax...........
* FOR THE RUGBY A
DDICTS.....they are welcome to join the crowd at The “iBheshu Sports Bar”

SATURDAY EVENING

* From 17:00 onwards, Braai -  Prize Giving – Disco – Fun.........

SUNDAY MORNING

* 08:00 hrs Breakfast. Thereafter the rest of the day is yours.............
HAVE A SAFE RIDE HOME and
SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT YEAR

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE………….? ? ? ? ?
 * OUR VMAX ODYSSEY GATHERING
is for Vmax Owners Group Members their SPOUSES & NON VMAX BUDDIES ONLY.
We don't mind if your Buddies come with their Plastic Bikes (shame) or a Tin Box on 4 Wheels.........as long as they behave like real  Vmaxers ..........ja......ja
Oh ja..........buddies with Harleys are also welcome.

* ENTRY FEES are payable in advance

* PROOF OF PAYMENT to be Faxed or emailed simultaneously with  ENTRY Forms

* DUE TO THE NATURE AND LOGISTICS of the Event it is Imperative that ALL Participants utilize the Accommodation and Facilities as stated on the ENTRY FORM.

* ENTRY FEES INCLUDE:
> Accommodation for 2 nights with FULL BOARD and LODGING
> Quality (Process Printed) T Shirt - Metal & Cloth Badge - Certificate of Participation

* SINCE “KOINONIA” is not a Hotel you have to bring your own Towels.

* ROOM SHARING “SINGLE-ENTRIES”… Let us know if you want to share a room with buddies riding with you, otherwise you will be allocated rooms to share with any of our other Members.

* REGISTRATION DEADLINE ...... 24 August 2012.
 EARLY BOOKINGS are recommended
as the available Accommodation is limited.

* LATE ENTRIES
In order to encourage you guys/girls not to wait until the last moment we have set a time limit for bookings and therefore CHARGE an additional
R80.00 p/p for LATE ENTRIES AS FROM 10 AUGUST 2012

* ENTRIES RECEIVED AFTER 17 August 2012, T-SHIRTS & BADGES NOT GUARANTEED.

* INDEMNITY CLAUSE to be signed by ALL PARTICIPANTS.

* TRANSFER OF PAID-UP ENTRY BOOKINGS TO OTHER PERSONS
IN THE E
VENT of a participant not being able to attend the Gathering he/she can have the paid-up booking transferred to other PERSONS under the following CONDITIONS.
THE PERSONS MUST:

1.    Be a MEMBER of the Vmax Owners Group or invited by a Registered Member.

2.    COMPLETE and SIGN an ENTRY FORM.

3.    SUBMIT THE ENTRY FORM to the organisers not later than the registration deadline of 24 August 2012.

INDEMNITY CLAUSE
 I acknowledge that I am attending the Odyssey Rally entirely at my own risk and hereby agree to the following:
 * TO INDEMNIFY the Oganizers their agents and the Property Owners. * NOT TO fire or display any fire arrganizers their Agents and the Property Owners against any damages sustained by my person or belongings. * TO abide by the rules and instructions of the orm in the Rally site. It is agreed that actions contrary to this indemnity shall entitle the organizers their agents and the Property Owners to exercise their reserved and discretionary right of admission. For Transfer of paid-up Entry Bookings to other persons, consult the attached “IMPOR
TANT INFO”  page.

 


.INCLUDE: - Full Board and Lodging - Cloth Badge - Metal Badge and T Shirt.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE ...... 24 AUGUST 2012

 

P/Person
2 and 3-bed En-Suite rooms - per person sharing for 2 nights, Full Board  and Lodging
PLEASE BOOK EARLY, THERE ARE ONLY A LIMITED AMOUNT OF ROOMS AVAILABLE
R880.00
Late Entries - as from 10 August 2012 R960.00

 

 

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This page was last Updated Saturday, 27 February 2016 18:10

Numbers in order of date Paid-up Bookings.

Participated in previous Gatherings

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
1 Hans Knop - La Lucia, Umhlanga Rocks 11apr X X X X X X
2 Marlies Knop - La Lucia, Umhlanga Rocks 11apr X X X X X X
3 Braam van der Vyver - Rustenburg. 11apr
 (674 kms)
        X X
4 Sharon van der Vyver - Rustenburg. 11apr         X X
5 Loekie Nel - Koppies - Orange Free State
19apr
 (525 kms)
           
6 Maria Nel - Koppies - Orange Free State
19apr
           
7 Phill Roos – Roossentaal. Mpumalanga       X   X
8 Violet-Ann van Heerden            
9 André Blignaut – Randburg   X X X X X
10 Linda Blignaut – Randburg     X X X X
11 Mike Bramley - Kelvin X X   X X X
12 Heidi Bramley - Kelvin X X   X X X
13 John Young - Kelvin X X        
14 Russel Seben – Kelvin   X        
15 Ian Buckle - Klerksdorp           X
16 Calvin Buckle - Klerksdorp            
17 Jackes Wiese - Bedford View           X
18 Wayne Human - Potchefstroom            
19 Dok Dokter - Polokwane X   X X X X
20 Jenny Dokter - Polokwane           X
21 Billy Willemse - Polokwane X   X X X X
22 Lettie Willemse - Polokwane           X
23 Jim Bramley - Kelvin X X   X X X
24 Andries Geyser - Vaal Reefs            
25 Trevor Stock – Kloof            
26 June Stock - Kloof            
27 Jan Weigel - Umhlanga Rocks            
28 Annett Weigel - Umhlanga Rocks            
29 Daniel van der Westhuizen - Westonararia, Gauteng            
30 Marlette Schoeman - Westonararia, Gauteng            
31 Roger Wilson – Margate X X X X X  
32 Janene Wilson – Margate X X X X X  
33 Wally Heales – Margate X X X X X  
34 Lynn Heales – Margate   X X X X  
35 Francis Campher –  Vanderbijlpark X X X X X X
36 Marie Campher - Vanderbijlpark           X
37 Wessel Kruger - Caspe Town           X
38 Martin Naven - Randburg         X X
39 Dawn Naven - Randburg         X X
40 Stan York - Vanderbijlpark   X X X X X
41 Jenny Bramley - Kelvin   X       X

 

 

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