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GRABOUW NOVICE 4X4 TRAINING DAY - 30th October, 2022.

We've had a lot of requests to repeat a novice 4x4 training day. The whole idea of owning a 4x4 is to allow you to get to places normal cars cannot go, yet many people have never even put their vehicles into low range and tested the limits of their vehicles and themselves. This should take place is stages. The building of confidence.

We've put together an attractive package in the beautiful mountains near Grabouw and Elgin, where not only will you complete the training module but it will also be a fun day in pristine surroundings with great mountain and lake views.

We've gone a step further and will have a professional videographer/photographer on site to get all those action packed moments onto a video stick for each driver. Tickets will sell fast on this one, so book your spot right away. We can only take 12 vehicles. There will be two facilitators to ensure everyone gets one on one training. The course comes with a certificate of completion. Everything including instruction notes, folders, radio hire, permit fees, certificates and memory sticks are included in the price.

The program will include tuition on how drive trains work, gearboxes, differentials and diff-locks, low range, traction control, and downhill assist. This will take place classroom style at the start of the tour and will last about an hour. Then comes the practical side of things where you will get to put your new found knowledge into practice. We will limit the obstacles to Grade 1 and 2.

The day will include a lunch break in the mountains. bring your own 'padkos'
Note: No alcohol allowed during training or tours. Click on the link for full itinerary and pricing: 

GRABOUW NOVICE 4X4 TRAINING DAY - 30th October, 2022.

GARDEN ROUTE TOUR 10th to 16th September, 2022

Our inaugural Garden Route Classic Tour is almost fully booked. One ticket is still looking for ownership! Come and enjoy the very best of Thomas Bain's passes as we work our way from west to east over a number of mountain ranges and some places you've unlikely seen before. The traverse of the old oxwagon route (Voortrekker Pass) will set the pulses racing, but the quality of the venues we will be staying out will soothe the most frazzled soul.

Amongst the bigger passes we will be driving include Cloetes Pass, Robinson Pass, Outeniqua Pass, Kaaimans Pass, Montagu Pass, Voortrekker Pass, 7 Passes Road, Millwood, Kom se Pad, Prince Alfred's Pass, Paardekop Pass, Grootrivier Pass and the Bloukrans Pass.

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