ErongoRocks! Mountain Experience 2020

Date
Friday, 07.08.2020 (ends 09.08.2020)
Time
10:00
Venue
Erongo Farmhouse & Erongo Rocks Campsite
Region
Erongo
Town
Omaruru

Get out of your comfort zone and come join us at The Erongo Rocks! Mountain Experience. This is a two day camping weekend in the Erongo Mountains filled with a variety of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy.

We want to highlight that these activities are not competitive but feel free to run or ride them as fast as you can. The farm also has marked hiking & cycling trails that you can enjoy at your own leisure in between the scheduled activities. No prior experience is necessary to partake in these activities.

INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET:

Two nights camping: 
The campsite can accommodate up to fifty people without it feeling crowded.  It has three bathrooms each with their own donkey system for hot water.  The staff on site will light the donkey fires twice a day to ensure there is always hot water available.  There are solar lights
available in each bathroom, but feel free to bring your own torch or lamps.  

The campsite areas are marked but not allocated, so arrive early to select your spot.  There is 100m2 shaded area on the campsite.  Half of it will be utilized by the caterers and the other half will be available for campers to use for dining.  There will be one central campfire where everyone can congregate around in the evenings.  If you are booking in a group of 8 or more, you may request to book our 'Wild Campsite' exclusively which is 1km away from the main campsite.

Catering:
There will be three meals included in your stay.  The inclusion of dinner & lunch means it will be
less for you to do in the evenings when you return from an active day and less for you to pack. 
Although please remember to bring your breakfast ingredients and your own cutlery and crockery.  We will provide hot water every morning in the main area to fill up your coffee plungers or mugs.

FRIDAY 7TH
DINNER:                    Goulash with macaroni & salad
 
SATURDAY 8TH
LUNCH:                     Spaghetti bolognaise
DINNER:                    Lamb curry with rice & veggies

N.B. Should you require a vegetarian option, please inform us so we can inform the caterers.

Erongo Rocks! Mountain Experience T-shirt:
On enquiry you will be asked to complete a 'Participation Detail Form'. Please submit your T-Shirt size, they come in X-Small, Small, Medium, Large & X-Large, XXL, XXXL & XXXXL. When you check in you may collect your T-shirt from reception.

All Activities on offer:
We need to have an idea of numbers for each activity, so it is important to let us know which activities you will be partaking in. You can inform us by completing the "Participant Detail Form' upon entry. It is ok if you decide on the day that you want to add an activity or pull out of an activity, we are flexible and just need to be informed in a timely manner.

You may arrive anytime from 10am on Friday the 7th and leave any time on Sunday 9th. On arrival you will be required to sign an indemnity form and collect your Erongo Rocks! Mountain Experience T-shirt. Please have your ticket number on you when you check in.

65km Gravel Ride
The organizer will reveal the route to the participants of this activity only on the morning of the ride. 
There are no water points in this race, so please bring a camelback to carry your own water.

15km & 30km MTB Ride
These activities will begin at the same time.  The 30km ride is achieved by doing the 15km loop twice.
The route is technical in some parts and the type of terrain varies throughout the route
The water point will be at the Erongo Rocks Campsite where you will be able to fill your water bottles.
 
Rock Climbing with Instructor
On Friday night you will be given a time slot for your climbing session. You may be given one or two slots depending on logistics. Each slot is a 3 - 4 hours.
Instructor will provide the equipment such as climbing shoes and a harness.
Please wear something loose fitting and comfortable or non-restrictive in movement.

5km & 10km Trail Run
These activities will begin at the same time.  The 10km run is achieved by doing the 5km loop twice.
The water point will be at the Erongo Rocks Campsite where you will be able to fill your water bottles.

Yoga with Instructor
Remember to bring your own yoga mat & water. Please wear something loose fitting and comfortable or non-restrictive in movement.
You may partake in as many yoga sessions as you like.

Hiking & cycling trails to explore      
See attached map which you can save to your phone for reference.

Cash Bar
There will be a bar set up in the campsite selling bottle draft beer, wine by the bottle & soft drinks.

Bring your own     
Camping equipment
Tent & sleeping apparel
Towel & toiletries
Chairs
Head lamp
Breakfast ingredients, coffee, tea, cutlery & crockery
Pre-charged appliances & power banks. There is no electricity at the campsite!
Mountain bike & helmet
Yoga mat
Running shoes
Bottles for water refills
Sunblock & peaceful sleep
Cash for the Bar

Nice to have but not necessary for the event   
Gas burner (For making own hot water if you wish to be independent)   
Sola lamp + torch   
Extra blanket for around the fire
 
TICKET INFORMATION
 
ADULTS N$1695      KIDS (7-14) N$845   KIDS (1-6) FREE  
 
Email Terry on [email protected] to request information. You will be sent a 'Participation Detail Form' to be completed with the following information:

State how many tickets you would like to purchase.  
Include the name & age of each child. The reason we need their ages, is to give this information to the Rock-Climbing instructor.    
Name of each adult.
T-shirt sizes for everyone in your group.  This is especially important, so we can give the sizes to the T-shirt supplier.
Activities you would like to partake in. You may do as many or as little as you like. Only the rock climbing will be limited to one or two slots for logistical reasons. 
If you would prefer a vegetarian meal.


Terry will then send you an invoice to proceed to payment. Once payment has been made, send proof of payment to [email protected] and you will receive a TICKET NUMBER. These tickets numbers will be used at Registration and will be kept for the LUCKY DRAW for prizes on the final day.

BANKING
DETAILS:

Name: D.K. Rust
Bank: Bank Windhoek
Branch: Omaruru
Cheque Account:8003440655
REF:ER Ref Number

 
PAYMENT TERMS:
Should the Event be postponed or cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, a full refund
will be given. Otherwise the ticket is transferrable but non-refundable. 

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
    
This event is not open to day visitors or spectators. We will be hosting future events where you can come & camp and pay for your activities separately as well as Day Events.
All activities are included in the price whether you can partake in them or not.  There is no option to pay for a cheaper ticket and add on activities that you would like to participate in on top.  We are aiming to get everyone involved in as many activities as possible and to try new adventurous things that can push you out of your comfort zone.
If you do not want to camp and would like to upgrade the weekend by staying in self catering accommodation, we have two options. These prices are on top of the standard ticket price:
Erongo Farmhouse at $150 per person per night. Minimum of 6 adults.
Omandumba Guest Farm at $250 per person per night for self catering or $350 per person per night for a light breakfast included. Omandumba is located 8km further West on the D2315. www.omandumba.de/en
There is no electricity at the campsite, so please charge up your power banks and your phones before your arrival.
The water on our farm is borehole water and drinkable.  However, water is limited and it is requested that you please take short showers and bring your own water.
As per Covid-19 regulations, please bring your own mask & hand sanitizer. 
We will have a paramedic on site throughout the event.
Supervision of children remains the responsibility of the adults accompanying them but we are aiming to secure a caretaker for children who can facilitate kids activities.
There are no nappy changing facilities in the bathrooms.
If you are a supplier or staff member attending the event, please use designated parking area outside the camping area.

DIRECTIONS: (It is possible to drive in a sedan vehicle all the way to the farm)
Address:  FARM 133, OMANDUMBA OST   
Coordinates: S 21°29.844 E 015°37.797

From Windhoek:
Coming from Windhoek you travel along the B1 towards Okahandja. Stay on the B1 until it changes into the B2 just after Okahandja. Follow the B2 for 64 km and turn right onto the C36 just after Wilhemstal. Drive along this gravel road for 73 km until you reach a T-junction. Turn right onto the C33 in the direction of Omaruru. After only 4 km you turn left onto the D 2315. After a short drive you pass the entrance gate of the Erongo Conservancy. From here you will reach the Erongo Farmhouse after about 32 km. There will be a silver livestock ramp on your right and just before that a turn off by the two white signs on the road by the entrance of the farm. Alternatively you can drive via Karibib on a tar road all the way to Omaruru and then 38km on the D2315 to Erongo Rocks Campsite. 

From Swakopmund:
Coming from Swakopmund you take the B2 towards Karibib. In Usakos you turn left into the D 1935 to Okombahe. After 22 km travel right onto the D2306 - still in the direction of Okambahe. After 25 km you drive east onto the D2315. After a short drive you pass the entrance gate of the Erongo Conservancy. From here you will reach the Erongo Farmhouse
after about 15 km. There will be a silver livestock ramp on your left and just after that a turn off by the two white signs on the road by the entrance of the farm.

Categories
Hobby | Sport
Categories
Categories
Specifics
Suitable for Kids | Pre-sales only. No tickets available at the gate
Registration
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Available on the following days
Organiser
Didi Rust & Terry Baker
Registration