Winter Ride - "Soetes and Sop" 14-16 July 2017, visitors welcome - List Updated

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Joined: 2012/08/16

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You are probably aware by now that winter is almost upon us. Luckily we are not bears and we don't need to go into hibernation, neither do our trustworthy motorcycles. So why not take this opportunity to face the winter cold and join myself and other club members for a ride to the Klein Karoo. You will be rewarded with a warm welcome and a feast of food as only the people of the Klein Karoo can offer accompanied by some local produced "soetes" to help us fight the cold.

This will be trip where you can travel "light" as accommodation, bedding and most meals will be provided. The only snag is that you must take a half day's leave on Friday in order for us to leave early the Friday afternoon to make the most of the trip.


Friday 14 July 2017:

- Meet at the Engen Winelands One Stop garage nest to the N1 at 14:00

- Briefing and departure will be at 1415.

- Ride to the venue will be an all tar ride, expect for the last stretch to the venue.

- Dinner will be a spread of homemade soup, variety of breads and of course some locally produced “soetes” will be to warm up the cold bodies after the ride to the venue.

Saturday 15 July 2017:

- 08:00 Coffee and rusks.

- You can relax at the venue, go and explore Prince Albert or the surrounding area or there will be a group ride depending on interest.

 - Breakfast, lunch- Each for own account.

- Dinner will be a spread of  of Karoo Lamb chops, boerewors, potato bake, salads, breads and desert.

Sunday 16 July 2017:

  • 08:00 Full buffet breakfast to be served
  • Depart at about 09:00
  • Head back home via some beautiful gravel roads.


There’s two types of accommodation to choose from

1.) Dorm option (Mattresses and bedding will be provided in a hall)

2.) Then there is a selection of room options to choose from. Please indicate it you want a room for a couple and we will try to arrange if possible and according to availability. Payment secures your choice of accommodation.

Room 1) 2x  three quarter beds
Room 2) Double bed
Room 3) Double bed
Room 4) 2x Single beds
Room 5) Double bed
Room 6) 2x Single beds
Room 7) Double bed
Room8) 2x Single beds

What is it going to cost you?

Dorm option  = R680 for club members and R780 for non-club members
Room options = R980 for club members and R1080 for non-club members

* Payments will secure your accommodation option

What do you get?

  • Warm bed
  • Friday night supper
  • Saturday morning coffee/tee and rusks
  • Saturday night braai
  • Sunday morning buffet breakfast
  • Backup vehicle and trailer for that piece of mind (If there is enough interest to cover the cost)
  • Beautiful scenery and good company.

Please take note?
If there is not enough interest then there will be no backup vehicle and I will adjust the cost of the trip accordingly.

What to bring?

  • Warm clothes and rain gear
  • Your choice of beverage for the evening
  • And the most import thing…. A good sense of humor 

Bank account details:

  • First National Bank
  • Branch: Long Street
  • Branch code: 201709 (Standard Bank users must add 2 zeros at the end)
  • A/c no: 50060098602
  • A/c name: BMW Motorcycle Club Cape
  • Ref: Name & surname & Soetes

Please email the EFT payment remittance to  and

Booking is on recorded receipt of payment only.
If you do not set the beneficiary (reference) to "Your Surname & Soetes", we cannot guarantee the payment will be recorded against your booking.

Please note that once payment is made it is non refundable unless you are able to replace yourself. 

In the event of the Trip being canceled the Club will refund your monies in full.

Ignore the above at your own risk and expense.

The online booking form will be posted ASAP

In the meantime please comment on this thread if you are interested in joining or email me at

PLEASE NOTE: Cut of date for bookings is 5 July 2017. If there are not enough interest in this trip to cover the expences a call will be made to either cancel this trip or to do it without a backup vehicle if the people who booked are willing to do so.


Name Surname Member # Accomodation Paid
Jaco Matthee 58 Dorm Yes
Andreas du Preez 127 Dorm Yes
Ewert  Kotze 758 Room 2x single bed  
Rob  Selig 78 Dorm  
Michael Bucholz 198 Dorm  
Derick Murray   Dorm  


Committee: Clubhouse / Ride Captain

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Joined: 2013/08/03

Seker tyd dat ek Witvos se spinnerakke afstof. EK is in. Paid

“Don’t go where the path my lead… Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail…” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

carelvdmerwe's picture
Joined: 2012/08/16

Soetes and Sop Weekend ride 14-16July - Updated

Committee: Clubhouse / Ride Captain

carelvdmerwe's picture
Joined: 2012/08/16

Soetes and Sop weekend Winter ride.... Please take note of the cut off date to book for this trip posted in the original post.

Committee: Clubhouse / Ride Captain

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