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Mercedes-Benz Club G-Class 40th celebration event

Dawie Louw

G-Wagen Club SA
Oct 8, 2008
The Mercedes-Benz Club of South Africa have sent the following invitation to members. Note, all for own account, no freebies, not even a free lunch!
At least at the Unimog 70 year celebrations at Gerotek (Mercedes-Benz South Africa and Unimog-friends organised) a few years ago. use of the Gerotek facilities was for free and refreshments and lunch was on the house.

You are cordially invited to the 40th anniversary celebration of the Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen (G-Class), which will be held on the weekend of 26 and 27 October 2019. We will send more details closer to the event, but the preliminary arrangements are as follows:
Saturday 26 October

  • 07:00-08:00 Registration & Coffee at Sandwani Lodge
  • 09:00-13:00 Academy track driving
o 13:00-14:00 Lunch at Sandwani (a la carte restaurant), for your own account
o 14:00-14:30 Photoshoot with all the G’s on academy track
o 14:30-17:00 Gravel track driving, including quarter mile, slalom & obstacle courses
Sunday 27 October
o 09:00 Visit to Mr Pius Mokgokong’s private car museum
o 12:00 Lunch in Cullinan at As Greek as It Gets restaurant, for your own account
All Mercedes-Benz Club members are welcome, you are welcome to bring your own 4×4 vehicle and enjoy driver-assisted training with some top Fundi 4×4 drivers.

Entry fee for partaking vehicles:
  • R500.00 for using both tracks
  • Spectators entry fee: R60.00 per person.
  • Coffee, tea and muffins on arrival at Sandwani: R45.00 per person
The track usage money can be paid to:
  • I Marx, Capitec bank account number 1457120443
  • Reference: GW40 followed by your initials and surname
  • Send the proof of payment to marx4x4@gmail.com
  • Accommodation
Should you wish to make a weekend out of it:
  • Sandwani Lodge (lodge, camping & caravan park): 082 782 1045
  • Zebra Lodge: 012 735 9000
  • Mutango Lodge: 071 566 9544
  • Izapa Bush Lodge (Camping): 012 941 7946
  • Madidaba Game Lodge: 087 654 4629

Koos du Toit (Northern Region Secretary)