HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY BAZ BUS!!! by Ursula Brown for Cape Info SA The BAZ BUS celebrated their 11th Birthday Mar2007 by inviting Cape Town and Western Cape clients and friends for an adventure filled outing on Sat 3 Mar 2007. The call went out to join the team - Althea, Rene, Yael, Dalene and Barry Zeidel (the boss) for a fun-filled day out of town... Eager beavers arrived at the meeting point, MacDonalds Green Point ready for take-off. Yael met her guests before they boarded for departure at 11 am (so, 11am to celebrate 11 years of excellent customer service). The driver started up the engine and off they went along the R27 to Ogies Kraal Farm, Melkbos (25 kms from the Mother City).
After a short trip along the West Coast Road, a left turn at Melbos4x4 sign to adventure. Backpacker Hostels, Adventure, Travel Companies and Tour Operators were "T-Shirted" ready for adventure - Archery to the left, Quad bikes to the right and off they went. Hendrik, Elona and the Melkbos4x4 team were at their respective posts - at the bar, in the kitchen, on the track. The imminent inclement weather were conducive and instrumental in actioning networking, as guest moved into the Lapa out of the rain. However, a few soaked die-hards were evidence that, come rain or shine, adventure at Melkbos 4x4 is king. A scrumptious yummy lunch (including a creamy delicious potato salad to die for...) was up at just after 1pm. Hungry adrenaline junkies were very quickly served personally by the owner of Melkbos4x4, Hendrik van Helsdingen and his sister, the bubbly Elona....More adventure, more networking, more touching sides with old friends before returning to Cape Town. The general consensus was that a day out experiencing hospitality gets a thumbs up from all. Baz Bus website or Melkbos4x4 Website more about Melkbos4x4
After lunch, Cape Info SA interviewed Hendrik van Helsdingen to find out more..... Melkbos4x4 started 8 years ago by the Van Helsdingen family. Dad Hendrik at the helm, with wife overseeing the catering and kitchen and sister Elona meeting and greeting visitors. On the programme, Melkbos 4x4 offers adventure fans an exciting selection of adrenalin fare......Extreme Rides with Pipecars, Paintball, 4x4 Quad Bikes (20 bikes), Archery and the latest addition, 4x4 Jeeps (Drivers included). Catering to all ages, Melkbos4x4 have instructors on site to brief and coach enthusiasts. ..... The on-site mechanic ensures that all vehicles are fully checked before and after use. In addition, safety and any medical emergencies are fully covered. Hendrik is qualified in a first aid with para-medical training. Son, Johannes van Helsdingen (aged 15) is persuing the sport of Quad-Biking, and came second in WC in Sportsman Class. Hendrik himself, has done show driving for nine years. Melkbos4x4 offers teambuilding, catering for groups, functions, special occasions or individual visitors or families. Open Tues - Sun 9am - 5pm, this is the venue for adventure fiends, a place where you are in the excellent experienced hands of the Melkbos4x4 team..... Melkbos4x4 Website.
Prices and activities Extreme Rides - 15 mins - R70pp Paintball - 1 hr - R85pp 4x4 Quad Bikes - 1 hr - R200pp Archery - 1 hr - R50pp 4x4 Jeeps - 1 hr - price to be advised.