News from Safety Fast! (May 1996)

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This year's VIP guest is Don Hayter from the M.G. Car Company Design and Drawing office.

Every two years the M.G. Car Club Centres get together for an M.G. Indaba, and ever since 1980, these events have been international - and for the benefit of our overseas guests, have included a tour around a scenic section of South Africa. We have also always hosted guests in Johannesburg to keep down costs - but those preferring to stay in hotels will be booked as required.

The 1996 M.G. Indaba and African Safari will be no different, and in an attempt to accommodate overseas visitors who are not able to take really long holidays for this year's event a two part tour has been organised enabling our guests to get a feel of the country in 10 days - or longer! You decided!

The safari will include a visit to the Lost City at Sun City, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, a never to be forgotten overnight trip with over 65 other enthusiasts and 16 M.G.s on the world renown Blue Train to Cape Town for two days, follows by a glorious drive up the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth the "Friendly City", venue for this year's M.G. Indaba.

After the Indaba, overseas guests have the option of flying home or staying on and visiting the Kruger National Park. Interested? Then see below for programme dates:
Thursday 12th - Friday 13th

Overseas guests arrive and are collected by host families, overnight with host families.
Saturday 14th
After collection of overseas arrivals a scenic drive to Sun City - optional overnight at Sun City or with hosts in Johnannesburg.
Sunday 15th
Pilanesberg Game drive or relaxing day in Johannesburg with hosts.
Monday 16th
8 am M.G.s loaded on the Blue Train in Johannesburg. 12 noon Blue Train departs for Cape Town - fun commences - immediately - good food - good wines - good company and glorious scenery. Overnight on train.
Tuesday 17th
Arrival in Cape Town after breakfast - unload cars - off to the Waterfront.
Event with Cape Town Centre members in the evening. Overnight at Breakwater Lodge.
Wednesday 18th
Scenic drive on winelands tour - lunch at wine estate - drive to Cape Point for the sunset - overnight at Breakwater Lodge.
Thursday 19th
After early breakfast set off via Sir Lowrys Pass to Swellendam for lunch.
Then on to Knysna for the night.
Friday 20th
A most glorious drive after breakfast from Knysna via Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth with a lunch stop in the Tsitsikama Forest. Indaba registration on arrival in Port Elizabeth - the cost of the Indaba week-end up until Monday breakfast is R251 per person - at nearly six rands to the pound or 2.6 to an Aussie dollar that is REALLY cheap!
Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd - Monday 23rd INDABA
Monday 23rd
After breakfast those overseas guests not flying home will fly to Johannesburg for the start of a 3 day Kruger Park Tour, overnight in the Kruger Park on Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th.
Friday 27th
Johannesburg farewell party for overseas contingent - Sat farewells.
Members returning home via the Picturesque Drosty at Graaff-Reinett (Tuesday 24th is a Public Holiday)
R180 per person Bed and Breakfast.
Costs still have to be finalised but Blue Train (R2000 pp Hotel accom.
(R150 per night - but guaranteed it will be the cheapest price possible
Fax for info. to Norman Ewing/Pepi Gaspari Local 011 616-6478. (Int. 27 11 616-6478)

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