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2021-09-25
Blue Bird Outride Hekpoort

Blue Bird Outride Hekpoort 2021-09-25

Nestled in the Hekpoort valley alongside the Magalies River, Inanda Blue Bird is only 60kms from Inanda Country Base. The farm boasts spectacular scenery and interesting riding country. The Magaliesberg mountains make a breathtaking backdrop to Blue Bird's mix of grasslands and indigenous bush.

The route will include some of our inviting optional hunt jumps, as well as tracks through indigenous bush. Upper Blue Bird is a well-stocked conservancy. We are likely to see various species of buck, warthog, zebra and even giraffe.

A gentle route for 4x4 vehicles will also be arranged, with everyone meeting up at a halfway point.
The ride will be followed by a picnic on pavilion patio next to the pool. Please bring your own food and refreshments.

Getting to Blue Bird
There are detailed directions to Blue Bird lower down on this page.
You can 'box' your own horse there if you wish or book a place on the truck loading at 7.00am to leave Inanda Country Base at 7.30am on Sunday. The cost on the truck is R650.00.

Time of the Outride
The ride is planned to start at 9.00am and return at about 12.00 midday.

Cost
If you are not a Rand Hunt member, Inanda Club member or baiter, the cap fee for the outride is R250 per rider or R250 per vehicle following.

To Book
Please book as soon as possible by email to Margie Marshall

with the following information:

  1. Number of horses?
  2. If you will be requiring trucking or will you be towing yourself?
  3. Will you have family or friends planning to join the vehicles?

Directions to Blue Bird Farm, Hekpoort

Google Earth Co-ords: 25°[SEM]50'07.00"S 27°[SEM]40'06.00"E
Tom Tom: 25.83528 27.668333
Garmin: 25.50.11666667 27.40.1

From Hartebeestpoort Dam, Broederstroom
Travel west past Pecanwood and Le Godimo to the T Junction at Van Gaalen's. (zero your odometer in order to measure 13.6 km from this point)
Turn left onto the R560 to Magaliesburg
Travel through Scheerpoort and continue on this road towards Krugersdorp.
13.6 kms from the Van Gaalen T Junction, turn right  [SEM](sign to Inanda Blue Bird and Rand Hunt) [SEM]
This road is called the T4
Travel for 2.5km on this dirt road to a T Junction [SEM]
Turn right to Skeerpoort [SEM](sign to Inanda Blue Bird and Rand Hunt) [SEM]
The Blue Bird farm entrance is 500m from T junction (HF4)

Alternative route on the Krugersdorp Highway N14 [SEM](similar distance from Fourways as above)
Travel west towards Krugersdorp on the N14
At the end of the highway at the new CradleStone Centre on left and a Sasol garage in front of you on the  [SEM]right, turn right to Ventersburg (also the N14 incidentally)
After 10km you reach a T Junction
Turn right to Ventersdorp, Hekpoort and Maropeng onto the R563
Continue on this road for 22km to the T Junction at the end
Turn right to Hartebeespoort and Hekpoort onto the R560
Travel on the R560 for 7.2km and turn left [SEM](sign to Inanda Blue Bird and Rand Hunt) [SEM]
This road is called the T4
Travel for 2.5km on this dirt road to a T Junction
Turn right to Skeerpoort [SEM](sign to Inanda Blue Bird and Rand Hunt) [SEM]
The Blue Bird farm entrance is 500m from T junction (HF4)

Hunt Calendar

25 Sep 2021 Blue Bird Outride Hekpoort  Hekpoort 
10 Oct 2021 Gentle Intro to Drag Hunting  Inanda Country Base 
31 Oct 2021 Gentle Intro to Drag Hunting  Inanda Country Base 
21 Nov 2021 Blue Bird, Hekpoort  Cap Fee: Adults R300, Juniors R150, Cars R300 
28 Nov 2021 Opening Meet  Meet at the Bowl arena on Inanda Country Base. 
12 Dec 2021 Children's Meet  Inanda Country Base 
26 Dec 2021 Boxing Day Inanda CountryBase  Cap Fee: R400 adults, R200 juniors