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Rocklands Highline Meeting 2, 3-6th April 2015

Rocklands Highline Meeting 2, 3-6th April 2015

Rocklands Highline Meeting 2, 3-6th April 2015

The 2nd edition of the South African Highline Meeting will be hosted at De Pakhuys in Rocklands over the Easter weekend, 3-6 April 2015.

Several Highlines ranging from 20-65m long will be rigged and ready to walk. A training line for highlining will also be up for first timers to learn the basics. Shorter slacklines will be up at camp too. We’ll also have a bunch of Waterlines over the dams for some fun in the sun!
Other activities will include Climbing, Swimming, Hiking, Unicycling, Juggling, Tricklining, Rodeolining, Music etc…

Camping and Accommodation:
De Pakhuys Campsite will be the main area of activity, in close proximity to the Highlines (10min walk), lake (swimming and waterline), kitchen, bar, etc

Alpha Excelsior also has accomodation available, and a dam for swimming, slacklining and waterlining.

Traveller’s Rest is another accomodation option with a restaurant and slackline alongside a river.

De Pakhuys

Alpha Excelsior

Traveller’s Rest

To bring:
Camping gear – Tent, sleeping bag, mattress…
Food for the duration of your stay, closest shops are in Clanwilliam (26km away)
Climbing gear
Boulder pads
Swimming stuff (Waterlining!)
Any other fun toys, beach bats, juggling balls, poi’s etc…
Musical instruments welcome!!!

Getting there:
By Car:
De Pakhuys is about 250km from Cape Town, 26km past Clanwilliam which is the closest town.
Take N7 (towards Malmesbury) until Clanwilliam turnoff on the right (just after Clanwilliam Dam). Then carry on past Clanwilliam and over the Pakhuis Pass. De Pakhuys/Alpha Excelsior turnoff is on the right a few hundred meters after the pass.
If anyone traveling by car has free space please post it here so that those looking for a lift may organise it with you.
Also this Rocklands Lift Club link will help to organise lifts to and from Rocklands:

By Bus:
Here is the link for buses to and from Clanwilliam

Pickup from Clanwilliam to the campsite is possible but please notify me in advance.

Map Link:

De Pakhuys
Alpha Excelsior
Climb ZA

For any info or questions you may have, please feel free to contact me by email or phone:
+27 (0)72 178 4438

Please keep checking this page as it gets updated with the latest info.

Thanks :-)

4 Day Art Portrait Workshop – Thursday 12th March 2015-Sunday 15th March 2015

Art Course

Art Course

Forth coming workshops….

4 Day Portrait Art Course with Heidi Beyers
Would you like to be able to paint a beautiful portrait of a family member or a friend? You will learn how to use a specific method, and will watch your painting come together bit by bit – the result? – a truly realistic rendering of both model and fabric!

You will also be taught how to mix true-to-life flesh tones, using only 4 basic colours plus white. This simplified method enables you to paint skin tones accurately from the start – no guesswork needed!!

Have you every painted a portrait which just does not end up looking like the person you are trying to paint? Learn how to use a corrective method to fix up the portrait and achieve an exact likeness.

This course is essentially a portrait course, however you are welcome to paint anything else instead (landscape, seascape, still life etc.) or you could do a beginner’s course if you have not done art before.

Join Johannesburg-based art teacher Heidi Beyers ( for four days of painting and fun at Alpha Excelsior Guest Farm near Clanwiliam

Alpha Excelsior Check-in time: Any time from 14h00 on Wed, 11 March 2015

Course Times: Classes start at 9 and finish at 5 o’clock, Thursday, 12th March 2015 to Sunday 15th March 2015

Course fee: R 2600… for 4 days (Thursday to Sunday)
This includes:
- 4 days Art tuition with Heidi Beyers
- Lunch every day in the Hen House (Thursday to Sunday)
- Morning and afternoon tea & refreshments,
- Dinner on Saturday night (Potjie & Braai with rice and salads and homemade bread, Pakhuys Red Wine and Olive oil tasting!
– A guided Walk on Friday morning (7h00 till 8.30) to see Bushman Paintings and Waterfall with Nature Conservationist James Cooper (for those who wish to join)

Attendees to supply their own art materials, however there will be oil paint, brushes, pallets and non-toxic brush cleaner for sale. A complete list of requirements will be sent on confirmation of booking.

Self-catering accommodation at Alpha Excelsior:
R 300….. per person per night sharing a cottage (own room)
R600.. per person per night single occupancy (own cottage)
R200…per night Retro caravan w/own bathroom

Alternative accommodation:
Travellers Rest – 027- 4821824 email:
De Pakhuys – 027-4821879 email:
Attendees to please provide own breakfasts and suppers (except Saturday night).

To book your place: Booking before 18th February 2015 (Maximum 12 people)
Please contact Becky/James – Email: or tel: 027-4822700
Please contact Heidi Beyers – Email: or tel: 073 250 1040 if you have any queries about the art course.
For information about the artist please click on the following:
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