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Andre 4x4
André presents the popular kykNET television series Safari 4x4 Roetes

André presents the popular kykNET

television series Safari 4x4 Roetes

Environmental Awareness

Environmental Awareness with Andre de Villiers

Environmental Awareness with Andre de Villiers

André appreciates and highly values nature, and is very aware of the negative impact irresponsible off road driving and camping could have on nature. He is therefore set at the fact that we should tread lightly while enjoying our 4x4 vehicles and nature.

Below are a couple of guidelines on how to tread lightly.

Omgewingsbewusteid

As natuurliefhebber is André pynlik bewus van die impak wat onverantwoordelike veldry en kampering op ons natuur kan hê. Hy is dus baie omgewingsbewus en ingestel daarop om die natuur in ag te neem terwyl ons, ons 4x4 voertuie en die natuur geniet én bewaar!

Hieronder volg ‘n paar riglyne oor hoe om ligvoets te beweeg.

Drive responsibly

  • Travel responsibly on designated roads, trails or areas.
  • Travel only in areas open to four-wheel drive vehicles.
  • Drive over, not around obstacles to avoid widening the trail.
  • Straddle ruts, gullies and washouts even if they are wider than your vehicle.
  • Cross streams only at designated fording points, where the road crosses the stream.
  • When possible, avoid mud. In soft terrain, go easy on the gas to avoid wheel spin, which can cause rutting.
  • Avoid sensitive areas such as meadows, lakeshores, wetlands and streams. Stay on designated routes.
  • Other sensitive habitats to avoid include living desert soils, tundra, and seasonal nesting or breeding areas.
  • Do not disturb historical, archeological or paleontological sites.
  • Avoid “spooking” livestock and wildlife you encounter and keep your distance.
  • Motorized and mechanized vehicles are not allowed in designated Wilderness Areas.
  • Travel only in areas open to four-wheel drive vehicles.
  • Drive over, not around obstacles to avoid widening the trail.
  • Straddle ruts, gullies and washouts even if they are wider than your vehicle.
  • Cross streams only at designated fording points, where the road crosses the stream.
  • When possible, avoid mud. In soft terrain, go easy on the gas to avoid wheel spin, which can cause rutting.

Avoid sensitive areas

  • Avoid sensitive areas such as meadows, lakeshores, wetlands and streams. Stay on designated routes.
  • Other sensitive habitats to avoid include living desert soils, tundra, and seasonal nesting or breeding areas.
  • Do not disturb historical, archeological or paleontological sites.
  • Avoid “spooking” livestock and wildlife you encounter and keep your distance.
  • Motorized and mechanized vehicles are not allowed in designated Wilderness Areas.

Do your part

Do your part by modeling appropriate behavior, leaving the area better than you found it, properly disposing of waste, minimizing the use of fire, avoiding the spread of invasive species and restoring degraded areas.

  • Carry a trash bag on your vehicle and pick up litter left by others.
  • Pack out what you pack in. Practice minimum impact camping by using established sites, camping at least 60m from water resources and trails.
  • Observe proper sanitary waste disposal or pack your waste out.
  • Protect the soundscape by preventing unnecessary noise created by a poorly tuned vehicle or revving your engine.
  • Before and after a ride, wash your vehicle to reduce the spread of invasive species.
  • Build a trail community. Get to know other types of recreationists that share your favorite trail.
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