There comes a time once every year where we all wind down, sit back and try to spend some time with the ones we love most. Now for some, the 1st thing that comes to mind is the Festive Season right? Well for lovers of all things Volkswagen and Audi there's only one time of the year that fits this description and that's when its Vdub Camp Festival time 'aka Camp Fest' babyyyyy!
If you've never been to Vdub Camp Fest and claim to be vdub fanatic and live anywhere in Southern Africa, your life will not be complete without a visit to what is 'thee' largest weekend gathering of VAG enthusiasts in Africa. Camp Fest started from humble beginnings in 2009 as a single day show&shine/party event. Fast forward 6years to the 2015 event and it is now a 2day 2night motoring, music and outdoor lifestyle festival which is expected to attract in excess of 10,000 people from all parts of the world.
Camp Fest brings together the cream of the SA vdub scene and all those that embrace the term "for the love of dubs" meet annually at the event to share in this unique bond that exists at Camp Fest. Words often fail to sum up what the Camp Fest experience is all about so go check out the 2013 and 2014 videos on their Facebook page and you'll catch just a glimpse of what were trying to describe in words. (Or go to Vimeo.com and search for "vdub camp fest")
Now for the important stuff.
The 2015 show takes place from the 06th - 8th February 2015 at the ATKV Resort in Buffelspooort, North West Province, South Africa. For more info on the venue visit the resort website http://www.atkvresorts.co.za/buffelspoort-overview
Tickets are pre sold. Book yours now as they usually run out by the middle of December already. Ticket prices are R100 for day visiting (Overnight stay tickets are sold out)
Pre-registration for Show&Shine is also required for all those wishing to enter their rides. Send your name and contact details along with a few pictures of your vehicle and details of the mods done to your ride to [email protected]
. Entries close on the 7th of Jan 2015with the final list of pre selected rides announced the week thereafter. The categories have been widened to account for the various Polo models as well as a Scirocco class.
Each and every ticket holder present at the show on Sunday 8 Feb will be in the draw to win the fully customized VW that is given away at every Camp Fest since 2013, another unique feature that no other event does. The organizers have gone air cooled this time and sourced a '72 Bay Window Bus for the project. Not much can be revealed yet but Max My Ride will be doing a full pre and post build feature on the Bus in next months' edition.
Vdub Camp Fest has also partnered up with Absolute Revolutionized Technologies (ART) to giveaway a full digital Air Ride system worth R40,000 that will be fitted LIVE at the weekend event. For more details on this go to http://www.artworkz.co.za
Last but not least, the Volkswagen Barons Group will be doing their own giveaway at the show of a 1974 Beetle that they have restored and given some much needed OEM+ love. More of this will be announced on the event's Facebook page.
There will be an impressive array of sponsor exhibits, resort activities, food, drink & entertainment to keep you going all weekend. Or you could just sit back, pull up a camp chair and open your favourite beverage while you enjoy the beautiful rides, beautiful people and unique experience that is Vdub Camp Fest.
Also be on the lookout for the Vdub Camp Fest branded vehicles that will be doing the rounds this festive season in the buildup to the 2015 show.
For more info go to:
Facebook: Vdub Festival South Africa | BBM PIN: 7C4EE48F | http://www.cumlaude.co.za
Or Connect with the event on Social Media
Twitter @vdubfestsa | Instagram vdubfestsa |
Or email: [email protected]
For stall/exhibitor bookings: [email protected]
There are general stores, vendors, restaurant and a food court on site for catering and general supplies. Food vendors include halaal.
There are ATMs on site for visitor perusal.
The venue is fully licensed to sell refreshments. Visitors are allowed to bring their own beverage and food but please note the following conditions:
Liquor is allowed at the accommodation areas, camping areas, show area and after party, however no alcohol is permitted at the swimming pools.
No glass bottles are permitted. Please purchase refreshments in cans and decant spirits into plastic containers ahead of the event.
Take note that for camping, you need a 3 pin caravan/campers plug if you require power supply to your tent. For the 2015 event all camp sites have electricity supply points. Note that camp sites with car port shading cannot be reserved, please ensure that you arrive early to select your preference if needed.
Full R.O.A.R is applicable for any unruly behaviour and no firearms/ weapons/ dangerous objects will be allowed to enter.
Please note that no spinning of vehicles will be tolerated at the venue.
We urge all patrons not to indulge in any illegal substances and we will have provincial authorities and SAPS on site to deal with transgressors.
There is an R11.50 toll fee when taking the Offramp to access the Resort from the N4 highway.
*The full festival activities program will be published by 15th January 2015*