Club Rules

General Cloverhill Club Rules

updated -  01/07/2008 | Download the Bronkhorstspruit dam rules here.
 

  • 1. Right of admission is reserved.
  • 2. The Club and its members must actively participate in watersport.
  • 3. Orders of the share block management or any club official must be obeyed.
  • 4. You are only entitled to bring two cars with occupants, one motor vessel and one sailing vessel.
  • 5. Free access to Clover Hill Club will be restricted to a member, their spouse and children, whether adopted or not on presentation of a valid membership card.
  • 6. Children under the age of 18 may not enter Clover Hill Club unattended by a member.
  • 7. A member may only bring guests by prior arrangement, 1.e. (Entry card left at the gate).
  • 8. Guest will not be allowed into the resort if not in the company of the member.
  • 9. Prior permission must be obtained from the committee for large functions, i.e. birthday-, office-and Christmas.
  • 10. Invited guests will be allowed access into the park on presentation of a coupon for the occupants of the vehicle.
  • 11. Visitors cars will only be allowed access on presentation of one additional coupon.
  • 12. You are responsible for all damages caused by yourself and your guests and for payment of any dues for which your guests are liable.
  • 13. A member will be held directly responsible and liable for their guests or any family member contravening any rule.
  • 14. No domestic servants or workers are allowed in the park over weekends or public holidays.
  • 15. No domestic servants or workers are allowed in the park unattended.
  • 16. Members are not allowed to live in the park permanently. If the committee decides to meter services rendered, it will be the member’s responsibility to install such a meter.
  • 17. No member shall cause a nuisance or inconvenience to another member.
  • 18. No vehicles are permitted to drive on the beach.
  • 19. All vehicles used in the resort must be adequately silenced.
  • 20. No motorcycles are allowed on the property.
  • 21. All speed limits must be observed.
  • 22. No unlicensed driver is allowed to command any vehicle within the resort.
  • 23. No motorised vehicle is allowed to be parked in the trailer park or on the slipways.
  • 24. No motorised vehicles, or trailers are to be parked or driven on any lawned areas or between the general line of stands in the front row and the waterfront. Parking of any motor vehicle is restricted to areas demarcated for such purposes.
  • 25. Firearms and shooting are strictly prohibited.
  • 26. Fishing is prohibited during boating hours.
  • 27. Animals will only be allowed in the resort in accordance with clause 4 with in the use agreement.
  • 28. No rubbish, fishing tackle, bottles/containers may be left anywhere on the property except in the rubbish bins provided.
  • 29. No glass allowed on the beach or swimming areas.
  • 30. No plants in, common areas may be removed or damaged and nothing may be tied to them.
  • 31. Admission to any area marked “Private” by management is reserved.
  • 32. Members must register their watercraft with the club committee and only their craft will be free access and be allowed on the water.
  • 33. Members who wish to house additional watercraft over and above the one powerboat and one sailboat per stand must consult management and an additional levy will be levied.
  • 34. Only members registered craft will be permitted in the park and those with no registration will be penalized.
  • 35. Launching, docking, boating, skiing and all aquatic activities are only permitted in terms of the standing rules and all the rules of any government, provincial, local authorities or the Department of Water Affairs.
  • 36. The members are responsible for keeping any improvements and stands neat and tidy and in accordance with the authorities. If any of the aforementioned is neglected, the company will have it cleaned for the account of the member.
  • 37. Plans for all structures must be approved by the board of the Shareblock company and the authorities.
  • 38. No fence or other form of demarcation whatsoever shall be erected between stands or elsewhere upon the property.
  • 39. No fires shall be allowed except where specifically permitted.
  • 40. No gambling or the abuse of intoxicating liquor by members or their guests will be allowed in the resort.
  • 41. Penalties, including fines, temporary or permanent removal of boats from the water, temporary suspension of membership or even expulsion, as may be deemed fit by the committee can be exercised upon a member who has contravened rules.
  • 42. The above rules are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Board of Directors of Clover Hill Club Shareblock Limited.

Boating Rules

To be read in conjunction with Ordinance No. 12 of 1983, Paragraph 45 – 52.

PLEASE NOTE: No boat may be launched until the owner is conversant with these rules. Any contravention of these rules will result in summary dismissal from the water. Boat owners will be held responsible for, and must bring these rules to the attention of any visitor who may use their boat.

  • 1. Right of admission to the water from the shores of Clover Hill Club Share Block Ltd is reserved. Clover Hill Club Share Block Ltd reserves the right to deny any craft of the pilot thereof access to the water for any reason that in its sole discretion could create a hazard to other users or fails to comply with these rules as well as remove any person or craft from the water and confiscate the craft pending laying of charges with the relevant authority.
  • 2. All craft launched at CLOVER HILL CLUB must have the necessary permit consisting of a blue dot with the owner’s stand number clearly
  • displayed thereon and no boat will be permitted on the water unless this permit is clearly displayed on the right-hand side of the boat.
  • 3. It is the responsibility of the Shareholder to ensure his visitors are fully aufait with these rules before allowing them to use any craft on the water.
  • 4. The area within 20 meters of the shoreline as well as the slalom ski course area is a no wake zone and power craft may only idle in these areas. As speeding in these areas is extremely dangerous, any person guilty of this will have their craft removed from the water.
  • 5. Power craft not fitted with adequate silencer systems or in other way is found to be excessively noisy, will not be permitted on the water.
  • 6. All craft must at all times travel in an anti-clockwise direction around the buoys. As a general rule the closest shoreline must always be on the right-hand side of the craft when under way. Under no circumstances, except when pulling in a ski rope in terms of rule 18 below, may a craft cut through between the buoys.
  • 7. Every craft must be equipped with sufficient approved life jackets for its occupants. Users of rubber ducks, windsurfers, wet bikes, jet ski’s, canoes and paddle ski’s must wear life jackets at all times.
  • 8. All persons travelling on a power craft must remain in their seats at all times. No person may sit on the back of the seat, or on the nose or side of the craft.
  • 9. No person under the age of sixteen may pilot any power craft.
  • 10. No person under the influence of liquor may pilot or be taken on board a craft of any description.
  • 11. Power craft pulling a skier have right of way over other craft.
  • 12. Craft under way have right of way over craft leaving the shore.
  • 13. Craft pulling away from the shore must do so at an angle of approximately 45 degrees in an anticlockwise direction.
  • 14. Power craft must maintain a safe distance from sailboats, windsurfers, paddle ski’s and canoes.
  • 15. Craft pulling a skier must have an observer as well as a pilot.
  • 16. Craft must raise a red flag, at least 50 x 50 cm in size whenever a ski rope is trailing. When craft and skier are proceeding normally, the red flag must be lowered.
  • 17. When a skier has fallen, the observer must raise the red flag, whereupon the pilot may turn left, when it is safe, to do so and pick up his skier.
  • 18. Whenever a skier or any other person is taken on board power craft, the engine must be switched off.
  • 19. A skier must be dropped 20 meters from shore, the observer must raise a red flag whereupon the pilot – when it is safe to do so – must turn to the left and proceed to a point between the buoys to pull in the ski rope. He must then re-enter the circuit on the far side of the buoys when it is safe to do so and follow the normal anti-clockwise rule when returning to the side.
  • 20. All craft must remain at least 50 meters clear of boats displaying a red flag and must keep a sharp lookout for skiers and/or ropes in the water.
  • 21. No skier may drop a ski unless someone is standing by to pick it up at the point of being dropped.
  • 22. No craft may be on the water after sunset or before sunrise. Those persons who like to take their power craft out early in the morning are required to consider others when doing so and keep the noise levels to a minimum until a reasonable distance away from the shore
  • 23. No craft may travel in the wake of another boat.
  • 24. No bottles, cans or any other objects may be thrown in the water.
  • 25. Craft awaiting their trailers must not obstruct the normal traffic proceeding around the buoys or leaving the shore.
  • 26. All craft must stay at least 100 meters clear of all fishing areas.
  • 27. The appointed marshals displaying the appropriate identification must be obeyed at all times and they have full rights to inspect craft for water worthiness and to ensure the required equipment is on board.
  • 28. In the interest of safer boating for all, please obey the above rules (irrespective of the number of boats on the water) and bring them to the attention of others and report any contravention to the Duty Marshall.
  • 29. The above rules are applicable to all craft launched from anywhere around the dam.