There’s no denying that Suzuki’s inimitable Jimny has become the darling of many off-road enthusiasts and overlanders, mainly because of its go-anywhere capabilities, affordable pricing and cheeky styling. If you own a Jimny (or you’re just a fan), get out your diary and a red pen because you won’t want to miss the largest Suzuki Jimny gathering in the Southern Hemisphere… and possibly the world.
Scheduled for 22 to 24 September 2023, the Jimny Safari Town Festival and Jimny Gathering will bring together hundreds, if not thousands, of Jimny owners and fans to set a record for the largest number of Jimnys on one site. The event will be hosted in Clarens in the Eastern Free State. The venue was chosen, not only for its beauty, but also for its ease of accessibility from virtually anywhere across the country.
The build-up to the event started recently with the launch of the Jimny Gathering 2023 website (http://www.jimnygathering.co.za) which will allow Jimny owners and enthusiasts to register their Jimny, SJ, Samurai and Suzuki LJ – all of the generations – on the site and show their interest and intention to join the event.
The Suzuki Gathering weekend will start on Friday 22 September 2023 as the first eager Jimnys arrive for the full weekend experience. On Saturday, Suzuki and its fans will depart on a Jimny Expedition and have fun at the Safari Town Festival where local bands Mango Groove, Goodluck and Spoegwolf will be performing.
On Sunday 24 September, everyone will celebrate National Heritage Day and gather for the Jimny Gathering Event to set an official gathering record, before heading home after the fun-filled weekend.