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A journey of purpose

Legendary adventurer Kingsley Holgate and his team recently set off on an 18-month expedition to highlight the importance of conserving Africa’s iconic wildlife and remaining natural landscapes and draw attention to the needs of rural communities living alongside these remote areas. LIANA REINERS attended the send-off.

Have Landy, will travel: Chartwell 2 Chartwell Pt.1

100 days. That is how long it took the intrepid team on the Autobarn Chartwell to Chartwell (C2C) mission to cross 23 countries and 22 000km between Chartwell in South Africa and Chartwell in the United Kingdom. Although only three of the seven vehicles made it to the destination, their story is a riveting one.

DEFENDERS IN THE MIST

For the 2023 Defender Trophy – Limpopo, 16 Defenders and a sole Ineos Grenadier traversed one of South Africa’s lesser-known treasures, the Soutpansberg Mountains. PATRICK CRUYWAGEN joined in the fun.

Off the beaten path

What happens when an adventurous group of friends wants to make the most of the long Easter weekend? Peter Field shares the group’s experience travelling on some of the Western Cape’s picturesque back roads.

The family companion

Most people don’t understand us overlanding types. We prefer dusty campsites over five-star hotels, hard gravel roads over tar and long driving hours over a short flight. We name our cars and love and treasure them. The Oberholster family from Jeffrey’s Bay is no different.

Bush Wacker

In the overlanding community, there is a constant debate between the analogue nature of “old-school rigs” and the tech-heavy vehicles that are manufactured today. While the team here at Adventure Afrika appreciates the engineering marvels of the newer rigs, we have the highest appreciation for well-maintained and cared-for old boys like the Land Rover Defender 130 that Charles Dean calls home when traversing Africa.

Hooked on a feeling…

Regular readers will by now be familiar with Bush Run and the antics of the enthusiastic guys and girls who form part of this group of Land Rover fanatics. So, when they invited us to tag along on a weekend away in the mountains just outside Lydenburg, Anton and Mary Willemse jumped at the opportunity to meet this crazy bunch.

Landy lovers explore Magoebas

A group of avid Land Rover fans who love to explore and travel with their families and other Landy lovers recently headed to the scenic Magoebaskloof to make some magical memories.

Test all limits in the Nissan Navara