golden oldies

Golden oldies Camel Trophy

For two decades the Camel Trophy was the epitome of all things adventure, perseverance, toughness and – of course – Land Rover. From humble beginnings the event morphed into the ultimate test of man and machine as teams from around the world competed in the roughest conditions imaginable to walk off with the ultimate accolade. TONY YEO reflects on South Africa’s participation and the birth of the local event, the Camel Adventure.

There’s gold in them hills!

Roger Gaisford has a Jeep, a CJ2A to be precise, which he bought on a military surplus vehicle disposals sale in Pretoria in 1971. It is one of the 300 or so that were supplied to the South African Defence Force in 1948 by Stanley Motors, the Willys agents in South Africa. He has many fond memories of not only the vehicle, but also the places it has taken him.

The parrot smugglers

In the granite hills of the Kgalagadi, ROGER GAISFORD encounters plenty of wildlife, astonishing rock art, an abundance of bird species, colourful locals and two rather dodgy individuals with an interesting story to tell.

Test all limits in the Nissan Navara