Land Cruiser

The stuff of dreams

The Kruger National Park is scattered with many hidden gems. Many of these have only recently opened up to the public, but there are others that are often lost to the regular Kruger visitors. Anton Willemse Snr was fortunate enough to be invited to explore one such hidden gem, just north of the Luvuvhu River, and he did it in one of the jewels in Toyota’s crown… the Land Cruiser Prado VX-L.

Cruiser companion

Our four-wheel partners are integral to our adventures and expeditions, and it is no different for Hannes van der Merwe. He is a blogger and content creator whose goal is to create the largest overlanding and 4×4 content page in South Africa, and he simply adores his Cruiser.

Flocking to beautiful Botswana

A detour of 700km is not exactly something you want to undertake when you have just completed a 3 300km tour through Botswana. But when one gets news of a rare bird species – one that has never been recorded in the southern hemisphere before – that has arrived in Phalaborwa, all rational thinking flies out the window. Anton and Natasha Schutte share their adventure.

Smooth operator

Soon after purchasing a 2004 Land Cruiser 100 Series that will form the basis of our Budget Overland Build (BOB), we realised the old girl