LANDROVING IN KZN

September 2005


The Long Weekend.          By Dave King 

I was in a bit of a quandary, as due to the funny working hours thrust upon the marine fraternity, one must think ahead should a special outing within the club catch one’s eye, and contingency plans have to be made well in advance to guarantee the time off. I had taken a couple of weeks leave either side of the last long weekend, in order to paint the house, which was in dire need of a facial uplift. This also guaranteed the weekend off, and so it was either join the Border Club at Port St. Johns, join Don to Hell’s Gate, or make alternative arrangements, as I had missed the previous outings due to other commitments. The Port St. Johns was cancelled due to lack of support, the Hell’s Gate outing was cancelled due to the ‘Generals’ wanting the venue, and so what to do?

Bob Lemon was contacted as I had heard that he was going down to the Transkei, and I was very kindly invited to join his party. Skate Bay? There are hundreds of Skate bays, Pellican points, shark bays, etc, but I knew the general direction which was South of Inyameni, and North of  Mtentu. I had a map, not very good, and I had time as well as intention, so, taking off on Saturday morning I headed South, only to be caught in the Mother of all traffic jams 10 minutes later due to a heist on the N2. We did a bit of manoeuvring and back tracking, and landed up at the airport an hour later, after which it was plain sailing.

19 km after the Port Edward bridge, take a left turn onto the dust road, and head South. I took the first turning after the waterfall and ended up at the chalets across from the Inyameni lagoon. The camp site across the way was empty! A map in one of the chalets was consulted, and without knowing exactly where to go, decided to make a day of it, and explore every track leading down to the beach or river mouth. I took the next fork right and headed south, when the road petered out, so took to a track, picking up an old man, who stank like a brewery, but who assured me that I was on the right track. The next river came into sight, the old man got out, and I descended towards the chalets on the bank. A couple of blokes were milling around, and not knowing who Bob’s friends were, continued on down. The next thing without any warning was that I had fallen into a monster hole, and you know the feeling when the sound of crunching metal greets your ears! Well the front wheel was about 2 feet clear of the ground, and the door was well and truly set in. I had hesitated before putting the Hi-lift in, but this decision saved the day, and with the adaptor straps, managed to extricate the vehicle. I had a chat with the two blokes, and decided that where I needed to be was a lot further South, so now with a vehicle that had an attitude problem, continued with the venture.

That part of the coast has a lot to be admired, and so with a lot of admiring, eventually caught up with Bob doing his thing in his Bobtail at Sikombe. The camp site had been established at Skate bay, two tracks back, and, after having introduced myself to Bob’s wife Di, this is where we pitched base for the next three days. In the mean time Bob and Farren his mate, had found some black ‘stuff’ and got three wheels stuck, necessitating one of the other lesser marques to pull him free with a washing line!

Bob’s other mate George and girlfriend Doreen, and two lads Gary and Craig, made up the party. Gary and Craig spent most of the time exploring the surrounds, Bob, Farren and George fished, Di cooked some sumptuous meals, other fishermen frequented the site to try their luck, where there was a measure of success, and Vincent, also a fisherman, became a regular contact. He also cooked a mean curry. George had brought a canoe, and one very enjoyable afternoon was spent paddling up the spectacular Mtentu river. Full of fish and turtles, fantastic gorge scenery, and wonderful company did it all.

The various waterfalls overlooking the Mtentu river were viewed from the top, pebble beach and the pebble factory was visited, the Sekombe river and estuary as well as other camping sites were all contemplated with future plans.

On Tuesday it was time to pack up, but as usual, it rained, and all the gear was bundled into the back of the Landy with plans for a Durban dry out. No really good mud was found on the way out, and Port Edward bakery was a welcome stop over on the way home. A great weekend with fantastic company. Thank you. The dent? Well they say the first one is always the worst. I have had a new door fitted and resprayed. Cost? R2880.00!!! The price of having a Disco!


WELCOME TO THE FOLLOWING NEW MEMBERS

Kevin and Mary Rudd                          Hillcrest                                                 Freelander TD4
Ron Salter                                             Umdloti Beach                                     Defender 110 TD5 SW
Jonathan Hopkins                               Gillitts                                                     Freelander
Kevin and Pamela Davis                   Yellowwood Park                                 Defneder 110 V8 County
Jack and Rosalie Crutchley              Kloof                                                       Series 11A 1965, Defender 110 V8 County, Disco V8
Mike and Sherry Cullen                      Gillitts                                                     Series 11A SWB, Disco V8


LROC Club Dates For Your Diary

When What, where More Info.

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8 October Watervale Lodge Inchanga.

2nd annual Watervale Lodge Land Rover vs Toyota Challenge. WANTED  Land Rovers to take part in the challenge. Both standard and modified required.  Give George a call for more info.

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29 – 30 October Broadleaze Farm Pmb

An event along the same lines as the Broadleaze event we ran last year. It’s a fun event suitable for the whole family.  More info below.

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13 November Gates Event Eston

The 3rd Club Gates event out at Eston.  Event to start at 09h00 with a lunch BYO braai. Come along and test your driving skills or watch others have fun.

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27 November Nagle Dam

We take a short back road trail to the dam and spend some time exploring the area around the dam, with a braai for lunch. Give Henry a call for more info.

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16 – 18 December Darkest Africa Weenen

As a weekend trip Darkest Africa  has it all. Fishing, tubing, game trials etc. Give  Henry a call for more info.

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27 – 31 December Lesotho Ongeluksnek

Up Ongeluksnek pass, down Maphooaneng pass, follow the Quthing river and onto Seforong Gorge, Senque valley and then back via Mphaki and down  Ongeluksnel Pass. Give George a call if interested.

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January 2006 Duzi Canoe , Umgeni Valley

An early call to any one who is interested in being involved in the biggest canoe race in the world. The LROC KZN marshals at various points down the river over the 3 days. Come for a day, come for 3 days and camp over in the valley and be part of  THE DUZI. Give Henry a call for more info.

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TRAIL GRADING All our events from now on will have a Trail Grading according to the 5 grades below. 

1.        Complete novice soft dirt road trail, no low range required. Suitable for all Land Rovers including the Freelander.

2.       Limited low range required but suitable for the novice driver. Suitable for all Land Rovers with certain trails not suitable for the Freelander.

3.       Low range and limited off road knowledge required. Suitable for all Land Rovers except the Freelander.

4.       A low range technical trail suitable for the experienced. The inexperienced will be able to do the trail, as assistance will be available from the more experienced members. Suitable for all Land Rovers except the Freelander.

5.       Extremely technical, suitable for the experienced only with the possibility of vehicle damage. Only suitable for "Series" Land Rovers.  Ha Ha


The Broadleaze Event 29/30 October involves all in the vehicle. Its not a vehicle breaking trail, but one suitable for all Land Rovers. A short trail with hidden clue’s and riddles, along with a few “special” tasks. Camp over on Saturday or just come for the main event on Sunday.

Highlights : Walk the plank, the great lift, blind dip, left not right, and more.

This is one LROC KZN trip which you will not forget for a long time.


Ver in die Ou Kalahari.                  By Eric Mc Millan

 The basics of the trip was to enter Bots at Lobatsi, travel through the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, to Maun up the east side of the delta, though the Caprivi Strip, down the west side of the delta and out again at Lobatsi.

If you think the sand that gets into your shoes when you visit Botswana gives you itchy feet try the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. When we visited Botswana last year we vowed we would return. This time we would visit the CKGR as its vastness and solitude attracted us. If you look at the map the reserve has very few place names, very few camping sites and hardly any tracks. The distances between places seemed short but we soon found that this was not the case and the going would be extremely tough.

We entered Bots at Skilpad Gate as this gate was the quietest as most of the trucks go through Pioneer gate. From Lobatsi we headed towards Gaberone and then westward to Lethakeng and to the gate at Kutse. The last section of the road was very rough and sandy and the Ninety had to be fought most of the way to stop it going sideways. We got to the gate late afternoon and it started getting dark on the way to our reserved campsite at Morense. Fortunately the Moving map GPS was working well and we were able to navigate right to the campsite with no problems. The place was deserted and we had the whole area to ourselves. I had not seen such clear skies for a long time and the display of stars was magnificent. Next morning we drove past the pan but it was dry and only a small waterhole was left. Water is pumped from a borehole some distance away. There are very few animals around and we moved on to the Kutse campsites.

The campsites were well prepared and each one has its own long drop and shower unfortunately there is no water so you have to use your own. It is quite possible to have a hot shower using less than 5 liters of water. The animals are more plentiful. We heard the kings roar during the night and have a false sense of security in the rooftop tents. We spent two days at Kutse and then moved off to the campsite at Bape, which we passed and bush camped for the night. The road is extremely rough, corrugated with heavy sand. It takes us ten hours to do just over a 100ks. Most of the time we did about 15ks per hour and every now and then the vehicle would leap out of the tracks and into the bush. The wrap around bull bar took most of the punishment and saved the headlamps, grill etc. The vehicles used lots of fuel and consumption should be worked out as liters per hour. We only saw 3 other vehicles in the Southern Kalahari, 2 Landies and a Nissan, all heading South.

The transit camp at Xade is new but not fully operational but were able to use a flush toilet and have a shower. The borehole water is clean and we took the opportunity to fill the water tanks.

There are hundreds of Springbok and Gemsbok around and we see lots of jackal, giraffe and birds. Partridge, these days called Francolin flirts with death by running in front of the wheels. Kori Bustards start making their appearance and we were not sure if they could fly until one does a running takeoff using lots of kilowatts to get going. A huge amorous lion with a black mane down to his knees was seen making foreplay with a lioness and does not take any notice of a springbok grazing a few meters away nor us for that matter.  The springbok seems just as disinterested in the lion. The birds are extremely tame and have no fear of man. Maybe this is because one is at peace with the world and yourself when you are there.

After the gate at Matswe camp, our fuel stop is at Rakops, which is a dusty little town with one diesel and dust encrusted hand operated pump. We are desperate for fuel and took enough to get us to Maun. There is no compressed air in town so out came our own pumps. The tar road to Maun was welcome after the bad roads we had been over.

By this time we are camped out and take few days R&R in Maun to recover and do a bit of shopping. We took a plane flip over the delta and this is quite reasonable about R360pp for a hour flip.

Our next stop is Savuti as it is too far to make it to the border at Ngoma in one day. While we are setting up camp a large elephant bull turns up, we had obviously set up camp under his favorite tree. He is large and is as high as the roof top tent on the ninety. We backed off and watched from behind some saplings. The tree has a large trunk about 600 millimeters in diameter, bull put his head against the tree and shook it so that there was a shower of leaves and pods. I had some nervous moments thinking that the tree would fall on the ninety. He delicately picked up the pods and calmly wondered off with me regretting that I did not have my camera to hand.

Next day we got into Katimo, which was built by the SADF during the border wars. It is a nice little town and fairly clean. We are now in Nam territory and spend a couple of days staying at a river campsite. It is very pleasant but we have to get going. We took our time and took two days to travel through the Caprivi. Along the road there are plenty of signs warning motorist of elephants on the road. Judging by the skid marks on and off the road indicate that this happens quite often. Near the end of the Caprivi Strip we crossed the Zambezi and the mighty Kavango River. Both are flowing strongly. The Kavango River starts in Angola, 1300ks away. The water takes a couple of months to get to the delta. Some of the delta water spills into the Kinyati swamp and eventually becomes the Chobe River, which is also a huge river. The Chobe runs into the Zambezi before they both tumble over the Vic Falls.

At Divundu we turned south and back into Bots. There are many campsites along the west side of the delta and these are very reasonably priced, camp fees generally are between P20 to P50. The national parks are expensive and with entrance, camping and vehicle fees it adds up to almost R500 for two people. At one of the campsites we took a two hour powerboat ride, this was tremendous.

On the way down we pass a village called Sehithwa, we had trouble with the pronunciation so promptly renamed it Shithead.

We eventually exited Bots at Lobatsi via Ghanzi and Kang, a distance of 1500ks from top to bottom.

The distances between towns are huge and fuel stops far and few between. The price of diesel at Gaberone was R3.29 and when I filled up in Johannesburg on the way home it was R5.92. Are we being ripped off or what?

The trip took seventeen days and was just long enough for us to not know what the date or day was. There were many highlights but the CKGR has become one of my favorite places and we are already talking about “next time”. 


July Holidays         By Greg Labuscagne 

As the kids grow up so our freedom to travel on a whim becomes more and more restricted. To compensate for this we buy vehicles like Landies to get away from the hustle and bustle when we can. Three months planning was not sufficient time and all of Kruger’s campsites were full.  Plan B was to try something closer to home and possibly with a few more destinations.

The plan was to travel up to Bona Manzi in Hluhluwe and spend one night there just to break up the trip. One has to make these allowances when travelling with young kids as they tend to get restless in the back of a tightly packed Land Rover. The plan then was to travel north up the R22 to Kosi Bay and then to Ndumo to return via Josini Dam in an anti-clockwise direction.

Our journey north started early one morning and the next two hours were spent spotting Landies and rehearsing our animal names in preparation for a bit of game viewing. Our first stop was the tree houses at Bona Manzi. The accommodation has been recently upgraded and are no longer the rustic gum pole accommodation with large gaps in the walls and roof to let nature in on the unsuspecting. Instead we were greeted by a semi-luxurious log chalet on stilts. Accommodation included a fully kitted out kitchen, dining area and downstairs loo with two bedrooms, a toilet, a sitting area and an open deck upstairs. There was also the added benefit of air-conditioning, although we didn’t need it. That night we lay awake listening to the cry of the Bush Babies that are so common in this area, the stress of city life faded away into a blur.

The next day we take the R22 and pass through numerous communities and sections of road where there government has provided concrete footpaths running adjacent to the road for hundreds of meters. Apparently they are very proud of their efforts as they have placed speed restrictions and horrible speed humps that force you to slow down and admire their handiwork. 

We arrived safely at Kosi Bay, carefully avoiding the locals jostling for employment at every stop along the sandy roads. We pitch our tent for the first time without any commotion and park the Landy in the shade alongside. The camp at Kosi Bay is similar to the camps surrounding False Bay and is frequented more by fishermen than by pure nature lovers. There is more activity and would appeal more to boat owners. I love it here as this is my first time to Kosi and take everything in. On our first day we see Palmnut Vulture and Samango Monkey. This is what I came here for. The weather is perfect, the sky is clear and there is only a gentle breeze.

That evening we here a rumbling in the distance, our eyes are drawn to the top of the road that leads down towards us. It looks like the sun has decided to rise again in the west. It turns out to be a convoy of Landies much to my enjoyment, each with a trailer and they really get the camp’s attention. There are three Defenders and a genuine Camel Trophy Discovery with all the accessories. Heaven!! 

After two wonderful relaxing days we pack up and head for Kosi mouth. They issue only a limited number of permits per day for entry to the mouth. We travel northward towards the border and just as we see the border control buildings up ahead we spot the sign indicating a right turn to Kosi mouth.  The road is white and sandy but is firm and quite easily traversable, we start to spot signs to Kosi Mouth Campsite along the way that indicate we are on the right track. Soon we arrive at the NCS gate, 4x4s only and proceed through.

As we crest the last hill we are greeted with the sight of dozens of fish traps constructed by the locals as a means of providing food for their families. The view is just perfect and exactly what I had imagined, we were all very excited about reaching the water and doing some exploring. We park the Landy in some shade, I put my dive mask and swimming gear into a bag and off we go. 

The tide is almost completely out and the water weaves its way towards the coast so that we have to cross about four or five times to get to the beach. The water is clear and we see schools of fish swimming around our ankles. In one of the pools created by the outgoing tide we find these small little swimming crabs with yellow paddles on the end of their flattened legs. They are shy and try to burrow into the sand to get away and we dig one of the bigger ones out for a photo shoot. The little buggers are quite fast.

The sand is pristine with no litter in sight anywhere and the kids have a ball, in the foreground is a small rock shelf and then the sea. Just inshore of the rocks is a tidal pool full of colourful fish, I take my mask and do a bit of snorkelling. Its so quiet and peaceful we want to just stay the whole day and take it all in but we still have a drive ahead of us to Ndumo and have to allow time to set up camp before dark.

While we are packing ourselves away and getting ready to go, a fisherman with a fishing ski is doing the same. He has only caught two medium sized fish but is not happy with them and gives them to his two assistants. He also has problems starting his old Landy and asks for a jump-start. This proves fruitless as there is not enough current going through to his vehicle. One of the chaps I met at the camp and who also drives an early series vehicle suggests that the only way to sort this out is to use a battery connected directly. He promptly goes off and returns with his own battery that he has removed from his vehicle and proceeds to replace the dud one with it. It takes a lot of cranking and a bit of petrol on the air filter to get the old girl started but with a puff of smoke she clatters to life. The Samaritan then removes his battery and remarks that he fears there might be a bit more wrong with the reluctant starter than simply a bad battery. We agree and as the old girl clatters off I wonder if the owners of other types of vehicles would have been as helpful under the same circumstances. 

Soon it was time to leave and head for Ndumo. Back up the dunes we went, occasionally looking back over the blue waters and the fishing traps and I wondered to myself how long it would be until we return to this piece of paradise. The beauty of travelling like this is in looking for that new piece of paradise that might lie just around the corner. We drive back towards Manguzi and then westwards towards Swaziland and Ndumo Game Reserve.

The section of dirt road to the Ndumo gate is seventeen kilometres long and the surface is hard, stony and corrugated. I battle to find a comfortable speed which is not too fast as to be dangerous but also not that slow that turns the trip into an all day affair. Eventually I resign myself to the rough road and carry on just wanting to reach Ndumo.

Finally we reach the main gate and the entrance to the park and we start to look for game. On the short trip to the camp we see Impala and Giraffe. We set up camp and the tent soon follows in a new record time, for us anyway. Priorities follow and soon we have the kettle on. Already we can feel the more relaxed vide that is Ndumo and we drink our afternoon tea and coffee in the African bush. We sit and watch the sun set through the acacias and start to hear the first of the evening sounds and the daylight animals prepare to settle in. Night falls, we wash up the evening dishes and get the kids to bed after their long day, Sharon and I sit and enjoy the night sounds.  

The nights were filled with a cacophony of sounds mainly dominated by Hippos and Hyenas, we only saw the Hippos. The days were spent driving around the reserve, there weren’t to many birds around at this time of the year but down at one of the water holes we counted 37 crocs. We also saw lots of the “reliable “ animals like giraffe and zebra and generally a good relaxing time was had by all.

Although this was not the wildest of holidays; it was quite a challenge for us with two young kids to entertain; we certainly made the most of our time together to appreciate the beauty of our surroundings. How great it is to have a vehicle like ours, to enjoy the freedom it provides to do all the things like we do.

We can’t wait for next time


Sporty Landy storms into SA

05/09/2005 07:59
Land Rover has added its sizzling new Range Rover Sport to its South African line-up to tackle popular SUVs such as the BMW X5. We have the pricing info!

Although this new Landy shares its name with the range-topping Range Rover, the Sport derivative is a unique model and a fifth nameplate for the Land Rover brand.

Land Rover says that the Range Rover Sport was designed to complement the Range Rover, but that the newcomer is a completely new vehicle acting as a more compact, more agile and more performance-oriented SUV.

The top-line model uses a 287 kW Jaguar-derived supercharged V8 engine and has a top speed of 225 km/h. A normally aspirated V8, with a power output of 220kW and a torque figure of 425 Nm, is also available.

A 140 kW 2.7-litre turbodiesel derivative will also join the line-up later.
All models come with a six-speed automatic gearbox and the same full-time four-wheel-drive system.
Watch out for Wheels24 managing editor John Oxley's driving impressions of the Range Rover Sport as he will drive the vehicles on Tuesday.

Pricing:
Range Rover Sport HSE (V8): R675 000

Range Rover Sport Supercharged: R740 000


LAND ROVER WATERFORD WINS THE

2005 LAND ROVER TRĕK

INTER-DEALER COMPETITION  

The Land Rover brand, and its exceptional range of vehicles, inspires a true spirit of adventure – a desire to reach new boundaries and explore all that the world has to offer.  Based on this passionate approach Land Rover TRĕK was born, giving Land Rover dealers and retailers the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the brand’s core values, its adventure orientation and the phenomenal capabilities of its product range.  

“We have moved into 21st century Land Rover,” explains Rob Timcke, event director for Land Rover TRĕK. “This positions Land Rover in the adventure sports market, and our dealers are interacting with sporty, active and adventurous customers.  

“TRĕK is designed to expose the dealers to the types of outdoor activities that our customers are involved in, giving the staff a better understanding of their clients’ needs and requirements.  

“It also exposes the dealers to the phenomenal capabilities of our product range, and the exciting new direction of the Land Rover brand.”  

TRĕK – historical grounding, inspiration for the future  

TRĕK originates from the old Swedish word for that great travel you feel the need to do in the transition from “boy to man, girl to woman”. It is a great adventure and journey in self discovery that helps people to grow up.  

Actually pronounced “trerk”, this word dropped out of everyday use over 50 years ago with the advent of easier travel across Scandinavia and Northern Europe.  Although TRĕK is the brand name used for this national inter-dealer Land Rover competition around the world, it has obvious synergies with South African colloquial vernacular. The commonly used word ‘trek’ conjures up images of crossing the vast remote regions of this spectacular country.  In the Land Rover context, TRĕK is designed as an exciting team-building event that lives up to the core values of the Land Rover brand, and its exceptional range of products.  

“TRĕK exposes participants to every aspect of the vehicles, from their sophisticated technology to the sheer driving pleasure,” says Dawid van der Merwe, sales and marketing director for Land Rover South Africa.  

“Through this competition we achieve a greater understanding of our vehicles, and this helps to motivate all Land Rover staff which makes them even better ambassadors for the brand.  

“Clearly, it also creates an excellent team-building opportunity that no other brand can match, building a spirit of adventure that forms the cornerstone of the Land Rover product range, its lifestyle orientation and its unique customer focus.”   

“All who competed in TRĕK 2005 are passionate about the brand, and they undoubtedly lived the brand over the past two days,” Van der Merwe stated after completing the event as a competitor in one of two Land Rover SA head office teams.

A tough test of endurance  The 2005 Land Rover TRĕK competition was held at Tala Game Reserve, near Pietermaritzburg, on 23 and 24 August 2005. A total of 23 dealer teams, comprising three competitors each, thrashed it out for the highly prized TRĕK trophy.  The organisers and  marshals featured instructors from the various Land Rover Experience academies. They established a rigorous regime of mental, physical and technical driving challenges spread over the two days.  Conducted at the same venue, and on a similar same basis, as used for the arduous Land Rover G4 Challenge South African Selections during the preceding week, the dealer teams had to endure extreme tests of mental aptitude and physical endurance.  

As with the G4 Challenge selections, each team was scored on every facet of their performance throughout the event – both as a single team and in the combined exercises.  

The programme comprised 13 different competitive elements, completed on a rotational basis. The tests included physical challenges such as a 40-metre abseil, a tricky climbing wall, orienteering, GPS navigation and a combined mountain biking and kayaking adventure race.  

A series of vehicle-based evaluations included precision driving through a demarcated off-road course, winching, bridge building and a product knowledge test.  

One of the undisputed highlights was driving the new Discovery 3 TDV6 S on the TRĕK Trial – a technical task where the three-person teams had to work together to negotiate a precise man-made 4x4 course in the shortest possible time.  The participants were also exposed to a tough late-night raft-building task where the group was divided into five large teams. They were required to build a raft at the game reserve’s main dam and carry it to the camp several kilometres away.   The competitive events were rounded off with a TRĕK Trial shoot-out which pitched the two top-scoring teams in this event against each other in a head-to-head race for the TRĕK Trial floating trophy.  

Fourway Motors, from Vereeniging, kept a cool head and took the laurels in this event, finishing just ahead of Waterford Land Rover.  

However, Land Rover Waterford  won the overall TRĕK competition with a consistent run through most of the tests, giving the Fourways-based dealership the highly praised Land Rover TRĕK award for 2005.  

The Land Rover Waterford team comprised service manager Jan Nienaber, along with salesmen Mike Romeo and Hanrie van Wyk.  

“It was an awesome event,” explained an elated Mike Romeo, who has competed in all the Land Rover TRĕK events held to date. “This year the standard set was at a much higher level than any of the previous TRĕK events, and is undoubtedly the best one yet.”   Romeo pointed out that the results weren’t dictated by the teams that were the fittest or the strongest, but rather by those that kept their cool and who were consistent throughout the competition.  

“This event demonstrates what Land Rover truly represents, with the adventure racing orientation showing where the brand is going into the future,” Romeo said.  

As with the G4 Challenge, the Land Rover Discovery 3 was the vehicle of choice – and it proved extremely popular amongst the competitors. “The Discovery was superb.” Romeo said. “This type of event shows off the remarkable capabilities of our products. It reinforces how great they are, and what Land Rover really has to offer.”  

Sandton Land Rover scored second place overall, with Land Rover Bloemfontein finishing in third position.  

Issued by:        Lesley Sutton       Land Rover South Africa           Tel: (012) 842 3333


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PH: Leonard 031 7823375 or cell 0833385976
Philips 6 disc shuttle, model RC026. It was removed from my previous 1998 Land Rover FreeLander, but is not compatable with the radio in my 2001 FreeLander. Looking for offers around R1200-00. Phone Kevin: 031 - 765 7102 or 0828868811 Six cylinder sidevalve motor (turns but non runner) R500.00.    Plasma rope on special (8mm) only while stocks last!  Contact Tom Geldart on 0829209134 (Hillcrest) or e-mail geldart@iafrica.com
Landrover 110 Defender Double Cab. ; 2004  ; 29000kms. Extras: Roofrack, Canvas Canopy, Spots, Radio/CD, Long range tank, Sparewheel arm (external to bin), Engine Compartment mounted Compressor. Aliminium protection plates, Running boards, Bull bar, Tow Bar. Reason for Sale: Bought grenadella farm and need vehicle with bigger bin for Transport of Fruit.  Price R 240 000 ono.  Deon 082 443 8946

Landrover 2.25 motor for sale. Complete running motor with alternator, new manifold and Weber carb and currently in my Landy with spare motor.  Just fit a clutch and pressure plate and go. I bought a 2.5 Landy motor  for my Series 3 SWB. The motor I'm selling is in very good condition. The motor was purchased not three months ago from Paul near Mooi River. R 3500.00. Freddie Beukmann  0828792681

Deepfreeze 12/220V Minus 40 - 115 litre. As new with travel bag. R 5500.00  onco. Keith Roach @ 083 763 3506

 

 
WANTED

Landy 109 or 110 load bin to make into a trailer.
Contact Peter Bassett (031) 7851190 (o) or (033) 3471303 (h)

 
110 V8 Inlet manifold complete with SU carbs and all relevant attachments for the air cleaner system and carb linkages. Willing to purchase or to swop . I have a Oeffenhauser manifold with a two barrel Holley carb. Contact Paul Chantler 0837447072

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