October 2005

OUR TRIP’NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA  May/June ’05       Fred and Lyn Johnson

The estimated total  planned mileage of over 8000km was daunting, to say the least, but we set off dark and early on the 18th May, had breakfast at Van Reenans at 7am and made the Kimberley stop (at the’Hadeda’ B&B), with time to spare - man these LandRovers are fast! (Downhill!)

The next nightstop was at Janies B&B at Karasburg - right next to the railroad tracks (we didn’t quite make Hobas due to us dawdling at Upington and the winecellar.). The border passage, thankfully, being quick & uneventful. Some unseasonal/late rain was evident from the green grass and odd pool of water. Good sighting of Gabar Goshawk and Black-bellied Korhan.

A short but enjoyable scenic drive on day 3, with a stop at Canon Inn and we were at the Hobas campsite- this after an impulsive ‘detour’ to take a ‘flip’ up, through and over the Fish river canyon. Spectacular, though a little bumpy as a storm was brewing in the west.

Relaxation mode was now beginning to set in, though our first braai was nearly spoilt by some (30 drops x 2) of unseasonal rain! Spotted a bird or two of interest? The grey-backed-finch-lark & Black snake eagle.    Next morning, a leisurely breakfast and trip to the canyon view sights and then we were off to Sesriem along the C14 and C27. A strong headwind slowed our progress but this was compensated for by the magnificent vistas of ‘blonde’ grass and ever changing shapes and colours of the mountains.

Attained Sesriem at 1700hrs. Campsite Ok, big trees offer shade, ablutions passable! Notable spottings were Rosy-faced love birds, Rupells Korhaan & SA Shelduck on the Naute dam!

The 65 kms to Sossusvlei rate as one of the worst stretches of road we have ever driven! The tar has an ‘unavoidable’ number of deep potholes  where it has broken up. We eventually gave up and drove alongside it, at times, making new tracks. It was simply less hard on our Landy. In retrospect, maybe we were going a bit too fast, trying to get to Dune 45 and climb it, before sunrise? And what a climb it was! The effects of the rising sun, shadows and colours on the dunes was Ooh! Ah! material and made the broken water tank bracket and my 2 near heart attacks, almost worthwhile! Add breakfast under the trees near the Vlei, various birds almost eating out of Lynn’s hand and the picturesque frozen-stillness of the Vlei…the scales were definitely tipped!

The wind came up and we “rescued’ a German couple who had walked the 5+Kms through thick sand down to the vlei-their camper didn’t have 4WD-and delivered them back to their vehicle. Approached the local tyre repairer at Sesriem who borrowed a welding set and we ‘jacked up’ the water tank, manufactured a support bracket then conducted a real amateurish weld job. ( neither of us being too skilled at welding.)

Up in the dark the next morning ( I thought this was supposed to be a holiday?)- uplifted by a fancy Jeep and driven 60 or so Kms into the Namib Rand Nature Reserve to arrive at their new ‘13 person balloon’ just as their team started filling it. Twenty minutes later with the sun rising we were ‘up-up and away’. I cannot describe the harsh beauty of the desert, the silence,( you can hear the odd animal),the noise and heat from the blasts of gas,(thank goodness. It was cold) the colours, the views and the weird circular patterns formed by the vegetation which become more pronounced the higher you get. Lynn says our pilot was the splitting image of Crocodile Dundee and French nogal! Quite the showman with the sword and Champers at the sumptuous breakfast in the desert that followed our 1.5 hour flight! The company was so good that nobody wanted the experience to end!

We eventually got back to the dusty campsite, packed up and departed at 12pm. Stopped off at Solitaire for their ‘Apfel-strudel’,(sp?) then had another interesting drive to Walvis Bay along the C14,( no we did not have a permit) and on to Swakopmund. Temperatures rose to 35C each day and varied to between 5-10C at night, for those interested!

Stayed at a ‘luxury campsite’,(own ablutes, braai, level lawned area) close to the sea but no view. Out to a posh Restaurant (this luxury bit gone to the head by now!) then good nights sleep.(Bloody cold!)

Cont’d later


Remember it’s your club and you will get out of it what you want to. You have purchased THE BEST 4 x 4 x FAR and now its time to use it. See you at the next club event.

Charl and Leanne Venter                        Mount Edgecombe                                 Defender 110 TDI

John Eakins                                          Pinetown                                               1997 Discovery

LROC Club Dates For Your Diary

When What, where More Info.


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 LROC sponsored braai for lunch. Cut off date is 18 November for the braai. 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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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, dark forest, blind dip, husbands revenge, and more.

This is one LROC KZN trip which you will not forget for a long time.  More info on page later

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

Cont’d from earlier:  OUR TRIP’NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA  May/June ’05       

Following day, took in some sights around Swak, shopped, went quad biking in the dunes (great fun!) and got water tank properly repaired.

Not much interesting bird wise, just trac-trac chats, Hartlaubs and kelp gulls.(okay, so we don’t go down to the sea often enough!)

25/05, Wednesday and it’s a public holiday in Namibia-everything closed, so we took a drive into the desert (permit obtained day b4), to look for the Welwitcha and other plants. Roads pretty corrugated, temp 40 degrees, otherwise some interesting rocks, moon-scapes, blinding white desert scenes and even some ‘surprise’ green trees and shrubs in what must occasionally be, a river valley. Plenty Ww’s to photograph.

The couple we ‘rescued’ at Sossusvlei were also staying in our/the ’luxury’ campsites, so we have a very pleasant evening ‘wining and braai-ing.’ ( the correct spelling!) Swak is a pretty town, surprisingly clean with oodles of German architectural influence. Would recommend a visit to their semi-precious stone ‘museum’-most impressive!

After a small battery problem the next morning, we head north along the coast to Heinties Baai where I stop for hot chocolate & scones for Lynn as the still ‘low’. We then turn inland and head for Ugab and the Brandberg. The mission. Find the desert elephants!! Well we find huge shady trees in the well spread out campsite, so up goes 4 minute tent, speedily we unpack, lunch is quickly organized and consumed, and we’re off with a trusty guide over rough tracks looking for the elusive desert elephants! 3 hours later they still elude us- but we just crossed fresh spoor! Sorry, time to head back. Darkness descends so its decided that dinner at the nearby lodge is the right thing to do. And very good venison it was too!  At 2573m the Brandberg I think, are the highest in Namibia and are quite an impressive range. They definitely invite more exploring, so will spend more time there next trip.

Leisurely shower & breakfast, another interesting drive, mostly on tar, through Khorixas and Outjo and we entered the Etosha National Park at Anderson Gate  and on to Okaukuejo.  (Can’t quite get my tongue around that one.) What little shade there was in the campsite was already occupied and the remainder was also dusty so we opted for an en-suite ‘room’ (best description), which I think were for the tour operators/ drivers. Room was Ok, outlook and shared braai area, not!

The waterhole more than made up for the deficit in accommodation - lion, waves of elephant, scores of black rhino and the usual array of buck and various hangers-on were repeat visitors, however the show was stolen by a honey badger on a  rare visit. At night it was just as interesting game-wise, but with added interest provided by a resident spotted eagle owl making strikes at mice? in the grass around the waterhole.

The next days visits to other waterholes were not as rewarding but we did see a good many of the drier areas birds. Noteworthy for us were, Capped wheatear, Burchells courser, Spike healed larks and Grey hornbills.

On the 29th we decided to move on. We stopped for a few hours, halfway to Namutoni, at the Halali camp and waterhole, (The vastness of the Etosha pan only now becoming self evident!) definitely a better campsite. A few hours later we were setting up camp at Namutoni under a shady tree and being visited by the resident mongoose? family. An interesting place with its Old Fort, though the waterhole didn’t get much action! – chilled out anyway!

Took the slightly shorter and much more interesting dirt road route down the D3001 & D3016, meeting the tar just south of Mururani on the Rundu road, thus missing the presumed boring tar road thru’ Tsumeb and Grootfontein. Rundu rates as a typical small Africa town so we moved on to Popa Falls which as you know are really rapids. We had missed a ‘high water’ point a week before but the setting, short walks and birds were enjoyable. Camp site was dusty so we stayed in a log cabin.

Next day, the 1st June, we drove through the Caprivi (‘nice’ trees and little else) to a community camp site, Kubunyani,located on the Mashi/Kwando river- or so we thought. In fact it was on a small tributary and one could only get to the river by  motor-boat. They only had a canoe so we took a trip, with a very nervous guide, down a channel used by the many hippo we could hear at night. Not to far, mind you, as he was not about to lose his only guests! Camp site had huge pod shedding trees, (watch your head) and rustic ablutions, but was really most enjoyable. Next day went exploring to try and get down to the Linyanti swamps. No luck as no roads… and the dust on one we tried was ‘enveloping’( I can still taste the stuff!) so we turned back after ‘enduring’ less than a km.of this powder. The so-called ‘Game Reserves’ in the area are non existent with locals roaming on foot all over. Maybe not organized yet? Also, it seems the only way one can access the swamps is by staying at the expensive lodges- some of which can only be reached by water. Having Kubunyani to ourselves for 2 nights, made up for the disappointment.

Katima Mulilo was quiet, we expected more bustle from this border town. Stopped off at the Zambesi lodge and had lunch on a bar barge  anchored 30 metres into the Zambesi. Very pleasant, and the river is always impressive. We were the only ones there! Their rates are most reasonable, and rooms are right on the river- will stay there if there is a next time.

Moved on to Chobe/Kasane Botswana, where the local foot a mouth guard at the border, tried to con us out of all our meat and dairy products! We argued vigorously saved almost all but settled/sacrificed some wors.

That night stayed at Chobe Safari Lodge in a rondavel a few metres from the water and had buffet- big choice. Ah, clean sheets and hot hot water!  In the morning, found a vacant campsite next to the water set up camp and did some birding . Most enjoyable boat ride with close ups of swimming elephant,‘stuffed’ crocodiles ( they didn’t move), hippo and a variety of birds. Another stunning sunset. Yawn!

Chobe National Park, like all Botswana reserves, is expensive but rarely disappoints! (Roads are something else). Didn’t see leopard and lion but did find Sable and Roan antelope!

Hit a wobbly next day as both Kasani and Kazungula were unable to pump fuel and ran out, respectively. (only one fuel station in each-vehicles waiting-about 40). After 2 hours+ and much calculating about the possible fuel remaining in the tank, the distance to Savuti and on to Maun, taking the heavy sand factor in to consideration,etc..etc., we decided to take a chance and head down the very bad  dirt road (first 65kms of dirt) and thick sand to Savuti. If we curtailed our travels around the Savuti sand tracks, we should/might just make it! If not..tough!

Arrived at Savuti camp 5 hours and 160 kms later and set up camp with a few large elephant around. Recognized a German couple in a hired Landy whom we had greeted and seen in Chobe. Requested they sell us some of their diesel, if they could spare it. Turns out they had ‘surplus’ by a large margin so they joined us for a few drinks and donated 25 litres to the ‘Johnson’s-no-fuel fund.’- so problem solved!

Spent the next day driving around the tracks and waterholes of Savuti looking for lion and leopard- or signs of them! Nothing! Had an interesting visit to our campsite by a ‘mountainous’ ellie who shook our large shade thorn tree to gather the pods that fell off. We weren’t something to be concerned about-sitting less than 5 m away-so he promptly, and with a certain arrogance, ‘lowered’ his penis, wee’d, and  then deposited a not inconsequential amount of ‘processed grass’ in front of us. Seeming quite casual and deliberate, he slowly sauntered off!

Footprints measured 500x470mm-a small and not intimidating fellow!!

Also had visits by the range of hornbills, Burchells and Long tailed starling, and Red billed Francolin.

That night, no lion roars and even the Hyena calls were a good distance away ! Could it be my deodorant, I wondered!!

8th June and we’re back in the sand heading for Maun. Pleasant lunch at Riley’s Hotel, one or two purchases, fill up and off to Nxai Pan we go!

Except the turnoff road my trusty navigator says to take, doesn’t exist, and we do a cooks tour on a track up the eastern boundary of the park and back to the tar road. By this time its dark and Gweta is closer/more practical to get to, so we head there, find a pleasant ‘Motel” with clean rooms, a bar/ restaurant & pool. The manageress explains they are renovating the place and are targeting those tourists who wish to go kite-boarding (some with wheels?) on the pans.

Next day its back to Nxai Pan up the ‘official’ bloody-awful road.this is compensated for by us being the only people in the well treed, rustic campsite. Make your own fire under the donkey boiler for hot water. All for a mere R470 a night!

The campsite wildlife consists of friendly birds who enjoy Lynns ice-cream-tub swimming pool & adventurous mice & a cute shrew who took a half an hour to devour a piece of Rusk the size of my small finger nail!

Stopped off at Baines Baobabs for serious photo-shoot and traveled, officially, on the pans. Visited their water hole(more Ellies) and ventured north only seeing a pair of bat-eared foxes.

Lynn complained  of heat rising from under the seat. Smell not too great either. On checking, found battery lacked acid and was bubbling! Used bottled drinking water to top up but it soon ‘boiled’ again. Back at camp tried to change over battery with deep cycle one.That didn’t work. (Still don’t know why) Swapped them back and made the decision to go 158kms back to Maun to buy a new one. Not likely that Gweta would have any batteries for sale.

So, on the morning of the 10th we head back to Maun hoping the battery wouldn’t explode! (I was really worried as Lynn isn’t worth a hell-of-a-lot, insurance-wise!) Then back past Nxai pan and on to Nata.  Arrived late & didn’t feel like setting up camp so checked into the luxury tented camp at Nata Lodge! Threw in a dinner at the restaurant to remove the ‘bad experience’ taste from the mouth.(Not to mention my severely sliced finger, compliments of the battery swapping exercise!)

On reflection. Both pans are probably best visited in the summer when the birdlife is more prolific. Getting a little tired of all the dust. Tho’, days would then be much hotter than the 35C  we were enjoying.

Tar road almost all the way to Tuli Lodge with the drive through Limpopo River a breeze! Even stopped in the middle of it and had a beer with a ‘butch’ lady who was in a 4x4 Toyota bakkie. (Sand was hot, her beer,ice-cold!)

Stayed in a  safari tent with open air bathroom, under large trees on the banks of the Limpopo.They had endured an almost non-existent rainy season and grass was not to be found anywhere. The few animals were skittish and even the Ellies looked thin. The hospitality was excellent but game drives depressing and a disappointment. We cut our stay short and left the following am.

Given some good rains the game and birds will return. The lodges setting is beautiful with its small rocky hills and valleys. Seeing some water in the river would also help!

We crossed the river at a really friendly Pont Drift border/customs and headed for Musina. Stopped a privatey owned lodge/ game reserve along the way and dawdled over lunch chatting to informative lady Game Guide (the service was slow). Ended up calculating a tight timing situation to make the ‘Pafuri gate’ at Kruger, by 6pm. Lynn spotted Tchipise on our route, which we had heard about, so we stopped off there. Changed our booking in Kruger to Olifants Camp.

As there were already 270 caravans/ campers there, we opted  for a self catering chalet. Very pleasant, comfortable-and really good value! A walk-about revealed a surprising no. of different chalets and how well the place was maintained/run. Soaked in the hot-spring pools which turned out to be the meeting place for the caravanners, most o whom were retirees! Even the restaurant was good value.

Next day, 13th we birded some then headed off to check out the nearby Nwanedi Game Reserve. Rattle your back teeth roads, skittish buck and a dam that didn’t,have one bird on it or around it! Bit of a WOT but headed back and chilled in the hot springs. Another pleasing evening.

Lazy am departure to Phalaborwa and Olifants camp. Nice views over O river. Next stop was at Crocodile Bridge nothing exciting except a noisy veld fire, then through Swaziland and back home on the 16th June.

Mileometer showed 9397 Kms traveled since leaving home, but with 15 inch wheels on the Landy a +-10% reduction is necessary, making the ‘real’ distance traveled closer to 8450 kms.

Fred & Lynn Johnson

SANI : The torture pass that Land Rover Tamed

In the incredible 57-year saga of the Land-Rover there can be fewer places where this sure-footed vagabond has played a greater role in the opening up of an area than Sani Pass.

Snaking its way up a narrow valley between Natal and Lesotho, Sani Pass is steep enough to give a mountain goat vertigo. The pass soars by some 1330 metres in a matter of 6 ˝ kilometres. (It sounds better in old language – 1000 feet a mile for four miles.)

Sani evolved as a bridle path linking Mokhotlong, high on the Lesotho plateau, with trading stores near Himeville in Natal. Pack donkeys brought bales of wool down from Mokhotlong and returned with bags of maize and other necessities --- the round trip taking just on a week.

It was the local district commissioner who first cleared the pass sufficiently to bump, grind and heave his way up in a vehicle. In 1956 David Alexander started Mokhotlong Mountain Transport to provide a freight link between Natal and Mokhotlong. A few years later while travelling on a train he met up with Bill Bright, a Railways statistician. Alexander asked Bill Bright to pay him a visit at Himeville to see if he could put Mokhotlong Mountain Transport on a sound business footing.

Things happened fast. Alexander said he wanted to get out of the business, and Bill Bright found himself as a co-owner of MMT with John Webb and Arthur Major—and it was a partnership that was to become a legend over the next 15 years.

Bright, Webb and Major started off with one long wheelbase and one short wheelbase Land-Rover. This fleet was eventually to grow to 22.

The bread-and-butter of the business was always the freight transportation. Long wheelbase Land-Rover pick-ups loaded with ľ ton of freight would labour for six hours from MMT headquarters near Himeville, up Sani and Black Mountain passes to Mokhotlong --- and that was if the road was clear.

Come winter, and the picture changed somewhat. That six-hour trip could turn into a four-week struggle digging through 3-metre-deep drift of snow. Of course there was always the possibility that the weather would turn and all the excavations would be covered in snow again.

When the World Food Programme started granting aid to Lesotho, MMT transported vast quantities of yellow corn meal, milk powder and bales of clothing to Mokhotlong.

“The World Food Programme had some rather quaint ideas of the culinary preferences of Basotho,” said Bill Bright. “From tome to time we had to haul consignments of dried fish, ham loaf and cheese up to Mokhotlong. I somehow doubt whether these were ever eaten.”

The freight drivers were a special breed of men. On one occasion a driver baled out his Land-Rover When he realised that it was going over the edge of the road. The vehicle plunged down a 50-metre bank and landed on a lower section of the pass on its wheels. The driver walked down to the vehicle, started it up and continued happily on his way.

“I once had to use one of our freight vehicles for a trip. Every time I applied the brakes, the Land-Rover would nearly veer off the road. I couldn’t work out what was wrong, so I completed the journey. I later asked the regular driver of  the vehicle if he had noticed anything wrong. ‘Oh yes,’ he said, ‘a few weeks ago one of the brake wheel cylinders was leaking, so I cut the brake pipe and crimped it over with a pair of pliers to stop the leak.’ After I’d firmly placed a boot in his posterior, I was able to meditate on the consequences of his refined repair job failing.

Start praying    “But, you know, I always maintained that if your brakes or steering or gearbox packed up you still be able to get yourself out of trouble, if two of these packed up at the same time, you would start sweating, and if all three packed up you would start praying. I never had a serious accident during my years at MMT,” he said.

While the advantage Land-Rover owner can expect his Land-Rover to be a member of the family for many a year, Bill said the MMT vehicles lasted a maximum of two years before ending on the scrapheap for cannibalisation. The more glamours side of MMT’s business has always been the tourist trade, where Land-Rover station wagons are used for ferry parties for day trips to the mountain chalet at the top of the pass. The scenery is still spectacular, but gone are the days when the Land-Rover had to reverse-and-turn on the hairpin bends.

Needle-sharp    “One of our drivers was once negotiating the needle-sharp Grey’s Corner when a tourist asked why it was called Grey’s Corner. ‘Because you only get around it by the Grace of God.’ Was the quick reply.” Said Bill Bright.

Nowadays many of the steeper areas have been flattened and the road surface receives regular maintenance from the Natal Provincial Administration.

“To give some idea of how things have improved, the six-hour trip to Mokhotlong has now been cut down to three hours,” Bill said.

Bill Bright, John Webb and Arthur Major sold MMT in 1972, and it is still run as a freight and tourist company. Bill Bright paid tribute to the vehicle that made it possible. “I have a tremendous love and respect for the Land-Rover,” he said. “ We worked our vehicles hard, and I don’t know of any other vehicle that could have stood the sort of punishment we dished out.” 

Some Pictures from Broadleaze 2005.

Its different, it involves the whole family in your the vehicle, your mind, your patience, your fun attitude.

You have to be there OR …………….!!!!!

















Land Rover’s massive Muller Weingarten 5 stage metal press is one of the finest in the world. It stands 15 meters high, 13 meters wide and is 60 meters in length. The press sits on a massive rubber buffer on a concrete seismic block 3 meters deep. The press has a combined force of 5500 tons on the 5 dies. It is capable of running at a rate of 13 panels a minute, but normally runs at 10 for metal and slightly slower for aluminium.

Commissioned in 2001 it cost 39 million pounds and is housed in a specially built building which cost 30 million pounds. 

5 Stage Press :

Stage 1: Forms the basic shape

Stage 2 : Trimming and piercing

Stage 3 : Flanges and restrikes which sharpens bend radii started in stage 1.

Stage 4 : Any combination of piercing, flanges or restriking.

Stage 5 : Puts in shapes that come in from the side.

Multiple stages are required because one is unable to stamp all the shapes into the metal in one go without tearing it.

The press at present makes body panel for the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Discovery and body panels for the Mini for BMW. The largest panel stamped is the Range Rover side panel and the smallest is the tailgate for the Mini. The Range Rover bonnet is the deepest draw aluminium  panel made anywhere in the world. Freelander and Defender panels are at present stamped on the BMW 6 stage press. The press at Land Rover is the 2nd most advanced in Europe with only the 6 stage press at BMW more advanced.

Quality checks are high, with teams of people inspecting 1 in 3 panels. In addition the 1st , middle and last panel from each run get extra checks. A very precise computerised measuring device uses a pin-like sensor to check measurements in 3 dimensions to micron accuracy.

I have a 1966 Series 2A 109" hardtop with a badly rusted chassis. The vehicle is in exceptionally original condition, all body panels intact and straight. The vehicle was a runner when I parked it off about 10 years ago. I have a second hand chassis in excellent nick onto which I had intended to rebuild the vehicle. Sadly I now realise that I would have to live to be about 147 to have any chance of achieving that ambition! Make me a realistic offer. Contact Peter Bassett (031) 785 1190 (o) or (033) 347 1303 (h) 6x trailduster 15inch rims with tyres (yokahama super diggers ( used )   one rim has a brand new firestone A.T.F with brand new rim price 2000.00 for the lot. 3 Landrover side steps in fair condition R200.00 each. a tow bar standard landrover 110 T.D.i R500.00  all above or nearest cash offer . tel Gaby Rayson ,032 4562327 cell :0846789789      cell :0837862327 
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

White high rise fibreglass canopy for LWB series 3 bakkie land rover ,R2500.00 ONCO.
PH: Leonard 031 7823375 or cell 0833385976

Series 111S  Salisbury rear diff - R2 000.  Rover front diff - R1 600. R6 starter motor - R300. I'll also have in a couple of weeks a set of 3:54 ratio S111 diffs and lwb hard top tropical roof with station wagon sides and back door. Contact : Paul Chantler  0837447072.

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

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

Landy 109 or 110 load bin to make into a trailer.
Contact Peter Bassett (031) 785 1190 (o) or (033) 347 1303 (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
Looking for 5 door TDI defender in good condition. Have a lovely wife who no longer rates the hard top suitable for Africa travel. Contact Fred 0829409498.  



29-30 October 2005


All Land Rover Owners Welcome 

The Broadleaze Crawl is about involving all in the vehicle. Its not a vehicle breaking trail, but one suitable for all Land Rovers, including the NEW and the Freelander. A short trail with hidden clue’s and riddles, along with a few FUN tasks. Camp over on Saturday or just come for the main trail on Sunday.

EVENTS SCHEDULE. For the campers arrive on Saturday from 12h30 onwards. Camping is rustic, with only a hire rocket toilet, which means bring all.

Braai fires will be provided for Saturday evening and Sunday lunch.

The main event will start at 08h00 for 09h00 on SUNDAY  


·      Trail clue’s & riddles

·      Dark forest

·      Husbands revenge

·      Blind dip

·      Snail race

·      Walk the plank

·      Rock the baby

·      Dip the chicken

·      Family Fun

DIRECTIONS TO BROADLEAZE.  From Durban take the N3 to PMB. Turn off the N3 at the Market Street off ramp. Go past the Market entrance and turn left into CB Downs road. At the next robot turn left into Murray Road. Continue up Murray Road to the top of the hill. The entrance to BROADLEAZE is at 200 Murray road on the right after the Water Reservoir. Follow the LROC signs to the Camp area.

CONTACT : George Goswell 0836581324     Henry Cochrane 0829220370

Visitors welcome in none Land Rover vehicles, but will not be able to do the trail.

Last Modified : 07/02/2006 13:42