Disco in the Kgala­gadi

Land Rover AFRICA Magazine - - LIGHTBOX | PICTURE OF THE MONTH - Ed – What a great story Stu­art! Grab your­self a one-year sub­scrip­tion to Land Rover AFRICA Mag­a­zine, and we hope that many more African ad­ven­tures await you in your Dis­cov­ery. We’ll con­vey your mes­sage to the staff at Land Rover East Rand.

The Kgala­gadi Trans­fron­tier Park in the North­ern Cape and Botswana has been a favourite stamp­ing ground for my wife, Trudi and I for the past 17 years. The lousy roads were not sedan-friendly although we did ven­ture there in the early days in non-Land Rovers. How­ever, the ac­qui­si­tion of our first De­fender 110 County gave me great con­fi­dence in get­ting there and back safely. Since then, our Dis­cov­ery II, III and IV ve­hi­cles and re­cently, the latest Dis­cov­ery Sport, has cut its teeth with a trip to the park. When pulling a loaded trailer with pro­vi­sions for twoo weeks plus 180-litres of wa­ter and two jerry cans full of diesel, the trip was a piece of cake e with the tow­ing ca­pa­bil­ity of the Dis­cov­ery. Nat­u­rally the mag­nif­i­cent and quiet ride even n al­lowed us to talk and lis­ten to mu­sic. This was not al­ways pos­si­ble in the De­fender, as the cor­ru­gated roads oc­ca­sion­ally caused the e ra­dio face to fall off. I have en­closed an im­agee of the new Disco with our trailer at Rooiputs in the Botswana side of KTP way back in 2010. The lion had such an ex­pres­sion of sur­prise prob­a­bly be­cause he’s never seen such a beau­ti­ful ve­hi­cle be­fore. The other lions were on the dunes close by sport­ing blonde manes. A shout out to Ger­rie and Joe at Land Rover East Rand, who are like fam­ily. Ger­rie has man­aged to sell me about 11 Landys over the years and de­serves all the awards that come his way.

Stu­art Hamil­ton Boks­burg

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