Disco in the Kgalagadi
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 WINNER: 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION