Eko Veld Gear might be new in the caravan manufacturing industry, but there is already a huge demand for their products.
A new off-road caravan on the market is always good news because it gives buyers more variety. And, in a new caravan you can generally expect a few clever ideas and innovations. An off-road-caravan can be built in only so many ways, and the secret to a comfortable and practical caravan is the layout and how everything fits together. Eko Veld Gear’s Armadillo is well laid out and has a few built-in tricks up its sleeve. Until a year or two ago, father-and-son partners Fanie and Riaan Botha from Cape Town specialised in the building of canopies, but then decided they also wanted to build caravans. And their Armadillo, with its galvanised chassis and body that’s made mostly of aluminium, has quite a few innovations. We hitched the very first Armadillo in the factory in Brackenfell and towed it to some parks in the Karoo.