CAR­A­VAN TEST

Eko Veld Gear might be new in the car­a­van man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try, but there is al­ready a huge de­mand for their prod­ucts.

Go! Camp & Drive - - Contents - Text and pho­tos Leon Botha

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.

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