Harry explains how he got his Land Cruiser ready for Africa’s roads, Norman brags about how smoothly his Hilux runs with the Sensation on the tow bar, and Japie says his Tata is perfect.
2017 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER V8 4.5D
He kitted his Land Cruiser out properly and now he’s ready to tackle Africa’s roads, says Harry Pohl from Nelspruit. I bought my Land Cruiser new for R600 000 in February this year. Before that I drove a Volkswagen Amarok, but was looking for something with more load capacity and in which I would sit a bit higher. I also prefer a vehicle that drives comfortably and that has enough ground clearance for tough terrain, and that’s why I ultimately decided on the Cruiser. I also think you feel more at ease driving through Africa with a Toyota instead of a Volkswagen. I named my Cruiser “Indabuscha”, and am very satisfied with its ability to conquer any 4x4 terrain. The ride is a bit hard and bumpy, but it’s not the end of the world. I kitted it out with a winch from EFS, a Kilber bull bar, a heavy-duty rear bumper with two swing arms for the spare wheels, a De Graaf exhaust system, air compressor, inverter, spotlights, a roof rack, Rhino canopy, gas bottles with fittings, alloy wheels with Cooper off-road tyres, a two-way radio, 80 ℓ long-distance tank, storage tray system, water tank, air suspension, and protection plates for the engine. It’s now pretty complete and ready to tackle any rough terrain. I have no complaints, not even about the 20 ℓ/100 km it gives me. The best destination we’ve visited with Indabuscha was Mabuasehube in Botswana. There are no fences and the game walk around freely. It’s a true experience.