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Leisure Wheels (South Africa) - - MAIL - Cedric Serre Via email

I have been a reader for many years and a sub­scriber for two and I en­joy get­ting my monthly copy. This is the first time that I am writ­ing to a magazine but I needed to share my grat­i­tude to all.

I am a for­eigner in South Africa and I got stung by the over­land­ing bug. We just came back from an epic trip in Kaokoland and I learnt the true mean­ing of ’n boer maak ‘n plan. We were nine cars and I was the only non-South African with poor knowl­edge of camp­ing and 4×4ing. Nev­er­the­less, I was warmly wel­comed. I still need to apol­o­gise that I can­not braai. But I re­ally want to thank them for their proudly South African help they gave to strangers on the way with­out any dis­cus­sion. We met Swiss tourists with is­sues with their rented Toy­ota. Quickly they all gath­ered around the open bon­net to find a plan B to make sure they could con­tinue their trip. The fol­low­ing day, it was a Ger­man cou­ple stuck for two days be­cause of tyre is­sues. In less than 30 min­utes, the prob­lem was solved. This is the best im­age you can give of your coun­try and South­ern Africa. This is how you show your love for the wild.

Thank you, dankie! Thanks very much for your mail, re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate it. And glad you ex­pe­ri­enced some of our ‘Proudly South African’ hos­pi­tal­ity! – Ed

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