YOUR OFFROADERS DO YOUR COUNTRY PROUD
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