Our Jeep’s water pump started giving us trouble one day so we had it replaced and also put in a new thermostat. After this the Jeep’s engine overheated a few more times and so-called Jeep experts told us the fault lay with the radiator cap. So I replaced this with a fancy one with its own valve and all. It’s the end of April and my wife, Ronel and I, were heading to Eiland-spa with the Xcape in tow. I watched the temperature gauge with a hawk’s eye and in the Magoebaskloof Pass it overheated again. I left the engine to cool down and crawled to Tzaneen. I saw that one of the tyre valves were almost off and I had it replaced at a tyre place. I headed off and about 20 km from Eiland the radiator burst. There we were, stranded. I called the Eiland, hoping that someone would come help us get the caravan to the resort. Within moments the resort manager, Bennie Steenkamp, phoned back and said he was already on his way. Meanwhile, the guy who helped with the tyre’s valve came driving past and again offered to help. He said he knew a place that could fix the radiator. I phoned the people and organised for them to tow the Jeep to Eiland, take out the radiator, and take it with them to fix it. Thankful for all the help that we received in our time of need, we pitched camp that night. As always the camping was great and we enjoyed the hospitality of the resort. Bennie came to check in often to see if everything was still okay and if they could help with transport should we need it. Kindness like this really warms the heart. The radiator people finished and came to put it back in the Jeep, but not 3 km further the Jeep overheated again. Again we replaced the thermostat and then discovered that the people who initially replaced the water pump obstructed some of the water supply around the pump and this clogged the radiator. All that remained was to have the caravan and Jeep towed home. Bennie again saved the day and we left the caravan in his yard until we could fetch it. We headed back to Modimolle with the Jeep on a tow truck. One of the lessons we learnt was not to blindly trust so-called experts because I initially wanted to replace the radiator. Secondly, there are people who care and who will stop to offer help to strangers. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to everyone who stopped and offered to help.