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PICS! Clarkson, Hammond and May spotted in Namibia

2016-05-19 13:52

CLARKSON IN WINDHOEK: Motoring broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson poses with a fan outside the Safari Court hotel in Windhoek. Our source said this was where the Grand Tour team spent the night. Image: Supplied

Sean Parker

Windhoek - Wheels24 has been sent exclusive images of former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May enjoying a drink at a Windhoek restaurant.

On Wednesday, Clarkson teased his 6.1-million Twitter followers when he tweeted a photograph with the caption "back on the road again."

He also tweeted: "I'd love to name the first location for the Grand Tour. But by the time we are ready to tell everyone, we will be in a desert. No wifi."

The British broadcaster's new motoring show, called The Grand Tour (GT) was revealed earlier in May.

The GT will be housed in "a large tent" with different studio locations around the world.

Wheels24 now has proof that Clarkson and co are in Southern Africa...

Landed in Walvis Bay

A reader sent a photograph of the trio in Namibia, enjoying a drink at a Windhoek restaurant called 'Jenny's Place' on Wednesday night (May 18).

According to our source, who preferred to remain unnamed: "What I do know is that they landed at Rooikop Airport (Walvis Bay) on the 13th of May. From there they headed to Sossusvlei, home of the biggest dunes in the world, then through to Erindi game reserve, close to the capital and then up North. Kaokoland and Purros, the same area the 2015 Ford Ranger Odyssey took place."

Our source said he cottoned on to the trio's movements by "a combination of chatting to a few lodges, information fishing and Twitter posts pointed to the exact locations."

He said: "It was initially thought that they will be tackling the Namib as there was quite a commotion at Long Beach Swakopmund, but this was apparently a "test scenario" for the real deal. The only other desert easily accessible from Walvis Bay is Sossusvlei (384km). This also makes the most sense due to the extreme nature of the dunes there."

SPOTTED IN WINDHOEK: Motoring broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson poses with a fan outside the Safari Court hotel in Windhoek. Our source said this was where the Grand Tour team spent the night. Image: Supplied
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