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2013-03-22 08:27

THE ADVENTURE BEGINS: A total of nine vehicles set off from the Continental Tyre SA head office in Port Elizabeth headed for the overnight stop at Gariep Dam.

The second annual 4x4 African Adventure will take more than 30 people on an exciting and challenging trip through some of the most spectacular regions of Southern Africa, through Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, eventually returning to the Port Elizabeth on 7 April 2013.

Gishma Johnson, Continental Tyre SA’s corporate communications manager, said: “The 2012 General Tyre 4x4 African Adventure captured the true spirit of a family-oriented adventure through Southern Africa.

“This year’s event will be taking the concept even further in terms of the distance covered, the number of places visited and the challenges tackled.


The African Adventure team will feature the new Isuzu KB along with the Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux and Fortuner.

The African Adventure, led by the experienced team from Adventure Junkies, will take the participants on an exciting route covering a total distance of around 8000 km.

Among the many highlights lined up for the expedition, participants can look forward to a scenic off-road trail following the border between Botswana and Zimbabwe, as well as exclusive visits to remote islands on Lake Kariba and Lake Malawi.

While the trip is primarily about exploring this wonderful and diverse continent, the General Tyre 4x4 African Adventure retains a strong community focus. A remote school set in the hills near Momba Coal Mine in Zambia has been nominated as the CSR beneficiary for the 2013 African Adventure.

The crews will deliver essential supplies and funds to assist the school. The team will also be returning to the Malambu Middle School near Monze in order to see how the money and equipment donated during the 2012 adventure has been utilised.

Follow the teams progress on Facebook, Twitter or on the Continental SA website.

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