From Wuppertal in Southafrica – as they say it’s older than the one in Germany, but definitely smaller – to Eselsbank in the Ceder Mountains a small track runs through the mountains. The girl at the information wasn’t sure if we can do it with Globi, but she told us we should try: if we manage to survive the first third, the rest would be easy. What a great reassuring advice. For Peter it was certainly THE invitation to drive that track. In small serpentines the road winds up along the steep banks. For experienced Defender Drive great fun – for Jeep Drivers most likely hell on earth.
The width of our wheels is 2.5m, the one of the road often 2.3 m only. So Peter had the choice to either let one side levitate free over the deep hollow, which is not ideal for the axes or to drive half way on the flank of the mountain, which bows Globi to a dangerous degree. Peter went for the second option. I didn’t like both of them so I rather walked up the hill and excused myself with the need to film Peter and Globi. So hopefully one day in the near future you guys can see the video of that tour on our website.
That wasn’t the only time when we had to detect, that South Africa is more a Defender country than a MAN one. We cannot count the endless amount of trees and branches we had to saw. As we left the chain saw at home, Peter has now some newly grown arm muscles. At least he feels that – not sure if you could see that….