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General Tyre 4×4 Adventure heads for Namibia route

A Toyota Fortuner equipped with General Grabber AT tyres showing its mantle during previously held tours

A Toyota Fortuner equipped with General Grabber AT tyres showing its mantle during previously held tours

The third annual General Tyre 4×4 African Adventure commenced yesterday from Port Elizabeth and this year’s route will include the rugged terrain of Namibia.
Niel Langner, Marketing Manager at Continental Tyre South Africa, said “Namibia will present a new challenge to showcase the remarkable performance of the General Grabber AT and MT in desert conditions, while providing some truly spectacular driving and equally breath-taking scenery.”
Following the successful 2012 and 2013 expeditions, which travelled as far north as Zambia and Malawi, the 2014 African Adventure will see nine vehicles and 18 people exploring the abundant adventure attractions that define this sparsely populated desert nation.
The 10-day General Tyre 4×4 African Adventure, led by Adventure Junkies Eastern Cape, will once again be proving the exceptional performance of the General Grabber 4×4 tyre range while passing through Namibia.

“The General Grabber AT and the Grabber MT have proven themselves to be exceptionally capable in all types of terrain, from the rocky mountains of Zambia to the treacherous mud encountered in Botswana and Mozambique,” said Langner.
The current line-up comprises the locally produced all-terrain Grabber AT, along with the heavy-duty mud-terrain Grabber MT. The convoy set off from Port Elizabeth yesterday and will travel via Upington to the Augrabies Falls National Park. After crossing the border at Onseepkans, the group heads for Ai-Ais in the Fish River Canyon, which is renowned as the second-largest canyon in the world, and the largest in Africa. It features a gigantic ravine that is 160 km long, up to 27 km wide in places and almost 550 metres deep. The convoy will then continue on to Sossusvlei, and then through to Swakopmund via the Kuiseb Canyon.  The trip culminates when the convoy makes its way south via Keetmanshoop and cross back into South Africa for the return leg to be held on 12 and 13 July. The route is expected to cover approximately 5000 km, of which more than 1500 km will be on Namibia’s gravel roads and sand trails.
The General Tyre 4×4 African Adventure will support a local community project along the way. Continental Tyre SA will be donating funds to the Michelle McLean Primary School in Otjomuise on the outskirts of Namibia’s capital, Windhoek.

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