Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
7 minute read
6 Feb 2020
9:07 am

A trek from Johannesburg to Cape Town with a sandy difference

Charl Bosch

While it is a given that very few South African would undertake a similar jaunt, it only proved what the modern-day four-wheel-drive is capable of.

On paper, it seemed like an undertaking that had all the hallmarks of, “can it really be done”? or “have we bitten off more than we can chew”? Towards the end of last year, a curiously titled email landed in my inbox enquiring whether I would like to participate in the adventurously titled Ford Ranger Gravelog that started in Johannesburg and ended four days later in Cape Town. As easy as this might have sounded in practise, the key that is would not be a simple drive from the Big Smoke to the Mother City resonated in its name. Yip,...