Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
4 minute read
21 Feb 2022
8:20 am

Defender Transcontinental expedition: Kingsley Holgate still roving at 75

Charl Bosch

The master expedition leader has embarked on the 40th expedition of his remarkable career.

Kingsley Holgate in the Land Rover Defender P400. Photo: Supplied

At the age of 75, you would expect humanitarian and adventurer Kingsley Holgate to sit back reminiscing about an extraordinary life with his Land Rover Defender parked safely in his garage. Not in the least. After almost three decades of tireless adventures spanning across Africa into Europe, the KwaZulu-Natal native has embarked on the 40th expedition of his remarkable career. And, according to him, the most difficult. The master expedition leader has embarked on what is dubbed “Defender Transcontinental: Hot Cape to Cold Kapp”. The Kingsley Holgate Foundation, in partnership with Land Rover, has assisted disadvantaged communities by delivering meal...