The Defender Trophy Limpopo 2017, an overland family fun event took place between the Luvuvhu and Limpopo rivers in an area which is close to Pafuri in north-eastern Limpopo.

The 25 x Land Rover Defenders followed a route which included sections of the Luvuvhu 4×4 Eco Trail, which meanders through the wild Makuya Park sector of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, before making a newly opened section at Awelani Lodge their base from where they further explored this beautiful wilderness area.

Bonding and camaraderie between participants is strongly encouraged and a key ingredient to the event.

Aimed at standard Defenders, “natural obstacles” and routes are selected with care to ensure maximum fun without the vehicles getting damaged in the process.

Winners

1st – Brendan & Evann Lowe
2nd – Nic Smart & Mike Miller
Joint 3rd – Alan & Kayle Faul, Barry Fourie & Johan van Wyk, David Wafer & Joe de Bruin
4th – Carel & Louise Lewis
5th – Malcolm Haol & Willie Ireland
Joint 6th – Dianne & William Beets, Rudi Opperman & Verdale Rorke
Joint 7th – Jo, Natasha & Calista Opperman, Winston Ilsley & Bryan Lacey
8th – Tom and Scott Austin, Roger smith & Bruce McDonald

Team prize (All girl team): Marni vd Heever and Miral Honiball

For more info on the Defender Trophy, visit their website here: www.defendertrophy.com

More info on the Luvuvhu 4×4 Trails: 4 night trail / 6 night trail

More info on Awelani Lodge (near Pafuri Gate): www.awelani.co.za