JOHAN Badenhorst from the popular TV series Voetspore will be in East London this weekend.
The Voetspore team have been travelling through Africa for the past 16 years and have been introducing South African viewers to new, relatively unknown destinations.
Badenhorst and his team of six, driving three four-wheel drive vehicles, travelled more than 300000km on the African continent, visiting 40 countries.
After leaving the African continent for the first time during the production of Voetspore in Madagascar last year, the team decided to introduce South African viewers to the other Brics countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and visited India from April until last month.
During more than 150 hours of televised programmes, countless videos on YouTube, numerous talks, more than 120000 followers on Facebook and the distribution of thousands of DVDs, the Voetspore team became one of the most trusted sources of exploring destinations off the beaten track in Africa for South Africans and viewers from abroad.
- Mpongo and Inkwenkwezi private game reserves are hosting Badenhorst, with funds raised for the benefit of the non-profit organisation East Coast Foundation.
Badenhorst will be sharing his Voetspore adventures at events tomorrow and on Saturday.
Test drives on a number of top brands such as Toyota, Land Rover, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Jaguar, VW and others will be available at the event at Inkwenkwezi.
Lucky draws sponsored by Tracks for Africa, Leatherman, Crawfords Beach Lodge, Mpongo, Cover Worx and others will also be up for grabs.
Badenhorst will drive in style for his trip to East London in a sponsored Nissan Navara.
Tomorrow at 6.30pm, Badenhorst will be at Mpongo Park for a small group buffet costing R350.
On Saturday at Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve, the fun starts with a buffet breakfast at 8am for R200.
Then from 10am to 5pm, there will be 4×4 test drives and an outdoor expo, with an entrance fee of R20 for the public.
This is followed by a buffet dinner from 6.30pm at R250.
There will also be special rates to sleep over at Mpongo:
River Lodge – R1472 per double room for two people;
Indlovu Lodge – R1300 per double room for two people;
For bookings, contact Tania McKay on (043)742-9000.
Bush Camp – R950 per person per night sharing (normal rate R2050);
Valley Camp – R1250 per person per night sharing (normal rate R2600);
For bookings, call (043)734-3234.
●For more information on the events and tickets, contact Etienne on 076-035-6599.