2. Testfahrt / 2nd test trip
Zum Testen der Wagen haben wir verschiedene Fahrten im südlichen Afrika unternommen -so haben wir im August 2015 viele Bergpässe im Ostkap befahren – herrliche Strecken einen 4×4 zu testen.
We selected the Eastern Cape for two reasons: many mountain passes were unknown to us and we hoped to catch the end of winter to test the vehicles in cold conditions, but most of the snow had already melted and we only encountered a little at Tiffindell Ski Resort high up in the Maloti mountains on the border to Lesotho.
If you wondered where the beautiful camping site with the cave overhang is: visit the farm Balloch in the Barkly East district, tucked away in the Witteberg mountains - and give our regards to the Frost family which have been farming there for generations. A most exquisite camping spot and cottages.
1.Testfahrt/ 1st test trip
Unsere Fahrt die neue Dachkonstruktion und das Dachzelt auszuprobieren, führte uns am Fischfluss Canyon über die Namib im Westen und der Kalahari im Osten zurück nach Kapstadt.
During the trips through the Namib and Kalahari deserts we found a number of smaller problems including the fact that the roof construction was too shallow to accommodate the bedding when closed, essential as our space will be very limited in this vehicle to take all our equipment and provisions for journeys lasting several months. This would mean a major alteration has to be done. It also was a good occasion to test the newly developed Shadow-awn by Alu-cab a real life saver on a hot day in a tree-less area.