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My Landie and Conqueror are perfect Companions

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Like bacon and eggs, braaibroodjies and cheese, fish and chips… some things just go lekker together… like Land Rover and Conqueror Off-Road Campers.

Vusi Khumalo and his friends have a club of Landie enthusiasts who loves camping, and they occasionally even join the Classic Land Rover Club for some awesome outdoor events.

Since Vusi bought his first Conqueror caravan two years ago, he has been exploring the great outdoors as often as he possibly can. In fact, just over the past two months he has been to Loskop Dam, Baja Dam, and Roodeplat Dam. He’s also camped at Dinokeng, Rust de venter and De Wildt.

He was not even back from his latest camping adventure, when the next big trip was planned: Kruger Park. Vusi says in December he will be driving through Numbi gate to camp at Pretotiuskop, then proceed to Skukuza camp, up to Satara, and then exit Kruger National Park through Punda Maria.

Caravan & Outdoor Life chatted to Vusi about his caravan lifestyle.

What type of caravan do you have?
I have a Conquerer Companion camping trailer.

Where and when did you purchase it?
I bought the Companion two years ago, in 2019, at Waterkloof Caravan and Trailer Shop.

What made you choose this particular caravan?
I have a passion for travelling, and because I especially like camping, it finally pushed me to buy the trailer.

Have you owned other caravans before? If so, which ones?
It is my first camping trailer. In the past I used a canvas tent from Tentco.

Have you customised your caravan in any way?
No, I have not done any extra – the way I bought it has all the features I always wanted.

What are your must-have items for going caravanning?
Everything that is required for a proper bush camp.

What are your favourite caravan parks and destinations?
I have more than one preferred camping destination, including Loskop dam, Baja Dam, Marry Pebbles, Mabalingwe, and Dinokeng.

What other destinations are you planning to visit, or dream of visiting?
My dream destination is touring Botswana (Katsane and Victorial Falls).

What has been your most memorable caravan experience?
My camping at Merry Pebbles at Sabie, it was the turning point.

What advice would you give fist-time caravanners?
First research the hobby because it is not for the faint-hearted. But once you are hooked on this hobby, you won’t look back. One can go on holiday any time, anywhere, at a very, very reasonable price.

Francois Huysamen

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