Heat and dust

Heat and dust

So on the invitation, we set out to the “Landy Fest” a gathering of Land Rover owners held at Rust de Winter near Dinokeng north of Pretoria. It is a premier venue with great campsites and ablutions.

Well laid out and well managed

We arrived a day before the event to set up our gazebo, tables and chairs and branding. The venue is awesome , but in our opinion is just a bit far in terms of daily travel as we could not find accommodation locally.

It is a big event with a large exhibition area with many premium brands. We attracted a good deal of walk-in traffic many of whom were brokers and existing customers, yet we did manage to chat to potential clients as well.

There were a wide variety of stalls which included great food and drink offerings.

Lulu our CEO’s bulldog was a major drawcard to the stand, perhaps the CCIC brand ambassador!

The beauty of the event is that is an outdoor extravaganza full of activities for families.

Yet it is not a 4×4 challenge where one risks damaging their vehicle.No points are awarded, you simply have fun.

And take your Landy from one activity to the other, this negates damage.

The youngsters were adequately catered for with activities’ playground as well as the swimming pool.

Each day they offered the opportunity to drive highly modified vehicles on a “challenge” track which proved to be a major drawcard.

The sound one’s enjoyed the pool as well as the face-painting, jumping castles and jungle gym. The highlight was the Landy train, a group of trucks behind a vehicle which took them on a tour.

There were daily activities, the most popular being the 4×4 route across the road where folks had the opportunity to drive their vehicles under no pressure. The obstacles were testing though but there was no pressure to perform.

Even though it is a campsite it provides the opportunity to see a wide variety of birdlife and meet numerous enthusiasts. The food stalls were great although we took a gas cooker and sorted out our breakfast and lunch ( bacon rolls and boerie rolls).

But it is very much a family event and the area is pet friendly- Lulu loved it and slept the whole way back to Jozi.

What I enjoyed was watching the little ones play with their radio-controlled cars! I believe there will be more emphasis on this next year.

It was also interesting to see some of the challenges people had to participate in. I failed dismally in a few but so be it.

It is a great event and day visitors are welcome

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