Voetspore team to rely on trio of Land Cruisers for 12000km journey

The Voetspore team are embarking on a journey to trace the Zambezi with three Land Cruiser pickups

Reuben Van Niekerk
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The Voetspore team along with three Land Cruiser 70-Series vehicles recently embarked their 15th expedition in 21 years.

The route will see the expedition travel from South Africa to the source of the Zambezi, the fourth biggest river on the African continent. The trio of vehicles will travel through Botswana to the border at Kasane and from there to Livingstone in Zambia before making their way to the north-eastern corner of Zambia.


The official journey will then kick off at the source of the Zambezi river near Ikelenge. The Zambezi is the longest east flowing river and flows through Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe before entering the sea on the coast of Mozambique.


During the course of their journey the Voetspore expedition will travel to interesting sites including Liuwa National Park, Barotse Flood Plains and the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe before stopping at Kariba and Mana Pools in Zimbabwe and Cahora Bassa and Marromeu in Mozambique. The 12 000km journey will take approximately three months to complete.


The Voetspore convoy consists of three Toyota Land Cruiser 79 4x4 pick-ups, which includes two double cabs and one single cab. Known as the Master of Africa, the Land Cruiser nameplate is revered for its excellent off-road ability and the capability to tackle a variety of harsh terrain in Africa.


The Voetspore crew includes team leader Johan Badenhorst, Francois Marais, Streicher Badenhorst, Norbert Coetzee, Stefan Sonnekus and Nina Badenhorst.


The trip will be broadcast on SABC and YouTube but interested parties can follow the action via the crew’s trip diary at: https://voetsporezambezi.co.za/trip-diary


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