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Land Rover Recovery From Hwange National Park

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ON: Jun 19, 2014
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On Wednesday the 5th of June 2014, TUFFSTUFF received a call from a client who was on vacation in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Their air suspension on their Land Rover had broken - Not even 4 days into their vacation…

 

Preparation for the recovery was done on Thursday and the recovery crew left at 5:00 on the Friday morning, with both the TUFFSTUFF recovery Iveco and Land Cruiser.

 

The route taken was through the Groblersbrug border post into Botswana just 436km from TUFFSTUFF's office. From there the crew travelled to Elephant Sands, 60km north of Nata to rest their heads for the night.

 

The next morning at 5:30 the recovery crew left for Hwange National Park, and reached the client by 11:50. Thirty minutes later, the Land Rover (and the client's trailer) were loaded, the clients themselves where in the Iveco and all was packed and ready to head back to South Africa.

 

At the Pandamatenga border post, as luck would have it, the recovery convoy weren’t able to go through due to lack of permits, or so they said, but that didn't stop them, TUFFSTUFF were going to bring their clients back to South Africa.

 

It was decided to head to the Kazungula border post which is very close to the Victoria Falls. BUT, no one can drive past Vic falls without stopping....... and that is exactly what the crew did. It was a spectacular moment for all.

 

The last night was spent at Elephant Sands where the crew and clients were sitting next to the campfire, taking the day in, when a herd of fifty elephants casually passed by. What an amazing day and recovery, it had turned out to be.

 

The recovery crew arrived back at the offices on Sunday the 8th of June, with yet another one-of-a-kind TUFFSTUFF recovery story to tell.