Six young South Africans left Cape Town Dec 10 on what they claim is the first trans-world motor safari.
Six young South Africans left Cape Town Dec 10 on what they claim is the first trans-world motor safari. During their scheduled three years expedition, they will travel 85,000 miles, and will cross the Arctic Circle twice - in Norway and Alaska - and the Equator five times.
The safari consists of three 1 1/2 ton jeeps, two of them fitted out with double cabs, insulated and practically soundproof, and equipped with air-conditioning and central heating. Expenses estimated at SA GBP50,000 have been sponsored by 68 firms all over the world.
Led by 26-year-old Derek Linton, each member of the safari is a specialist in his own field. They will go from Cape Town to North Africa, Spain and France, Norway and then to the Soviet Union. From the Soviet Union to Burma, and then on to Australia, South America and Panama. After touching Nome, Alaska, the men will lecture in the United States before returning home.