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Limpopo Event 2021

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Welcome to Defender Trophy

The Defender Trophy is a family-friendly overland event, and not a driving competition, neither does it test your physical fitness. 
It is an event for Land Rover Defender enthusiasts, for people with green blood in their veins, who simply love to drive their Landy’s while exploring the magic of Africa – one of the last places on earth where you can almost drive back into time, and immerse yourself in the raw untamed wilderness, its phenomenal people, fauna and flora. 
So how do we determine our winners, you may ask? Well, each day participants receive a questionnaire testing their navigational skills, while prompting them with questions about local culture, fauna and flora, and of course Land Rover Defender.
The team with the highest score will be the overall winners, although everyone that participate in these unique events walk away with the top prize..which is really about camaraderie, new friends, evenings around the bush fire, laughter and fun.

Where Defender Trophy Started

The original Defender Trophy was the brain child of Johan Kriek.

He organised,  managed and guided the first 3 events.

The inaugural event took place in 2004 in Lesotho, Limpopo province in 2005, and in 2006 we followed the Limpopo river into Mozambique and into The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park – and what memorable events they both were!!  🙂

In those days the Defender trophy was squarely aimed at the average Defender owner and offered great Defender adventures with fun-filled competitions focused around the Defender and its rich heritage.

Standard vehicles were the order of the day, and “obstacles” along the way were selected with great care to ensure the vehicles were not damaged in any way. Bonding and camaraderie between the guys was something out of this world! (The event was never intended to be the extreme competition that it later became).

We re-created the Defender Trophy in 2016, and based it on the original winning formula! Come and experience one of the greatest Defender events for yourself!


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