Defender Trophy
Cape Event

27 April – 01 May 2021

Defender Trophy Cape 2021  Programme & Route information

Welcome to the Defender Trophy Cape 2021, which will take place on the Transkei Wild Coast.

Note: This is not a driving competition, but a family friendly overland fun event aimed at Defender enthusiasts. Each day participants receive a questionnaire about the local culture, fauna, flora and of course Land Rover, and the team with the highest score will be the winners!

Programme &  Accommodation

Day Zero: Tuesday 27 April 2021

  • Arrive at Coffee Bay campsite in your own time.
  • Registration and welcome activities at Coffee Bay campsite.
  • Camping at Coffee Bay – limited communal ablutions

Day One: Wednesday 28 2021

  • 08h00: Start of the Defender Trophy Cape 2021!
  • Depart from Coffee Bay campsite and drive to the mouth of the Mthatha river – fishing competition !! (catch & release)
  • After 2 hours of fun and games. we will depart for Hole in the Wall, where we will be able to experience this natural wonder from close up ….
  • Camping back at Coffee Bay campsite

Day Two: Thursday 29 April 2021

  • Depart from Coffee Bay and follow spectacular scenic routes across the Mncwasa, Xhora and Mbashe rivers to Dwesa-Cwebe Nature & Marine Reserve.
  • Enjoy the “untouched” wilderness, beaches and clear waters of the Wild Transkei coast!

            Camping at Dwesa Nature Reserve – limited communal ablutions.

Day Three: Friday 30 April 2021

            Depart after breakfast.

We will once again drive inland across the green valleys of the Wild Transkei as we

explore our way through this rural “wonderland”, before swinging back for the mighty

Indian ocean, and our final destination – Kob Inn Hotel.


Accommodation: Kob Inn (Dinner and breakfast basis)

Saturday 01 May 2021

  • Depart after breakfast in your own time 🙂


  • Participation in the Defender Trophy Cape 2021
  • Park entry fees
  • Camping fees
  • Accommodation at Kob Inn
  • Dinner at Coffee Bay campsite
  • Prize giving & dinner at Kob Inn
  • Main Sponsor’s prize: TBA
  • First Prize: Set of 4x BFGoodrich tyres
  • Second Prize: SuperWinch winch
  • Third Prize: MadMan engine monitoring system
  • Plus goody-bags and lots more !!


  • Catering – except for the 2 x dinners including the prize giving dinner

Rate:  R 9250.00.00 per team (2 x participants) / R 1500.00 per additional participant

Full amount payable at registration / Standard Terms and Conditions apply


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 were!!  

In those days the Defender trophy was squarely aimed at the average Defender owner and family, 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! 

After Johan left and hand the event over to Land Rover Centurion, it became more of a “Camel Trophy”, which ended in 2014.

At the 2016 “Defender farewell party”, Johan was prompted to re-instate the Defender Trophy and based it on the original winning formula! 

The first “new” Defender Trophy took place in Limpopo in 2016, which has since become an annual event. And due to popular demand a second annual Defender Trophy is now also organised for Defender owners in the Western- and Eastern Cape.

The rest is history – come and experience one of these great Defender events for yourself!

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