Glacier-white sounded fitting on that icy cold June morning. My wife and I were travelling to the Maroni Mountains with some mates, for a quick weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of Joburg. Coupled with relaxing and clearing our heads in nature was a mission to test a new mountain trail plotted out by the owners of Khumula Lodge – in the brand new Prado 3.0D VX-L. Included in this mission were our friends, Christo and Annalien Moller.

Situated in an old volcanic crater that last erupted millions of years ago, Khumula Lodge is about four hours’ drive from Jozi on the farm Graaiuitzicht, between Burgersfort and Steelport. It’s

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