With his fully equipped Suzuki Jimny and trailer, fitted with Dunlop Grandtrek tyres, this veteran adventurer wrestles the most unforgiving landscapes in South Africa. Triumphing through locations inaccessible to conventional vehicles is a thrill that’s hard to beat and Dunlop boasts a 4x4 or SUV tyre to match any off-road terrain.
“SUV and 4x4 owners appreciate their vehicles, usually taking safety measures to protect them with the latest equipment and following rigorous maintenance plans to keep their costly vehicles in top running order. However, they can never be too prepared for off-road tyre emergencies during a thrill-seeking adventure,” says Visser.
It’s about preparing for the journey
Visser completed his first 4x4 lesson shortly before the series began and has gone from being a novice 4x4 driver to tackling some of the country’s most challenging terrain in his Jimny kitted out with Dunlop tyres. He says preparation and safety are key to every good adventure. Off-road enthusiasts know that taking standard road tyres off-road is not a good idea and some all-terrain tyres struggle when faced with certain off-roading obstacles. For the ultimate experience, Visser says it is worth investing in a strong set of premium off-road tyres.“We wanted rugged good looks as well as safety and practicality when it came to tyres for the Mal Kamper series. Many online forums I visited recommended the Grandtrek AT5. It’s a fantastic tyre that I trusted 100%,” he says. Visser said he relished the adventure with Dunlop. “I loved the tyres! It was fantastic going through snow, mud, sand and mountains exploring routes like Raman’s Drift, the Namakwa 4x4 eco trail and the Shipwreck 4x4 trail, and seeing nature raw and beautiful.”
Visser says it’s important to learn what tyre pressure you need in sand, mud,on rocks and corrugated roads, because the 10 or 20 minutes you spend inflating or deflating your tyres, could save you two hours of digging out your 4x4 along the road.
“Remember a 4x4 adventure is about the journey and not just the destination,” he added.
Dewald’s tips for off road trips
CEO Lubin Ozoux says, “We are enjoying every moment of Dewald’s thrilling adventure into uncharted territory and hope it inspires South Africans to travel within our beautiful country in a safe and responsible way. We’re proud to have the most extensive range of SUV and 4x4 tyres in the country, which are perfect for a safe and comfortable ride, whether you’re taking on off-road or urban adventures.”
To follow Dewald Visser’s journey, watch Mal Kamper at 19h30 every Saturday on kykNET (DStv channel 144). You can also catch repeats on Sundays at 14h00, Mondays at 13h00, Tuesdays at 10h00, Wednesdays at 16h00 and Fridays at 21h30.
For more information on how Dunlop Grandtrek tyres can take you to places uncharted, visit www.grandtrek.co.za.