Stafford Bros & Draeger took fine food on the breathtaking 500 km Lebombo Eco Trail in July, proving how people who enjoy off-road excursions can also relish gourmet cooking even in the remotest regions.

Stafford Bros & Draeger were fortunate enough to team up with Keith Laing, Managing Director of Jurgens Ci. While Stafford Bros & Draeger sponsored fine foodstuffs for the seven-day trail, Jurgens Ci came to the party with luxurious 4×4 Jurgens Safari caravans.

The Lebombo Eco Trail is strictly for 4×4 vehicles and runs along the eastern border of the Kruger National Park from Crocodile Bridge to Pafuri. The Park allows only five vehicles on the trail in any one expedition, and an armed ranger joins each group. The ranger acts as both guide and educator and turns an interesting experience into an unforgettably fascinating one.


Also along for the ride was a team from Caravan & Outdoor Life Magazine and Avocado Magazine, making sure that Jurgens Ci and Stafford Bros & Draeger received the type of publicity that could encourage readers to follow the example.
Keith Laing is an accomplished cook, as all the participants discovered to their pleasure. Keith spoiled his companions with some really delicious meals, despite the basic nature of the campsites. He put Stafford Bros & Dreager provisions to the test and found they made his role as ‘chef de cuisine’ a snap.

The Lebombo trail is a rare experience because of the limited numbers of people who are given access and the trail consists of roads that are not accessible to the ordinary Kruger Park visitor. Thanks to the presence of the ranger, visitors can get out of their vehicles and walk around wherever they like. Furthermore, the rangers are walking encyclopaedias. The group would stop for breakfast in the most picturesque spots and have dinner around a campfire in locations that are not fenced in.

It is the first 4X4 eco-trail and has the approval of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism as a permanent activity in the Kruger National Park. It is rated as the best eco-trail in southern Africa, particularly for the diversity of the flora and fauna that can be spotted along the route.
Stafford Bros & Draeger provided items from Staffords, Bandito’s, Crosse & Blackwell, Ovaltine, Twinings, Vesuvio, Walkers, and Wilkin & Sons.


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