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Greetings Everyone !

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:42 pm
by 2BWild Safaris
Hi Everyone.

My wife Viv and I are new to the forum and look forward to participating and sharing our trip reports and news with you, as well as learning more about our “new” Hilux and its capabilities from you.

We acquired our 2015 Hilux 2.5 D4D last week and we're enjoying it immensely.
This is our “upgrade” from my trusty 1988 FJ62 Land Cruiser which we recently sold, as it was really becoming a bit heavy vehicle for me to manage WRT maintenance (as a senior citizen!) – even changing a wheel being quite a strenuous task.

So we opted for the Hilux and we're very impressed indeed.
Named “Wild Thing” in honour of Viv's personalised safari business!

We travel extensively to remote areas in southern Africa, undertaking roughly two trip a year.

Viv is director of 2BWild Safaris (commercial membership in due course). She is also an active Honorary Officer for North West Parks and is Secretary of the Honorary Officer Association of North West Parks. We are both passionate about our Rhino and are very active in doing all we can to save them.

I am an editor of two publications, and contribute to a number of others, mostly technical and wildlife related. Photography is one of my passions and I plan to share pics with you.

I am also active on 4x4 Community and was also on the LCCSA forum for many years.

One or two pics here, better ones to follow as we grow with the car!

Wishing you all an enjoyable, relaxing and safe festive season.


Re: Greetings Everyone !

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:51 pm
Howzit and welcome John and Viv to our Hilux Family and I' m sure you'll enjoy the banter and trips etc shared on the forum.
Also your outdoor knowledge which you guys can share with us will also be appreciated .
I currently also drive the 2,5 d4d which I have converted into a dedicated camper and find the vehicle to be very capable.Enjoy your new wheels. :thumbup:

Re: Greetings Everyone !

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:44 pm
by 2BWild Safaris
Thank you for your kind words Tony, much appreciated.
I have goosebumps seeing that you're from KWT - as I spent my schooling days there at Dale - had a great deal of fun! And spent much time along the Wild Coast as well. Hope King is OK these days?

Re: Greetings Everyone !

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:06 pm
by Family_Dog
Howsit John, good to see you here!


Re: Greetings Everyone !

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:52 am
by Mud Dog
Welcome aboard, John & Viv! :thumbup:

Re: Greetings Everyone !

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:54 am
Hi John.KWT has changed like everywhere else has but there is still a nucleus of die- hards left here.The many eating establishments which KWT was renowned for,are all gone and have made way for the fast food outlets.
The old Victorian style town centre is no more,but KWT is still home to us and I find it very central to my bussines as I travel into the Tkei very often.
Dale has also lost its glory as the old traditions fall away year by year.