Sunday, October 2, 2022

MENU reader from South Africa shows off VW motorhome readers span the globe. Here’s an email and photo we received from reader Danie Fourie from South Africa, who wrote:

Registered as “Tortue”, nicknamed “Rondloper” (the Afrikaans word for vagabond), this 1974 VW Jurgens takes us most places, from coast to mountains, semi desert stretches, bushveld and home sweet home, Pringle Bay, across the bay from Cape Town, South Africa, the greater part on dirt road. On some trips, “Tortue” will tow “Lazarus” my Citroën Deux Chevaux Fourgonnette (1969) for our day tripper.

Life is good. Thank you for a great newsletter. — Danie

From the editor: Danie, please send us more stories about RVing in South Africa. We’ll make you our official South Africa correspondent, which will bring you fame (alas, sorry to say not fortune). And send us a pic from inside this pretty little rig.

For our international travelers, check out this article by our Japan correspondent Russ Veillard, who just so happens to be the voice of the AFLAC duck in Japan.



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10 months ago


Donald N Wright
10 months ago

What a cute little rig ! It also pulls a car ?

Bob p
10 months ago

The only car my Volkswagen could pull would’ve been a Hot Wheels. Lol

10 months ago
Reply to  Bob p

Mine too – all 36 Hp and no synchromesh transmission! (1960)

2 years ago

While not specific to South Africa, check out Rick and Kathy Howes’ blog of their African travels in a Provan Tiger RV:

In addition to their African travels, Rick and Kathy have traveled extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, and Australia in their Tiger. All their travels are chronicled on their blog site.

10 months ago
Reply to  Jim

Rick & Kathy are staying in Escapees Rainbow Plantation rv park in Summerdale, AL right now. We just met them last Sunday in the clubhouse, when they gave a talk about their world travels. What they’ve done in the last 20 years is fascinating.

2 years ago

Having owned two VW campers, how do you get to the engine?

2 years ago

So is this an original vehicle or home made? It wasn’t clear.

2 years ago

Someone’s done a nice looking job on that! Enjoy!

tim palmer
2 years ago
Reply to  Glenn

Agree. That is cool!

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