By Yonela Winayi
The third installation of the Eastern Cape SUV Challenge is underway as the three day event is set to take place on March 3 to March 6 2021. The event will begin in Mbizana and stretch all the way to Bobbejaanskloof.
“The aim of the SUV Challenge is to promote road safety, tourism and as well as to empower village communities especially the youth” said Siyavuya Mbete the founder of the challenge. Mbete also adds that, “the SUV challenge is also a social justice movement that showcases the Eastern Cape’s rich cultural heritage.” The SUV challenge seeks to open the doors and provide access and opportunity to the rural communities and to not exclude them from activities that occur within the Eastern Cape Province.
Thrill seekers and SUV enthusiasts alike are in for a memorable motoring experience. The convoy of SUV’s will start in the early hours of the morning to cover a distance of about 900 kilometres in the splendid rural terrain. Participants can expect various forms of entertainment.
Mbete has partnered with The Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency, Brand South Africa, and entities such as The National Heritage Council, Arrive Alive, National Lotteries Commission and media channels uMhlobo Wenene, Moja Love and Ignition in order to make the event possible.