PHOTOS | On the trail of Gideon Scheepers in a Toyota Hilux GR-S

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Gysemanshoek is one of the Western Cape’s most beautiful 'secret' valleys.
Gysemanshoek is one of the Western Cape’s most beautiful 'secret' valleys.
Nick Yell

With his plans to pit the powerful Toyota Hilux GR-S bakkie against two exacting 4x4 tracks in tatters - a family emergency called - Nick Yell "rally drives" the vehicle home from Plett via some 380km of exacting gravel, jeep tracks and rough mountain passes, and it proves a worthy test track substitute.

Although it was a real wrench to have to write off the power-sapping sand tracks of Paradise 4x4 outside Sedgefield and the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve's mountain trails (subsequently closed for maintenance), I, fortunately, have a Plan B "rally route home" - see Travel Advisor below for full details.

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