OPINION | Have Porsche, will camp: How to keep your SUV overlanding fit

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On the lonely road to Tankwa.
On the lonely road to Tankwa.
Calvin Fisher

Wheels24 contributor Calvin Fisher has been taking his 2010 Porsche Cayenne from the street to the desert and back again; he explains how to keep his SUV overlanding ready.


Sometimes it's a 200km road trip, mostly on tarmac, to a campsite. 

But in July, we wanted to push the adventure envelope with the Cayenne, which could only mean one thing. A 500km epic from the Cape to the Tankwa, Karoo. Of this, a solid 300km would be conducted on the dirt, mainly comprising of the R355 gravel highway, otherwise known as the longest dirt road in the country. 

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