We arrived at Highstakes on a cold, grey and rainy Wednesday morning and were greeted by a friendly and very helpful Craig.
Craig pointed us in the right direction and sent us on towards the 4×4 course. He said that he would accompany us to show us some sections of the course that were not open to the general public. We were driving the Subaru XV Auto, which proved to be a very capable vehicle for a soft-roader and we were very impressed by how well it handled the course.
Brad was in the driving seat of the Scubi (as it’s affectionately known) and his confidence grew as we conquered obstacles we didn’t think were possible in this vehicle. Every obstacle has a bypass so if you chicken out or your vehicle can’t make it through or you are afraid of damaging your vehicle you can always drive around the difficult bits.
We followed Craig past the no entry signs to reveal some steep axle twisting hill climbs. The little Subaru was certainly put to the test but after a few tries it made it up both slopes. We were again very impressed with the Subaru’s ability without low-range or rear diff lock. We eventually gave up trying to film and photograph our adventure as it started to rain and the grey sky wasn’t helping our efforts. We will however be back there soon enough.
Thanks to Craig and his team for allowing us to play for the morning, you can find more into on Highstakes at http://www.highstakes.co.za/index.php/4×4.
Check out our YouTube video of our morning at Highstakes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIp__92G3So