Vintage Bentley Tours visit FMM

Di Dugmore and Dave Alexander, organisers of the past two International Vintage Bentley Tours, were recently approached by a small group of Bentley owners to assist in the planning and booking of a private tour, the purpose of which was to escape the harsh European Winter weather. After some shipping problems, four cars arrived and set off on a 17-day grand tour of the Cape Province, taking in Arniston, Plettenberg Bay, Kariega Game Reserve (near Kenton on Sea), Hogsback, Graaff Reinet, Oudtshoorn, Franschhoek and back to Cape Town.

Three of the crews had been to the country before and visited FMM, and requested another visit as part of the Franschhoek itinerary. As usual, they were warmly welcomed by the staff and thoroughly enjoyed the displays, discussing the cars over lunch at the Deli.

“The Australian couple had not visited South Africa before, and it is always a joy to watch the reactions of visitors to a generally unexpected and fabulous touring country,” said Dave. “We truly live in a Motorist’s Paradise and should make every effort to promote motoring tours to SA.”