The Journey Mozambique - The Search for Sunken Land Rovers

In this latest episode of The Journey, we ventured into the heart of Mozambique in search of sunken treasure in Pomene in celebration of one of the world’s most iconic automobiles, the Land Rover Defender.

The year 2018 marks Land Rover’s 70th anniversary and the Defender has played a key role in the brand’s rich heritage. In many ways, the Defender is the ideal offroad adventure vehicle - it’s unashamedly rugged, confidently capable and intrinsically imbued with the spirit of adventure.

To celebrate this motoring icon and to pay tribute to 70 years of adventure, Cars.co.za recently embarked on an epic journey in search of the sunken Land Rovers of Pomene, some 600 km north of the capital of Maputo. We covered well over 2 500 km's and we experienced the beautiful people, food and landscapes which make Mozambique so unique. 

The Land Rovers lying at the bottom of Pomene Estuary are believed to be Series II and Series III which later spawned the venerable Defender. Today, these sunken Land Rovers serve as an artificial reef for a variety of fish but also serve as an attraction for visiting tourists. We set off for Pomene in a Land Rover Defender 110 Ultimate Puma to celebrate the motoring icon and we were joined by well-known photographer and YouTuber, Nicole Eddy and talented filmmaker, Calvin Munhuweyi. This is our Journey, we hope you enjoy it...

Special thanks to: 

Villa Marimba in Tofo for the stunning accommodation 

Pomene Beach Camp for the warm hospitality and cold beer

Credits

Producer
Gero Lilleike

Director and Edit
Troy Davies 

Camera & Drone 
Troy Davies 
Luke Patterson

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