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Remy Martin X Land Rover Experience: The Impossible Challenge

Our editor, Papi Mabele discovers surprising features to your favourite SUVs, kitschy slopes and a reinvented tasting experience in Kyalami. Join-in on his picture essay below: 


The Land Rover 4×4 Experience nestled in Kyalami, is one of the city’s most underrated experiences. Not just for Land/Range Rover owners.

The 2018 Range Rover Velar is the brand’s flagship full-size SUV, and a worthy chariot to get around the experience obstacles in style. Characterised by a more modern and angular design, the new Velar also has large functional air intakes up front to help cool the 3.0L V6 engine.

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Remy Martin’s well-honed reputation for excellent food pairings and cuisine offerings wass evident at the event. There were hits like pan-roasted mahi mahi with rock shrimp, crab-stuffed broiled grouper, fresh blue cheese quiche, flavourful macaroons and comforting cinnamon-apple oatmeal crisp.

The Range Rover Convetible’s  spacious cabin features JLR’s updated InTouch infotainment system, which allows the driver to personalise driving characteristics and the cabin environment. We tried it out while tackling through the activity filled Land Rover grounds. 

With air suspension tuned for comfort, and new soundproofing materials, the Velar offers a smoother driving experience – an optimal serene cruiser from which to take in Mzansi’s not-so-even landscapes too.

Remy Martin Brand Ambassador, Mini Kunene was on-hand to welcome guests and give a run down of the day’s proceedings. Most importantly was his tasting session which took us way back to the origins of Remy Martin, how it’s produced, best enjoyed and it’s complete line-up of products.  

It’s was not just about cars – the Remy Martin 4×4 Experience showcased the Remy heritage and allowed guests to explore Remy Martin’s collection. Even so, great brotherhoods were formed on the day. 

Images by Jordi Giralts


Papi Mabele
Tech enthusiast at heart. Lover of all things digital. Papi is the founder of SA Vibe and has been sharing his love for gadgetry since 2010. Papi sees no need for wearable tech in his busy schedule and considers the Xbox One as non existant. He may come across as bias at times, and still holds a grudge at BlackBerry for creating the 8520.