Travis Duggan 4×4 is a 4×4 driver training and tour experience company, offering excellent training and adventures, such as the Waterfall Experience from the Shongweni Farmer’s Market – a 55-minute round trip rich in both history and beauty.
Travis, a car enthusiast who has always had a thirst for driving or riding anything with an engine, grew up in Hillcrest and has always loved the outdoors, riding motorbikes, quad bikes and sports. “While playing in the Valley of 1000 Hills I always had a deep love and appreciation for it. All my 4×4 days are held here, at Mqeku Picnic Site, where I work closely with Sibusiso Shangase and employ and upskill local labour to maintain our trails.”
Travis studied Sports Management and worked for Nissan South Africa as a 4×4 instructor, gaining vital experience. “The last 20 years have been an incredible journey. I continue to learn daily and adjust my training programmes to push the boundaries that keep me at the forefront in the driver training sphere,” says Travis – who believes that in uncertain times entrepreneurs who adapt, adjust and evolve will not only survive but thrive. During lockdown, he had time to reflect and look at creative ways of growing his business and purchased a fully licensed road-legal Toyota Land Cruiser Game Viewing Vehicle with a roll cage and 11 seats with seat belts. “I knew that there would be a demand to take corporate groups and families 4x4ing with me through the mighty valley to discover just what an incredible playground we have in KZN.
“My dream is to bring more people and corporates into the valley while continuing to work closely with Sibusiso. We plan to upskill, empower and encourage the youth living in the valley and provide a programme where we can broaden their horizons by inviting companies to showcase at planned career days we host in the valley – aiming to be the bridge of guidance to the youth.”
Pictures: Nathan Pellow-Jarman.
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