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Top Gear filmed in Lesotho

Yes it is true, the world’s best and hugely car show Top Gear crew was at Sani Pass – the famously stunning but challenging pass, Lesotho for filming the kick-off episode of its new season scheduled to begin in mid 2016.

The new Top Gear team following the departure of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will feature the British radio DJ Chris Evans and “Friends” star, Matt LeBlanc.

Top Gear is the biggest motoring television show in history. It is watched by an estimated 350 million people in the world from around 212 countries. As part of plans to create publicity for the new Lesotho tourism brand, LTDC tapped into this very big opportunity to publicise the new brand through display of the brand during the said filming activity. Mercedes Benz, Porsche and Jaguar were tested during the filming.

The Top Gear team also featured special guests, Sharleen Spiteri, Seasick Steve and Tinie Tempah from the group “Texas”. They travelled the majestic Southern Africa’s most remote areas including the beautiful Bokong Nature reserve.

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