BOTHAVILLE, South Africa – South Africa’s agricultural community makes a pilgrimage to Bothaville, a small town in the Free State province of South Africa, for the annual Nampo Harvest Festival.
It’s this weekend, but ends evening of May 17.
Haval Motor is there again for 2019 to show its latest Haval SUVs and Great Wall bakkies.
Grain SA’s Nampo Harvest Day is now one of the largest agricultural exhibitions under private ownership in the southern hemisphere. It was first held in 1967 at Donkerhoek farm, near the Free State’s capital, Bloemfontein, and attracted 200 producers.
Since then various farms have been host until, in 1974, the organisation established a permanent terrain, Nampo Park, outside Bothaville.
Products and services – this year displayed by more than 750 exhibitors – establish have ensured its future as a diversified trade exhibition.
Manufacturers from all over the world bring their product directly to the people by showcasing cars, trucks, bakkies and other farm-associated equipment. Haval GWM this weekend showed its Haval SUV range and a modified game-viewing vehicle. The Chinese company says its brands were well-received with customers engaging the product specialists and sales staff.
The Haval flagship, the H9, was put through its paces in front of hundreds of interested spectators on a purpose-built 4X4 obstacle course and ”the brute of luxurious travel” lapped up the challenge.
”Word is definitely getting out,” a spokesperson said, ”that GWM and Haval are the best options on South African roads if looking for a value proposition combining safety, specification, and price.
”Testimony to this, the Chinese automaker recently surpassed 800 retail monthly unit sales. Franchises have grown from three to 46 state-of-the-art dealers countrywide.”