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Top Gear films new series in South Africa, Lesotho

7 March 2016

Known for travelling the world with great cars and adventure in its heart, the Top Gear motoring show has always had a knack for finding the perfect destination.

For the show's new season, the first following the departure of original hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, the new team features the British radio DJ Chris Evans and former Friends star Matt LeBlanc. And they kick off the series by touring the highlands on the border between South Africa and Lesotho during the first week of March this year, filming the show's first episode.

The team also featured special guests, singers Sharleen Spiteri, from the group Texas; Seasick Steve, and Tinie Tempah. They spent a week travelling the majestic beauty of one of Southern Africa's most remote areas, including the beautiful Sani Pass.

They also found time to visit the Bokong Nature Reserve and Durban, all while driving some of the world's best cars.

LeBlanc and Evans have been tweeting photos of the South African shoot. The team will travel to Kazakhstan next, making the show a truly global event. The new series of Top Gear will be broadcast from the middle of 2016.

Source: News24

top gear films in south africa top gear, matt leblanc, chris evans, motoring show, lesotho, sani passThe Top Gear motoring show is a global favourite, featuring the best cars in the world in some of the most beautiful and remote regions. As the show begins a new era in 2016, it started its new series in the Lesotho highlands and KwaZulu-Natal during March 2016. (Image: Top Gear, Twitter)

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