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.
— RTÉ TEN (@RTE_TEN) February 23, 2016
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.
It’s a Top Gear WRAP. Or WRAP an’ ROLL more appropriately. Thank you Lesotho and South Africa. Peace & Love. X. pic.twitter.com/HvRorHgyDC
— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) March 3, 2016
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.
Top Gear top goats. pic.twitter.com/y0cUo72zzx
— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) March 2, 2016