From South Africa to Norway
Rainer Zietlow's 11th project was to significantly improve his long-distance world record "CapetoCape", from Norway to South Africa, from 2014. To achieve this, Rainer Zietlow, Marius Biela, photographer and cameraman, and Sam Roach, CEO of Racing Line UK, travelled 17,568 kilometers from the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, to the northernmost point of Europe, Nordkapp, in a new world record time of 9 days and 4 hours.
The journey took them through Europe, Asia and Africa – 21 countries in all. To be as long as possible on the ground, they chose to overfly Syria within the shortest distance, from Amman in Jordan to Adana in Turkey.
The only modifications made to the vehicle, a VW Touareg, for this ultimate endurance test were to add a rollover cage and two auxiliary fuel tanks to achieve a range of more than 3,000 kilometers.
Rainer Zietlow once again donated 10 euro cents per kilometer to the aid organization SOS Children's Village. The money went to a Children’s Village in South Africa, which Rainer Zietlow personally visited with the tour vehicle.