A MINI message in a bottle washes up on Willard Beach
Ballito’s popular main beach, Willard Beach, recieved an unexpected surprise last week when a strange looking bottle floated up onto the shore. It has been whispered that a marooned MINI in a bottle carries a message for all those who arrive on the shore. One message is loud and clear: the MINI Countryman, unlike previous models, is a four-door, Sports Activity Vehicle that promises the ultimate escape.
Additionally, the “go-kart” feeling for which MINI is a byword, takes on a new dimension with the optional MINI ALL4 all-wheel-drive system. Holiday makers looking for some beach entertainment should be drawn by the spirit of adventure as the MINI entices all those who love the outdoors.
The larger than life bottle – seven meters when hoisted – was recently washed up on Ballito’s beach and had residents gasping at the mystery behind the message within: a MINI Countryman. The life-sized car is impeccable and was surely preserved by its bottle after the all but certain shipwreck. The car oozes with frivolity and adventure, and has travelled thousands of sea-miles to offer escapism to all hungry for some fun. Beachgoers are invited to come and participate in the activities on the beach – there are great prizes to be won, and after all ‘tis the season to be silly.
All you have to do is release the explorer within and find the MINI Countryman on Willard beach and take a picture of yourself with the ultimate escape button on wheels. Upload your pic onto the MINI South Africa Facebook page or via Twitter to @MINISouthAfrica. You could win yourself a couple of great prizes including an iPod.