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I Also Want To Go!
Can I drive it on my own? Yes, you’ll even run into other travellers who want to get to know the Karoo better, just like you. How long is it? The route is 1 500 km long, with barely 30 km of tarred road. It takes four to five days to drive, dependin
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Our Overnight Spots
Hopetown doesn’t have a campsite, so you will have to stay at a guest house. The people that own Big Tree are hospitable and they have a swimming pool. Price From R350 pppn. Contact 084 247 5393 (Madeleine) roeloffsem@gmail.com Richmond has a camp
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Tackling Tough Trails In Bonniedale
Sign up at the Bonniedale Holiday Farm’s farmstead where the owners, Nico and Danette Hesterman, will give you a route map and explain what awaits you. Now retrace your tracks for 1,7 km, then turn left at the signpost for Goliatsberg. You have arriv
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The Ford effect
The Ranger FX4 is based on the 2 ℓ single-turbo XLT double cab and is available in 4x2 and 4x4 versions. Ford says its special versions of the Ranger XLT offer unmatched fuel economy, a sleek new look and a host of electronic features, including the
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From The Competitors
Adventurous wheel-arch protectors and all kinds of 4x4-like gadgets create an intense look. This legend is the most expensive among its competitors, and it’s not even Toyota’s flagship model. Nothing stealthy about the abundant stickers and yellow-
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The Greatness Of The Great Karqo
Your trip starts in the village of Hopetown in the Upper Karoo, about 600 km southwest of Johannesburg if you took the N12 highway here. Hopetown was originally one of the northern frontier towns of the Cape Colony, where things weren’t going well du
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Briefly | @97Weltina Caravan park
Fish Yellowfish, carp, catfish and mudfish. Campsite 28 large and level pitches with power and water. Ablution facilities New and neat. There is also a family bathroom. Price R450 pn per stand for the first 4 people; thereafter R100 pppn (R50 for
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Check Yourself On Social Media
Recently a friend asked how much time I spend on Facebook every day. I have to confess, it’s more time than I’d like to admit to. At least I have an excuse: I’m an administrator of four camping groups and have to keep an eye on people wanting to join
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From The South
In the past decade, there has been a shift from off-road trailers to off-road caravans. Previously, off-road trailers dominated 80% of the market, but over time, off-road caravans enjoyed a period of prosperity, and currently they take up a 60% share
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Sorry, Our Bad
Due to a miscommunication we incorrectly reported on a 4x4 trail between Gans Bay and L’Agulhas (“The littlest Cape kill zone”) in the December 2020-January 2021 issue. Do note that entry fees are required for the Uilkraalsmond nature reserve. The re
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Hear It For Beer!
The combination of beef and beer – in this case stout – result in a dish you’ll dream about long after the meal. (serves 6) 1,5 kg beef rib, in large chunks3 tablespoons olive oil1 large onion, coarsely chopped2 celery stalks, chopped3 garlic clove
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Pure South Coast
“We love the South Coast and camped at the Untu Palms caravan park for the first time in December 2019. I was with my wife, Juanita, and our two daughters, Tamika (15) and Tamzen (13), and we enjoyed it so much that I recently tried to book a stand t
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Where To Next?
As the light shines ever brighter at the end of the pandemic tunnel, I can’t help but notice how much more I seem to be planning for trips. My colleagues at go! magazine talk about creating a classic itinerary, and the mere prospect of loading my fam
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Fast Facts
The route, as we explain it here, is 1 500 km long of which only 30 km – thus 2% – is tarred. Although the first African diamond was found at Hopetown – previously they came mainly from India – countries such as Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Ghana and
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Turtle Beach
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to take my wife and son on a trip through the Isimangaliso Wetland Conservation Area in northern KZN. The Ironman 4x4 in-house film crew were tasked with making a number of travel videos featuring this region.
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They Say
Hein and Ingrid Wilsch, and friends Jaco Adendorff and Nantes Kilian, are from Bronkhorstspruit and Johannesburg. Hein and Ingrid camp with a Penta they tow with an Isuzu KB250, while Jaco and Nandes camp in tents. “Jaco has been camping here for al
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High 5, Hyundai!
After six years driving a Hyundai ix35 2.0 manual, Ryan started to look around for an upgrade, but eventually returned to the Korean stable and bought an updated compact SUV. “Two years ago, I was shopping around for a double cab, with the Ford Ran
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Loskopdam For The Win
The Loskop Dam wall, which was built by hand between 1934 and 1938, then raised another 9 m to 54 m between 1974 and 1980, holds an impressive 348 million cubic litres of water. The resort, under the Forever banner, lies on the dam wall’s eastern sid
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Fishing In The Free State
Around 22 years ago, this was an open piece of land, says Gerbie Brits as she tells us about their new campsite, the @97Weltina Caravan Park. Gerbie and her husband, Willie, bought the 1,6 ha on the Vaal Dam back then with the intention to create the
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Get The Most Out Of Your Canopy
Sooner or later during your ownership of a bakkie intended for leisure purposes, you’re going to consider a canopy. Maybe you want the dogs to be safe during trips to the beach or perhaps you need to transport some gear for your kid’s sports team. Bu
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Send Us Your Pictures
and we might publish them here. We’re not looking for traditional ‘prize winners’, just regular pics. Think of the type of pic you’d use as your Facebook cover photo; or something charming, such as kids warming their hands over a campfire. Whether th
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“This chameleon was busy crossing the road. We shared a special moment when he stopped for a second and looked at me with that black eye of his. This photo is prettier than the full-body one I also took. Here the focal point is his face. The beautifu
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Better With A Brezza
The Vitara Brezza, Suzuki South Africa assures us, isn’t replacing the standard Vitara. The Brezza has the same wheelbase as the Vitara (2 500 mm), but the body is 180 mm shorter and 15 mm wider, and it has better ground clearance (198 mm vs 185 mm)
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And Oddity At The Union Buildings… And A Merc In Kosi Bay
I took this photo of an unusual Mini in 1978 as it was parked on the top grassy terrace of the Union Buildings in Pretoria. I did not see the ‘camper’; maybe he was still asleep inside. At that time I lived near the Union Buildings and remember the g
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Wild West On Your Doorstep
It almost feels as if this part of the world stood at the front of the queue when the earth was formed. The Bushveld is endowed with not only beautiful scenery, but it is also one of the most mineral-rich environments in the world, with platinum at t
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Winning Letter
Johan wins a cooler bag worth R220. Whether you’re a camper, fisherman, or sports fan next to a cricket pitch; this cooler bag has room for luch box and a 1,5 ℓ cool drink bottle. The lid also has space for a coffee flask. The interior is lined with
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They Say
“This is our first time camping here and we’re thoroughly enjoying it. Fred loves fishing and we were lucky to get one of the few stands near the water. We feel safe here, and the bathrooms are nice, neat and clean. The camp shop is well equipped – t
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A Quiet December Holiday
We had planned to go camping in the Garden Route during the December holidays, and our children, Ruan and Nadia Pieterse, with their little one, Ava, would also have joined. They came to visit us in Durbanville all the way from Pretoria, but they als
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Briefly | Forever Loskopdam
Campsite 252 stands with lots of shade. Ablution facilities 7 ablution blocks, 4 of which have recently been refurbished. Price Low season: R240 for the first 2 people, then R120 pp (maximum 8); high season: R400 and R100 pp respectively; peak seas
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Salt Of The Earth…
Soutpoort is a new campsite on a sheep farm 15 km outside Loxton in the Northern Cape. Melissa and Hendrik Cloete farm with merinos, but have devoted a section of their land to this campsite. The farm is on the Carnarvon road (the R63). It’s tar from
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