SA4x4 August 2017

SA4x4 magazine is written for anyone who loves to travel to wild places in their 4x4s. Covering beautiful routes in southern Africa and beyond, this title also deals with gear selection, vehicle reviews, and trail driving. This magazine contains everything you need to know about self-contained, vehicular travel in wilderness areas.

South Africa
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12 Números

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2 min.
ed’s letter

Tough times call for new ways of doing things. A few years back, an annual overseas holiday would be on the cards for many families - two weeks in Europe, or a tour of the States. With the Rand tanking against the big currencies, that holiday for a family of four or five suddenly looks far less appealing financially than equipping yourself with a proper 4x4 and a set of basic overlanding gear that will last for many years, enabling your family to travel all over Africa on more regular getaways. It’s not just about the money, either. It’s said that families who camp together, stay together, banking along the way incredible memories of places that took some driving to get to – not just amassing a series of short,…

16 min.

DARE TO DIY I take my hat off to Marc Nussey for his letter published in the June issue of SA4x4. He has hit the nail on the head. I have sent numerous letters to various mags over the years about the pricing of vehicles and accessories. This became more urgent when I had to reassess my life’s views and expenses when my work contract dried up earlier than expected. I eventually found a 2006 Toyota Prado at a relatively good price (R200k), after being forced to sell my Land Cruiser 70 Series pick-up. As Marc mentions, making and installing all the extras yourself does save money, although it may take some time. I fitted most of the extras to my Land Cruiser pick-up myself, apart from things such as a turbo and…

1 min.
overlander’s code

In response to a growing number of complaints about how we conduct ourselves in the wilderness, we decided to draw up and promote a code of conduct for overlanders. We’d like to include your input, comments and debate, so please send your suggestions to FIREWOOD In Take your firewood in with you; don’t chop down trees or gather dead wood within parks or wilderness areas. KEEP QUIET We go to the bush to appreciate the sights and sounds of the bush. No music, and nothing louder than a spoken conversation. RESPECT LOCALS – LAWS AND PEOPLE Obey the rules of the place you’re travelling through. Respect locals and their traditions; if they don’t like having their photos taken, don’t take photos. SUPPORT LOCAL TRADE Your spending money at the local shops and lodges…

2 min.
new model

SPEC KING PAJERO SPORT All new for 2017, the long awaited Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will be launched in South Africa towards year-end with a brand-new engine, gearbox and chassis, to challenge the Fortuner head-on. As far as the spec sheet goes, the new Pajero Sport may have what it takes to dethrone SA’s SUV king. All-new styling is a result of a ‘form follows function’ approach so as not to impact on the Pajero Sport’s rugged nature and off-road capability. LED headlamps and daytime running lights illuminate the road while the ‘shield’ grille gives the mid-size SUV an impressive stance. Available with up to seven seats in a spacious cabin, the Sport has been designed with a more luxurious interior feel, more space and more refinement. Safety was also a priority in…

4 min.

BUNDU BASHER Bushco No Loop Bumper for Hilux Revo Improve the approach angle and toughen up the front of your Hilux Revo with the No Loop Bumper from The Bush Company. This locally-built front-end protector is available in either 3mm steel or 3-4.5mm vehicle grade aluminium, and weighs less than 20kg. Designed for maximum air flow, it features jacking points, is winch compatible and includes LED indicators and LED high beam focus lights. R19 995 Tel: 010 010 0060 AIR UP # 1 & 2 Flo Max & Flo Max Pro air compressors Off-road travel can be tough on tyres, and many terrains are best navigated with lower tyre pressures than you would run on the road. Once you are ready to hit the bitumen for the trip home or into town, you need to…

20 min.
mountains & trophy trout

“This is why I’ve been coming to EG for the last ten years!” Andy James screamed out of the darkness. “For this fish!” It was just after sunset and the two of us had been throwing ‘last casts’ for the past 40 minutes, all in the hope of hooking one of the trophy trout for which this area, and this farm in particular, is legendary. When I wanted to take the new Nissan Navara on a trip to see what all the fuss was about (it was awarded the International Pickup Award in 2016) I phoned a mate whom I knew had been trying to coax one of East Griqualand’s leviathan trout into his landing net for years, and who had built up an exceptional knowledge of where to go, and when,…