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Caravan and Outdoor Life

Caravan and Outdoor Life

February 2020

Specialist travel writers produce colourful articles on touring southern Africa by car, caravan and motorhomes. The magazines covers tourism destinations with feedback from readers experiences. There is new product, tips and advice and reviews on the latest gear that will add pleasure to this lifestyle.

País:
South Africa
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Caravan Publications PTY LTD
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1 min.
welcome

The biggest Caravan Show takes place this month from 21-23 February at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand and, for those living in the vicinity, it promises to be a showstopper with loads of new products and interesting gear for you to see. For non-Gauteng residents, have no fear because Caravan and Outdoor Life and sister publication Kamp en Karavaan will be seeking out the new and really interesting stuff, and featuring these in the April issue. At the time of writing, show organiser, Hampie de Kock said that most manufacturers are keeping mum on what they will reveal on the 21st. Nobody wants to give away any of their innovative ideas to competitive manufacturers. Who will have the most interesting new products among manufacturers? To get the ball rolling, let’s let the so-called…

1 min.
digital editor

What a privilege it was to explore the wonderful Tsitsikamma area, our destination of the month, in our long-termer Isuzu D-max. This was my first Caravan & Outdoor Life travel assignment. For someone that loves photography as much as I do, I couldn’t help but feel almost overwhelmed by the breathtaking scenery the Tsitsikamma area and its surrounds had to offer. It’s also a destination filled with endless adventures and a place the whole family will enjoy.You certainly won’t be disappointed by what is on offer there. I would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to our readers for interacting on our social media platforms. Both our Instagram and Facebook numbers are growing, so I guess that means we are doing something right. For those of you who haven’t…

1 min.
news editor

Outdoor life is the wonderful and tasty elixir that many of us seek out. It’s that quiet spot next to a gurgling stream, away from the hubbub of busy city life, that allows us to reset and ground ourselves completely. So often we loosely bandy around the phrase ‘getting back to nature’ and it’s these telltale signs, these gentle urgings from within, that we should be so cognisant of. It’s as simple as resting your bare feet in the lush grass of a scenic campsite while watching the flames dance from the braai fire. Try lying in the shade of a large tree and let your mind contemplate the intricacies of love or consider your next Scrabble word. And yes, you’ll chat to loved ones about nothing in particular, stuff of little…

6 min.
around the campfire

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT Having spent a couple of happy hours reading through past editions of Caravan and Outdoor Life, an article reminded me of an experience my wife and I had. We were staying at The Willows, in Port Alfred, when late one afternoon a family of five arrived with the latest and greatest camping trailer, you know the one. It seems to have 100-square metres of canvas and everything either pulls out, pushes in, lifts up, or slides out. The family chose a site near to where we were set up, said good afternoon, unhitched the trailer and, because it was raining lightly, decided to drive into town for something to eat. They were gone for quite a long time before we went inside our caravan and settled down for…

2 min.
camping connect

FROM OUR FORUM Every month we publish the most interesting Forum posts in the magazine. If you want your question, destination review, or letter to be published, make sure to post it on the Forum on our website. DESTINATIONS & ROUTES I can recommend Aan De Vliet for camping near Hazyview. Wonderfully quiet, you'll fall asleep to the music of the river. – Anton Engelbrecht DIY PROJECTS 1979 BEDFORD OVERHAUL My partner and I are renovating a motorhome gifted to us by my grandparents. We need advice on where to source new metal framing and sheeting for the exterior. We also need help deciding between aluminium and wood. Please help! – Sarah Mills DESTINATIONS & ROUTES I am looking for recommendations for nice and affordable campsites close to the Oribi Gorge, but ones that are also safe? We…

1 min.
facebook shares

Ria Pieterse We had a visitor at our tent (Touch the Wild). He gave us the experience of a lifetime when camping in the Dry Kalahari region of Botswana. Some of the comments Wilma Kruger What an amazing experience. Sallie davids It doesn’t get wilder than that! Susan Piennaar Wow, I would have jumped in the vehicle! Anette Pretorius Here Kitty Kitty! Shame he was possibly thirsty! Eurika Van Der Walt And then the trouble started… Letitia Willemse Oh No!! Dolly Pienaar It looks like something out of a horror movie! Chris Rodgers I possibly would have frozen and had a heart attack on the spot! Lance Fenn Definitely not my last camping experience. Some of the comments Erich Pizer Make friends rather. Feed it steak. A hungry lion is dangerous lion. Thomas Meyer I certainly wouldn't stand around to take the photo because it…