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Caravan and Outdoor Life

Caravan and Outdoor Life August 2018

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.

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2 min.
the spice of life

South Africa's newest caravan has officially been revealed, and to say that it has the industry buzzing would be an understatement. I was at the launch of the Villa model by Okto Caravans, and was so excited to share it with our readers and online fans that I immediately posted pictures and video on our website and Facebook page. In less than a day, these posts were seen by tens of thousands of people, and the comments flooded in. And while I respect everyone's right to voice their opinion, I was a bit disappointed at all the negative comments. Some of the comments were not even about the caravan, but rather attacked the hard-working team behind the Villa. Others chimed in that the caravan looks to be of shoddy build quality... this from…

6 min.
around the campfire

THE JEWEL OF THE BUSHVELD “You can get out of the bush, but the bush can’t get out of you!” The best decision we ever made was to become members of ATKV. For us as campers, we get everything that our hearts desire. As I was sitting in ATKV Eiland Spa, I had a sudden urge to write about the lush trees and picture-perfect mountains, the neat camping sites and friendly staff. My dream had finally become a reality, since for years I had wanted to park my home-on-wheels at this resort. During the busy month, the resort is packed to the brim with caravans and tents. There are even a few imported units like Dethleffs! We pitched our camp on stand 102 in the A block, surrounded by campers just like us – friendly…

1 min.
from our forum

FIRST FEMALE CARAVAN MANUFACTURER IN THE WORLD Hi guys, looking at the current caravan marketplace, I’m thinking of building my own caravan. There’s a really cool concept from overseas. Apparently it’s from the first female caravan manufacturer. I like the concept, and I’m particularly focused on a lightweight caravan which uses less fuel over long distances, and ultimately is more cost effective to produce. I think this little caravan could be refined ever so slightly. Inside it has a shower bathroom, kitchen (which I would put on the exterior) and a sleeping/ entertainment area. What I envisage is a cross between the X-camper, the Jurgens Gypsey Light Impi, and the Aloe Peri Peri. I’ve added some pictures of the UK model. Their website is – what do you guys think? I know the first unit…

2 min.
camping gear

Pump it up The self-priming Fiamma Aqua 8 pumps water vertically over 3m and is muffled thanks to an anti-vibration silencer plate. The stainless steel filter is easy to clean, and the machine is intuitively controlled using a simple valve linked to an automatic pressure switch. The pump is available in seven and 10 litre-per-minute models. From R1 820.29 Available at Motorhome-World stores nationwide. For more information, visit Fire sword This Flamestick is an ingenious way of using your gas supply to get your wood fire going. It slips in under the log stack and burns for as long as it takes.You’ll never have to worry about buying firelighters or scrounging up tinder again! From R325.99 For more information, call 012 804 1967, email, or visit Chop chop What’s a camping trip without some decent firewood?…

6 min.
industry news

NEW HIGHTS FOR YELLOW SANDS After extensive upgrades over the past couple of months, the Yellow Sands Resort is boasting better visitor numbers than ever before, and ready for the high season as we head into the second half of the year. Jason Leppan, one of the members of this family-owned caravan park, tells Caravan & Outdoor Life that completed projects at the popular resort include: • Remodelling of some of the ablutions; • A new heated swimming pool; • Upgrades to electrical and water infrastructure; • Additional roadway paving. From the moment you arrive atYellow Sands, you will be impressed with the high standard of the resort, as the main entrance and approach road have also been upgraded. Apart from retiling, modernising and expanding some of the ablution facilities, a Porta Loo disposal point has been added…

8 min.
team effort

As soon as I arrived at the dealership, the excitement that had been building since the morning when I boarded a flight from Cape Town (and for months before, when the Okto team informed us of their plans to build a new caravan), grew even bigger. The dealership was decked out in the bold colours of Okto – big red and white banners, tables with red cloths, and the unmissable caravan in the front… hidden away beneath a big red cloth! Of course, there was a red carpet leading up to the unit as well. After a quick welcome from Woody Loftus, the guests and media were presented with a message from Keith Laing, one of the men at the head of Okto. Keith, who these days resides in Australia, could not attend…