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Caravan and Outdoor Life May 2019

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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South Africa
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Caravan Publications PTY LTD
Periodicidad:
Interrupted
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2 min.
happy and healty

A recent study has found that children who camp outdoors at least once a year will go on to do better at school, as well as being healthier and happier. I'm sure most of our readers already knew this, but can you believe that even just one camping trip a year could have such a big effect on a child? The research, done by the Institute of Education at Plymouth University and the Camping and Caravanning Club, showed that 98% of parents said camping makes their kids appreciate and connect with nature; 95% said their kids were happier when camping; and 93% felt that it provided useful skills for later life. If that's not motivation for parents to get into the outdoors, I don't know what is. Camping makes children appreciate and connect…

7 min.
around the campfire

TRAVEL NAVIGATION Lying in my hospital bed with the March issue Caravan & Outdoor Life, I was terribly amused by GPS vs maps debate, and it brought back so many amusing incidents. In the middle 70’s we were coming out of the channel of Magaruque Island, a sailing destination near Bassas Da India, a sunken coral atoll midway between Madagascar and Africa, which had 27 known wrecks on it. The journey started with the “Santiago”( another story) to the steel egg-carrying ship which ran aground, and now the only landmark for the atoll at high tide. We had just cleared the channel when the GPS went blank... dead as a dodo. The skipper had been put to bed with kidney stones, ably nursed by Helen, a trained sister, and suddenly the title of alternative…

1 min.
want to share your story? have something to say?

Nothing beats sitting around a campfire and telling caravanning and camping stories. But what if the entire country was your campfire, and you could share your adventures with thousands of other outdoor lovers? This is what Caravan & Outdoor Life is to our readers. Our magazine and website brings together the camping community, and is a fantastic place to tell others about your travels, ask for advice, let your voice be heard, or simply share some news. So pull up a chair, sit down and write to us! The easiest way to get in touch is via e-mail: editor@caravansa.co.za If your prefer to write, send a letter to: Editor – Caravan and Outdoor Life PO Box 31062, Tokia, 7966 @caravanoutdoorlife Or join the discussions and get the latest news on our forum: www.caravansa.co.za WRITE TO…

3 min.
camping gear

Winter warmer Keep the winter chills at bay with an ultra-light Mac-in-a-Sac Polar Jacket, insulated with ethically-sourced duck down and covered in environmentally-friendly water-repellent material. The jacket is reversible, and comes in a range of colours. The puffer jacket can fold into a tiny bag when not in use, making it an excellent emergency tool. R1 499 The Mac-in-a-Sac is exclusively available at Trappers. Visit www.trappers.co.za for more information. Sleep tight Has your Z-fold mattress gone flat, or are you tired of fixing punctures in your airbed? Get yourself a Tentco stretcher and enjoy some well-earned rest when camping. They’re comfortable, foldable and portable, and keep you well above any unwelcome creepy crawlies. Tentco offers a Standard Deluxe and a Basic Large, which can handle up to 130kg and 150kg respectively. R699 (Deluxe Standard) – R850…

5 min.
industry news

SWIFT CARAVANS GROWING SWIFTLY exclusively in South Africa at Loftus Caravan City in Randburg (Gauteng) and Cara-Camp in Somerset-West (Western Cape), have gone through both South African SABS and UK product approval and come with a full warranty. Woody Loftus, from Loftus Caravan City, says: “There have been almost zero problems with the Swift products. This is probably as a result of the high standard that European manufacturers are subjected to. “That said, we already have stock of all the Since the first Swift caravans arrived from Europe on South Africa’s shores in September 2018, almost all of the 29 units have been sold. And of the next shipment of 8 caravans on its way (at the time of going to print), most have already been allocated to customers. Good news for caravanners wanting…

2 min.
mitsubishi triton’s new look, and new compact suv range

Mitsubishi's newly-launched Triton features a host of enhanced exterior and interior features, including an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission. Nic Campbell, General Manager of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa, says:“Mitsubishi Motors is celebrating its 40th year of building bakkies this year. The new tough-looking Triton features a host of enhancements and refinements… is significantly more competitive and meets the diverse needs of bakkie customers around the world. Apart from the new transmission, the 2019 Triton also boasts more powerful styling that incorporates the latest iteration of the Dynamic Shield front design concept; an enhanced 4WD system that delivers improved off-road performance, and the latest in active safety and driver assistance systems. The Triton combines Mitsubishi's 2.4L MIVEC Turbo Diesel Engine with the all-new 6-Speed Automatic Transmission. A 6-speed Manual Transmission is available as well. The vehicle…