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Caravan and Outdoor Life

Caravan and Outdoor Life July 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.

South Africa
Caravan Publications PTY LTD
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24 Números

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2 min.
call of the desert

You never forget your first time travelling Namibia. My first visit to our neighbour to the north was many years ago when I was still in Grade 7 (or Standard 5 as it was known back then). The big adventure took place during the June school holidays – a great time to visit Nam, as the desert is not unbearably hot, but the weather is still a welcome escape from the winter in the Cape. We were four families travelling together, each with two or three children. As with any travel adventure, the three-week long journey left us all with incredible memories. Thinking back on that first trip to Namibia, I found that it’s not just the incredible sights that have stuck with me all these years. In a big way, it’s the unique…

8 min.
around the campfire

GENERATIONS OF CAMPING It was with great interest that we read your editorials in the May and June magazines about the benefits for children who are introduced to camping and outdoor activities at a young age. My brother and I, and our friends, grew up in Bergvliet when it was first developed, and we spent many happy hours camping in the nearby forests and on the Cape Peninsula’s mountains in the 50s and 60s (we were allowed to in those days). We then also introduced our three children to caravanning, camping and hiking at very young ages. Our 1983 Jurgens Magnificent was ‘retired’ to the farm Driehoek in the Cederberg in 1990, and our families still enjoy our lovely private campsite on the farm. Fortunately for us all, our children and their respective spouses have…

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 email: If your prefer to write, send a letter to: Editor – Caravan and Outdoor Life PO Box 31062, Tokai, 7966 @caravanoutdoorlife Or join the discussions and get the latest news on our forum: WRITE TO…

2 min.
plugged in

NO CHILDREN ALLOWED AT THE CAMPSITE? We received quite a response to recent stories and our editor's letters about children and camping. Most of the comments were readers agreeing on how good the outdoors is for kids, or sharing memories of themselves camping in their youth. But there was one reader who also told us how shocked he was to read about resorts that do not allow persons under the age of 18. We want to know how you feel about resorts that do not allow children – would you support such a campsite, do you think there needs to be more of them, would you never visit such a place, or do you just not care? Comments Caroline Marais Louw And how can there be future nature lovers and campers without teaching children from a small…

3 min.
camping gear

Never run out of juice We never get tired of seeing innovation in vehicle accessories. This portable, maintenance-free jump starter kit from Mac-Afric is small enough to fit in your cubby, but it can bring your car, bakkie or boat back from the dead with its ultra-capacitor technology. It’ll do the job even in the most extreme conditions. Available in 300A and 800A variants. From R1995 For more information, contact Adendorf on 0861 23 36 36, email, or visit Pole position Crestline’s HD Pole Adjusters are quick, easy and effective. Simply slip them into place and squeeze the hand grip to lock. To adjust, all you have to do is release the grip, move the pole to the desired length, and set. Made to fit 25mm reduced to 22mm telescopic poles. Recommended retail price,…

6 min.
industry news

CARAVAN & OUTDOOR LIFE PARTNER WITH SA’S PREMIER INDUSTRY SHOW Start counting down the days to the Pretoria FM Caravan, Camp & Destination Show, because we’re officially hitching on for the ride! The 2020 show will be presented in association with Caravan & Outdoor Life, and we will be taking a more active role in the build-up and coverage of the event. Known as "the launch pad of the industry", the show saw more than 20 brand new caravans, trailers and motorhomes launched earlier this year. The Pretoria FM Caravan, Camp & Destination Show (now in association with Caravan & Outdoor Life) is acclaimed as the show with the largest indoor stands in Southern Africa. Currently the show takes up about 17 000 m2 of the indoor space at Gallagher Convention Centre, with over 450…