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Caravan and Outdoor Life

Caravan and Outdoor Life October 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.

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

Celebrations – Over the past three months this magazine’s circulation grew from 17 000 to just over 21 000 readers, a fact certified by the Independent Audit Bureau of circulation. Multiply this by a pass-on rate of 6 readers and you get 126 000 campers, monthly, reading this magazine. A new record for this publication and a personal,“ThankYou”to all our readers and advertisers who make this magazine possible. Simply gorgeous! 2019 goes down in my books (or should that be magazines?) as the year when South Africans really became spoilt for choice, with regards to caravans, motorhomes and trailers. It all started with Mobilodge and their innovative slide-out bedroom, and now just look at the new Destination Wonder – what does it say about those people fortunate enough to be owners?…

1 min.
travel editor

Put a fishing rod in a man’s hands and all his stress and worries seem to ‘travel to earth’ along and down that fishing line into the water! It does not matter if there is bait on the hook or the fish are not biting, for it will only increase the pulse rate when having to strike – or remove a hooked fish! Know what I mean? Serenity with nature is what is so satisfying, and knowing that I have one of the coolest looking caravans a few steps away (nobody needs to know it’s not actually mine). Life is good. Join me as I head out of Gauteng along the M17 for a few days to explore magnificent countryside sights, make new friends, soak up the goodness of hot, mineral rich…

1 min.
news editor

On a recent trip in the Discover FunX 4X4 motorhome, I had the opportunity to put it through its paces up the south coast – where I visited the Still Bay, Gourits and George areas. What a pleasure the Discoverer FunX is (see page 42), allowing us to enjoy the perfect holiday. The trip ended at George Country Resort (see page 46) where the Vervet monkeys managed to relinquish my girlfriend, Nathalie, of a loaf of bread and a tub of sweet chilli dip. It’s clear she is no good at guarding things … the very reason she is a financial controller and not a security guard. Heaven help us if she left her service pistol lying around and the monkeys annexed it and decided to take potshots at the…

2 min.
around the campfire

OUTDOOR BLISS Hello Caravan and Outdoor Life. My family and I simply love getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city and into nature. There is nothing better to reset one’s clock than dipping your feet into a cool mountain stream, walking barefoot through a shady forest and coming back to the campsite tired but completely satisfied, only to light a braai fire and tell stories late into the night. I remember when I was young, my parents would often take us to the Drakensberg to camp, and this is where my love for the outdoors was founded. We had a purple Kombi affectionately named ‘The Purple People Eater’, which we would pack with all the camping equipment and head off on our adventure. The evenings around the fire were…

2 min.
plugged in

When is your favourite time of the year to go camping? We all have our preferences, and not everyone can handle a busy campsite. On the other hand, some people relish the hustle and bustle of school holidays! Comments Norman Gerald Fick Anytime, anywhere is a camper’s motto. Andre van Wyk We camp anytime, but March and April is our favourite time – not too hot or cold and not too many storms, rain and wind. Bernadette Marais van Zyl We always went on holiday during June and July, but since the kids are grown-up, we go before or after the holidays. Sometimes we are lucky to have other campers in the resort, and sometimes we are the only ones in the resort. Not always nice. Ian van der Vyver January or February, when everything is green and there's lots…

3 min.
camping gear

Buzz off NoBuzz® Insect Repellent Socks are made from innovative slow release Bi-Ko™ technology, which keeps the product effective for ages, even after 25 washes. The product can also be left exposed in the open for up to eight months and still remain effective. Mozzies love feet and ankles, so it’s a great way to keep them at bay. The socks contain IR3535, which is a safe but equally-effective alternative to DEET. Contact for price To order this product, visit www.sa4x4.co.za and head to our Gear section. Bright & shiny Keep your vehicle in tip-top condition with the Mac-Afric 180mm Electric Polisher, packing a 1 400W kick and a variable speed setting. The handle can be reconfigured for left- or right-hand use, and you’ll be able to give your car, bike or boat some much-needed…