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Caravan and Outdoor Life

Caravan and Outdoor Life December 2017

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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4 min.
accepted

I have been publishing Caravan & Outdoor Life for over 40 years, and 2017 must surely go down as one of the most challenging for the industry – from product manufacturing to resort occupation levels. The year started with the biggest caravan manufacturer in South Africa, Jurgens CI, finding themselves with new owners who have not worked in the industry before, and when given the keys to the factory door walked straight into an ugly strike. This, at a time when production lines were changing to a brand new model range. The timing could not have been worse! The factory ground to a halt, a problem exacerbated by the fact that the new Jurgens range was rejected by some of the big players in the dealer network. The new owners wisely decided to stop…

1 min.
from the editor

'Tis the season to be jolly – and at Caravan & Outdoor Life, we certainly have a lot to celebrate at the end of this year. The last couple of months have been ones of blood, sweat and tears as our team put in superhuman extra effort to launch Kamp & Karavaan, the Afrikaans edition of Caravan & Outdoor Life. There were a couple of bumps in the road, but as we now publish our fifth edition, I feel we have made it to the top of the mountain and can start enjoying the view. Kamp & Karavaan is a big success, and we have seen impressive growth in readership figures. We are now working on expanding our distribution to get the publication to even more Afrikaans readers across the country. So, whether you…

9 min.
around the campfire

Winning letter T’S AND C’S APPLY We have just returned from a trip of over 3 800 km with our caravan, during which we visited six different SANParks camps. One thing we wondered about is the policy regarding sites for caravans and tents. At some SANParks camps there are sites numbered with a“C”, which are for caravans, and others which are marked with a“T”for tents. At Addo, most of the T sites are smaller than the C sites. At Berg Zebra Park, the majority of the sites are paved and the T and C sites are of equal size. When you book, and when you arrive at reception at the parks, nobody asks you whether you have a caravan, trailer, or tent, and the usual thing you are told is that you can set up…

3 min.
plugged in

WHAT’S THE POINT? Earlier this year, the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) amendment moved a step closer to being signed into law. The amendments pave the way for the implementation of the points-demerit system. Demerit points are issued for traffic infringements – for every point obtained above 12, your licence will be suspended for three months. Amongst the amendments is the complete removal of the courts from the Aarto process, replacing them with a compulsion to make written representations to the Road Traffic Infringement Authority. Many have raised concerns about the amendment, saying it will turn into a bureaucratic nightmare. Here’s what our readers had to say online about the amendment… Comments Trudi Schoeman Only if it includes all drivers and it can be proven to happen without corruption, including blue light brigades…

3 min.
camping gear

Got you covered The Thule Omnistor 1200 Awning will provide all the shelter you need this summer. This quality awning is made from durable, weather-proof fabric and simply slides into your existing caravan rail. With a support and tension legs that swing out simultaneously, it’s also extremely easy to set up. Plus, if simple shade isn’t enough for you, the awning is ready to attach to a full awning tent. It comes in two size options and several colourways. Price: R6144 – R6756 For more information, visit www.thule.com , email thuledirect@thrsa.co.za, or contact 011 230 5200. Hat-trick Trappers’new pocket cap has a foldable brim that lets you store it in your pocket when you’re not wearing it. It comes in three colours and is made in a lightweight, breathable fabric. Coupled with a moisture-wicking headband…

10 min.
industry news

LLOYD MCCOLL JOINS LOFTUS CARAVAN CITY Well-weathered caravan expert Lloyd McColl has brought his extensive experience, knowledge and expertise to the Loftus team. Lloyd’s experience in the banking industry has served him well in vehicle financing, while his personal love for caravanning has fuelled a passion for learning, leaving him with several qualifications and a wealth of know-how. After spending eleven years with Sunseeker Caravans in Alberton, Lloyd says that he is“...looking for new challenges and growth prospects”. “I decided to join Loftus Caravan City,”he says.“I am passionate about the industry and about helping customers to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle.” Here’s to a successful spell in Randburg! ROADSTER READY TO ROLL IN APRIL 2018 Four years and some R5 million in development later, Conqueror’s Roadster 450 is projected to be rolling off the production line in April…