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Caravan and Outdoor Life

Caravan and Outdoor Life June 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.

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1 min.
beplan jou vakansie saam met ons!

Die Groot Buitelewegids is Suid-Afrika se nommer 1 karavaanpark en kampeerterrein gids, en spog met van die beste bestemmings in die land. Ons 2017 uitgawe, wat nou op die rakke is, bevat kontakbesonderhede van oor die 990 oorde, gedetaileerde inligting oor 115 spog-oorde, en vereer die 27 beste oorde in Suid-Afrika soos gestem deur jou in ons Lesersoord van die Jaar kompetisie. Maar wag, daar is meer! Die Groot Buitelewegids 2017 is ook stampvol reis inhoud uit al ons provinsies, sowel as van buite ons land se grens. Stories sluit in: • Kruger Park selfryroetes • Ontdek die Namibwoestyn • 8 groot passe in die Oos-Kaap • Brits, Pilanesberg, Madikwe • Toerisme-roetes van die Wes-Kaap • Augrabies, Kgalagadi, Richtersveld... en meer!…

1 min.
small change, big difference

I recently went for a hike at one of my regular spots – Newlands Forest, just 10 minutes’ drive from my house in Observatory. My wife and I go jogging here at least three times a week, and often for a hike over the weekend as well. We have two dogs who need a lot of exercise, and all of us love the outdoors (the dogs would have loved our recent Baviaans trip, just check the picture below!). It’s safe to say that we know the forest pretty well, and we have traversed the popular roads and paths extensively. But one day recently, we made a small change to our hiking routine. Instead of following the usual zig-zag road through the forest, we headed straight up, and when we were a…

1 min.
the cold hand of time

No matter how hard one tries to live as much as possible in the “slow lane”, time marches on at its own furious pace, taking little notice of us as we try to hold on to the good times for as long as we can. I can hardly believe we are halfway through 2017 already! But the June edition of Caravan & Outdoor Life not only marks the middle of the year, it also signals that winter is officially upon us. For many of us, this unfortunately means we’ll soon be cutting down on our outdoor adventures, storing the caravan, packing away the tent, and awaiting warmer weather. But don’t hole up indoors just yet, we all know that in June and July we often experience excellent sunny weather. Be ready to…

8 min.
letters around the campfire

Beauty at Bivane Dam Some places in our country are so beautiful that we want to share them with your readers. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. We have a kayak that is part of our roaming lifestyle. How it came into our lives is a story for another day, but let’s just say that suddenly all the destinations we visited had to have flat water. To find a good spot to take the kayak out for its maiden voyage, we worked our way up Natal from the seaside. The water in the first dam we found, Wagendrift, was very low, and we had to carry the kayak a long way in mud. Needless to say, this was not a successful first try. So, we headed on to Marloth Park.…

2 min.
plugged in

SAFETY CHECK Over the Easter holiday, we saw more than a few reports of caravanners and campers who fell victim to crime. Their vans and tents were broken into, and the criminals stole everything from laptops to expensive shoes. What security measures do you take when camping? Do you simply choose a safe resort, do you always lock your doors, do you have beams outside? Here's what our readers had to say... Comments Johann Venter Of jy ry of bly, kampof inkopies doen, kerk toe gaan of fliek toe, slaap of wakker is… jy bly in gevaar in hierdie land van ons waar ons grootgeword en skoolgegaan en gewerk het, en belasting betaal. Nou moet ons vrees vir ons lewe elke dag! Brendon Berry As a family we love camping using tents, and (touch wood) haven’t had any…

2 min.
camping gear

Let there be light Brighten those dark off-road routes with the Alpha 225 headlight from Safari Centre. The spotlight, which attaches to your bull bar, has an auxiliary halogen full beam and is housed in a robust aluminium housing. The Alpha 225 is powered by 12V or 24V. The light has an operating temperature of -40˚C to 60˚C. The light beam can both widen and extend your normal headlight pattern, providing better visibility. R4 995 Available from Safari Centre. For more information, visit All organized The Sterling Organizer from Campworld functions as kitchen counter, table, and storage. The cupboards fold away easily as they are made from canvas and have big zip doors. The Organizer has an aluminium table construction with melamine top and two large, double, zip-up storage compartments with handy side pockets. R1 495 Available from…