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Caravan and Outdoor Life

Caravan and Outdoor Life May 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.
plan your holiday with us!

The Great Outdoors Guide is South Africa’s number 1 caravan and camping resort guide, showcasing only the very best destinations this country has to offer. Our 2017 issue, which is on sale now, contains contact details of over 990 resorts, detailed information on 115 premier resorts, and honours the 27 top resorts in South Africa as voted for in our Readers’ Resort of the Year competition. But wait, there’s more! The Great Outdoors Guide 2017 is also packed with travel content from each province, as well as from across our borders. Stories include: • Kruger Park driving routes • Exploring the Namib desert • 8 great passes of the Eastern Cape • Brits, Pilanesberg, Madikwe • Travel routes of the Cape • Augrabies, Kgalagadi, Richtersveld... and more!…

1 min.
dream a little dream

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night, and then not been able to go back to sleep?You lie in your bed, wide awake, lights still off, thoughts racing, restlessly letting the slow seconds tick by. Maybe you finally decide to switch on the bedside lamp and read a book. Perhaps you turn on the TV (if you have one in the bedroom), or you power up the laptop or tablet to browse the internet, or play some Solitaire. I tend to have one of these “lying awake”nights about once a week. So there I am, wishing I were in dreamland, but knowing that sleep won’t come easy. I don’t always mind this… watching a movie in the middle of the night is great. If I have a good read…

1 min.
looking good

It has been a busy couple of weeks at Caravan & Outdoor Life. If you page through this month’s edition, you’ll notice that we’ve made some changes to the look of your favourite caravan, camping and outdoor-lifestyle magazine. Our new design divides the magazine into sections (front, features, back, and shop/services), so that you will always know exactly where to find your favourite read. Of course, we haven’t changed anything relating to the quality content we bring you each month. New elements have also been introduced over the past couple of months – the “Plugged In” page shares some of the hottest topics on social media, there are amazing prizes to win from Suzuki in our new “Where Are We?” competition, and our latest addition (on page 16), showcases incredible second-hand deals from…

10 min.
around the campfire

Winning letter Don't knock the Kruger I read the Alex Stuart article with a total sense of wonder and awe (Caravan & Outdoor Life, Issue 661, April 2017). I could not believe that a camper and wildlife-lover would put pen to paper and come up with this. I have been going to Kruger for 62 years, at least once almost every year, and lately, as time and finances improved, up to 4 times a year on occasion. I was there when the camps had no electricity, and there was communal paraffin fridge and storm lanterns for light at night. I was there when there were no en-suite facilities at all, and all the roads were dirt roads. Campers usually had ex-military-issue tents and there were no caravans. Everyone used the communal ablutions as there was…

3 min.
plugged in

DOEF DOEF DOEF! We’ve all encountered one at some stage of our camping lives: the person who thinks he is the "Camp DJ", who believes that everyone shares his taste in music and then blares it out at full volume. But we also recently read a comment online from someone who complained that they were told to turn off their music. This camper claimed that they were not making a noise and were playing “good music”, but still… So, we asked you whether you listened to music when camping, and whether you thought it should be allowed in the first place. Does the music of others bother you? And what about playing the guitar around the fire, and sing-alongs? Comments Hannes De Milander Always apply the principle or rule, known as “Apply common courtesy…

3 min.
camping gear

Pack it Tight The Ironman 4x4 Maxi Case is a handy carrying case for your recovery equipment, camping gear and tools. The case has a 48L carrying capacity and is made from tough LLDPE that is UV resistant. It comes standard with large, heavy-duty latches with strong moulded hinges. The walls are 3.6mm thick, providing adequate protection for all your camping gear. R1 800 Available from Ironman 4x4. For more information, visit Natural Anchor So the only recovery anchor you have is a tree, but you don’t want to do any damage to the plant… no problem. The Off-grid Tree Trunk Protector made from polyethylene weave comes with a leather cover to protect the tree trunk. The anchor strap (3.5m long and 75mm wide) can hold up to 10 000kg. The strap comes with…