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Caravan and Outdoor Life

Caravan and Outdoor Life October 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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2 min.
water is life

I have recently been watching an amazing documentary series simply titled Africa. The 2013 British TV series was created by the BBC Natural History Unit, and focuses on wildlife and wild habitats in Africa. The six episodes in this BBC Earth series, each an hour long, focus on areas such as the Kalahari, Savanna, Congo and Cape. While the episodes are filmed hundreds to thousands of kilometres apart, there is one very clear, common element across all of them: water. Specifically the incredible impact that water, or the lack thereof, has on nature and survival. Without water, there is no life. The water element hit close to home, considering the drought crises the Western Cape is facing at the moment. The final episode, entitled “The Future”, focuses on environmental issues affecting Africa's wildlife, including poaching,…

8 min.
around the campfire

Winning letter SEE YOU ON THE SOUTH COAST I am an avid reader of Caravan & Outdoor Life and have been since about 1987. I thoroughly enjoy Richard van Ryneveld’s articles, and can’t wait for each next edition to read more. I grew up in Scottburgh and Park Rynie, and I love the South Coast. Now I live in Durban, and I caravan regularly down that way. In the latest magazine on the Hibiscus Coast, you started off at Fairhills Caravan Park. I have not been there, but have read about it elsewhere and had reports from friends. It must have been at the time that Richard was preparing the article and had the Skipper in tow, that one of our “Trekkers”members happened to be there with the Skipper people who host a…

2 min.
plugged in

A FLASH OF THE FUTURE The world’s biggest caravan show, Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf, again showcased the latest in caravan design and technology. Incredible technological innovations, light-weight materials, integrated connectivity and futuristic looks was the name of the game. In fact, the caravans on display at the show made it clear that many South African products are still years behind international trends. We want to know what YOU want our local guys have to do to keep up with the world?. Comments Willie van Romburgh I can just guess what insane prices those things will have in SA. Only a crazy person will pay what we are currently paying here. I rather stick to the older models and take care of it. So sorry guys, you are not going to convince me. In my…

3 min.
camping gear

What a relief The Fiamma Bi-Pot is a simple, strong, self-contained fresh water flush portable toilet. The scratch-resistant tank is built from one piece for extra strength. For easy cleaning, the full unit can be completely dismantled (including valve) for thorough cleaning. It has a sturdy handle for easy transportation. The Bi-Pot has no drainpipe, and with the large waste cap it is easy to empty. No clogging! Available in three height sizes. Price: R1396.64 (30cm) R1460.13 (34cm) R1523.61 (39cm) Available at Motorhome-World stores nationwide. For more information, visit Clean as new Riptech canvas cleaner was developed specifically for ripstop canvas. The cleaning solution from Hayford Traders is designed for spot cleaning tough stains such as oil or grease. The cleaner does not damage the coating nor reduce any performance qualities of the canvas.…

3 min.
industry news

BUSH LAPA 1000 Bush Lapa Offroad Caravans is a fast-growing company – in seven years they have produced over a 1000 units. The Bush Lapa caravan range now consists of seven varieties: Rooimier,Vlooi, Kewer, Boskriek, Miskruier, Baobab and Ratel; as well as a camper for single- and double-cab bakkies, called the Bosluis. The latest milestone unit is a Baobab, and to celebrate the massive achievement, Bush Lapa has again kitted out the caravan in a unique look (as they do with every 100th unit). While previous limited editions have had only the outside of the caravans specially designed, number 1000’s interior has also been given a special look. The stunning exterior grey-and-yellow print was created by graphic designer Hannah Williams, on request from the caravan’s lucky owners. Bush Lapa originally wanted to keep the 1000th…

3 min.
events calendar

31 Aug – 2 September Williston Winter Festival Upper Karoo, NC In the middle of the flower season in the Karoo, the town of Williston brings you more than 100 riel dancers, and you are entertained by local talent such as Bianca en die Williston Stoftrappers, as well as live musical performances by Jan Rhaap, Marisé, Lee Scott, and more. There will be lots of stalls and a chance to sample delicious Karoo food. f: willistonwinterfees 1 October White Mountain Festival Central Drakensberg, KZN Escape the city and unwind in a stunning setting while enjoying acoustic musical performances. Festival-goers at the annual White Mountain Festival can look forward to a wide variety of food and drink, arts and crafts, and loads of leisure activities for the whole family. These include abseiling, a 100m zip line, stand-up paddle-boarding…