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The Great Outdoors Guide

The Great Outdoors Guide 2016

The Great Outdoors Guide, Southern Africa’s best-selling caravanning, camping and resort destination magazine. Over 1400 resorts are included, spread throughout South Africa’s nine provinces and six neighbouring countries - Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Lesotho. Resort listings (of which 104 are featured as premier destinations) are identified by map, GPS points, contact numbers and by website. In addition to details of nearby attractions, a unique set of icons provides a quick reference guide to the facilities and activities on offer. Also included in the Great Outdoors Guide is a catalogue of must-have camping gear, and a selection of top camping recipes guaranteed to tantalise the tastebuds. The introduction offers general advice on the essentials of camping, caravanning and 4x4ing through our beautiful continent, outlining what you need to know before you tow, or which off-road track to go. Plus, we include a handful of great travel stories sourced from SA’s most popular travel magazines, SA4x4 and Caravan & Outdoor Life. Plan your holiday with us. This guide will help you venture throughout southern Africa with confidence.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Caravan Publications PTY LTD
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IN THIS ISSUE

2 min.
everybody ready?

There can be few feelings as delicious and exciting as those you feel just before setting off on holiday. It’s an intoxicating mix of freedom, anticipation and of utter joy. For the next few hours or more, your car becomes your home as you travel to your destination. If you’re anything like me, you try to leave as early as possible, to travel in the coolness and quiet of the predawn hours. So that when breakfast arrives, at a roadside Wimpy or scenic lay-by, you’ve already made a sizable dent in your mileage bank. By the time the roads get busy, you’re comfortably in driving mode, and more likely to be tackling the journey at a safe, relaxed pace. I find that just after halfway mark, spirits often begin to flag -…

3 min.
what is overlanding?

There’s nothing quite like taking a road trip adventure with the family, and the book you have in your hands is a good place to start. It’s not just about the trip; much of the pleasure comes from the planning and preparation, deciding which route you are going to take this time, and where you’d like to stay. There are so many choices, and I urge you to think a bit laterally and take a less-travelled route, or go the longer way via some of the countless kilometres of gravel road that link so many small towns in southern Africa. Explore. Surprise yourself. Discover a world that you might have forgotten. When venturing further off the main routes, a tougher vehicle, even a four-wheel drive may be necessary; and your equipment list…

3 min.
camping must haves

TENTS UP What if we told you that the new Howling Moon Wizz tent could be erected in under 30 seconds? Made from polyester and cotton and sporting insect-mesh on doors and windows on all four sides, this tent has everything you need for a night in the bush. The Wizz tent also comes with a built-in veranda and groundsheet. R5 500 For more information, visit www.campworld.co.za KEEP IT TIGHT Tubbers elasticized tent grips are designed to maintain a constant tension regardless of what the wind gets up to. They come in a range of sizes: mini, regular, storm and extra heavy duty. R114 for a pack of ten For more information, contact them on 012 804 1967, or visit www.roadque.co.za PESTS GO BYE BYE If you’re losing the war against mosquitoes and flies, Fever-Tree’s new Fly & Mosquito…

3 min.
gear

BOX IT UP Pack your bakkie neatly with the new bakkie box from Echo 4x4. This durable steel box comes in two forms: a 2-drawer system without a kitchen or a 3-drawer system with a kitchen. The lower drawer houses two wolf packs. Price includes a protective bag. R5 500 For more information, contact them on 021 910 3737, or visit them at www.echo4x4.co.za MORE BATTERY, MORE POWER Tired of running out of battery power? Why not buy a battery power pack as a backup. This power pack is ideal for any vehicle that doesn’t have space in the engine compartment for an additional battery. This battery power pack comes standard with a 6 Amp 220 V battery charger, 12 V Hella connection, cigarette lighter connector, 220 V two pin connector and a 150W 220…

1 min.
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Caravan & Outdoor Life is SA’s leading caravanning and camping magazine. Besides caravans and tents, we cover everything from motorhomes to campers, trailers and rooftop tents; and feature regular resort reviews, gear evaluations, recipes and great travel stories. To join our community of 20 000 gentle wanderers, check out our great specials below! OFFER 1 Test the waters with a 3-issue print subscription for just R80, saves you R10. OFFER 2 Dive right in and enjoy a 6-issue print subscription for just R149, saves you R30. OFFER 3 Fully immerse yourself with our 12-issue print subscription for just R250, saves you R110. OFFER 4 Pay our full rate of R299 for a 12-issue print subscription, and we’ll chuck in a 3-issue subscription to either SA4x4 or Leisure Boating magazine for free! Valued at R90. OFFER 5 If paper is just…

5 min.
great outdoors guide 2016 cookout

Drunken Pork Chops with fruity relish What you’ll need 6 pork chops about 4 cm thick Salt and pepper Olive oil for grilling Marinade: 2 cups dry red wine 5 bay leaves 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1½ tsp ground coriander ½ tsp nutmeg ½ tsp ground cloves Relish: 1 green apple, cored and cut into thin wedges 1 medium onion, cut in small wedges. I tbsp olive oil Salt HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? 8 hours for (overnight) marinade 20 minutes prep time 12 - 16 minutes on the grill HOW TO MAKE IT 1. Mix the red wine, bay leaves, rosemary, coriander, nutmeg and ground cloves in a glass dish. Place the pork chops in this marinade mixture and leave overnight in the fridge, turning occasionally. 2. Drain chops and pat dry; discard the used marinade. Season the chops with salt and pepper and brush lightly with…