Adventure Afrika Issue 5 (Mar 2021)

Adventure Afrika: a new, exciting and diverse magazine title which will be printed alongside an Afrikaans offering – Avontuur Afrika. Aimed at outdoor and adventure enthusiasts, Adventure-Avontuur Afrika will bring your dream trips to life with engaging content, packaged within multiple platforms to accommodate and cater to our audience preference. The core content pillars being entertainment, education and awareness; the content promises to push boundaries and showcase a world of adventure to print and digital audiences alike.

South Africa
MNA Media
R 30
R 300
12 Issues

in this issue

4 min

Thank you for picking up your copy of Adventure Afrika. Our magazine is well into its fifth issue. It hasn’t been easy, but we have pushed through. Your positive feedback, coupled with our passion for this adventure called life, has guided us along the way. Please keep chatting to us via our digital platforms or the many reader sections in the magazine – in the process, you may even win some fabulous prizes like a Protea Coffee hamper (p8), a spice hamper from Scalli’s (p79) or a set of camping chairs from Tentco (p82). We passionately love this magical continent we get to call home. South African singer Miriam Makeba rightly says Africa has her mysteries and even wise men cannot understand them, but they do respect them. It is so…

3 min
over to>> you!

FROM OUR ONLINE AUDIENCE About #Subaru working on a new #ToyotaHilux based Brumby: OOPSIES Publisher Anton Willemse got stuck towing in Botswana. “I know the rules and was telling everyone in the convoy to remember to allow enough space between them and the vehicle in front to ensure space to gain momentum when needed… Clearly, I was not paying attention a nd – before we knew it – I was too close to the vehicle in front of me and, when hitting a particularly thick stretch of sand, we were belly-deep in the sand!” We asked our Instagram audience for their top tips when stuck in sand – Ed. » Deflate to about 1 bar whenever you hit any sand. Rather safe than sorry, I say! - @bertus.vanniekerk» Deflate, then deflate some more! - @lets_get_lost_za_»…

5 min
making headlines

The General and the Raptor The locally assembled Ford Ranger Raptor now comes fitted with the award-winning General Grabber AT3 all-terrain tyre as a standard original equipment (OE) fitment. This is a significant accolade for this tyre range, produced at the Continental Tyre South Africa plant in Port Elizabeth. Independent testing has proven the Grabber AT3 to be the all-terrain tyre segment benchmark. Its 50/50 on-road/off-road design delivers well-balanced performance for all surfaces. Additionally, the General Grabber range is renowned for its exceptional value for money, which benefits Ford in managing its production costs. Ford invests $1 Billion to modernise its Pretoria plant Ford Motor Company recently announced an investment of US$1.05 billion (R15.8 billion) in its South African manufacturing operations – the biggest investment in Ford's 97-year history in South Africa. It…

3 min
a ford fit for everyone

Arriving in Durban for the latest Ford launch, the jokes about the brand flying us out to sample another "sticker pack" is rife. And I guess not entirely unwarranted – in its pursuit to plug every available bakkie gap in the market, there are now 44 Ranger options to choose from. Colour me confused, but at the same time impressed – it does speak to the brand's commitment to customised offerings within a mass market. Available in 4x2 and 4x4 guises, of the 2.0 Single Turbo FX4 model – based on the popular XLT spec – slots neatly in-between the XLT and the more refined Ranger Wildtrak. "Think of it as a Wildtrak-light," says product communications manager, Felix Sebata. Setting the FX4 apart on the outside is a set of black 18-inch…

2 min
a family affair

Ranger Base The Ranger Base model offers an economical package that ticks the basic requirements in the no frills workhorse segment. Dual front airbags, a driver seatbelt minder and ABS with Electronic brakeforce distribution are fitted as standard. So is a 12V power point plug and radio with Bluetooth and USB to make long drives more enjoyable. Ranger XL Sport The Ranger XL Sport offers nut and bolts practicality as well as an appealing lifestyle allure after Ford garnished the entry-level XL with an optional Sport kit. The kit includes 17” black alloy wheels, black side steps, black styling bar at the rear, black rear bumpers, black rims and a gloss black grille. The interior also benefits from the optional 8” colour touch screen infotainment system, which offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Ranger…

8 min
tough, tougher… porsche?

Porsche has enjoyed a relatively long and successful run in the world of cross-country rally. One of the most iconic is the German automaker's stint in the famous Dakar Rally. Let's take a drive down memory lane to see whether this sports car maker’s involvement in Dakar and other motorsport events played a part to shape them as one of the most prominent players in the luxury SUV segment. It's the early 1980’s, and I haven't been born yet. What was born, though, and already in full dramatic swing was Group B rallying. This class of rallying was seen as one where the rule book didn't exist. Even the laws of physics were put to the test. Manufacturers had no restriction of power – and thanks to the development and introduction…