Adventure Afrika Issue 6 (April 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.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
MNA Media
Frequency:
Monthly
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R 300
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
welcome

Website: www.4x4afrika.com Instagram: @avontuuradventure_afrika Facebook: @AdventureAvontuurAfrika Youtube: Adventure Afrika Email: info@4x4afrika.com “I wisely started with a map.”– JRR Tolkien JRR Tolkien transported so many people to new and exciting places in his creative works, and we aim to do the same with every edition of Adventure Afrika you pick up. Granted, I won’t be inventing a new language any time soon, and I doubt we will come across a dragon on one of our adventures… However, you might see a lion or two! This issue is all about finding new adventures, which brings me to the topic of maps. Maps represent the real world on a much smaller scale. They help you travel from one location to another, helping you plan and organise information. They help you figure out where you are and how to get where…

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3 min
over to you!

FROM OUR ONLINE AUDIENCE What would you choose and why? The team at Adventure Afrika highly rates the views and opinions of its readers and community and want you to use this platform to share your thoughts and opinions on the industry. Become the fan of the month and stand a chance to win a gift pack from Protea Coffee valued at over R500, perfect for a cuppa in nature. Send your letters, adventure stories, photos or questions to info@4x4afrika.com (put “community” in the subject line). Website: www.4x4afrika.com Instagram: @avontuuradventure_afrika Facebook: @AdventureAvontuurAfrika Youtube: Adventure Afrika Email: info@4x4afrika.com Brain power Identify the 66 names and terms that has to do with tourist attractions and holidays in South Africa in the above block. Words can appear horizontal, vertical or diagonal and can be in any direction (words in brackets per explanation). AGULHAS AUGR ART AUGRABIES BANNER BAVIAANSKLOOF BERGKWAGGA BLYDERIVIERSPOORT BONTEBOK BRAY BUSH CAPE TOWN CERES COAST COVE DAM DARLING DREAM DURBAN FORD GAMKAS GARDEN ROUTE GARIEP GARIES GOLDEN…

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5 min
making headlines

Ford Everest gets sporty Similar to the battle between the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger, the brands compete head-on in the SUV segment with the Fortuner and Everest respectively. Ford has now extended its Everest offering with the introduction of the new Everest Sport. This newcomer features a black mesh grille and unique Everest badge on the bonnet, along with black mirror caps and door handles – replacing the chrome finishes on the Everest XLT. Further reinforcing the dynamic appearance is the black treatment for the front bumper and rear valance in the place of silver, along with ebony roof rails, striking 20-inch black alloy wheels; as well as unique Sport decals on the rear doors. Priced from R662 800, customers have the choice of 4x4 and 4x2 models, both powered by Ford’s…

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4 min
we can hartdly wait!

So, how did this Grenadier adventure start? The story goes that a couple of years back, Ineos boss and billionaire, Jim Ratcliffe and a couple of his mates were having a pint in a pub in London called the Grenadier. Deep in the discussion, they realised that one of the last great utility vehicles was about to exit the market. They all agreed they would sorely miss it. Thus, inspired by the pint or discussion (or both?), the gang set out to design a new vehicle where functionality and capability would be leading the engineering design. It would – in Jim's words – be the spiritual successor to the Land Rover Defender. It needed to pull a plough, clear a minefield and drive up to Buckingham Palace. "A no-frills uncompromising off-road…

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3 min
let the battle commence

Ford South Africa, along with Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM), recently showcased their latest entry, an all-new Ranger. Set to compete in the premier Production Vehicle category of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), the highly-anticipated new Ford Ranger will be the first vehicle in its class competing locally under the FIA’s new international cross country regulations for turbocharged petrol engines. Power for the new FIA Ranger is derived from Ford’s impressive 3.5-litre V6 twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine, which powers the exceptional Ford GT supercar, as well as the Ford F-150 Raptor in North America. The clean-sheet design is a significant upgrade from the current Ranger V8, which scored a debut victory in 2013, and clinched the SACCS Class T titles in 2018 and 2019. In this application, the EcoBoost engine has been…

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2 min
gear & gadgets

Snatch that strap We've all seen the videos on social media where recoveries go very wrong due to the incorrect ropes and straps, making this an important accessory to pack whenever venturing out into the bundus or onto a 4x4 trail. The Australian-based company, Tough Dog, is the leaders in developing recovery gear, and one of their top-sellers is the 11T/9m Snatch Strap. Made from 100% Nylon, it has reinforced eyelets and boasts a three-year warranty (material & manufacture). *Available at Opposite Lock for R1 495: www.oppositelock.co.za (You can also look into purchasing a full kit with all gear required for successful recovery from R5 895. – Ed). It's not inside, it's on top! Space is like gold when packing for an overland adventure, and any way to create additional storage is a win in…

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