Adventure Afrika Issue 11 (Sep 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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12 Issues

in this issue

4 min
welcome

The mantra here at Adventure Afrika has always been, “your adventure, your rules”. The focus might be on southern Africa, but when it comes to overland travel, camping in remote places and the spectrum of outdoor pursuits, the rules are fewer than one imagines. The limits are often of the imagination rather than the budget. There really are some adventurous travellers and intrepid adventurers out there and we want to hear and share your stories. As such, I am a member of a Wild Camping Facebook group, and every day, often many times a day, other members share images and accounts of some of the places they have been to. It is remarkable to gaze at mountains, rivers, seas, deserts and wide-open plains that you have not seen. It is truly…

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1 min
letters to the editor

Charmain Makena from Pietersburg writes: I was reading the Defender Trophy article in your Issue 9 recently and boy, do I wish I could join one of these events! I have always loved the Land Rover and could finally realise my dream when I bought a 2008 Land Rover Defender 110 last year. While it was a proud day, it was also quite nerve-racking as I am quite the 4x4 novice. I have not yet taken it out on a big adventure but have been connecting with various Land Rover owners via online platforms – and so I can attest to what Johan Kriek wrote about them being a true family. I love being part of the Land Rover fraternity and hope to soon share my first travel experience with you! Thank you…

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1 min
brain power

Identify the next 80 + names and terms to do with 4x4, overlanding and camping in the above block. The word can appear horizontal, vertical or diagonal and can be in any direction. Diaeresis and circumflex are not used. Words in brackets per explanation. AIRBAG ANTI THEFT DEVICE BAGS BASHPLATE BINOCULARS BORDER BOTS BRAAI BRAKES BULLBARS BUNDUS CAMP CAMPING CHAIR CAR CHIP COMPRESSOR DAM DC TO DC DIRT ROAD DONGAS DRAG DUNES FIRST AID FOUR WHEEL DRIVE GEAR GLOVES GPS GROUND CLEARANCE HIGH LIFT JACK INCLINE JERRYCAN JUMPSTART KIT LED HEADLAMPS LOAD LOCK NUT MAP MODIFICATION MOSS MUD OBSTACLE OFF ROADING ORIGINAL OVERLAND PARK PIC POTJIE PULL STRAPS RACK RECOVERY TRACKS ROOT SAND SEAT SHAKLES SHARP SHOVEL SOLAR SPEED STAR STRAP SUV TABLE TENT TOOLS TOW EYE TOWING TRACKS TRACTION TRAILER TREE PROTECTOR TUNE TWO WAY RADIO TYRES UNDERBODY USB VICE WEIGHT WHEEL WHEELBASE WINCH WOOD **WORDBLOCK PREPARED BY LOUIS KROUWKAMP…

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2 min
you ask – we answer

Does aftermarket 4x4 suspension offer any real benefits? – W. Venter I often read about increasing your vehicle’s suspension flex and I have noticed that most of your Four-Wheel Partner contributions have modified suspensions. I drive a 2013 Hilux D-4D with stock-standard suspension and am quite satisfied with its performance. What supposedly makes aftermarket suspension better than OEM, and is it really worth the upgrade? We asked Mic van Zyl from Ironman 4x4 to elaborate. Here’s what he had to say: There is nothing inherently wrong with your Hilux’s original suspension system. The engineer who designed the suspension had quite a difficult task engineering the springs and shocks so that they deliver the required result for a variety of applications. In other words, it has to ride acceptably whether it is empty with a single…

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3 min
collaborative conservation between sa and moz

In another recent victory for cross-border conservation, a series of successful wildlife translocations saw 27 zebra and 62 blue wildebeest safely making the 1 250km journey from the Kruger National Park in South Africa to Zinave National Park in Mozambique. These new arrivals are welcome additions to the more than 2 300 reintroduced animals that are now thriving under the restoration and management programmes being implemented in Zinave. Supported by the Peace Parks Foundation, this project has since 2018 seen the translocation of more than 700 animals. This was made possible by a donation from South Africa’s Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment to the Ministry of Land and the Environment in Mozambique, to restock and rebuild key parks within the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation area. “The translocation of species from…

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2 min
veldskoen and ford partners to fund shoes for underprivileged children

Ford South Africa has funded the production of school shoes for 4 300 underprivileged children in Pretoria and Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth). The first batch of 1 010 pairs of shoes were recently handed over to Ramahlale Primary School in Mamelodi, near Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant. Ford provided a grant of R1-million for the project to the local non-profit organisation, Future Families, which operates the Ford Resource and Engagement Centre (FREC) in Mamelodi. The centre provides free skills development and training to the local community through grants from Ford Motor Company Fund and Ford South Africa. Through the R1-million donation, Ford South Africa and Future Families collaborated with Veldskoen Shoes to produce 4 300 pairs of black leather shoes, which are being donated to Ramahlale Primary School and Gatang Secondary School in…

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