Adventure Afrika Issue 9 (Jul 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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in this issue

3 min
welcome

“Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.”– John Muir (1838-1914) Many consider the Scottish-American John Muir to be the father of national parks. He was an early advocate for preserving wilderness areas in the United States, and helped ensure places like Yosemite were kept relatively pristine for future generations. He was a botanist, zoologist and environmental philosopher. Importantly, he was a vocal campaigner for getting people away from their money-making routines and into the mountains for rest and inspiration. We also have people like Paul Kruger to thank. Back in 1898, seeing the devastation wrought in the Lowveld by excessive…

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2 min
letters to the editor

Martin Briggs from Onrus writes: I was both intrigued and captivated by the article, ‘In the lap of Mother Africa’, by Adriaan Jooste in Issue 7. I have to agree with the author that, when driving in Africa, one should always be ‘walking the obstacle, before attempting it’. Once I had to search for our front number plate which fell off during the crossing of a waterway near Third Bridge, Moremi Wildlife Reserve. I attach an image showing how one should perhaps not be in a waterway inhabited by crocodiles! My wife, Sue, and I have travelled extensively in Botswana and the famous ‘Hunters Road’ has always been an interesting enigma in this country. I understand that the strip of land that lies all along the Zimbabwean border of Botswana parallel to…

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1 min
brain power

Identify the next more than 90 world names, places, destinations and terms that has to do with tourist attractions and holidays in the above block. It can appear horizontal, vertical or diagonal and can be in any direction. Diaeresis and circumflex are not used. Words are in both English and Afrikaans. ANGOLA BIG BEN DISNEY FIDJI HAITI KAFUE KROASIE MANDELA STATUE PALESTINE PONTA DO OURO ROME SIRIE THAILAND ZAMBIE ARGENTINIE BOTSWANA DONAU FISH RIVER CANYON HAMBURG KALAHARI KRUGER PARK PANAMA ROOI PLEIN ST LUCIA TOKIO ZANZIBAR ASIE CANADA DUBAI HOUTBAAI KANGO GROTTE KUBA MEKKA PARYS PORT ELIZABETH SAHARA SUEZ TURKYE ASWAN CAPE TOWN DURBAN GOBI HUDSONBAAI KGALAGADI LESOTHO MONACO PERTH PORTLAND SAMOA SWART SEE UGANDA BAHAMAS CHINA EGIPTE GREECE INDIE KIEF LIMPOPO MOREMI PERU PRETORIA SANI PASS SYDNEY WENE BAIKAL CHOBE EIRE GROENLAND ISRAEL KONGO LOS ANGELES NAMIBIE POLE RICHTERSVELD SERENGETI TANKWA WUHAN BEIRA DAKAR ETOSHA GROOT MUUR ITALIE KRETA MALAWI OKAVANGO PONGOLA DAM ROBBEN ISLAND SIBERIE TANZANIA YSLAND **WORDBLOCK PREPARED BY LOUIS KROUWKAMP…

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1 min
meet the team

Anton Willemse Jnr Position: Editorial & digital co-ordinator Favourite accessory: It must be a camping fridge, for the obvious reason of keeping the beers cold. On a serious note, though, the dual-battery system and inverters are important to keep everything – including that fridge – charged and running smoothly. Favourite holiday destination: I have been lucky to travel quite extensively through southern Africa from a young age and have seen some amazing places. The standout, however, must be the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana – the sheer beauty in its vastness is simple indescribable. Bucket list destination: I would love to travel to Tanzania for the world-renowned wildebeest migration. Top travel trip: Always be prepared and understand your vehicle’s capabilities. Regardless of what you drive or how many times you have embarked on an overland adventure,…

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3 min
land rover discovery updated

Just four years after its 2017 arrival in SA, Jaguar Land Rover has released a revised and refreshed version of its All-New Discovery, which is now available from local dealers. The mid-life version of this award-winning premium seven-seater SUV has been given significant exterior and interior upgrades, which includes a range of new engines. The latest straight-six Ingenium engines come in two flavours. The petrol P360 powertrain is coupled with 48V Mild Hybrid technology for outputs of 265 kW and 500 Nm, while the D300 diesel is good for 221 kW and 650 Nm. These run the 0-100 km/h sprint in 6.7 and 6.8 seconds respectively. The combined fuel index is 7.8 litres/100 km for the diesel, and from 9.2 litres/100 km for the mild hybrid petrol. The previous V6 powertrains (the…

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2 min
new terra on the block

If we have read things right, Nissan will launch its all-new Terra into the hotly contested bakkie-based SUV market in Africa before the end of the year. This is also known as the D-SUV segment, and includes local contenders such as the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Isuzu Mu-X. It’s no surprise really, considering the quality of the just-launched and locally built Navara, which will no doubt provide the platform and the already established suite of safety and driver aids. It makes sense to offer an SUV format considering the Navara’s combination of a strong ladder-frame chassis, supported on a sophisticated coil-sprung five-link rear suspension with a solid axle, and double-wishbone front suspension. It’s quite likely the Navara will also provide the drivetrain, given the latest proven drivetrain combination…

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