Travel & Outdoor
Go! Drive & Camp

Go! Drive & Camp October 2019

A 132-page lifestyle magazine for campers, caravan and 4x4 enthusiasts and adventure travellers.

South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
get out there!

“You should never pass up on a chance to get out there and experience something wonderful” Anita Botes from Witbank said something this month in the My spot article (page 62) that stuck with me. Together with her partner Johan, Anita says she goes away at least twice a month and prefers visiting destinations close by – within a radius of 200 km. She also asks why you would want to sleep at home when you can enjoy nature, sunsets and the outdoors? She hits the nail on the head, of course, and it’s particularly true during this time of year. Why would you stay home when, no matter where you live, there’s somewhere within a two-hour drive where you haven’t been yet? You already have all the outdoor gear you need,…

1 min.
winning letter

Smittie wins a cooler bag worth R220. Whether you’re a camper, fisherman, or sports fan next to a cricket pitch; this cooler bag has room for luch box and a 1,5 ℓ cool drink bottle. The lid also has space for a coffee flask. The interior is lined with PVC, which makes it easy to keep this bag clean and hygenic. The bag has a short strap that reaches over the top and attaches with a Velcro strip, and also a longer shoulder strap if you’re going to carry it over longer distances. It’s an ideal picnic accessory or a padkos bag for a road trip.…

2 min.

Nothing wrong with Land Rover Some people – and that includes certain friends – always have disparaging comments when they see you driving a Land Rover. My wife Annamarie bought a new Discovery Sport HSE in 2015 that now has 45 000 km on the clock. This vehicle is an absolute pleasure and so far, hasn’t given us any problems. We recently drove it to Namibia to attend the sixtieth birthday celebrations of friends at Sossusvlei. While there, we had to drive through thick sand on our way to Deadvlei. We switched to sand mode and proceeded without any issues. And that’s when one of our friends – in a Lexus LX – got stuck. From Sossusvlei, we drove to Walvis Bay. We went through Solitaire, on one of the worst roads I have…

3 min.
facebook comments

Mathys Johannes Mathey Everyone always has something to say about Land Rovers leaking oil. My reply would be that a Landy is merely marking its territory. I had a Discovery that never leaked any oil though. Henri Henri Conradie When Land Rover owners braai, the topic is usually about hunting, camping and fishing. When Toyota owners braai, they talk about Land Rovers. Andre Ros If a Toyota was only half as good as all the Land Rover jokes, I would buy a Toyota. Llandy Bardner Have any of you heard all the crazy jokes about Ford? The Land Rover guys don’t have to feel bad. Klasie Itireleng Olivier Someone who speaks negatively about a Landy usually owns a company car. Gerhard Human I love Landys myself, but do you know why they always use Land Rovers in the Camel Trophy? Apparently,…

1 min.
send us your pictures

to us and we might publish them here. We’re not looking for traditional “prize winners”, just regular pics that you love. Think of the type of pic you’d use as your Facebook cover photo; or something charming, such as kids warming their hands over a campfire. Whether the pic was taken with an expensive DSLR camera or a run-of-the-mill cellphone, if it’s good enough for your family photo album it’s good enough for us. Madelein Marais wins a go! Drive & Camp camera bag worth R520 with her photo – congratulations, Madelein! Send your photos and contact details to leon.botha@media24.com…

5 min.

Upon reflection Madelein Marais lives in George and when the opportunity for a beautiful photo presents itself, she waits for just the right moment before pressing the button. “I took this photo at the George Dam. My husband, Willem, and I were walking along the dam that day when I saw people rowing on the water. I realised it would make a great photo and stood behind a tree branch. As they passed, I took the photo.” In the photo, Madelein – probably unwittingly – breaks some rules of photography. But she does it in such a way that she turns it all into a solid and good overall composition. Having the focal point right in the middle of the photo is usually not the best idea, let alone the wake disturbing the water…