Travel & Outdoor
Go! Drive & Camp

Go! Drive & Camp May 2020

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

South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
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R 252
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
staying put

“If there is one thing that this pandemic and the restrictions has taught us, it’s what a privilege it is to be able to travel” The magazine you’re holding now is something of a landmark event for me. Like the rest of South Africa, the Drive & Camp editorial team had to stay at their respective homes from the end of March as part of the national lockdown to try to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This meant that we had to dramatically change the way we’ve been putting your magazine together for years. It was certainly no easy task, but one’s own needs seem insignificant when compared to the larger issue at stake. The pandemic is a challenge all of us face and each and every one has the…

1 min.
winning letter

Clive 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. winkel.weg.co.za…

5 min.

Good people in our world I have a wonderful story to tell, which restored my faith in humanity. Last year we did a road trip to various places in Namibia. It’s one of our favourite countries and we spent a wonderful week in Etosha. After leaving, just outside Otjiwarongo, my Toyota Fortuner’s brakes failed… Fortunately I was driving slowly. To our relief, the Indongo Toyota dealer was at the first traffic light as we entered town. They determined the left rear brake hose had sprung a leak, resulting in a loss of brake fluid. They didn’t have a replacement part but managed to get a local engineering shop to make a hose that would fit. At around 18:00 – after the mechanic and manager stayed late to complete the repair – we…

4 min.
i have a farm in africa

From dust to dusk “The roan antelope is by far my favourite wild animal. During a drought, we feed them later in the day. We were running late that particular day and put the feed out a little later than usual. It was then that this guy came closer and I was able to take a lovely picture. This has become my favourite sunset photo. The dust that the antelope stirs up as he comes closer simply makes the picture.” Zelda was on the scene and, thanks to her photo, we’re also able to experience it. This photo works for a number of reasons. You know exactly where to look as the antelope is smack in the middle. As we’ve said before, a focal point in the middle of the photo is usually…

1 min.
send your pictures

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. Zelda Herridge wins a Drive & Camp camera bag worth R520 with her photo – congratulations, Zelda! Send your photos and contact details to leon.botha@media24.com…

2 min.
okto builds its first double axle

Okto’s first double-axle model is here, but it’s not merely a stretched version of the Villa and Cabana models. The Chateau has some unique features. Unlike the existing models that all have a pop-up roof, the newcomer has a fixed roof and an upright fridge that runs on 220 V electricity. (The Villa and Cabana both use 12 V.) It also has an outdoor kitchen and, like the others, an identical stove-and-sink combination that slides from the left panel close to the nose. The worktop – with shelves behind it in the hull – is also above the wheels, and that’s where you get one of the first surprises: at the far left of the cupboard, an ice machine slides out on its frame. The door is between the rear end and…