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Leisure Wheels December 2019

Leisure Wheels explores the exciting world of adventure motoring off the beaten track with an emphasis on breathtaking Southern African destinations. It’s the country’s leading magazine for those who love overland adventures, caravanning, camping, 4x4 and the great outdoors.

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in this issue

2 min.
taxed to death

ACCORDING to the Automobile Association (AA), the South African Government is adding a ‘stealth tax’ to the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act, as it is set to introduce a so-called Infringement Penalty Levy. This levy is basically a fee payable for every infringement notice issued to motorists. According to the AA, this could mean an extra R100 is added to each fine issued, regardless of the value of the fine or its associated demerit points. Whether a motorist receives a fine of R200 or R2 000 , an extra R100 is added, which amounts to a tax for actually receiving the fine. The AA says that assuming 20 million infringement notices are issued each year, this would amount to a R2 billion windfall for the Road Traffic infringement Agency,…

1 min.
write a letter and stand a chance to win a luxury luxpure filter unit

The Little Luxury LuxPure Tap Water Filter produces great-tasting and healthy water and fits directly onto your kitchen tap. This is one of few water filters that comes equipped with an electronic meter and alarm that tracks when you would need to replace your filter and your batteries as well as tracking the litres per minute to ensure optimal water filtration. No plumber is needed to install this filter; the chrome tap attachment, batteries and wrench are all included. The LuxPure replacement filter, which can last up to a year, removes chlorine, pesticides, sediment, rust, all known heavy metals and organic and inorganic micro particles – this also improves the taste and smell of your water. Available from Dis-Chem stores. www.littleluxury.co.za…

4 min.
duster grows up

Email your views to editorial@leisurewheels.com or submit them via our Facebook page or the website at www.leisurewheels.co.za. Please supply your postal address, in case you win a prize. I bought one of the very first Dusters to arrive in South Africa in 2013 and am now driving my second, a 2016 model. I don’t see why I would not want to buy another sometime in the future. For one thing, I can mix with the 4×4 heavyweights and a Jimny or two some place where it is nice, without robbing the bank next to the dealership or the filling station first. Your November feature on the model you converted to “a real off-roader” made me sit up and pay attention. My first thought was that I want to upgrade mine. Next was…

1 min.
here are some of your thoughts

Keep up to date with news, videos, photos and articles, with Leisure Wheels online Like our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LeisureWheels | Follow us on Twitter: @LeisureWheelsZA | Web: www.leisurewheels.co.za SHARED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE Here’s the all-new Isuzu D-Max and, as we expected, the 3.0-litre engine is still part of the package, albeit with more power and torque. Daniel Steyn: Tried and tested design and look. Will not upset the regular Isuzu customers but may be a bit too safe. Will be as good as any other Isuzu product. Now for the Mazda version. DukeVincent ThebornLegend: Impressive! The entire interior revamped! Piet Viljoen: I always thought that good looks on that dependable platform will be a winner. I like it. Kudakwashe Tapiwa Masaka: The new #ISUZDA. Lifalakhe Xabe: If a Hilux and a Ford Ranger had a baby. Manie…

4 min.
the road less travelled?

Voetspore in South Africa has always been a little bit of a selfish journey. There were, and still are, so many places in South Africa I have never had the opportunity to visit, most of them probably places that viewers and readers want to know more about as well. So, we embarked on the road less travelled. Recently I read in a newspaper in the letters column that a lady complained we did not stop at the grave of Louis Leipoldt and also not at the Graf van ’n Engelse Soldaat. She’d been there before and couldn’t understand why we would ignore it. Fact is, we didn’t. But most people who travel the Cederberg get to know about this. For us, it was more important to see the hidden rock engravings…

7 min.
challenges in the congo

With more than 80 000 hardearned kilometres already on the clock, this road, the final leg of our east to west crossing of Africa (from the mouth of the Zambezi in Mozambique to the mouth of the Congo River) will certainly put our much-travelled Discoverys to the ultimate test. We’ve survived the notorious Kasumbalesa Border Post between Zambia and the DRC and it’s dark by the time we enter the narrow crowded streets of Lubumbashi where people shout “South Africa! South Africa! South Africa!” and bash the sides of the Land Rover. We feel uneasy. Threats of reprisal against the expedition team after the latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa are quite real. We leave the city in the early morning. As the road deteriorates, it’s crazy how we feel the adventure beginning…