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Leisure Wheels March 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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never stop exploring

AS our lives become busier and we continue to fight the pressures of a struggling economy, micro adventures offer a realistic escape to the wilderness, simplicity and the great outdoors.The term ‘micro adventures’ was coined by British adventurer and author Alastair Humphreys and is defined as an overnight adventure that is small and achievable for normal people with real lives. Micro adventures are short, simple, local, cheap (yet still fun), exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding.Many people are tied down with 9–5 jobs but this concept challenges them to use the remainder of their time doing something different and exciting. These adventures can be as simple as an overnight campout or full moon hike.Some of the trips in Leisure Wheels are extended voyages that require a lot of time and money.…

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bringing back memories

Advanced driving course alongside Roger McCleery. Proof I had a lot of hair and a much bigger snor back then.WINNING LETTERCongratulations! Your letter wins you a Little Luxury Luxpure filter unit. We will be in contact to arrange delivery of your prize.I read your article on the legendary Roger McCleery in the January 2019 issue with a healthy dose of nostalgia and fond memories of an early chapter in my life that started by chance on a race day in the early ’80s in the commentary tower of the old Kyalami.A new colleague at the publishing house I was working at the time came from the technical side of a radio station and, after realising my petrolhead tendencies, invited me to tag along on the next race day. He was…

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here are some of your thoughts, shared on our facebook page

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.zaCheck out the #Suzuki #Jimny Black Bison Edition. Cool, or slightly over the top?Nhlabathi Nhlanhla: Defender and G-Wagon had a baby.Sean Fenwick: If you fit a turbo 1.5 or better engine to turn the wheels over, it will be just right.Andre J Els: WOW!Johan Kriek: Nice! And bolt on the biggest turbo one can find…Leisure Wheels @ Johan: Take it up to 170kW.Ben Visagie: Cool for sure.Eugene C Fredericks: I like it a lot.Phuti Khomotso Ratshabedi: Baby Jeep looking all good.Edgar Hibbert: Does it come with a V8?Leisure Wheels @ Edgar: Nope. Standard 1.5-litre engine.It’s official, folks #Volkswagen and #Ford are teaming up…

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coming home

Johan Badenhorst is probably South Africa’s best-known overlander, with his amazing adventures televised on SABC2. He also knows a lot about patience – probably the best attribute if you plan on travelling the African continent.A convoy of 50 vehicles followed the Voetspore Team down the West Coast during the last few days of the Casablanca to the Cape journey.Voetspore has, over the past two decades, used South Africa mostly as a point of departure, or as a place to come home to. One of the best endings we ever had to an journey was when we arrived at Sendelings-drift in 2009 after travelling all the way from Casablanca down the west coast of Africa. About 120 people in 50 4×4s were waiting on the banks of the Orange River. It…

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been there, won that

Alfie Cox left school at 16 to begin work as a motorcycle mechanic in order to fund his need to compete. That year he won the Natal Motocross Championship and went on to become one of the most diverse South African off-road racers with victories and championships across multiple disciplines.The list of Alfie Cox victories is long and distinguished. Locally he won the Roof of Africa nine times along with multiple South African Enduro and off-road championships as a precursor to many international victories. He was the first winner of the very tough Erzberg Rodeo and completed numerous Dakar Rallys with a number of stage wins. He now runs a very successful KTM dealership with his family.Alfie alongside navigator Ralph Pitchford in a slightly battered Nissan Hardbody.IN A (FAVOURITE) NUTSHELL:Food:…

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the land of bravery and hospitality

Kingsley Holgate is South Africa’s most famous adventurer, a renowned humanitarian and author. The 71-year-old founded the Kingsley Holgate Foundation, which aims to “save and improve lives through adventure”. He has handed out thousands of mosquito nets to help save people from malaria and more recently, provided people who are sight-impaired with glasses. Although he’s driven other brands over the years, he now won’t drive anything but a Land Rover. Mind you, the All New Discovery is rather comfy.Kingsley and the Cape Town to Kathmandu expedition reach the ‘Roof of the World’ in Pakistan where the three highest mountain ranges on Earth collide.Rudyard Kipling immortalised one of Pakistan’s landmarks in 1890 with the line “When springtime flushes the desert grass, our kafilas wind through the Khyber Pass”. So up early,…