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Before You Pack

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Planning the trip is a good deal of fun and excitement, but there are certain requirements if leaving South Africa that should not be overlooked.Here are a few general guidelines;as things change from time to time it’s worth checking details before departure. The South African government strictly enforces laws that require certain documentation when crossing a border. These apply to …

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InterVOLT DC to DC Charging system

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With 18 Years experience of over landing in Africa and with more than a thousand vehicles that I have led across the border, as far as Uganda, I have experienced a lot with regarding to dual battery systems, deep cycle batteries and charging systems. I’ve seen technology evolve from a cooler box packed with dry ice to fridges connected directly …

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Travel Tips

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Africa is, as we all know, a continent with a huge variety of landscapes, climate and culture! It is exciting, addictive and awe-inspiring. When you have had a taste of it, you will never want to leave. It never ceases to amaze us how unprepared some folks can be when they travel. It’s Africa, the sun beats down and it’s …

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Simply Use Your Pocket Knife

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Every day carry or EDC as it is known is a relatively new term in South Africa for an old concept, it’s simply a new way of talking about the stuff we carry with us every day. Simple items like a wallet, torch, notebook, pen, pocket knife, cell phone and even a multi-tool! Add to that a few cable ties, …

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Ready For The December Break?

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Public schools across South Africa close for the end-of-year holidays on 6 December, this means that thousands of motorists will be on the roads soon thereafter. This time of the year going into January is also the most dangerous, with more people involved in fatal crashes now than at any other time. Motorists should ensure their vehicles are in good …

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Green Traveling

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There are numerous options available that allow us to travel in a way that lessens the impact on the environment, let’s explore a few. Biodegradable is best, these are products and packaging that actually break down naturally into the environment over time and include our toiletries, the charcoal we use as well as the firelighters. One can also get environmentally …

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A Safe Walk in the Park

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We have often heard the saying “it’s a walk in the park”, however all to often when attempting to enjoy the great outdoors one falls victim to crime and is robbed of belongings such as a cellphone, wallet, jewelry or even photographic equipment . Recently a friend and I took pictures of the Scottish Memorial on Kensington Ridge in Johannesburg …

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Terrestrial Biomes (continued from last week)

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Terrestrial biomes occur on land and are usually classified based on the dominant vegetation, climate or geographic location. The location and characteristics of the biome is mainly influenced by climatic conditions such as rainfall and temperature. South African Biomes The latest classification of the terrestrial biomes in South Africa divides the region into the following eight biomes: Grassland Savanna Succulent …

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Cross Country partners with Bridgestone

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The 4×4 club challenge sponsored by Bridgestone is a 4×4 driving based challenge for all standard production vehicles. This year sees Cross Country on board as a major sponsor,” It’s our business and we are proud to partner with Bridgestone in this prestigious event” says Ian Georgeson , M.D of Cross Country ”These are our people and we are happy …

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Choosing your next vehicle

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Buying the next vehicle either for yourself or a family member can be a daunting task at the best of time, it possibly ranks up there with moving house or getting married! The decision is made more difficult due to the plethora of vehicles available in the South African market, so some research and planning is important before committing to …

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Take a Day Off!

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As you know Cross Country are sponsors of the prestigious Bridgestone Club Challenge, the recent elimination rounds were based at Hanati Chalets in the Dinokeng reserve roughly 35 km north of pretoria in the Hammanskraal / Rust de Winter district. The day was an apetiser for more as Dinokeng is really unexplored terrain and  offers big 5 viewing on our …

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LIUWA PLAINS WESTERN ZAMBIA

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INTRODUCTION Appeal rating 5/5 A safari to Liuwa Plains in Western Zambia is probably one of the more adventurous safaris that Explore Africa Adventures have on offer. Liuwa Plain National Park is situated in Barotseland on the Upper Zambezi Flood Plains, Western Province, Zambia. Co-Ords 40°10’ & 14°48’South and 27°07’& 23°00’ East. The Park covers an area of 3660 sq …

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