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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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Looking At The Environment

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As a company keen on responsible off-roading we would like to look into what constitutes the environment that we drive in when going off-road, we will start by looking at the biomes . Biomes are regions that display similar climatic and geographic characteristics,climate is determined by precipitation (rainfall) and average temperature. Geography comprises the terrain,the location and any barriers such …

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Your Cutting Edge Examined

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A knife is only as good as the steel used to make the blade, good steel will ensure a knife that is sharp,stays sharp and wont break. If you buy a knife and the manufacturer does not disclose the type of steel used you could be getting something unreliable and unsafe. The blade will not retain its sharpness and could …

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A New High Lift Jack

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THE high-lift jack is almost a fashion accessory for many off-roaders, being firmly attached to rear bars and roof racks . A high-lift jack works like a ladder. The vertical beam has holes along its centre which allow the pins, or feet, of the lifting mechanism to walk their way up or down. With a long handle and very little …

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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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