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Some Off-Road Ethics

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Many years ago a group of interested members of the 4×4 fraternity engaged with the government to look at ethical off-road practices- this covered the benchmark known as triple bottom line development. Triple bottom line development looks at any form of activity linked to the environment to ensure a positive social, environmental and economic consequence. The initiative led to the …

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Simple Bush Coffee!

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Well, a friend sent me a pack of “Bushbaby” coffee filters from Japan with the request to test them and see if they would be suitable for use when one would like to have a decent cup of coffee when exploring the great outdoors. So I took the pack along to my good friend Peter Primich who has written tomes …

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Sri Lanka Road Trip – Enfield Riders

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As Sri Lanka celebrates 70 years of independence this year, we bring you footage of the scenic journey taken by 6 South Africans amongst whom was Ian Georgeson of Cross Country Insurance. They experienced Sri Lanka through an exciting & adventurous 10 day road trip across the country.Enfield Riders has been conducting motorcycle & 4WD Tours across the Indian sub …

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To Deflate Or Not

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With so many variables it’s a hotly debated topic, many off-road enthusiasts cannot agree on pressures or percentages. Add to this the wide variety of off-road tyres available and it’s not easy to specify a “correct” pressure for a particular terrain. This becomes complex as other factors come into play – the tyre size, sidewall thickness, vehicle mass (plus load) …

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Survival 101!

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Well, your Cross Country policy covers you, your family and your vehicle across our borders and includes repatriation and evacuation if necessary, however, a cool head and some survival concepts will keep you safe until help arrives. Firstly remember your first aid kit and basic training as well as the necessary fire extinguishers. We are not advocating that you learn …

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Off To The Northern Cape

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The last time we went to the Northern Cape we fell in love with the remoteness , character and charm of this big province. Sometimes we drove for over a 100 km without seeing another vehicle or person. Wherever we stopped the locals made us feel so welcome.Our end destination was the Richtersveld National Park , due to the distance …

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Being Towed Away?

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Back in the day one of a company ran an ad about being towed referring to the tow truck operators as “Fine young cannibals”. A good deal has changed since then with regulation setting in amongst the operators, yet it is still strange in which the feeding frenzy takes place when they hear of an accident. Breaking down or being …

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Eco-Friendly When You Travel

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Sustainable tourism has three key components, the environment the economy and the social consequence,they all work hand in hand. Today we are going to look at ways in which we can limit our impact on the environment and travel in a more “eco-friendly fashion. To many South Africans tourism represents a living and it is critical that this sector is …

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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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Zimbabwe

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“Is the focus of many South Africans self drive 4X4 enthusiasts not going to move from a more and more regulated and costly Botswana to a more affordable, open hearted and open minded Zimbabwe?” That is the question that I asked myself and this is what the group experienced: Francistown                           On day one the group of 15 people in seven …

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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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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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