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An Important Aspect Of The Trip

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When out in the bush it is important that one respects people who follow a traditional way of life and that you act in a fashion that acknowledges that you do. I once visited a Himba village where we were all required to put a stone on the grave of the previous village headman, once our group had done so …

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An Indispensable Piece Of Equipment

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When we travel we often have so much stuff and not enough space or need to take large bulky items along. That is where the roof rack comes into play, it allows you a good deal of additional packing space and with vehicles such as bakkies, the option even exists to fit two roof racks. One of which can be …

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Using A Tyre Repair Kit

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If you are going to use a repair kit you should first inflate the tyre before repairing it ;   Locate the cause of the puncture and remove the object causing it. Apply solution to the shaft of the reaming tool. Push the reaming tool into the hole and rotate it in a clockwise direction and pull it in and …

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An Interesting Trend

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We see pictures of kit laid out on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram as well as on websites such as Everyday Carry – http://everydaycarry.com .We previously discussed the concept of everyday carry or EDC as it is termed, whereby people either do a “pocket or kit dump” and lay the items out to photograph them . The …

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Be Safe On Our Roads

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The spate of long weekends will see increased traffic on the roads with schools closing on the 28th for the Easter holidays. We hope that this season will see an improvement in the high number of accidents on the road, the Automobile Association ( AA) has noted that many hundreds of thousands of drivers in South Africa obey the rules …

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Steady On The Accelerator !

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As South Africans we love to drive fast even though it may be against the law- but it’s a fact, the faster you drive the more fuel your vehicle uses. Speed is without a doubt the most influential factor in an increased fuel consumption, but let’s examine a few other ways in which consumption can be reduced and see if …

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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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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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