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Understanding Tyres

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Last weekend we did a bit of training and afterwards over a cup of coffee we discussed tyres and their application off-road. I would say that good tyres are one of your first considerations when purchasing a new vehicle, in fact, your dealer may be able to rebate the OE rubber if you fit new tyres before rolling out the …

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Country Hospitality

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Per our previous article, we made mention of our road trip to Kenhardt in the Northern Cape to photograph the Quiver trees and the Blood Moon. We will cover that trip at a later time but just want to talk about the way in which we were received when we arrived in Kenhardt. Starting in Upington we noticed how friendly …

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Road Trippng

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South Africa is easily one of the best road trip destinations in the world and it is not hard to see why. When you look at the vast array of options available it’s difficult to choose. Personally, I have a preference for the dry Karoo and the Northern Cape, but also love exploring Mpumulanga and the small towns of the …

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Padkos!

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When we grew up the national roads had numerous picnic spots with white concrete tables, chairs and dirt bins. We would always stop over for breakfast and lunch when travelling on holiday. Service stations were places where one got fuel and took a comfort break. Fast forward to an era of modern mega service stations with shops, numerous restaurants, kids …

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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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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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