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The Land Of The Giants

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The Mapungubwe National Park in Limpopo and the Northern Tuli Game Reserve across the Limpopo River in Botswana is often referred to as the “land of the giants”.It is home to Africa’s  largest mammal (elephant), the tallest mammal (giraffe), Africa’s largest cat (lion), largest antelope (eland), heaviest flying bird (kori bustard), and largest bird (ostrich), as well as massive Baobab, …

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How To Attract Birds To Your Garden?

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As outdoor people birds give us a great deal of pleasure and in many ways indicate that our garden is healthy. Having a good variety of bird life in your garden is a treat.Many people struggle to attract birds but we have 5 good ideas to help you and get the bird life flourishing. So different species have varying diets, …

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The Differential Lock

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This piece of equipment is in many cases a game changer when off-road and you get stuck. Commonly known to off-roaders as a “locker” the differential lock or diff-lock is a variation of a standard open differential. An axle has two drive shafts joined to the differential that are driven by the differentials gears. This allows wheels to rotate at …

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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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How to Report a Traffic Accident

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It is important to know that all parties involved in an accident are required to report the accident if there are serious injuries or fatalities the report normally takes place at the scene where the SAP or Metro officials will compile the report. In such a case vehicles may not be moved until the necessary sketch has been completed.

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Why a road trip is better than flying

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With the December holidays already here, many of us have already or about to book a well-deserved vacation and often debate which is the best option; booking a flight or getting into your car and drive. It’s hard to make that decision. Flying will get you to your destination quicker yet having the option to drive down yourself with the whole family can be daunting but loads of fun.

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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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