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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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Taking Fido Camping!

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A growing trend in South Africa is that of pet friendly facilities, facilities that accept and allow socialized animals to stay over, numerous campsites and self catering venues offer this at a nominal charge . Many destinations even offer special meals and bedding as well as parlours for pampering. But one should be sure that your dog is suited to …

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The Right Cover

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According to the Automobile Association( AA) there are over 11 million registered vehicles in South Africa (excluding caravans and trailers). According to statistics, the majority of these vehicles – around 60-70% are uninsured. These are shocking figures one needs to understand that insurance is not a luxury, but a necessity. Statistics from the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) indicate there …

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Getting Started

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Last weekend I assisted a stranded motorist by simply jumpstarting his car- he had left his lights on. It was a simple exercise that also saw me tying a loose hose back into position as well. He was amazed at my “array” of tools which I carry in a canvas roll and keep under my front seat. Now the list …

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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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