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Why doing a 4×4 course is a great idea…

To answer the question – it all depends (by now you should be used to the fact that there is never a simple answer  ). The subject of 4x4 training…

A good guide

The motor industry 30 years ago saw “bakkies” as commercial vehicles used by industry. There were a few station wagon derivatives around and Botswana and Namibia ( then South West…

4X4 – A South African way of life

This week’s column is a little different – we’re publishing a feature which appeared in the March edition of COVER magazine.  “We are talking all things motor with Ian Georgeson, Cross…

The Mountains are Calling and I must go…

The beautiful scenery around Rhodes Village. Photo supplied by Rhodes Tourist and Information Centre. I hesitated to write an article about fishing… It is a controversial subject for some. In…

Boy scout or absolute survivalist?

We refer to them as lip balms and in the USA they are known as chapsticks as they do just that, soothe chapped and dry lips. I was with a…

Swathes of Cosmos and Angela’s Picnic for Classic Car Lovers!

Petrol prices are set to take another hike, which is not good news for weekend jaunts. That said, we live in a country where really amazing outings can quite literally…

Why take a hike?

If you can walk you can hike. Hiking is a popular form of exercise. It can range from a simple walk in a nearby greenbelt to a long walk with…

Of Sandstone Behemoths and Golden Gates…

What makes a town/village “special” to you? For me, it’s the characters residing there, a quirky or unusual feel about it and, ideally, some nearby natural attraction. The town of…

Fitting all-terrain tyres

The other day a friend chatted to me about the fitment of all-terrain tyres and queried why they were not fitted to new vehicles as opposed to the highway terrain…

Once upon a time in Clarens…

A “Gingerlicious” (left) with dark chocolate, ginger, syrup & honey, and one of the “WOW Shakes” – no words! Imagine you’re a child again… Let’s say around eight years old.…

An interesting afternoon

We experienced a long power outage after a session of load shedding. As I write this most of our suburb is still without power. One realises how reliant we are…

A Vespa tour to Clarens…

Clarens takeover! Picture post-WWII Italy… (and no, this article has nothing to do with current events!). A country with a crippled economy, and roads in a complete state of disrepair…

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