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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Guidelines for a first-time buyer

A friend recently called me, his son had graduated and was to spend a year in the Antarctic at the South African weather station. His query was regarding a suitable…

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