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Camping in the 1940s
Photos of the Du Toit's family camping rig from the 1940s, on a trip from Johannesburg to Parys on the Vaal River.
The Eastern Cape Karoo
When you talk about the Karoo, the Eastern Cape isn’t the first place that comes to mind. Which kind of explains why it’s one of the most underrated parts of the country, long dirt roads and desolate mountain passes notwithstanding.
Gear & DIY
Land Rover restoration (Part II of III)
To properly restore a vehicle is not something everybody is capable of. Maartin Troskie and Riaan Lottering fixed up a 1973 Series III Landy step by step. The second part of the project focuses on the bodywork.
Reader story: Namaqua Eco Trail
Although Gerrit Visser is a “bakkie man”, he now sings the praises of his Jimny, especially after a family trip to the Namaqua Eco Trail.
10 rules for travelling in Africa
Want to keep the travel tokoloshes at bay? Here's how.
Cableway closes for annual maintenance
The Table Mountain Cableway will be closed from Monday 28 July to Sunday 10 August for scheduled annual maintenance.
At a dam in the Kruger Park, a young hippo repeatedly bit the rump of a buffalo while it was sitting in the water, until the buffalo got up and moved away. We explain why.
Staffie fosters lion cubs
If you've ever been to Little Heroes' Acre in Skukuza, where the famous dogs of the park are buried, you'll have seen a headstone dedicated to Tessa the Staffie. This is her story.
Rey’s amazing Richtersveld reverse
You’re deep in the rock desert of the Richtersveld and your bakkie is stuck in reverse. How do you get home?
Leopard gets two for the price of one!
This inventive leopard snatched not one but two terrapins from a waterhole in Etosha.
My Hilux and I 1: Mark Schubert
This is the first of six instalments about South African Hilux owners, brought to you by Toyota South Africa. This month, Mark Schubert tells us about all the places they’ve been to and the origin of the bakkie’s pet name and personalised number plate.
Macaroni & cheese fritters
These fritters are crisp on the outside with a cheesy, gooey centre.
Dingoes & diesel
Since he was a boy, Richard Asher has wanted to drive a big, bad truck through the Australian outback. Then his dream came true…
Ever seen a surfing gemsbok? Neither had we, until Ciske Kruger sent us these amazing photos.
The great thing about a mince dish is that you can freeze it at home. Once in the bush, you can quickly defrost and enjoy. Here are four tasty recipes.
Reader photos: July 2014
The best pictures submitted by our readers during July 2014
Helderberg Nature Reserve, Western Cape
If you live in the Strand area, you don’t need a big garden because this amazing reserve is right on your doorstep.
Things to do in Ladybrand
If you’re travelling around the eastern Free State or into the Malutis, chances are you’ll pass through Ladybrand. Here’s what to expect.
Poaching: Should Mozambique be sanctioned?
Enviromentalists have made an urgent call on the US to implement trade sanctions against Mozambique over its role in poaching activities.
Sausages, sunsets and shadow selfies
For the past few days, travel editor Toast Coetzer and picture editor Sam Reinders have both been on the road. To make things more interesting, they decided to battle it out on Instagram. Here's how it went down.
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