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Toyota Fortuner 2.8 Gd-6 Rb Epic Black 4x4 Auto
Engine 2 799 cc turbo-diesel Power 130 kW @ 3 400 rpm Torque 450 Nm @ 1 600–2 400 rpm Transmission 6-speed automatic Fuel consumption (claimed) 8 ℓ/100 km Top speed 180 km/hour Ground clearance 279 mm Towing capacity (braked) 2 500 kg
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Lockdown Wanderlust
Picture this: fields of fynbos full of everlastings, red heath and pink Bot River proteas, interspersed with the odd pocket of indigenous forest; hiking trails winding up to craggy mountain peaks that offer sea views, and down to river pools where dr
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Greater Kalahari & Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
DAY 1 Our tour through the Kalahari starts at Twee Rivieren in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. A late afternoon game drive is optional – you can also relax and cool down in the swimming pool. In the evening there will be time to get to know each
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LETTER FROM Tamboerskloof
y compulsion to organise the world M around me has become untethered from reason. It’s the start of the third month of lockdown as I write this, and that compulsion is beginning to show… The grocery cupboard, once haphazardly stacked with tins of len
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WRITE TO US & WIN!
Louisette wins a Zartek ZA-497 UV-C LED light, worth R1 000. Shine this sterilizing light across any surface to disinfect it in seconds. The three LED lights, emitting wavelengths of around 270nm, will destroy the DNA in viruses with a germicidal e
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One Last Time Before Lockdown
The Lekkerbek farm stall is next to the R54/R500 intersection, west of Vanderbijlpark, on the ragged fringe of Gauteng. It’s not a fancy farm stall where you can order a coffee with almond milk. No, it’s just Steve Albertus’s bakkie, his Venter trail
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Spectacular Lesotho
Our adventure starts in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands town of Himeville, where we meet at the Stone House Café. For the rest of the day we do the awe-inspiring drive up Sani Pass. After clearing customs on the South African side, we have a picnic lunc
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Africa At Its Best
Cape Agulhas is the southernmost point in Africa, but if you’ve ever been there you’ll know there’s no dramatic natural feature that gives away its geographical significance – it looks like anywhere else on that part of the coast. That’s why SA Tou
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Speak To Us
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Stay Here
Mokala has a range of accommodation options: The Motswedi campsite has six private stands; Lilydale and Mosu Lodge rest camps, and Haak-en-Steek camp have self-catering units. Then there are three tree-top cottages: Kameeldoring, Motswedi and Dinoken
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Eat Here
My first introduction to Seringa Café was on a return trip from Botswana. While Lephalale is a little too close to the border posts to make a stop, you’re ready to stretch your legs by the time you reach Vaalwater, which is 180 km from Grobler’s Brid
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Letters
We live in Mbombela and we go to the Kruger Park often – it was music to our ears when the lockdown regulations were changed to allow day visitors into reserves. We set off for the Kruger as soon as possible. It was just as scenic as before, but felt
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Rock Art And Craft Gin
Titanic Rock is a monumental sandstone cliff that stands guard over the town of Clarens. As I drive past, I’m reminded yet again of the wild beauty of this part of the Eastern Free State. It’s a short drive out of town to St Fort Country House – the
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Take A Hike
The Hels River hike might be short on the Strava app, but it’s large on life! It’s a 10 km out-and-back route, absolutely bursting with adventure. The Hels River is part of the Olifants River catchment, between Middelburg and Loskop Dam in Mpumalan
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Q&A
Q HANSJA THERON from Die Wilgers writes: Black-cheeked lovebirds naturally occur in the Zambezi Region of Namibia and in northern Botswana, but now they’ve also made the palm trees in eastern Pretoria their home. They have been spotted among flocks o
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Know Before You Go
Where? The trail starts at St Fort Country House, which is on the R711 about 6 km south of Clarens (about 300 km from Joburg and 380 km from Durban). How much? R5 000 per person sharing for a group of four people. The rate includes accommodation, a
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Know Before You Go
Distance: 10 km there and back. It doesn’t sound like much, but the climbs are steep and there are lots of entertaining technical sections. You need to be fit and adventurous. It takes four to five hours to reach the campsite. How to get there? Los
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In Brief
South Africa is the fifth most Instagrammable country in the world! That’s according to a list compiled by international travel website Big Seven Travel, who call our country a “dream destination” due to its hiking trails, dramatic scenery and desert
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Nights Of The Northern Lights
Aurora borealis. You probably heard about this phenomenon at school: Colourful light patterns that appear in the sky above the snowy landscapes of the polar regions… One morning, I heard a travel agent talking on the radio about a tour of northern Sc
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Lekker In The Lowveld!
Driving from Johannesburg to Mbombela (Nelspruit), you know you’ve said farewell to the Highveld as soon as you pass through the tunnel near Emgwenya (Waterval Boven). The tunnel is the passageway from the chilly escarpment down into the balmy Lowvel
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Velskoendraai, Clanwilliam
The next time hunger strikes while you’re driving on the N7 near Clanwilliam, keep this little gem in mind. Velskoendraai farm stall and restaurant is just before you enter town (see directions below) and has all the features you’d expect from a perf
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Send Us Your Story
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In Other Words
Mariska Redelinghuys, horse trail guide “Kaapsehoop Scootours is an adventurous outing for the entire family. You whizz down Battery Creek gorge on a non-motorised Monster Mountain Scooter – through plantations, indigenous forests and past interestin
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Night Watch
September is a good month to spot the International Space Station (ISS) flying over your house. It will be making nightly flyovers in the first week of the month, and morning flyovers a week later. Spotting it is great fun, but why not take it a step
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Take Your Pic
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon 300 mm lens with a 2x converter ANDRIES WRITES: I used to live in Newcastle in northern KZN. One afternoon I drove to the Chelmsford Nature Reserve outside town. I was very lucky and came across a Cape fox and four pups
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Birds
Last year my wife visited a friend in the UK and left me to look after our two boys Christian and Owen, who were 7 and 5 at the time. Arguably the longest six days of my life! Despite being sworn to secrecy, the kids still occasionally let slip some
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Phases Of The Moon
SPRING TIDE: 3 SEPTEMBER HIGH TIDE: 3.53 AM & 4.11 PM NEAP TIDE: 11 SEPTEMBER HIGH TIDE: 9.43 AM & 10.28 PM SPRING TIDE: 18 SEPTEMBER HIGH TIDE: 3.42 AM & 3.58 PM NEAP TIDE: 25 SEPTEMBER HIGH TIDE: 10.49 AM & 11.25 PM These are the high tide
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Send Us Your Best Travel And Nature Photos!
WHY? We publish a selection of reader pictures every month. Don’t be shy, haul out those shots you’ve been hoarding on your computer and send them to us! We like just about anything: wildlife, landscapes, portraits, holiday snaps or bugs in your gard
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Inspect An Insect
80 000 The estimated number of insect species in southern Africa. Insects form the biggest group of all living beings on earth! Here’s how their numbers compare to other organisms: An insect is an arthropod – a creature that has an exoskeleton (a h
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SUNRISE & SUNSET (17 SEPTEMBER)
Cape Town 6.42 AM & 6.39 PM Bloemfontein 6.10 AM & 6.09 PM Johannesburg 6.03 AM & 6.02 PM Durban 5.51 AM & 5.50 PM Source: saao.ac.za ■
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