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Landy in the bush

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Feb 19

11th Feb 2019

D.I.Y Fix or Phone a friend?

By / Vehicle

No matter how well prepared you are for overlanding, there is always a chance of something mechanical going wrong. There are two things which one must credit 4x4 owners and overland travellers with, the one is ingenuity and the other is tenacity. Most 4x4 owners have a "Nothing will get me down " spirit, especially after a coffee and a rusk, or something stronger in extreme cases.

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Feb 19

2nd Feb 2019

How fast is too fast?

How fast is too fast? What is a safe speed on gravel? The question pops up on a regular basis in the off road fraternity. Hopefully this helps you decide.

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Jan 19

19th Jan 2019

Lesson taught by a Disco 1

By / Vehicle

Lesson taught by a Disco 1.I earlier blogged about buying a Disco 1 as an overlanding vehicle, one of the main reasons for this was because of the ease of maintenance. As I write this I am left thinking that the darned Disco 1 must be able to read.

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Jan 19

10th Jan 2019

Can a Disco 1 Overland?

By / Vehicle

Can you buy a Disco 1 and use it as an overlanding vehicle?

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Jan 19

3rd Jan 2019

Cederberg Meander

By / Travel

There is something magical about the Cederberg

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Jan 19

2nd Jan 2019

Place of Peace & Quiet

By / Travel

Where do you go to reconnect with nature or more importantly, with yourself? To me the answer is simple.

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Dec 18

21st Dec 2018

What’s on your bucket list?

By / Travel

We often plan to do something special or maybe a series of something specials, for many it is that one big trip to some far off destination, or in my case it is that regular coffee in the Karoo at the Tankwa Padstal. How often though do we put our something specials on hold, thinking that we will do them later.

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Landy in the bush

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Dec 18

11th Dec 2018

Can you buy a high mileage vehicle for Off-Roading/Overlanding?

By Graeme / Vehicle

My current vehicle has 430 000 Km’s on the clock and is still going strong. Would I drive it through Africa tomorrow? Hell yes! While my car does have high mileage it has never let me down and as such I trust it enough to drive it anywhere I would like to go.

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Dec 18

5th Dec 2018

Extra Fuel Tank or Jerry Cans? How do you go further?

By Graeme / Vehicle

I use Jerry cans when required and have found they work for me. If I need more fuel range I can always add another Jerry can and leave it at home if the extra range is not critical. The availability of fuel has improved greatly in the last few years and there are very few places these days that would push a vehicle to its fuel limit before reaching a refuelling point.

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Nov 18

26th Nov 2018

SUV or D/Cab for Overlanding?

By Graeme / Vehicle

To be, or not to be: that is the question. (Hamlet)Or in the case of many Overlanders to SUV, or not to SUV? (Apologies to Shakespeare). Can you Overland in a SUV or do you need a Double Cab/Troopy/Single Cab to carry all your gear.

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Nov 18

21st Nov 2018

Towing Off-Road? Yes, or No?

By Graeme / Vehicle

Now please don’t crucify me about this, this post is written from personal experience and preference. If you are happy...

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Zimbabwe

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Nov 18

19th Nov 2018

Is Zimbabwe on your itinerary for the new year?

By Graeme / Vehicle

    Over the past weekend (18 Nov 2018) I read an article in one of the 4x4 forums that...

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Disco 2

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Nov 18

16th Nov 2018

Can you Overland or Off-Road on a budget?

By Graeme / Vehicle

With the cost of living being what it is, this is a question that gets asked quite often. It comes...

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TS11500-12V

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Nov 18

14th Nov 2018

4×4 Gadgets & Gizmo – Wants or Needs????

By Graeme / Equipment

I would be the first to admit that there are few things prettier than seeing an off-road/overland vehicle fully kitted...

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Nov 18

6th Nov 2018

Why I go where I go……

By Graeme /

So when wandering about on the amazing back roads of our country I often look around and just admire the...

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Services

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Oct 18

10th Oct 2018

Am I an Overlander or do I just drive?

By Graeme /

I often ask myself am I an Overlander or do I just drive from point A to B? A few...

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