We needed a tough off-road trailer, and we needed it at seriously short notice. The intended trip was from north to south – well, more like north-west to south-east – through the Cederberg Wilderness area, which meant a lot of gravel road towing.
I recently had the unpleasant experience, during a camping weekend with friends, of having to get up a couple of times in the middle of the night. ‘Why?’ you might ask. Well, I had to pick up and reset the horizontal tent poles on my Sprite Tourer which had been blown loose by a few gusts of wind.
We found a three-berther that’s a solid 12-year-old and, well, in need of just a bit of TLC. By the time you read this, Tygerberg Caravans will no doubt have her in shipshape condition, and this 2000 Gypsey Raven will be ready for its new home.
Luggage trailers are a dime a dozen, but this model is about as innovative as they come. Its versatile design and range of optional extras mean it can be a flatbed, luggage transporter, motorbike-carrier ... you name it
The myth and superstitions surrounding snakes could be compiled into a best-selling horror novel. However, the reality is that these stories generate an illogical fear in people, making many dismiss snakes as aggressive killing machines, bent on inflicting fear and pain. This is simply not true.
The campfire’s glowing coals eke out their last bit of warmth. Tummies are sated and the family’s conversation has dropped to a murmur; a cool breeze makes its presence known – a hint of the cold night ahead. Three or four tents are illuminated by torchlight, while parents and excited children inside bustle with their sleeping bags. The campers are calling it a day.
There’s something so rewarding about setting up camp on a spur-of-the-moment getaway. But it’s even more rewarding if you can master the tent instructions first time round! The recently tested Outlook 3 with veranda definitely earns its stripes in the convenience stakes.
Looking at old photographs evokes a wonderful sense of nostalgia in most of us. Whether you’re preserving a special occasion, photographing your favourite place or just taking a happy snap, we’ll give you some technical tips on how to make your picture just a little more perfect!
The Cederberg has a magnetic appeal. It ticks all the right boxes: adventure, scenery, great campsites and bucketloads of character, and it’s tucked away down a rough gravel road. Could life get any better?