August 2019

August 2019 Issue

Let’s not beat around the bush: this issue was all about our Adventure Drive, testing 10 4x4s in Mozambique and giving you, the reader our opinions on them all. In an era when many are too scared to speak up and step out of line, we say exactly what we like (or don’t like) about each of the vehicles, giving readers insight into why they should part with their money.

It was a busy month because as if that wasn’t enough, we also completed our annual Seven7 Drive, driving around the country to deliver toys and cupcakes to children with cancer. It’s a hard slog but well worth it.

You know what else it well worth it? Fighting rhino poachers, that’s what. We caught up with the team who are taking on a multi-forked approach to the rhino horn scourge, fighting poachers on the ground but also trying to educate those where the demand for rhino horn is high about the beautiful animals that are being killed to supply the ivory.

Motorbikes make yet another appearance in the mag this month, travelling to Lesotho to explore the beauty of the mountains.

Our cover feature sees us test the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and the Jeep Wrangler and we pose the question: have the manufacturers done enough thinking outside the box?

Another question from this month’s issue is whether Zimbabwe is bouncing back. We’ve avoided our neighbour to the north for a while now, what with dodgy roadblocks being a dime a dozen and all, but now we ask: Is Zimbabwe on the way up?

In Gear this month we take a look at small caravans and sports watches while our buying used focuses on cars that have been crash-tested right here in SA.

Fleckvieh Guestfarm is our campsite this month while the Dodge Ram SRT-10 is our Retro vehicle. Our other test is the… you know what, that’s enough for now. We’ve given you more than enough reasons to open up and page through. Enjoy!