June 2019

June 2019 Issue

From the Richtersveld to Lesotho, from Namibia to China… we get around. Let no one tell you that Leisure Wheels is lazy when it comes to bringing our readers the best stories from around the world.

Top of our cover this month is our trip to tackle some extreme conditions in a BMW X3. Editor-in-chief Danie Botha has had some bad luck driving BMWs before. Was his luck about to change?

Also on our cover, we took an Audi RS4 Avant – and a 1982 Audi Quattro GT coupe – for a trip up a hill to see what they’re capable of. Spoiler alert: they are capable.

In our Lesotho feature, in our search to capture photos of real Basotho people, and we address that issue of taking photographs of tribal people, many of whom ask for money to pose for photos.

As mentioned, we went to China, visiting the GWM set-up – producers of Haval and WEY – and popped in at the Shanghai Motor Show.

Already that’s enough for one issue but not us, there was still time for a Richtersveld trip.

Our Gear sections this month take a look at motoring documentaries that you really should check out (face it, if you buy our mag, you are interested) and games to take camping and/or on roadtrips that’ll make you the envy of the campsite.

Kingsley Holgate and Johanfrom Voetspore are still at it – Johan asks the question: you’ve pumped money into upgrading your Cruiser. But have you taken it past the point where it can still stop quickly and safely? Kingsley talks food. In particular, food on the go. There’s fried rat, goat, and smoked bull penises on the menu. Bon App!

We test the Hyundai Kona, welcome two new long-termers to our garage this month, boast an awesome array of photos and look at second-hand station wagons for sale.

All in all, another great read, if we can say so ourselves.