Isuzu recently launched the highly anticipated new D-MAX to market, receiving praise for its transformation from no-frills to one of the most advanced utes in its class with features including larger cabin space and a five star safety rating. To complement the vehicle’s attributes, ARB has developed a range of 4×4 accessories for those wanting to take it to the next level.
South African couple Devlin and Katie Fogg and their two children are embarking on a trip of a lifetime into Africa in 2021. The family will be packing their 4×4 to explore destinations like Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
Mischke Bosse is the quintessential wanderer- a photographer, blogger, digital nomad and free-spirited road tripper on a year-long adventure to explore Southern Africa. Traveling in a 2000 Jeep Cherokee XJ, she shares her life on and off the road, the places she visits and the people she meets along the way.
Having spent more than 20 years in the 4×4 industry both as instructor and overlanding guide, I often get asked what I deem to be the most important or essential items to upgrade on my 4×4. It is like asking “how long is a piece of string” because so many people, so many opinions.
Equipping a standard vehicle for overland travel is as much a case of personal preference as function. An Overlanding pickup or SUV is not just a vehicle, its an all-weather, offroader, off-grid tiny house on wheels ready for adventure.
The weBoost Drive AM100-pro is a powerful, first-of-its-kind wide-band vehicle cell phone signal booster and has just launched in South Africa, designed to provide strong cellular connectivity in cars, trucks, 4×4;s and boats.
We are truly blessed to live in one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world. Spoilt for choice when it comes to getaways. To me the Eastern Cape has always been one of the best tourist destinations but when you mention Eastern Cape, people immediately think of the Wild Coast and its beautiful beaches. There is however more than meets the eye to the Eastern Cape.
Winches are, without a doubt one of the unsung heroes of the Overlanding/off-roading community. These compact powerhouses patiently ‘ride-along’ for thousands of kilometres until they are called upon to recover a stranded vehicle from a dire situation. Winches have saved many an Overlander by purely applying brute force to pull a stuck/bogged vehicle or vehicles free from the grips of mother nature.
Power and battery management systems are an important part of overlanding because they make up your mobile power supply. If you are powering electronics such as GPS units, phones, tablets, light bars, refrigerators, inverters, radios and/or air compressors, it is crucial to be cognizant of the impact all of this can have on your battery.
It is only logical that technology would find its way into the macho world of off-roading. The brand that everyone likes to mock, was for a long time, the leaders when it came to innovation on four-wheel drive vehicles. Land Rover were the first to introduce Traction Control (TRC) and Hill Decent Control (HDC) in the Freelander back in 1998.