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The Lone Ranger

Perennially passed over and largely underrated, the revised Mazda BT-50 hopes to claw back ground in the double-cab sector. Ray Leathern took to the rugged Cederberg Wilderness to assess its chances.   click to read more online

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In search of Gold

Was gold only discovered in South Africa in 1886? Well, perhaps in large enough quantities to be economically extracted. But, it seems gold was already founded here a thousand years ago … Ferdi de Vos went on a trip of Discovery to Mapungubwe, South Africa’s lost city of gold.   click here

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King of the Hills

From Cape Town to an unlikely hill in Knysna that once a year comes to life with petrol-head merriment, Ray Leathern took Jaguar’s first SUV to challenge the daunting Seven Passes road.   The mostly gravel route in question runs parallel with that ponderously slow stretch of N2 between George and Knysna; weaving

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Under African Skies

The Mzansi homecoming of the Sporty Tucson   In early memory Mission music Was ringing 'round my nursery door I said take this child, Lord From Tucson Arizona Give her the wings to fly through harmony And she won't bother you no more -Paul Simon (Under African Skies on the 1986 album Graceland)   There once was a girl from Tucson, Arizona,

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Diamond in the Rough

Toyota C-HR on the Diamond Route   To celebrate the discovery of diamonds in South Africa 150 years ago, Ferdi de Vos undertook a journey on the byways of the Diamond Route of the country. His road trip companion? Toyota’s new C-HR crossover with its diamond-inspired design.   On the banks of the Orange

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