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Clash of the ’cabs

They count among the bestselling vehicles in the country, and their popularity is still growing. Ferdi de Vos, with some expert assistance, pitted seven double cabs against each other to find the best leisure bakkie for your next road trip.   The trend started nearly four decades ago in 1979 when Toyota included

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Clear Vision

Clear vision remains a prerequisite for any driver. Paul van Gass took an eye test and donned a pair of Zeiss Drivesafe glasses to test the EyeSight system of Subaru, recently introduced in the new XV.   For any road trip there are two crucial requirements: A safe and reliable vehicle, and

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A Flask-full of Reality

Hear the words road trip and the image of two SoCal girls cruising down Route 66 in an '80s Mustang convertible wearing bikini tops and denims so short they are more like jean panties is unavoidable. Almost certainly the girl riding shotgun has her hands raised well above her head, fingertips

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The Gentle German

BMW Motorcycle Road Trip   There is nothing like the sound of a powerful BMW motorcycle roaring along the open road. It is an exhilarating feeling, and a great way to encounter the magnificent scenery of our diverse country, as Julie Graham recently experienced.    I have always found the thrill of being on

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Roving the Richtersveld

He likes taking on the long road alone, admits Jim Freeman. While this is not always advisable when tackling difficult terrain, he was fully prepared before setting off to rove the Richterveld in a Landy Discovery.   I have a confession to make: I am a devotee of the road, no matter

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Bella Down Memory Lane

Jurgens AutoVilla Road Trip   Unbridled freedom, an open road, and a tinge of nostalgia – if this sounds appealing to you, then a road trip in a nearly 40-year-old camper van must be at the top of your bucket list, writes Julie Graham.   I have always felt a strong connection to the

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