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Words and pictures by Kerry Fraser A full, golden moon was resting on the side of the koppie, taking a breather, before it hoisted its heavy, swollen bulk skywards once more. It seemed almost close enough to reach out and touch, as it backlit the three red hartebeest steadily approaching the waterhole. There was just the snap and crackle from fireplaces, and no other light apart from that shed from the heavens. The moon illuminated the contours of the landscape and each campsite in the darkness, their fires burning in the half-light, and the stars sputtering slightly in the shine.…

The final showdown The 2012 Bridgestone 4×4 Fundi Challenge final was recently held on Die Oewer farm, thirty kilometres from Bloemfontein. And, as usual, it was an exciting affair – with the fight for top honours going down to the wire. The 30 top competitors travelled to Die Oewer for the final. Who would leave the Free State with the coveted Bridgestone Fundi trophy on the rear seat after five rounds of competition? Twelve obstacles stood between the competitors and the podium. Leading the points department were Adriaan Aucamp and Gerrit van Wyk in a classic Range Rover V8. But…

Words by Ian Palmer. Pictures by various. Building a bridge In March this year, the 4×4 MegaWorld Club visited Mozambique, staying at the soon-to-be-opened Nghunghwa Lodge near Bilene – a trip covered in the June issue of SA4x4. During one of the off-road trips tackled during our stay, the convoy of 4x4s crossed a remote rural bridge which disintegrated as we crossed. Returning via the same bridge turned into quite an adventure, but we eventually managed; deciding there and then that we’d have to return to Mozambique to rebuild the bridge. Shortly after our return to Gauteng, we set plans…

Words by Patrick Cruywagen Pictures by Patrick Cruywagen and Alison Cole The Zambian town of Livingstone experienced an unexpected boom in the 90s as a result of the political troubles in neighbouring Zimbabwe. With tourists avoiding Zim, places like Livingstone were only too happy to roll out the welcome mat. Sure, the fuel is pricey around here, but the town is a good base from which to visit the Victoria Falls. This article isn’t about where to bungee or to go rafting, this is a guide to the town of Livingstone – a list of places you might find useful…

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