The last hoorah… for now! In this last episode of the current series we head to the Forever Waterfall Safari Lodge next to Loskop Dam, where we tackle a tough 4×4 trail. We also reveal the 33-inch Toyota Fortuner, our Africanised Subaru XV and we get three Joe Soaps to drive the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon […]
To choose, or not to choose… that is the question! In this episode of THAT 4×4 SHOW we take a look at some classic and modern 4x4s that are easier on the pocket than a brand new 4×4. The list includes three generations of Toyota Hilux bakkies (because they are rather popular, after all), a Suzuki […]
The Beast has landed… all 240 kilowatts of suped-up V6, more locking parts than Alcatraz, 35-inch Mickey Thompson muds, the ability to house two people for a weekend away, and absolutely go-anywhere-anytime capability. It’s our Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, built in partnership with The 4WD Truckin’ Company, and it is… amazing. This week we give it […]
David versus… David? Yes sirree! In this episode of THAT 4×4 SHOW a small Daihatsu Terios takes on a small Suzuki Jimny, in a (kind of) budget special. But this Terios and Jimny are no run-of-the-mill, pocket-sized 4x4s – they both feature numerous upgrades. We put them to the test at the Thaba Nkwe Game […]
Going soft, anyone? In this episode presenter Bernie Williams “takes one for the team” when he drives two 4x4s in places where you normally won’t find these 4x4s. It’s the flashy Mercedes-Benz GLA220 CDI 4Matic and BMW’s latest X3 3.0d – and we drive them where no GLA or X3 have ever been driven before! We […]
Lights, camera… 4×4 competition! In this episode, presenter Tumelo Maketekete enrols the help of Sakkie Coetzee, one of SA’s most enigmatic 4×4 personalities, to help him “win” a round of the Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge. And because second place is for the first loser, the pressure is on! We also visit At-se-Gat 4×4 trail near Brits […]
A big Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen with a 35-inch Arctic Truck conversion tackles a very tough 4×4 trail in Limpopo to check if it’s really, really worth almost R1,3-million. And then the Benz also takes on a massive Panzer KF47 armoured 4×4 at Rhino Park, east of Pretoria, in a cross-country 4×4 challenge. Also on the menu […]
How far can you, my China? In this episode, Oom Bernie sends Mr T all the way to Makgadikgadi pans in Botswana, in a Chinese Foton Tunland 4×4. Will Tumelo make it to Kubu Island in the Oriental lorry? And will he then be able to reach the even more remote Kukonye island? We drive […]
Tumelo Maketekete heads to the Northern Cape where he gets up close and personal with a Klipspringer Roro camper – a house on wheels that lives on the “bak” of a bakkie. And it has another party trick… when you want to use your bakkie to explore the area, you can simply leave your camper/house/holiday […]
Two Toyota Land Cruisers, an angry desert elephant, and some elusive desert lions… in this episode of THAT 4×4 SHOW, Bernie Williams heads to Namibia in a new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado to try and locate the legendary Dr Flip Stander, probably the world’s leading lion researcher. The plan was to first find Doc Stander in […]
On That 4×4 Show Episode 3: Bernie sends Mr T on a 2500km adventure drive on mostly back roads, from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean… in a Subaru XV. Will the crossover 4×4 make it? We also visit the Levuvuh 4×4 trail, go big in a 35-inch Mercedes Gelandewagen, take a standard Toyota Prado […]
Caught between a rock and a… Toyota Fortuner, towing a Jurgens Xplorer caravan? In episode 2, we take a standard Fortuner and Xplorer off-road caravan so far off the beaten track in Lesotho the rig may never come back to the RSA again. A supercharged Toyota Land Cruiser goes sand blasting and we try to […]
On 7 March the 4WD Club of SA’s Base 4 track, near Hartbeespoort Dam, was buzzing. The event was the annual Reach for a Dream 4x4 Day.
Sand blasting… in a Nissan Pathfinder? Diesel? Yes sirree! During a recent visit to the Mother City we joined the Jeep Club of SA at the Atlantis Dunes for some sand blasting action. Find out how the 140 kW Nissan fared.
Trip report for the Letele Pass attempt by members of the 4x4community forum.