In this episode we test the latest Forester from Subaru, which sports a CVT gearbox. We also test the “As slow as possible, as fast as necessary” principle and take a look at some factors to consider in choosing aftermarket accessories for your 4×4. Then we head to Namibia with Conqueror on a dune trip […]
It’s bakkie vs bakkie in this week’s show. The recently launched Isuzu KB is up against the Mitsubishi Triton, also recently uprated with a new 2.5 litre diesel engine. We also feature the Groenkloof trail in Pretoria and show you how to deal with oversteer and understeer on a gravel road. We also drive a […]
The theme this week is sand… We show you how to drive through it, feature the 4x4Community River Trip and test whether you really need a 4×4 to drive in it. We take the GWM H5 for a drive to find out if it will make the grade considering the low price and we compare […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
That 4×4 Show is back! The second series kicks off with an adventure in our customised Land Rover Discovery 1 V8, as our presenters attempt to drive over some large mountains. We also put our latest project vehicle, a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon V6, through some, well, highly scientific tests. Then we head to Pretoria-East and […]
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.
Trip report for the Letele Pass attempt by members of the 4x4community forum.
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.