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.
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.