After a COVID enforced break in 2020, the Defender Trophy is back! This year the 5-day event moved from Camp David in Ofcolaco through the Letaba Reserve, up into the magnificent Makuya game reserve and ending at Awelani Lodge just outside Pafuri Gate. From vehicles breaking down before the trip started (fixed with the help […]
In 2019 the Defender Trophy Cape took place in Addo Elephant Park near Port Elizabeth. Amazing scenery, wild game and rough trails are on the cards for all the teams.
Sani Pass… All electric Jeep Grand Cherokee… would it be possible? We find out. We also feature an update on our orange Disco 1 V8 & take a look back at the season.
The Johannesburg International Motor Show is the focus of this weeks show. We find out what is new in the 4×4 market and look back to find the roots of some of the icons of 4×4 motoring. We also investigate departure angles and how it relates to towbars and aftermarket bumpers and visit Atlantis Dunes […]
We drive 3 SUV’s to see if they can save you money… one small and inexpensive, one middle of the road and one that is not so inexpensive but should save you cash at the pumps. Also featured is a monster V8 Prado from Cape Town & we visit a family oriented trail.
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 […]
Mercedes’ latest Gelandewagen Professional is still a fairly rough and ready 4×4, without many of the extras we have come to expect on modern vehicles. In this episode we drive one to find out how it compares with one of the earliest models, we also drive a trail in Botswana, Bernie demonstrates engine braking on […]
We take the Jeep Sahara short wheel base for a drive and compare it with the Rubicon in an off road test. Bernie demonstrates the benifits of deflating your tyres and shows when to use your diff-lock. “Icarus”, a maxed out Defender specifically for overlanding is featured along with the De Wildt 4×4 Game Park […]
Mitsubishi’s updated Pajero Sport is in this weeks spotlight, we find out if the new 2.5 litre engine is as good as the old 3.2 litre. We also show you how to perform a stall start, an important technique to master in case of failed hillclimbs, our Disco get a new coat of paint and […]
This week Hannes relives some rally moments in the new Jeep SRT and Bernie has a useful tip on keeping the accelerator steady over bumpy ground. Arctic Truck’s Pathfinder upgrade is taken on a real world test and we drive Serendipity 4×4 Trail, situated near Mookgopong. Our Terios Project car nears completion with the addition […]
We compare the Land Rover Defender 110 with the Toyota Land Cruiser V6, both in Double Cab configuration and we find out what happens to your fuel consumption at different tyre pressures. Our trail review takes a look at Hennops Off Road Trail near Hartbeespoort and our Daihatsu Terios starts it’s journey of transformation. Bernie […]
Leeuwenkloof near Hartbeespoort is the venue for the Land Rover round of this year’s Bridgestone 4×4 Club Challenge. They introduced a variation on the scoring method and created some truly unique obstacles to challenge the competitors. Check out the action…
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.
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.