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Correct use of anti-freeze critical to prevent vehicle damage Correct use of anti-freeze critical to prevent vehicle damage

With temperatures plummeting across the country, many people may be considering using an antifreeze or coolant product...

4 must-read tips to keeping your tyres in shape 4 must-read tips to keeping your tyres in shape

Here are some tyre safety basics to look out for, thanks to Tiger Wheel & Tyre ...

Ultimate 4x4 Trails & Adventures in South Africa Ultimate 4x4 Trails & Adventures in South Africa

S.A.'s vast landscapes are an explorer's paradise, but reaching beautiful spots often requires an off-road vehicle...

Mafunyane 4x4 Adventure - Kruger camping in the wild Mafunyane 4x4 Adventure - Kruger camping in the wild

Enjoy the sounds and sightings at this rustic picnic spot while your picnic fire blazes, then wander off to the lookout deck...

Affordable solutions for losing your car keys Affordable solutions for losing your car keys

There are many of us that are savvy enough to have a spare key handy, but what if you are away on holiday and the spare keys are..

Cars Cars

The local Motors Strati Roadster is the world's first 3D-Printed vehicle. Somewhat surprisingly, its also a blast to drive...

Exploring 3rd Party, Fire and Theft car insurance Exploring 3rd Party, Fire and Theft car insurance

When parking my car in a crowded parking lot, a habit of mine is to try and find a space next to an old beaten up car rather ...

C-Class and S-Class are the best cars C-Class and S-Class are the best cars

Stuttgart - The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the best medium-size car, whilst the innovative S-Class is the best car in the luxury...

Wheels Wheels

What in the name of Henry Ford is that? It's the Polaris Slingshot, and it's street-legal...

Ford Claims Top Awards In Annual CAR Top 12 Best Buys Ford Claims Top Awards In Annual CAR Top 12 Best Buys

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) earned numerous category wins and runner-up spots in the prestigious annual CAR...

Volkswagen Group Chooses TomTom Traffic Volkswagen Group Chooses TomTom Traffic

TomTom (TOM2) has announced a multi-year agreement with Volkswagen Group, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers...

Wheels - The popular mechanics car awards Wheels - The popular mechanics car awards

Every year, our colleagues in the USA sit down to select their favourites from among the year's new sheet metal and rubber...

Vespa restoration and repairs Vespa restoration and repairs

Vespa scooters are known to be inexpensive and reliable and for this reason are very popular among riders and collectors...

Running on Empty Running on Empty

'Tinkerer' converts his Jeep Grand Cherokee to electric power and reaps the rewards. The commute can be a killer – for your ...

Taste adventure - 2014/2015 Taste adventure - 2014/2015

Plan your safari for 2014 and 2015 now. Take a look at these great trips from our trusted tour guides for a bushveld experience...

Exploring the Wild Coast Exploring the Wild Coast

Two of my favourite things in the world are motorbikes and the Wild Coast, a 250 km stretch of virtually unspoiled coastline on...

The joys of adventure riding - Rhodes via Lesotho The joys of adventure riding - Rhodes via Lesotho

I am slowly managing to convert my family to the joys of adventure riding, and my latest victim was my brother-in-law, Russell ...

Diary of a rough rider Diary of a rough rider

“Here's the deal: I'm going to Swakopmund, I'm going by bike. Who's coming?” Thus our bike tour of Kalahari country and Namibia...

5 Passes Run 5 Passes Run

The Western Cape is blessed with many historic and interesting mountain passes. Mike Copeland tackles five of them, in a day, ...

The Art of Flight - Rally Finland The Art of Flight - Rally Finland

It's one thing to watch the highlights package, but there's something in the air at Rally Finland that makes it extra special ...

Go big or go  MANIAC! Go big or go MANIAC!

Mark Esterhuizen, a self-confessed 4x4 junkie, has been working in the 4x4 industry for more than a decade. He started of with ...

Back on the Road Back on the Road

Thanks to ingenious customisations, being disabled doesn't mean you can't drive a car.

Can the CPA be your enemy? Can the CPA be your enemy?

The Consumer Protection Act may have been written with good intentions - it gives consumers in SA more rights than those almost. .

Vinzenz Grünvogel and the astonishing jerry can Vinzenz Grünvogel and the astonishing jerry can

Have you ever heard of Vinzenz Grünvogel? Probably not, which is a shame, because he really deserves some recognition.

Top 5 Bizarre Ambulances Top 5 Bizarre Ambulances

Whether it's attending to a broken leg in the Russian wilderness, recovering troops under fire or carrying out an operation at ...

Will it be Stop/Go or Full steam ahead ? Will it be Stop/Go or Full steam ahead ?

Hands up those who remember a road sign that read: Detour Ahead/ OmpadVoor. We pose the question because, in going about our ...

Trouble brewing in paradise Trouble brewing in paradise

Motorsport enthusiasts, in particular, will remember "the good old days" in Mozambique in the sixties and early seventies. The ...

It It's a Wrap

Giving your vehicle a new look has never been easier - think of it as a temporary tattoo for your car ...

Bio fuel blow to fat cat sheiks? Bio fuel blow to fat cat sheiks?

One of the more interesting aspects of life on this planet is the rapid advance of technology that affects everything we do. ...

Under Threat Under Threat

Did you know that your 4x4 is killing polar bears while you drive? Did you know that your 4x4 is the very reason the polar ice ...

New Tracker Video Could Save You From A Hijacking New Tracker Video Could Save You From A Hijacking

Don't want to be car-jacked. New Tracker Video Could Save You From A Hijacking. Watch it here.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Place of Miracles and Wonder iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Place of Miracles and Wonder

The huge iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the far north-east coast is a truly impressive stretch of land, ocean, lakes and rivers ...

Enter the World of Off-road Racing Enter the World of Off-road Racing

In spite of their dirty reputation, off-road racing cars sport some of the cleanest and most high-tech engineering on the planet.

The Greatest Show on Earth The Greatest Show on Earth

It was a marvellous safari in all respects. But to make this kind of magic happen in true travelling circus style, and "wow" ...

Free Spirit Free Spirit

With a Harley-Davidson, the journey becomes the destination. Everyone rushes to and fro, and fast food, high-interest loans ...

Be Prepared! Be Prepared!

Leilani recently enjoyed a two-day women's breakaway with Nissan to learn about anti-hijacking tips, precision driving and ...

Biking Botswana Biking Botswana

The idea of touring a piece of Africa on a motorcycle will get both bikers and non-bikers excited, and has made it on to many a...

Daily dose of adventure Daily dose of adventure

Looking for a small but tough 4x4 camper? Motorhome-World, a South African company, is busy putting the final touches to a ...

A pop-up solution A pop-up solution

How do you transform a Land Cruiser 78 Troopie into the ultimate overland 4x4? Simple, says Andrew St Pierre White, you chop ...

Do try to enjoy your holiday Do try to enjoy your holiday

Don't let the moralising road-safety nannies spoil your hard-earned break. They're always at you, aren't they? Just as you're ...

Extreme Kruger - Lebombo 4X4 Extreme Kruger - Lebombo 4X4

Abandon the guidebook to Kruger and head out in a small convoy onto tracks less travelled along the Lebombo 4x4 Eco-trail, ...

The pros and cons of Kruger and trans border parks The pros and cons of Kruger and trans border parks

Gary and Sandra Hughes love to travel, usually to remote places. But when an opportunity came up to explore the Kruger Park ...

Made for four Made for four

Alu-Cab recently unveiled an innovative camper for double cabs. Not only does it offer accommodation for four people, but it ...

Top 12 Fuel Savers Top 12 Fuel Savers

Money is tight, so how far will R500 get you in SA's most efficient vehicles in our Top 12 Best Buys segments?

A wild ride! Quick taste of Zim in Mitsubishi A wild ride! Quick taste of Zim in Mitsubishi's Pajero Sport

Back in Africa's wildest of days adventurers like Sir David Livingstone had to keep a wary eye out for predators during road- ...

Cape to Cairo - Part 2 Cape to Cairo - Part 2

The last stretch of our journey into the northern parts of Africa was the section we had read most about during our ...

Cape To Cairo - Part 1 Cape To Cairo - Part 1

Cape to Cairo on two 200cc Motomia Motorcycles: South Africa to Uganda.The 'made in China' sticker can be found on more than ...

One-horse Race One-horse Race

Mitsubishi recently released a manual (and cheaper) version of the Pajero Sport, strengthening its assault on the mighty ...

Rands and Sense Rands and Sense

How to stay mobile during tough economic times.

Ten things to look out for in F1. Ten things to look out for in F1.

Here's why 2012 will be a season for the spectators ...

My first Roof of Africa 2011 My first Roof of Africa 2011

Attending the legendary Roof of Africa has always been a dream of mine, so when I got the opportunity to go through to the ...

Cayman Slaughter Cayman Slaughter

The Toyota GT 86 is even more enjoyable than we had hoped.

Weeping willows, bird burrows, historic sorrows and new tomo Weeping willows, bird burrows, historic sorrows and new tomo

Travelling through Mpumalanga on the N11 there is a sudden, tangible change in the air when nearing R543. It's like moving ...

Vegter vir Padregte Vegter vir Padregte

Howard Dembovsky van Justice Project SA is 'n voorvegter vir reg en geregtigheid op ons paaie. Hy huiwer nie om openbare veld ...

Time for an Adventure Time for an Adventure

Yes, we now offer Ladies Only Safaris too! In our next issue we will have an entire year's programme of Bush Babes Safaris to ...

Place in the Mountains Place in the Mountains

It's pretty - wherever you look, you are surrounded by pristine beauty. Green mountains, green plantations, green forests, ...

Baby Boomers Baby Boomers

Manufacturers are scrambling for a larger share in the burgeoning city-car segment We test three of the biggest players.

Budget Beater! Budget Beater!

Leisure Wheels and LA Sport 4WD Megastores' Project Scorpio is finally a done deal, with all the modifications and alterations ...

Cruisin Cruisin' for a bruisin'

"I like it," the man behind the counter at the takeaway shop said as he smiled and gestured at the Toyota FJ Desert Cruiser ...

Time for an Adventure Time for an Adventure

Leisure Wheels 4x4 Safaris is expanding its touring bouquet. While our tried, tested, trusted and very popular tours ...

Our opinion Our opinion

What SA really needs is a national road safety plan ...

Berg Mountain Passes - Riding the dragon Berg Mountain Passes - Riding the dragon

Between Newcastle in the north and Bergville in the south-west, there are no less than 12 spectacular passes that snake along ...

The Getaway off-road Trailer Rally The Getaway off-road Trailer Rally

The Getaway off-road Trailer Rally ...

Focused thrills Focused thrills

As the current Cayman nears the end of the line, Porsche unleashes a potent and exceptionally talented last-hurrah ...

It It's a kinda magic

I promised myself some time ago never to miss out on an opportunity to travel and experience new adventures on a motorcycle ...

Have pistons, will travel Have pistons, will travel

Some people are convinced that, 10 to 15 years from now, we'll all drive plug-in electrics or hybrids. But ...

The forgotten safety feature. The forgotten safety feature.

Sometimes a lack of power is as dangerous as a lack of brakes ...

Show Time Show Time

The Johannesburg International Motor Show runs from 8 to 16 October and promises to be a cracker ...

The two sides of Lewis Hamilton The two sides of Lewis Hamilton

Every now and then a sport will yield a young star whose talents on the field of play are overshadowed by their antics off it ...

Scooters now fastest growing two-wheeler segment Scooters now fastest growing two-wheeler segment

Scooters - the affordable, fun filled form of transport is the fastest growing phenomenon in the automotive industry.

Online racing made (a little more) real Online racing made (a little more) real

It was eagerly anticipated by stalwarts of the CAR Liqui Moly Virtual Le Mans challenge and gamers alike ever since developers ...

To pitch or not to pitch To pitch or not to pitch

It sounds like a betting game. Heads or tails? Roof or dome? It undoubtedly is quite a gamble. Investing in the wrong camping ...

How PG got his groove - Namaqualand 4x4 How PG got his groove - Namaqualand 4x4

Regular Leisure Wheels contributor PG Jonker is a 4x4 fanatic (though he isn't too fond of the tough stuff). He is also a bit ...

The automatic option The automatic option

Entry-level automatic SUVs - Tired of swapping gears manually? Stuck in traffic jams all day long? Is your big-engined SUV or ...

Preparing your vehicle - Equipped for all occasions Preparing your vehicle - Equipped for all occasions

Gearing up for an overland trip? Preparing your vehicle for its first expedition can be a daunting and expensive exercise....

Steel Steel '32

Hot rods represent the pinnacle of Kustom Kulture - an art form not only in looks and finish, but in mechanical ingenuity too...

Power Corrupts Power Corrupts

If its latest rulebook is anything to go by, Formula One is straying further from the cutting edge - and relying on gimmicks to spice up the competition...

Driven round the Benz Driven round the Benz

Motorists are getting ripped-off and nobody seems to care; the big cost of owning a car is not in the purchase price, but hidden away in some obscure clauses demanding...

Trans Africa 2010 – Part 1 Trans Africa 2010 – Part 1

Dave van Graan from Masazane Expeditions recently embarked on a seven-month tour to explore west Africa, the Middle East...

Ben Collins (aka The Stig) Ben Collins (aka The Stig)

The former face of Top Gear's faceless driver on gadgets, games and Clarkson's driving...

The Final 4x4 Frontier - The Kaokoveld The Final 4x4 Frontier - The Kaokoveld

There aren’t many places left in southern Africa that can truly be classified as wild and untouched......