This magazine is dedicated to all the off-road novices out there, who don’t want to go bundu-bashing, but rather enjoy a day trip away from the rat race. Together we will explore the country roads of the Western Cape, when “time” allows. We will also share our experience with you, especially the story about the Jimny bumper, and give you some tips and tricks we have learned as novices.
And by that I am by no means proclaiming to be a seasoned 4×4 guru. So if you do get stuck in the mud driving where we did, don’t blame us. Blame the salesperson who told you the vehicle can go anywhere.
Meet our oxen
Thabo Mbaki – 2007 Ford Ranger 2,5 liter Supercab 4×4 diesel with diff-lock. Drive train and suspension is standard save for the YELLOW Monroe shocks. Tires fitted are Goodyear Wrangler, 245/70/15’s. Current mileage is 150 000km.
Bosvarkie – 2008 Suzuki Jimny 1,3 liter VVT Petrol with low range and 4×4. No diff-lock. Standard drive train and suspension. Goodyear Wrangler tires fitted. 205/70/15’s. Replacement bumper fitted. (real picture coming soon).