We haven’t been ev­ery­where

Go! Camp & Drive - - ED’S LETTER - EDI­TOR schalk.jonker@me­dia24.com

Iwas in Jo­han­nes­burg re­cently to meet with clients, and be­sides all the promis­ing con­ver­sa­tions about ex­cit­ing new projects for the mag­a­zine, there were three things run­ning through my mind on the flight back to Cape Town.

The first was the sheer plea­sure of be­ing able to shower for more than 30 sec­onds. I have to ad­mit, I was very tempted to wrap my phone in the ho­tel’s shower cap and check my Face­book while the water washed over me, but I think the drought in the West­ern Cape and ac­com­pa­ny­ing restrictions have changed us as peo­ple.

I don’t think we will ever be as waste­ful with water as we were in the past. I felt guilty for show­er­ing for longer than two min­utes and in­stead closed the taps.

The sec­ond thing that struck me is the fact that I ap­par­ently re­mind peo­ple of Afrikaans singer Jo Black. I don’t have much to say about that ex­cept that you def­i­nitely do not want me be­hind a mi­cro­phone. At school I could still carry a tune, but those days are long gone. Also, my beard is greyer and shorter than his. Thirdly, some­one asked me about the work we do at go! Drive & Camp. He was un­der the im­pres­sion that we’ve camped ev­ery­where with ev­ery­thing. And you’d be ex­cused for think­ing that, con­sid­er­ing how long we, and the ti­tles be­fore us, have ex­isted. But that is def­i­nitely not the case.

We’ve camped with more than 100 ve­hi­cles of ev­ery colour and shape imag­in­able, and we’ve ham­mered our tent pegs into ev­ery cor­ner of our coun­try (and in some neigh­bour­ing coun­tries). But we haven’t been ev­ery­where.

That’s why we get so ex­cited when we come across three new camp­sites we can visit (like Kyle did on page 50), or when a brand-new car­a­van man­u­fac­turer launches its first model (Leon tells us more on page 16), or when we’re one of the first peo­ple to drive a new bakkie (like Cyril on page 28).

So re­mem­ber to let us know about those camp­ing and 4x4 des­ti­na­tions we haven’t vis­ited and the ve­hi­cles and car­a­vans we don’t know about.

Safe trav­els!

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