FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT
I have a question. Obviously adventure, travel and the spirit of the great outdoors is in your blood. Why else would you be reading Land Rover AFRICA? I am curious to hear from you, our esteemed readers, to find out if your motoring interests lie a little deeper, though. For those two-car families, what would your ideal second ( platkar!) car be? Would it be another Land Rover, a Jaguar or a small, fuel-efficient city runabout, to help offset the fuel bill of your next overland grand adventure in your Defender? While you are at it, why not let us know a little more about your interests? We’d love to know if you are an avid photographer, fisherman, hunter or cyclist. And if you have photographs from your last adventure, we’d love to see those too. The Land Rover (unofficial) ‘One Life Live It’ stories from our readers are what we’re keen to tell in future issues. If you’ve done something inspiring, travelled to or in a beautiful location or participated in an event, and you are proud to share this with us – even possibly feature in a future story – please drop firstname.lastname@example.org a line with your details? Our editor or features folk will be in touch for a chat to hear more about your story. Don’t hold back. If, on your travels, you’ve seen something that really made you angry or even sad, let us know too? We’d especially like to keep tabs on our readers observations around climate change issues. We hope you enjoy this issue of Land Rover AFRICA magazine as much as we enjoyed writing, researching and putting it all together for you. Safe travels and don’t forget the Landy wave to fellow Land Rover drivers while you’re out there!
Andrew Mark chairman
The start of the New Year is, at best, an illusion of new beginnings and clean slates – to do things differently and with more purpose. It’s also a challenging time of year for most of us who return from holiday and fly straight into an overfull schedule. Talking to friends and colleagues, the word ‘hectic’ keeps coming up, which I find a little troubling. Our first issue of the year is a call to take a breather and remember what we are doing and why. You won’t find any New Year’s resolutions, but you will encounter many different getaway ideas, adventure and lifestyle activities that’ll allow you to step back, savour the beauty of the world around you – without getting consumed by it. Often, we don’t have time to consider all the underlying stuff that gives our life meaning. But we can choose it. Even in the ‘hectic’ spells, and maybe especially then, when we are making so many important decisions, it’s equally important to consider what’s really important in your life. The ideal New Year resolution list should include: things like travelling and doing things that scare you. I’m sure you’ll find a plethora of good ideas in this issue. All the best for 2017!
Anton Pretorius editor