Any­thing but quiet

Go! Camp & Drive - - ED’S LETTER - EDI­TOR [email protected]­

Here we are in the last quar­ter of the year, and I’m sure you’ve al­ready made your plans for the De­cem­ber hol­i­day. Of course, there are still quite a few things that need to hap­pen be­fore you can pack the car, hitch your wagon and hit the road. But it’s so close you can al­most taste it…

Here at go! Drive & Camp, though, things are any­thing but chilled. With­out ap­ply­ing for the job, Kyle was ap­pointed our un­of­fi­cial Mid­dle East­ern cor­re­spon­dent – he had to travel to Jor­dan this month where he was one of the first to get be­hind the wheel of the new Hyundai Santa Fe.

He re­turned with a few good im­pres­sions and a flu like he’s never had be­fore. That’ll teach him to com­plain about our win­ter weather.

Leon hitched a car­a­van, headed to the Ceder­berg and vis­ited two camp­sites on both sides of Clanwilliam, while Evan trav­elled all the way to the North­ern Cape to go play on the Go­era Pan along with some colour­ful char­ac­ters from the Nis­san Pa­trol Fo­rum.

Cyril, in turn, suc­ceeded in get­ting stuck in sand with the new Volk­swa­gen Touareg. He claims it’s the car’s fault and not his. In be­tween he also took the reins on our stand-alone mag­a­zine Roetes Wat Roep 2018. We sent it to print a week be­fore this is­sue and it’s al­ready on shelf, wait­ing for you.

The team put to­gether a guide with 40 trails across South Africa and in our neigh­bour­ing coun­tries where you can go and play with your off-roader. That in­cludes ev­ery­thing from sin­gle-day des­ti­na­tions to week-long trips, and the ad­di­tional info was checked and rechecked to en­sure that GPS co­or­di­nates, places to stay, con­tact num­bers, maps, trail de­scrip­tions and ad­vice are all up to date.

Roetes Wat Roep 2018 is just the thing to keep close while you’re plan­ning your fu­ture ad­ven­tures.

In the mean­time let me know where you’re head­ing this De­cem­ber hol­i­day and re­mem­ber to take pho­tos and send it to us.

Safe trav­els!

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