Expedition trailer manufacturer for global exploration, military, humanitarian & overland enthusiasts. Fully engineered, designed & built in Australia. Go to bruderx.com and check out the amazing videos on these trailers.
The countdown to the SnoMaster Spring Camp-Out Sale has begun! Starting this Friday 17 to 18 September, save up to 40% on selected Camping Gear & Accessories, as well as super cool savings on SnoMaster Scratch & Dent products!
We have something for everyone! Bring your family and friends and put a smile on everyone’s dial.
The SnoMaster Spring Camp-Out Sale is exclusive to the SnoMaster Showroom, 49 Koornhoff Rd, Meadowdale, Germiston. Sale valid while stocks last. COVID-19 protocols observed.
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Your outdoor lifestyle centre and platinum destination dealer for Howling Moon products. Carnival Camping & Caravans is an authorised Caravan and Trailer dealership for Jurgens caravans, Gypsey caravans, Sprite caravans, Sprite Tourer dirt road caravans, Jurgens Safari off road 4x4 caravans, Jurgens luggage trailers and Jurgens Safari off road 4x4 trailers.
We sell new and used Caravans, Trailers, Camping Equipment, Caravan Accessories, Outdoor Gadgets and Gear to suit all your caravan and camping needs. We also service and repair all makes of caravans and trailers.
We are an authorised fitment and repair centre to both Jurgens and Howling Moon. We stock only the best in camping brands and are truly the destination for all things camping.
Here at OPUS we are proud of our invention, proud of our innovation, proud of our development and proud of our continued improvement. OPUS is part of Purple Line. The Purple Line slogan helps you understand exactly what we do here at OPUS. Design… Innovate… Improve. Purple Line have been Designing, innovating and improving within the caravan accessory market for many years, and we are now going to share with you just how that ethos helped in the creation of OPUS.
It all started with a conversation between colleagues over a morning coffee in the Purple Line office, in picturesque rural Suffolk, Constable Country. Jonathan Schofield (Sales Director) and Stuart Barrow (Product Design Manager) stumbled upon a stark realization. The issue with making the best accessories in the caravan market is that it doesn't matter how good they are, people without a caravan don't need them.
So in a country with 60 million people and roughly 30 million cars we are designing, innovating and improving for only 500,000 people, caravanners. That is less than 1% of the population, and thanks to the eloquent and opinionated Jeremy Clarkson that number is not on the rise.
And that was the topic of conversation that morning for Jonathan and Stuart.
They decided that they needed a product, a new invention they could offer to anyone with a car, not just a caravan. We are a nation who LOVES our cars. We are a nation who loves OUR cars. Whether you drive Mini Cooper, A Morris Minor or a Ford Fiesta the chances are you love your car. After all, you chose it. Similarly caravan owners love their caravans. These similarities led to a decision to move away from the standard caravan. They thought that a car was in many ways like a caravan, but more appropriate to a generation that regarded them as not cool.
So once that decision had been made, the time to design and innovate was upon them. The first question to be answered was: What was wrong with a caravan?
So the two of them went away and over the next couple of days put together some initial sketches. The sketches shown below are those original sketches, and I think you will agree, they hit the nail on the head straight away.
And that, my friends, was the conception of OPUS.
All of us are proud of our Off Grid T6 Ranger - To get yours looking like this contact Awie or Hannes on 011 454 5322
Dont miss out on this years Jeep Topless Day - be sure to join in the fun on the 16th of May 2015 - see below for details:
Well done Imperial Group for the rescue of a fantastic brand that SA love to fit) - phone TJM Africa retail 011 454 5322 for prices.
Our new OFFGRID bumper range is a real head turner. All of these fantastic bumpers can be bought and fitted with us at Safari Centre! All bumpers available for Toyota Land cruiser & Hilux, Mitsubishi Triton, Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max as well KB Range.
Contact Meadowdale Safari Centre for Prices - 0114545322
Look LocalTEAM FORD RACING has confirmed that it will enter two South African-built Rangers in the 2014 Dakar in South America.
These Rangers are being prepared by Pietermaritzburg-based Neil Woolridge Motorsport, while logistics will be handled by German-based South Racing.
The driver line-up is also made up of local and international talent. Lucio Alvarez and Ronnie Gaue have been confirmed at the first driver crew. Both men are familiar with the Dakar race, having managed to finish in an impressive fifth place in 2012.
The second Ranger will be crewed by the all-South African team of Chris Visser and navigator Japie Badenhorst. Both are well known in South African motorsport, having won the 2011 South African Cross Country Championship. The pair is currently one of the leading contenders in the 2013 Donaldson South Africa National Cross Country Championship. This will be their first time competing in the Dakar.
“We are extremely proud to be sending these South African-built Rangers to the 2014 Dakar,” says Jeff Nemeth, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa. “Dakar is the ultimate test of man and machine and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to participate with a phenomenal team comprised of local and global expertise.”
Below is a breakdown of the Dakar Rangers’ impressive specification:
Base Vehicle: Ford Ranger 4x4 Double Cab
Engine: Ford Aluminium 5.0L-4V V8 with Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing
Power: 260kW@ 4 500rpm
Torque: 560Nm@ 4 100rpm
Rev limit: 5 500rpm
Fuel consumption: 90 litres/100km in sand and 28 litres/100km on normal roads
Top speed: 170km/h
Mass: 1 975kg
Gearbox: Sadev six-speed sequential; permanent four-wheel-drive
Cabin: Air conditioned
Melvill & Moon seat covers - I just cant see myself using anything else. Try them yourself and you will also be converted.
AFRICAN IVORY TOUR 4X4 WEEKEND
Imperial Toyota Strijdom park and Safari Centre got together and put a 4x4 route to plan for a weekend away to experience the outdoor and the capabilities of a Toyota 4x4 with the purpose of fun in mind . WOW all that can be said by the people that signed up for the weekend.
The weekend started early Friday morning when Mr Leon Kruger his two sons Kyle and Milan accompanied with Marchello De Sousa in his 80 series Toyota Cruiser, Michael Needham, Raymond Chetty and Shaun Cooper in a Fortuner, Philip Evans and Christo Greyvensteyn in a FJ Cruiser, Mitzi Schutte and Letitia Bezuidenhout with their Hilux met with the team Barry, Johan and Andre from Safari Centre in their fully equipped LX Cruiser. It was a sunny warm morning ready to do battle with the mountain, we all meet at the Total Petro Port on the N1 just outside Pretoria for drivers briefing and to receive a two way radio.
Departing from our meeting point we were all in convoy with lights on and harts beating not really knowing what lay ahead of us .We arrive at Mokopane and get informed to refuel and get last minute goodies as this is the last place to get before Sunday .We start up and head past Lebowakgome to the Strydpoort mountains .Yay we off the tarmac and on the dirt a short distance and we get informed over the radios Please engage low range , The mountain is in front of us and it’s the start of our 4x4 experience a small distance and we approach our first river and stop on the side for a picnic lunch and get to chat and get to know each other’s back round .
After packing up back in formation we start the real climb 2nd gear low range teeth rattling rock climbing terrain. The view getting better every meter we climb .On my right we have a straight down fall and to my left a mountain. After a few hours of driving we reach the summit with the sun setting and driving through the long grass ,THIS IS AWESOME I feel like a god and am proud to be South African. We arrive at Mafefe Camp no electricity no cell reception this is the best! Cut off from the outside world just us and our 4x4s. the fire is made and all are sitting around it joking and hearing story’s from our Safari team .We all eat off the braai and head off to sleep with the wind that’s come up and the light rain that’s falling.
Saturday morning arrives wind blowing and pouring with rain we all meet for bacon and eggs, today we head to our second camp 12km away and the whole day to get there. Let the FUN begin. We pull away and already we feel what this mountain has install for us ,we start our decent in the thick mud wheel spinning and vehicles slipping WOW what fun. The challenge hits us; we all get stuck except our friends in the 80 series who fitted mud terrain tyres .With the great help from the safari team and winch we are set free to continue. Our clothes are wet and some of us like Raymond are like boys playing in a new sand pit only difference is it is real mud. With smiles all round we head on forward looking for puddles to splash in.
We inter the Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve up a very steep accent after crossing the Drakensburg range in a most spectacular way we arrive in Makutsi camp and are shown our awesome log cabins a reward for the hard work and battle with nature. After everyone has enjoyed a hot shower we all meet together around a bon fire and tell each other the experiences we had though-out the day, the fun and laughs and the team commitment from everybody.
After a rest full sleep we all meet for the final route to Nelspruit, through the forests and very scenic mountain views. We arrive at the one stop just after Polokwane to grab some lunch and say our goodbyes, A little sad the weekend is over but what an experience and adventure had by all .A very big thank you to Safari Centre and the staff of Imperial Toyota Strijdom park for putting this weekend together and last of all to the customers that joined us you made this weekend a big success.
So ends one adventure but the horizon is filled with many to come.
From the desk of Oom Zulu thank you for the privilege of your company over what was a fantastic weekend of fun, laughter and magnificent countryside.
More pictures will be placed in the gallery.
So the prep is almost complete on the new Toyota Land Cruiser 76 affectionately named Donkey to tackle its first trip in the bush.
Answering the call of the wild is a breeze with the unstoppable 4.2-litre diesel engine. It dishes out a laudable 96 kW at 3800 rpm while offering a stonking 285 Nm of torque from a low 2200 rpm.
Naturally prized more as a tough workhorse, there’s nevertheless a healthy dollop of retro appeal going on here as well. Spec levels are also not purely utilitarian – along with the indestructibility are more than just a few niceties. This model for example gets power steering, tilt and telescopic steering adjustment, air conditioning, electric windows, electric mirrors and a 12V accessory connector. And it also comes with remote central locking.
The list of extras fitted by Safari Centre is exhaustible and i will provide it for all to look at in the next write up so until then I will share a few pictures with all.
One of Limpopo’s best kept secrets.
Mountains, Rain-forests and Breath-taking Scenery on your doorstep!!
Day 2 will be 15 km and 4 hours of pukka low range through a virgin rain forest, crossing clear water streams.
This is pristine nature at its best.
More to follow as we prepare vehicles and crew so keep tuned for the rest to unfold.
Part 2 we will reveal my new vehicle being prepared currently to take over duty from Zulu (much loved and missed Hilux 4x4) but wow wait till all see the new baby who has been already named Donkey by staff and friends.
Donkey, well speed wise on the highway maybe but on the 4x4 trail nothing will come close, however that's a story for later in the week to follow.
The only clue right now is that i am will still be behind the wheel of a Toyota!!
Buyers will be able to choose between a 4,4-litre V8 diesel derivative and a supercharged five-litre petrol model. The non-supercharged version of the petrol model will not be available on the local market. The oil-burner generates 250 kW of power and 700 Nm of torque, while the supercharged petrol version delivers 375 kW of power and 625 Nm of torque.
Range Rovers, however, have always sported burly engines. What makes the latest Range Rover so special is how it handles. Thanks to a world-first all-aluminium monocoque construction, as well as various other weight reductions, the SUV is 420kg lighter than its predecessor, which is obviously an important factor when it comes to handling and performance.
But that’s not the only trick that the new vehicle has up its sleeve. By dramatically reducing the amount of body lean during cornering, its Dynamic Response system transforms vehicle handling and occupant comfort. The latest two channel system is capable of controlling the front and rear axles independently, allowing it to be tuned to deliver increased low-speed agility, along with enhanced control and stability at speed.
The Adaptive Dynamics system, featuring continuously variable dampers, is a standard feature on all new Range Rovers, providing the optimum balance of ride and control by offering infinitely variable damper settings between soft and firm extremes.
The Adaptive Dynamics system monitors vehicle movements at least 500 times a second, reacting to driver or road inputs virtually instantaneously to give greater control and minimize body roll, providing a composed, flat ride. The system will even sense off-road conditions, and optimize damping accordingly.
Land Rover’s Terrain Response system is also back. It works pretty much as it always has, though it now has an “auto” setting. While you can still select the terrain you want, you can also let the system do its own thing, adapting as the terrain changes.
Inside, the Range Rover is as plush as ever. Every surface is covered in leather and soft-touch materials and, overall, finishes are top notch. Most noticeably, though, the interior is now simpler and more minimalist. Around 50% of the previous model’s switches have been removed, creating a cabin that is definitely more elegant.
The latest Range Rover is incredibly impressive. It manages to combine elegance and excellent on-road performance with good off-road ability, something that not many vehicles can do. What 4×4, after all, can do 250 km/h, yet still has low-range gearing and around 300mm of ground clearance. Not many.
"The Choice of 4x4 Professionals"
Safari Centre is the one stop shop for 4x4 professionals and outdoor enthusiasts! They are a national 4x4 accessory retail concern enjoying the support of people who are passionate about 4x4 and off-road driving and their vehicles.
They stock only high quality 4x4 accessories and outdoor equipment and their highly skilled staff fits 4x4 accessories professionally in AA approved workshops countrywide. Theypride themselves on their workshop's level of skill and expertise and the level of quality achieved therein, that they back all workmanship with a 2 year warranty.
Safari Centre has been part of the 4x4 vehicle accessory industry in South Africa for more than 20 years!
Now officially the worlds best Android phone together with the worlds best 4x4 GPS get both for a fantastic partnership and taking you to new and wonderful places.
Combining great form with near-perfect function, the Samsung Galaxy S3 usurps the mighty HTC One X to become the new king of Android so its a must have this Xmas is you don't have it already and the perfect partner to go with the worlds best GPS being the Garmin Montana 650. check out the Galaxy features on www.gsmarena.com & the Garmin Montana 650 for the 4x4 boys & girls is available from www.safaricentre.co.za so have fun with them.
Barry Wilson (Oom Zulu)
My look on life is just reach out and do it all because who knows people and lives may change for the better!