Anton Willemse

Gladiators, Are you ready? Vehicle Review Jeep Gladiator.

In a market flooded with SUVs and bakkies, buyers are spoilt for choice, particularly in terms of double-cab offerings. However, one brand has been conspicuously missing… until now that is. Almost three decades after the Comanche was discontinued, Jeep re-entered the bakkie fray with the introduction of the Gladiator. Anton Willemse Snr attended the local launch and reveals all.

Redo your caboose!

Have ever looked at the tailgate of your Toyota Land Cruiser 100 or 200 and regretted all that wasted space inside it? Wouldn’t it be great if that space was usable? It is hollow, after all, so just imagine what you could store in there!

The Corolla way to draw a giant rhino

Inspired by Toyota South Africa’s Corolla Cross advert featuring a father and son duo drawing a giraffe on back country roads, Anton Willemse Snr headed out to Mapesu Game Reserve in Limpopo with a mission in mind: to draw a rhino in the bush.

Boom box of power!

Loadshedding was the last thing I thought I would ever mention in an article on any of our platforms, but it has become a reality for us in South Africa. From an overlanding perspective, though, the many products developed as a countermeasure to loadshedding have brought ample new options to ensure power while out in the bundu.

It’s a pan party

When Anton Willemse Snr heard about the OppiPanne music festival in Botswana he was intrigued. What was it? How would it work? Would it be a success? With more questions than answers, he decided to head across the border to find out for himself. What an extraordinary experience it turned out to be!

Like a hot knife through butter

With the strides made in the development of Lithium batteries, just about everything is going cordless and battery powered nowadays. This means that the choices

Suitable options for everyone!

Camping trailers are a dime a dozen these days and it can be very difficult to distinguish between the various models that are available. The products from Outdoor Campers are at the forefront of the market, and with good reason. Anton Willemse Snr got up close and personal with the Metalian range.

My pet peeve with OEM shocks

Have I told you how pitiful I find stock standard suspension – as it comes off the showroom floor – to be? Yes of course

Now That’s a nice rack!

Choosing the right rack for Bob, our Land Cruiser 100, took some serious homework. Anton Willemse Snr, our publisher, explains why we chose Big Country 4×4 for the job.