Rad Rigs

A true Kanniedood

The Toyota FJ Cruiser is known to be an absolute beast – one with impressive off-road prowess and a decent amount of power on tap, thanks to its proven 4.0 V6 engine. While many regard it as nothing more than a weekend warrior or a toy, FLIP and MARIANNE SNYDERS see their FJ as the tool with which they can escape from the mundane and experience the spectacular.

The last Samurai

Suzuki Jimny has gained a cult following in recent years. It’s known as a pocket-sized off-roader with capability similar to that of the hardebaarde on the 4×4 trails and overlanding adventures. The genesis of the Jimny is the humble Samurai – the so-called OG (original). As with most classics, LIAM O’CONNELL prefers the original over the remix. He pays homage to his four-wheel partner.

Not just a car

For most people, a car can be just a tool or a form of transport, but as BOET BOTES explains, for him it’s the living embodiment of his passion for overlanding.

They don’t make ‘em like they used to!

No one can deny Toyota’s reputation for exceptional reliability. Grahame McLeod’s 1989 Toyota Hilux is a shining example of what a vehicle can be capable of if you take proper care of your four-wheel partner.

The Ultimate Adventure – ready ride

For SIMON STEADMAN from Ultimate Adventures, his vehicle is much more than just a car. It’s his home away from home. It’s the thing he needs to run his business successfully. It’s his partner, through thick and thin. As such, it needs to suit his needs perfectly. He shares his journey with his touring Hilux.

The Outdoor ready P-Serries

Kitting your vehicle out for your first adventure is always a daunting task. Where do you start, what do you need? Well, Hatfield Motor Group just made it a little bit easier with the introduction of the new GWM P-Series Outdoor. ANTON WILLEMSE SNR checks it out.

The family companion

Most people don’t understand us overlanding types. We prefer dusty campsites over five-star hotels, hard gravel roads over tar and long driving hours over a short flight. We name our cars and love and treasure them. The Oberholster family from Jeffrey’s Bay is no different.

Dust & Diesel

Neil and Tineke’s Amarok has been their partner in crime for many trips, varying from short getaways to more extended travels, covering up to 6 000km over two weeks and through some of the most rugged terrain South Africa and Namibia has on offer.

Test all limits in the Nissan Navara