February 2021 issue now on sale!

Posted on 19 January 2021

Adventure trails for treads and takkies, desert conservation, forest fantasies and more.

We ride some of SA’s top MTB trails and tag along with Lauren and 13 other riders while they cycle the Fish River Trail in the Karoo. We ride into northern Namibia where Anton pays tribute to a remarkable couple (who helped preserve this region) highlighting some of his most memorable moments on the trip. Remember the book Fiela se kind? Let’s hop into Jess’ Hyundai i20 and go on a road trip to retrace the 19th century footsteps of Fiela’s child, and while we’re near the coast, Jacques insists we swap hiking boots for hardcore takkies to tackle the Otter Trail – at pace.

Tour De Karoo

14 riders explore the contours of the Karoo on bicycles and put their legs to the test. If you thought the Karoo was a large flat landscape, you’ll know you’re wrong after this read.

Eden by another name

The long walks and off-the-beaten-track drives in Koakoland with Margie and Garth led to this tribute to the couple. Anton expounds on the legacy of these renowned Namibian conservationists.

Following Fiela se kind

We follow Fiela’s child’s footsteps from the Langkloof into the forest where yellowwood trees tower over our heads and history abounds.


February 2021




80 Following Fiela se Kind

From the Langkloof to Knysna


98 Namibia’s Kaokoland

A conservation journey remembered




68 Karoo mountain biking

Five routes that prove it isn’t flat


88 The Otter Extreme

Do it in a day on the annual trail race




3 The Editor

Adventure Nation


6 Contributors

They bring you the adventures

8 The Big Picture

Gaining momentum


10 Wow Factors & News

Bicycle history; what’s on and what’s not


12 Reader’s Mail and Gallery

Your winning words and pictures


32 Food

Fyn flavours from the nature’s gardens


36 The Thread

Ghosts and devils in Tasmania


38 Wheels

The new Landy Defender delivers to rural communities


54 Gear

What you get with a lifetime guarantee


58 Feathery Friends

Kingfishing on the Wild Coast


121 Where Next

Zim road tripping, Jozini tiger fishing


122 Last Look

A final birds-eye view




18 Book it

Much to do in Pilansberg


26 Great Escape

Saddle up for these top MTB trails




44 Portfolio

A masterful aerial perspective on Africa


62 Getaway Gallery

Unbelievable captures by our latest finalists

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