Archive for the 4×4 Category

Giniel leads Dakar assault

Posted in 4x4, South Africa, Sport on December 14, 2010 by ribshackred

A band of South Africans who cut their off-road racing teeth in the local championship will be looking for more glory on the Dakar Rally from January 1-16.

Leading the South African charge will be former winner Giniel de Villiers who again teams up with German co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz in a factory-entered VW Racing Touareg.

De Villiers, a former South African touring car and off-road champion, made history when he became the first South African to win one of motorsport’s classic events in 2009.

De Villiers is joined in the VW works team by another South African champion, Ralph Pitchford, who will again link up with American driver Mark Miller. Pitchford and the American will be looking for their third podium finish in a row.

South African off-road legend Alfie Cox, who won national off-road championships on two and four wheels, will also continue his love affair with the Dakar Rally. Cox and German co-driver Jürgen Schröder will again campaign a Nissan Navara built in South Africa.

Best of luck to all the South Africans participating in this gruelling race

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The best 4×4 trails in SA?

Posted in 4x4, Men, South Africa on August 11, 2010 by ribshackred

South Africa is one of the best places in the world to experience the wilderness and to do adventurous 4×4 trails.

There has been a lot of  debates at campfires among the SA  4×4 community about the best 4×4 trails in the country.

There are a number of great 4X4 trails in South Africa that are not to be missed. One of note is the Marakele 4×4 Eco Trail, located within Marakele National Park. This is a three day, two night trip that requires existing 4X4 skill and experience due to it’s challenging nature. Anyone who has explored this trail will tell you that it is worth it! The trail is renowned for its beauty and will be a joy for any lover of the bush to explore.

The Boegoeberg Trail is, many claim, one of the best 4X4 trails in South Africa. It boasts spectacular panoramic views, a stone house two and a half kilometers from the base, and a campsite. Routes average a 4 grading. Luxurious facilities are also available.

What’s your call? Do you have a favourite 4×4 trail?


Massive dune with 4×4

Posted in 4x4, Men on August 6, 2010 by ribshackred


Check out this massive dune.

With what 4×4 will you take on this dune?