A selection of great gear for rough and tough campers or city slickers who need their creature comforts. Here are just a few of our favourites…
On the Trail
The Jurgens Safari XT140 4×4 off-road trailer is built to handle various challenging terrains and offers a massive payload of 780kg, enough for the longest camping trip into the bundu. Features include dual 32ℓ water tanks with two external taps and external filling hatches, a roof rack, spare wheel and room for an 80ℓ fridge. It has a useful ground clearance of 355mm while the run-in brake increases safety and towing performance.
Flatdog is a mobile table top that can follow you anywhere. Versatile and adjustable, it needs little space and is easy to set up and dismantle. Flatdog measures 40cm in diameter and offers two bases with three height options – one base for soft ground and the other for hard ground. Only available from Cape Town design specialists, Ant and Robin West, for R389, the Flat Dog can be delivered to your nearest post office, anywhere in SA, for an extra R46.
The Coghlan’s Camp Stove Toaster toasts up to four slices at a time perched your gas camping stove. With durable steel construction and coated wires that fold flat for easy packing and won’t rust, this is
a nifty little gadget.
Keep food and drinks cold for nearly a week in the Coleman 58 Quart Xtreme 6-Day Cooler. Special insulation keeps the cooler box cold in temperatures up to 32˚C and there’s enough space to hold 75 cans. Its hinged lid with four cup holders functions as a handy sidetable. The two-way handles make carrying easier. At the end of your camping trip, just open up the rust-proof, leak-resistant drain. The tilted channel does all the work for you.
No more looking for candles or struggling with torches and flat batteries. The Solar Buddy provides simple, inexpensive solar-powered lighting. All you need to do is charge it in the sun for a full eight hours for nine hours of light. This splash-proof, virtually indestructible lantern has a lithium-ion battery (the same battery technology used in cellphones and tablets) with a five-year life expectancy. Full charge will hold for six months. You can also emergency charge it with a Nokia cellphone charger (three hours).