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5 Tips for Long Distance Bus Travel

As a student who attends university 11 hours from home, I spend a lot of time travelling long-distance. And being a student means that I have more time than money, so flying is not an option. Bus transport may be ...

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Vehicle Review: Suzuki Ignis 1.2 GLX

I’ve always been fascinated by the names that vehicle manufacturers bestow on their cars, and test driving fiery new Suzuki Ignis, this SUV certainly lives up to its chosen epithet. By Des Langkilde. The meaning of the Latin noun Ignis ...

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Vehicle Review: Mazda3 Astina 2.0 Auto

As a motorist, there’s nothing more comforting than knowing that you’re safely ensconced in a car that takes passenger safety seriously. Especially when that car is as good looking as the new-look Mazda3 2.0 Astina Plus Auto! And we had ...

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The Awesome Mazda CX-5 Akera AWD Auto

With kerb appeal to satisfy even the most sophisticated of motorists, one wouldn’t be surprised if this SUV’s ‘off-road’ abilities were somewhat limited. When Mazda gave Tourism Tattler an opportunity to review the CX-5 2.2L DE Akera AWD Auto – ...

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Vehicle Review: Mazda2 Hazumi

Mazda2 Auto 1.5L DE

If you’re looking for a ‘not so little’ little car that packs a whole lot of punch, then the Mazda2 Hazumi Auto 1.5L DE is the car for you. By Tessa Buhrmann. I was pleasantly surprised at how spacious and luxurious ...

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Mercedes-Benz Vision Van

Unveiled at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016, Mercedes-Benz Vans shows a revolutionary van study for the urban environment with the Vision Van. The Vision Van evolved as part of the strategic future initiative adVANce. With adVANce, Mercedes-Benz Vans is developing ...

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City Bus of the Future

A Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot has driven autonomously for the first time on a route of approximately 20 kilometres in Amsterdam. On a section of the longest bus rapid transit (BRT) line in Europe, the bus drives at speeds ...

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Vehicle Review: Ford Mustang GT

There is nothing that sounds quite like the grunt of Ford Mustang 5.0L V8. Although the models have changed over the years that sound has remained a hallmark. It’s probably not as loud as it’s predecessors but Ford has ensured ...

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Overland Tour Vehicle Of Choice

The “relevant technology for purpose” principle employed by Hino in designing, engineering and building its range of 500-Series trucks has found favour with Drifters, a division of Tourvest Holdings. What this means is that these Hino 1626 truck chassis-cabs, which ...

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Mercedes Sprinter Sets the Standard

The success story of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans is difficult to beat, especially considering that more than 25 000 Sprinters have been sold to South African customers since the year 2000. One should always be cautious in using superlatives. Nevertheless, the ...

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Mercedes Vito – Versatility made to Order

Low on costs and high on payload, the new Mercedes-Benz Vito sets a benchmark in the mid-size tourism transport segment. Offering tangible external strengths, maximum benefit and low costs, the new Mercedes-Benz Vito is a versatile and real professional among ...

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Mercedes-Benz V-Class: Large as Life

Mercedes-Benz is redefining the Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) segment with the new V-Class. As the youngest and largest member of the passenger car family from Mercedes-Benz, the V-Class sets new benchmarks in its segment with its design and host of innovations. ...

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Ford: A Shuttle Vehicle for all Reasons

Road Test: New Ford Tourneo Connect 1.6 EcoBoost Grand Titanium What requirements do Tour and Airport Shuttle Service Operators have for an ideal tour vehicle? In this article Des Langkilde finds out and matches these requirements to the Ford Tourneo ...

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All Terrain, All-wheel drive, All New: Sprinter 4×4

Off-road vehicles have an enthusiastic following because of their many uses and versatility, especially in the widely varying off-road driving conditions, terrain and weather of South Africa. The country’s unique road and weather challenges may require spßecial skills and equipment ...

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Ford Expands Commercial Vehicle Range

With the recent introduction of the all-new Ford Transit into the South African and Sub-Sahara African markets, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is continuing its plan to expand its commercial vehicle presence on the African continent. The Ford ...

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New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

After over eight million kilometers of test drives, and an investment of €25 million in the German van plants, the first new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter rolled off the assembly line in Düsseldorf during July last year and will be on display ...

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Off Road Driving Guide

The following off road driving guide is provided as an educational resource, and is reproduced with acknowledgement to Nissan South Africa. This Off Road Driving Guide has been published as a four-part series in the Tourism Tattler magazine, beginning with ...

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Bus Rapid Transit in South Africa

October was transport month and the debate over public passenger transport in South Africa has been long and hard, and is still continuing. Most people agree that the country needs vastly improved services, and that the present situation is far ...

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Off Road Guides and Tour Operators Association of South Africa

In 2005 the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism called for owners and users of inland 4×4 recreational driving tracks to move towards better-regulated and more equitable practices in respect of their activities in South Africa’s inland environment. Users and ...

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Luxury Ground Transport gets a raw deal

The luxury ground transport sector in South Africa is battling to survive in the current economic climate and if tour buyers continue to squeeze coach hire prices, many operators will fall by the wayside. By Fanie van Zyl. The luxury ...

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17 Year Old Mercedes Sprinter Criss Crosses Africa

A SERIOUS case of travel fever is what motivated Charlie Grzelak and Adrianna Wolkska from Poland to complete an adventure road trip from Scotland to Cape Town in a revamped 1996 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van (Sprinter 208).  What many may consider ...

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Are your guests travelling in a legal vehicle?

Although the traditional forms of contracted transport such as commercial coaches, minibuses and taxis are constantly under the spotlight for Operating Licence Board compliance, more and more transport providers are entering the market offering outings and transfers on unconventional vehicles, ...

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Red Buses enhance Joburg sightseeing

The inner city of South Africa’s economic hub, Johannesburg, now provides tourists with a hop-on, hop-off city sighteeing transport solution, which aims to benefit local businesses and the travel trade. City Sightseeing, the brand that operates the iconic open-top red ...

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Best of Breed – Mercedes Buses & Coaches

The market for coaches in South Africa is not large – for 2012 some 50-60 units— but this is an important market segment for Mercedes-Benz South Africa, said Dirk Ansorge, Brand Manager Bus and Coach at the company, in conversation ...

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