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  • 27 award winning resorts sponsored by Trappers
  • 114 recommended camping, caravanning and motorhoming resorts
  • SA’s Top 10 Caravans
  • SA’s Top 10 Off-road Trailers
  • SA’s top 5 Motorhomes
  • Industry-leading products, accessories and services

The Great Outdoors Guide is Southern Africa’s best-selling annual caravanning, camping and resort destination guide, with over 43 000 copies sold in English and Afrikaans each year.

This year we are proud to announce that it is our biggest guide yet, showcasing more of the most popular products in our industry, than ever before!

We asked readers to vote for their favourite caravan, off-road trailer or motorhome, and the feedback was overwhelming.

Have you ever wondered which of South Africa’s caravans, motorhomes or off-road trailers are the most popular? Or why their owners chose the models they did? Now you can find out from first-hand accounts from our readers.

As usual, The Great Outdoors Guide contains 114 of Southern Africa’s top resorts and travel destinations. And look out for who was voted as as the top three resorts in our Readers’ Resort of the Year competition.

Whatever your needs, we’re sure we have everything you’re looking for when planning your next holiday or vacation.

The Great Outdoors Guide is available at over 2099 retail outlets and distributors nationwide, for only R55. Don’t worry if you are unable to find a copy (the guide does tend to sell out fast), because it is also available digitally via Magzter.

If you haven’t already bought your copy for the year, we are proud to encourage you to get one while stocks last.

If you have any ideas, questions or advice for future editions of The Great Outdoors Guide, please email our team with your suggestions. After all, this guide is for the avid caravanners and campers of our industry, by the frequent caravaners and campers of our industry.

Advertise in the Great Outdoors Guide

With 43 461 copies of The Great Outdoors Guide / Die Groot Buitelewegids distributed directly into the hands of caravanners, camper and outdoor enthusiasts, we can officially say that we are the biggest holiday destination guide in South Africa!

Great Sales

Great Sales

The Great Outdoors Guide / Die Groot Buitelewegids is a market leader in terms of circulation and popularity in our industry – within the first four months of being on shelf, our distributors report that over 20% of local retail stores have SOLD OUT!

Great Value

Great Value

Being a best-seller within our industry, we offer the most competitive rates for advertisers. Still, the retail price of our publication is almost half of some of our competitors’ titles, meaning your business and marketing information is available at a price that more holiday-makers can afford.

Great Record

Great Record

We are proud to say that for the past three years we have been SA’s number 1 holiday resort and destination guide! A special thanks to all of our loyal advertisers, without you we would have not been able to finish first in our class year after year.

Competitions

Click on a category to cast your vote

SA’S TOP 10 CARAVAN MODELS OF 2018

During the course of the year, The Great Outdoors Guide ran a poll on which is the
most-loved caravan of 2018. The nominations and votes received for the competition were done in a public-voting format. The results are as follows:

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    Conqueror - Commander

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    Mobi Lodge - Ultimate

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    Conqueror - Companion

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    Bush Lapap - Baobab 4

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    Bush Lapa - Ratel

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    Echo Kavango

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    Bush Lapa - Miskruier

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    Destination - Journey

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    Afrispoor - Cheetah

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    Imagine - Trailvan

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Travel Stories & Reviews

Our guide also includes loads of unique travel articles, tourist destinations, and things to do across South Africa and Namibia.

2018 Off-road trailer of the year

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2018 Caravan of the year

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Sensation Caravans

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