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27 Top Reader-voted resorts | 115 Premier Resorts | Over 900 resorts

The Great Outdoors Guide, Southern Africa’s best-selling caravanning, camping and resort destination magazine. Over 900 resorts are included, spread throughout South Africa’s nine provinces and six neighbouring countries – Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Lesotho. Southern Africa’s best-selling caravanning, camping and resort destination magazine. Plan your holiday for 2018 with The Great Outdoors Guide – featuring 115 of SA’s premier resorts, this helpful guide contains maps, contact details, GPS coordinates, websites, and facilities lists of resorts throughout South Africa, as well as neighbouring countries. Find out who won our prestigious Readers’ Resort of the Year award, and discover the top 3 destinations in each province.

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With 43 461 copies of The Great Outdoors Guide / Die Groot Buitelewegids 2016 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

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SA’s Top 2017 Caravan Models

During the course of the year, The Great Outdoors Guide ran a poll on which is the
most-loved caravan of 2017. 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 - Companion

    The Companion is compact, extremely versatile, and packs everything from wine glasses to a flat-screen TV.Read more

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    Mobi Lodge - Custom

    In our competition, two of the Mobi Lodge variants made it into our Top 10. The two models share the same body, but have different optional extras.Read more

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    Conqueror - Commander

    The Conqueror Commander took the number 3 spot! The Commander won Camper of the Year in Australia.Read more

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    Jurgens - Penta

    The Jurgens Penta is a well thought out caravan with a modern design that matches the European models.Read more

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    Bush Lapa - Baobab

    There are currently 12 models in the Bush Lapa range, with exciting new developments coming in 2018.Read more

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    Mobi Lodge - Deluxe

    In our competition, two of the Mobi Lodge variants made it into our Top 10. The two models share the same body, but have different optional extras.
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    Sensation - Anee

    The Anee graciously finishes in 7th place and Sensation Caravans comes in at the 6th most-loved manufacturer in SA.Read more

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    Echo 4x4 - Kavango

    Congratulations to Willie and his wife Rochelle Grobler, whose Kavango Off-Road caravan came in at 8th place.Read more

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    Sprite - Swing (rally only)

    This caravan is one of the most practical in terms of space and luxury in its price class and usage.Read more

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    Bush Lapa - Miskruier

    The Miskruier is a small, light, agile, sturdy, well-engineered, well-laid-out and entirely self-suffi cient unit.Read more

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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.

Sensation Caravans

Sensation Caravans

The story of Sensation Caravans starts with two identical brothers leaving school without even completing Standard 8, to become one of the most successful boat-trailer manufacturers in South Africa. Riaan and Andre van Helsdingen then decided to also manufacture boats..

Echo 4×4

Echo 4×4

Our 5th most popular caravan manufacturer of SA needs no introduction: Willie Grobler from Echo 4x4. Willie was an aeronautical engineer prior to being one of SA’s biggest off-road caravan manufacturers. Pre-1990, Willie serviced and maintained..

Bush Lapa

Bush Lapa

The competition at the top was tight, with literally only two or three votes separating the second, third and fourth most popular manufacturers. I think this paints a wonderful picture of the competitiveness, quality and brand loyalty of the manufacturers and their products..

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