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Oom Bok’s pocket knife legacy

For 70 years, Bok van Niekerk has been crafting knives of exceptional quality and character. Mike Burgess visited him recently in the southern Free State town of Zastron to discover why every pocket knife he creates differs from every other that passes through his creative hands.
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Trout & war in the Amatholes

The streams of the Amathole Mountains – including the Wolf River – were immortalised by Sydney Hey in his African fly-fishing text, The Rapture of the River. Mike Burgess travelled up the Keiskamma River in search of the rainbow trout of the Wolf.
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Mauritius: sun, surf & lazy days

Mauritius, Ile de Maurice… the mere name conjures up images of never-ending white beaches and sapphire blue waters. Annelie Coleman visited the island earlier this year – and found it was everything she expected, and more!
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Dolls & bugs

Girls should not be deprived of interacting with nature and being exposed to fieldsports, writes Abré J Steyn.
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The Falls Backpackers and Adventures

In 2004 Adriaan Badenhorst and Angela Metcalf quit their jobs as guides on the Orange River and moved to an abandoned trading station near Maclear in the Eastern Cape to start their own adventure company – The Falls Backpackers and Adventures. Mike Burgess recently visited the now-married couple to find out why kayaking the unique rivers of the north-eastern Cape has captivated them.
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Cutting tools- Mankind ultimate tool

Cutting tools, especially knives, are mankind’s ultimate tool, writes Abré J Steyn. This week he looks at various folding knives, including one of his favourites – Leatherman’s Klamath.
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Flight to the lakes

Kenya is iconic wildlife territory, place of the annual wildebeest migration and the mighty Great Rift Valley. Millions of migratory flamingoes find sanctuary in the Rift Valley lakes. Keri Harvey visited Lake Nakuru to experience this phenomenon first-hand.
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Catch & release - alive!

As the tigerfish is our premier inland gamefish and because its numbers are dwindling, Abré J Steyn feels strongly about the art of catch-and-release. But with this fish, successful release is no easy feat.
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Do-it-yourself strawbale building

After discussing the advantages of strawbale buildings in a previous issue, Abré J Steyn gives tips on how to construct one.
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The old professor, Ben Engelbrecht

Careful observation and experimentation made theology professor Ben Engelbrecht an expert lure fisherman at a time when nobody knew very much about the art, writes Abré J Steyn.
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