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A province in South Africa with a population of over 5 million people. The Western Cape was created in 1994 along with the other provinces in South Africa that came into prominence. Browse all articles on the Western Cape

E-toll gantry

by Sudhir Matai

E-tolls heading for the Cape

In the largest case of social disobedience since the fall of Apartheid, the residents of South Africa’s most populated province have defied Sanral (South African Roads Agency Limited) and the dreaded e-tolls that the State-established private company has levied on motorists. However, undeterred by its lack of success in Gauteng, Sanral has now focused its attention …

Johnny Gemmell and Carolyn Swan secured the championship lead after this weekend's win.

by CAR magazine

Gemmel and Swan win Toyota Cape Dealer Rally

Toyota Motorsport triumphed at the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally in the Western Cape this weekend as Johnny Gemmell and Carolyn Swan in their Castrol Toyota Auris held off former champions Enzo Kuun and Guy Hodgson (BP Volkswagen Polo) and Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton (Sasol Ford Fiesta) to take top honours and the championship lead going into the final two rounds.

Cronje and Houghton charge to victory on Saturday.

by Kyle Kock

Cronje and Houghton win Rally South Africa

The South African rally championship took another turn this weekend when Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton won the Rally of South Africa in Kwa-Zulu Natal with their Sasol Racing Ford Fiesta, edging the championship lead away from Johnny Gemmell and Carolyn Swan (Castrol Team Toyota Auris), who finished second overall.

Helshoogte Pass

by CAR magazine

Top 11 South African mountain passes

When it comes to driving sportscars, supercars, or superbikes, there are few things I enjoy more than heading to my favourite mountain pass. Living in the Western Cape, and making use of every opportunity to sample a new pass, I’ve taken the liberty of rating my favourites. 1. Helshoogte Pass, Western Cape Location: Outside Stellenbosch …


by CAR magazine


GAME PREVIEW: SPLIT/SECOND FOR Xbox 360 price R599 score 5/10 Split/Second is an arcade racer, pure and simple. Let me clarify. In my mind, there are two types of racing games, simulators such as Gran Turismo and Forza and then you have arcade racers such as Need for Speed and Burnout Paradise. The primary difference …

BMW 5 Series: SA launch

by Hannes Oosthuizen

BMW 5 Series: SA launch

Ever since the first generation BMW 5 Series debuted in 1972, it has widely been regarded as the most dynamic car in its segment. It is a trait that has made the Five the darling of motoring enthusiasts and -journalists alike. Having said that, the Five’s dynamic focus has sometimes left it struggling to match the comfort and “serenity” that its rivals from Mercedes-Benz and Audi offered, and many customers in this segment demand. Well, no more.