Getaway March 2018

For more than 25 years, Getaway Magazine has been inspiring people to explore and experience Africa. Enjoy weekends, wildlife and wonderment every month with Getaway's fun and informative articles and breathtaking travel photography. Expect a mix of all the very best places to go and things to do in Africa.

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i see you eyeballing cape town, schadenfreude !

Lately, there’ve been a couple of assaults on Cape Town’s status as the world’s top destination for tourists. People are watching with heightening interest and not an insignificant amount of glee (I see you, Twitter) for Day Zero to hit. But in the back of their minds, they also must be wondering whether this is a sign of things to come for them, too. Cape Town’s not alone in this predicament. Many Free State towns have had their taps run dry in the past two years. São Paulo is facing this exact situation, and its population is about 12 million, three times bigger than broader Cape Town. Some Twitter rumbles have suggested that so much is being made about CT in the news because it’s a white middle-class problem. There may be truth…

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5 things to look out for in this march issue

18 PICNIC SPOTS We personally test-drove these spots for you, which are all in locations perfect for an easy day’s outing. The one on the right is my pick (page 62). MOZAMBIQUE It’s beautiful, it’s affordable and it has lovely warm weather and water, exactly what you’ll be looking for this winter. Why not try an island-hopping dhow safari? Melanie van Zyl adored it (page 72). TRAIN JOURNEYS If the descriptions of these short train trips don’t make you want to book a ticket with your people, I’m not sure what will (page 84). FOOD In fact, you won’t find food in this issue. But it’ll be back next month. THE GOOD-VALUE STAR Each issue of Getaway has several inexpensive accommodation options for under R550 pp (some for less) that we think offer good value. So look out for…

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Teagan Cunniffe Train trips, page 84 Zululand, page 17 – 19 After almost four years of Getaway adventures, our photographer is moving on to capture other corners of the world. The highlights of her time at the magazine? Climbing a volcano, nibbling smørrebrød in Copenhagen, hiking to see gorillas in Rwanda and skydiving (twice). Her future holds more mileage, and likely a fair number of horses. Keep an eye on her adventures at Mia Louw White River, page 116 Mia is a Nelspruit-based freelance writer, photographer and videographer. No stranger to farm living, she gets a kick out of finding quirky and rustic stays away from the bustle. When she feels down in the dumps, hiking is her pick-me-up. Her biggest wish for her 30th birthday this year is to tackle the…

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i blame george saunders

Whenever I travel I like to read things about the place. I don’t mean travel guides or lists of 10 things you should do. I mean writing written by writers that gives a taste of the place, an evocation, an angle. Not many writers have written about Dubai, since Dubai is younger than most writers, but I did find an essay by George Saunders. George was a guest at the Burj Al Arab, then the tallest hotel in the world but nowadays only fourth, two of the other three also being in Dubai. The Burj is still the most famous, though. It’s the one you see in every shot of Dubai, the one shaped like a yacht in full sail, with a helipad where Roger Federer and Andre Agassi once played…

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from facebook

Jubilee Creek in the Knysna Forest. It can hardly get better than that. Just keep the kids within sight. – Lisa Mary Narramore Woodville Big Tree at Hoekwil [Wilderness]. There are picnic tables in the forest and each one is totally private. Include the circular walk through the forest, about 40 minutes. – Su Carter Rietvlei Zoo Farm near Mall of the South Mall [Alberton]. – Zaheerah Loonat Patel Maselspoort Resort near Bloemfontein. – Ursula Lorraine The Forever Resort in Plettenberg Bay, near the mouth of the Keurbooms River. – Mawande Yengwa Budmarsh Country Lodge in Magaliesberg is beautiful. – Chantelle Le Roux [In Cape Town] Kirstenbosch, Windmill Beach and the top of Table Mountain. Also Kraalbaai near Langebaan. – Marie-Louise Kellett Boschendal [near Franschhoek] has a fully serviced picnic at the old homestead – exquisite venue, really good food. – Marlize Muller Kloof…

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The picturesque trail of whales I haven’t travelled far and wide but have done a few hiking trails in the Western Cape, one of which is the Whale Trail. This absolutely fantastic adventure is situated in the beautiful Overberg. It starts at Potberg where you can see almost the whole of the Overberg and experience the fauna and flora of the mountain. Five beautiful huts provide adequate, if not generous, accommodation on this trail. After a sleepover in Cupidoskraal at the foot of the mountain, the trail winds its way to the coast where the Noetsie, Hamerkop and Vaalkrans huts welcome you. If you’re fortunate enough to experience this trail during the whale season, their song will serenade you to sleep every night when staying in these huts. The end at Koppie…