Getaway April 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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it’s been a blast

Change. In a blink it’s here: people you love are gone, new ones you’ll grow to love are born, a former tourism minister is appointed again (welcome back, Derek Hanekom) and Zuma no longer has a job, probably not having ‘saved’ what he thought he should for this day of unemployment he thought he could sidestep forever. I read about another example of hubris, a man in Japan who thinks his genes are so exceptional that he’s fathered 19 children with different surrogates across Asia. This litter is his gift to us, the rest of humanity, a gift we didn’t ask for and don’t want. Frankly, a man of 28 who has done very little in the world besides inherit obscene wealth and thinks his genes are superior to anyone else’s…

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Nandi Majola Wish You Were Here, page 14 As a teenager, Nandi wished she could work for a magazine. And now she’s here at Getaway. Her favourite place in South Africa is the Amphitheatre in the Drakensberg, so it was fitting that her first story for us was covering a new route up Lion’s Head in Cape Town (we bet you didn’t know there was one!). For the past year, she’s also been the one behind our Escapes section opener, and this month she tells you why Australia’s Gold Coast is making waves. Philip Stander and Will and Lianne Steenkamp Portfolio, page 58 Two decades ago Philip gave up normal life to study the unique desert-adapted lions of the Namib. It wasn’t long before filmmakers Will and Lianne joined him. Now, with two internationally acclaimed…

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one for the ages

April is my birthday month and therefore the cruellest month but not in Andalusia. I was in Southern Spain for two weeks, staying in a small white stone-walled farmhouse on the edge of a mesa overlooking the Jorox River valley. There were lemon trees and olive groves all around and in the middle distance the blue-grey Sierra de las Nieves, the ‘mountains of the snows’. If there is a better place to spend a birthday, I want you to tell me about it. When you are younger you think a lot on your birthday about growing older, but when you’re older you think about growing old. I drove down to the sea to Málaga and walked up the steep hill to the Moorish fortress, telling myself, ‘See? You can still walk…

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my first switching-off adventure!

As a former air hostess, I’m no stranger to travel, hotels and living out of a suitcase. But my time in the sky has made me a bit of a hotel snob – I became accustomed to four- and five-star living. By the time I returned to settle in South Africa and had to start booking my own accommodation, I had developed an unhealthy warped reality. Fast-forward a few years and here I am, reflecting on my first real eco-friendly weekend away. My husband and I, along with our two dogs, recently spent a weekend at Simonskloof Mountain Retreat near Montagu. Hidden deep in the mountains, the rustic cottages have no electricity or phone signal. Solar panels and gas power your showers and meals, solar lanterns light your way. Dinners are…

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FROM FACEBOOK WE ASKED: What’s the weirdest souvenir you’ve bought on a trip? A Bushman bow and arrow from a guy in Oshivelo, Namibia, during my army stint on the border. – Derek Cresswell I bought a [carved wood] tokoloshe in Tanzania! – Rhyan Rudman Didn’t buy it but was given, a small leather pouch with about 100 small petrified sharks’ teeth in it in Colón, Panama. – Bianca Potgieter A cherrywood walking stick in Turkey. I accidentally poked a few people with it on the return journey to South Africa! – Joyce Edwards The slopes of Slovakia In my search for snow and a spot of skiing, I found myself at the Jasná ski resort in the Low Tatras. The air was imbued with the scent of sweet pine and an ice lake shimmered nearby. Even…

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Two-night stay at Tintswalo Safari Lodge worth R42 000 The bush has always been my favourite place to travel, so this prize is a dream come true. I really enjoy reading Getaway and it always inspires me to plan trips and has helped me make some amazing memories so far. Thank you for this incredible prize. – Charne Penfold Four spots on the Tok Tokkie Trail in Namibia worth R13 960 Winning this competition has made 2018 a very exciting prospect. This is the perfect opportunity to get my rear into action and explore what Namibia has to offer. A new door has been opened in my life and I am truly grateful. – Marene Malan A R3 000 shopping spree at Duesouth I am an avid hiker and love being outdoors. This awesome prize…