Getaway April 2019

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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here’s to our 30-year safari

This month, Getaway celebrates its 30th birthday and the April issue pays homage to three decades of travel and adventure. Thirty years is a long time in magazine life. Many fine publications have come and gone during that period, but Getaway has stayed the course, continuing to produce world-class travel journalism for a loyal readership. Our magazine was founded at an auspicious time in South African history. In that year, 1989, FW de Klerk became president and would later announce the unbanning of the ANC and release of Nelson Mandela. The country had been cut off from the rest of the continent during the latter stages of apartheid, but now borders were reopening and South Africans could travel north once again. Getaway rode the tide of that optimism, often being the…

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our favourite places in africa

Catherine Hofmeyr DEPUTY EDITOR Islands are my thing, and paddling to Kayak Africa’s barefoot camps on Domwe and Mumbo in southern Lake Malawi tops my list of fantastic island experiences. The rest of Malawi is not too shabby either. Michelle Hardie MANAGING EDITOR The mountainous Bvumba in the east of Zimbabwe, right on the border with Mozambique, is full of lush foliage and alive with the sound of buzzing insects. Being there gives me peace and hope. Tara Osborne MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, is a special place for me as it was the first city I visited outside of South Africa. I travelled by bus across the border, and through my window watched as the beautiful terrain transformed. Caroline Webb ASSOCIATE EDITOR Swakopmund is so incongruous. It’s like a toy town at World’s End – sandwiched between…

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much ado about birthdays

‘Aha!’ said the policeman, shining his torch at my passport. That didn’t sound good. When a Cuban policeman who doesn’t speak English has pulled you over on a dirt track somewhere in the foothills of the Sierra Maestra mountains, not a million miles away from Guantanamo Bay, and is examining your papers by torchlight with a suspicious expression on his face – the kind of expression armed officials in Latin-American dictatorships reserve for shifty-looking foreigners who may or may not be plotting intrigue against the Glorious Revolution – ‘Aha!’ is not what you want to hear. What had he found? When I passed through Arrivals, had the guy behind the counter made some subtle mark in my passport, a coded message to any authorities I may encounter, meaning ‘I’ve got a bad…

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a young traveller in the making

This is not a letter about travelling to some exotic destination in a faraway country, but rather a story closer to home. One night after dinner I came across my ‘laaitie ’ on the potty reading, or rather browsing, through my copy of Getaway. He was really fond of all the images. I had to explain and read some of the stories behind them. Although they say a picture is worth a thousand words, it was rather interesting to create my own version of some of the stories to satisfy my son’s curious and fascinated little mind. Both father and son loved it. I was very grateful to Getaway at that moment for saving me from the typical bedtime story! And I thought to myself: wouldn’t it be great to add a section in…

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from social media

WE ASKED: Do you have a destination you’d like to tick off your travel bucket list by your 30th birthday? I want to see the aurora borealis (northern lights). – Karishma Bagoon The Trans-Siberian Express! – Clair Koegelenberg I am actually turning 30 this year in April too. My destination is Xcaret Park in Mexico. – Lillian Roets I did a solo Vic Falls trip for my 30th. – Beryl Booi Definitely Machu Picchu. – Erin Jemma Byrne Antarctica. – Chantell Vorster Morocco or Ireland. Six months left to win the Lotto… – Christy Peacock I did Peru ... and 10 years later, I’m still here. – Robert Els Victoria Falls or Kruger. – Izolda Koekemoer…

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Three nights at Tintswalo at Lapalala worth R53 000 This win is a dream come true. I can’t begin to tell you how much this means to me. We need a break away from the hustle, like yesterday! – Rekha Bhugwandeen A copy of Sea Change worth R850 Winner 1 Thank you, I’m so delighted. I’ve met [author] Craig on a few occasions, and only paged through the book once with his mom, a good friend, so I feel honoured to be the winner of this beautiful book. – Susan Gray Winner 2 Winning something brings with it a small glimmer of hope, somehow. My family loves books, and where we live in Green Point, Cape Town, the ocean is a significant part of our lives. We’ve heard so much about this book and were eyeing…