Getaway January 2020

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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dear mr president

I’d rather not be writing this letter to you, Mr Ramaphosa. I’m a travel editor, not a politician. But I’ve been driven to write because of the things I see around me, both in the travel industry and society at large. We are a broken country and you are one of our best, and last, hopes. It’s a new year, and boy do we need hope. At Getaway , it’s our job and privilege to celebrate South Africa, to show off the best our country has to offer. But we’re finding it harder and harder to recommend places in this violent land. Where are we truly safe? Where can visitors avoid armed robbery (not even in the finest hotels)? Where can they avoid the pervading rape and murder (no longer on…

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CAROLINE WEBB First Look, page 27 & A to Z of Cape Town Food, page 86 For her final trip as a full-time member of the Getaway team, Caroline returned to Vic Falls for a reckoning with the Zambezi River. On her first visit a few years ago, she almost drowned while white-water rafting (and then had to spend an insect-bitten night sleeping rough on the river bank). This time, she got to relax in a luxury tent on an island in the middle of the mighty river, and made her peace with it. She hopes 2020 brings many more full-circle moments. CATHERINE HOFMEYR Cape Town, page 72 & Velddrif, page 98 Catherine spent most of her childhood holidays on the Cape West Coast, flitting between a shack in what’s now the West Coast National…

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WE ASKED: Where is your favourite summer sundowner spot? Under a beautiful ancient baobab in Livingstone, Zambia – although the view at Copia Eco Cabins [near Bot River] comes in at a close second. Mischke Bosse Beach Bums, along the coastal road between Umhlanga and Ballito. Tony Martin Johnson Barnacles in Seaview, Port Elizabeth. Beryl Booi The Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden in Ruimsig – close to the waterfall before walking up to the mountain. Keikantse Mooki Silvermine Dam in Cape Town. Jessica Prevôst On Thesen Island [in Knysna] at The Exchange, a restaurant where we enjoyed sundowners and burgers. Geoffrey Ellis On a Shayamanzi houseboat on Lake Jozini a couple of months ago... Mark Henson The shipwreck just past the southernmost tip of Africa. Thinus Brink Kasane in Botswana – the sunsets are unmatched! Kefhilwe M Bushman’s River at Kenton-on-Sea. Kelly Barnett At Olifants Camp in the Kruger Park. Linda Gevaerts See page 83…

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YOUNG ENVIRONMENTALIST I am 12 years old, and have two very cool but very annoying brothers Makai, 10, and Ryder who is 8. We are a family of five who all love Africa, the bush and to travel. My passion is our amazing wildlife and our planet, and so far I’ve raised over R250 000 to help rescue and rehabilitate orphaned and injured rhinos in South Africa. Recently, I hosted a group of Australian journalists and their kids for South African Tourism. I really, really loved sharing our African animals and also the bush with them. Their trip made me think more about responsible tourism and how there’s not enough education about it, especially for families. I really want to share with people that you don’t need to ride an elephant to…

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A slackpacking safari at Gondwana Game Reserve for eight, worth R102 000 ‘I’m gobsmacked and so excited. I’m sure it won’t be too hard to find three couples to join my hubby and me on this great adventure.’ Claire Keyser SeatSaint SUV cushion and backrest, worth R2 300 ‘This will certainly make driving more comfortable – I can’t wait to test it!’ Choadre Adams Gregory Packs adventure luggage vouchers, worth R7 000 ‘I got married earlier this year. We are looking forward to using our new luggage on honeymoon!’ Arno Koen ‘With only one decent suitcase in my cupboard, I’ve been searching high and low for new luggage. This will be put to good use.’ Natasha Stander See page 55 to find out what this year’s Gallery prize is.…

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