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Getaway March 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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1 min
here be dragons

• The Komodo dragons reach more than three metres and weigh over 100kg. • For decades, their highly bacterial saliva was assumed to be responsible for their bites being so dangerous. In 2009, however, researchers found they have venom glands. • Females can fertilise their own eggs and give ‘virgin births’. This asexual method of reproduction is called parthenogenesis. • Komodos can eat 80% of their body weight and prey on animals such as water buffalo, deer, pigs and even humans. • When threatened, they can regurgitate to lessen their weight in order to move quickly. • Dragons will cannibalise their young and full-grown adults if food is scarce. • Under their scaly skin they’re completely covered in mail-like armour built out of tiny bones.…

3 min
plan your trip

GETTING THERE Haenertsburg is about 60km from Polokwane on the R71, and roughly 36km from Tzaneen on either the R71 or the R528. STAY HERE Art Gallery Guest House is one of the sexiest little spots in the village – a French-style double-storey cottage with romantic trappings, including a fireplace and gorgeous kitchen. From R450 pp B&B. 082-058-7011, artgalleryguesthouse.co.za Viewpoint Guesthouse offers stylish, spacious rooms and fabulous views over the village and mountains beyond in an artistic set-up. From R495 pp sharing. 082-513-0286 Meadow Cottage at Sequoia Garden Retreat. This self-catering spot for two is a charmer. Constructed from stone and wood, the cottage overlooks a dam in the forest. From R875 pp. 072-595-3511, sequoiastay.com The Loft at Glenogle. This romantic soul spot is tucked into the pine forests overlooking a trout dam. Think decadent…

2 min
chefs on holiday

On holiday I love to just switch off and relax. I don’t have a specific place that I return to but I do love the Eastern Cape, my home province. I adore Kidd’s Beach and Port Alfred. My parents had to save up for us to go on holiday, and sometimes we would go three times a year, which definitely influenced my love of food and exploring different places. I think everyone should visit Oudtshoorn in the Karoo, especially for the rich lamb which I enjoy cooking outdoors. Once, when camping out there with some friends, we did all our cooking al fresco. I just love the small-town vibes in the Karoo. My most memorable holiday was in India, in Mumbai’s bustling suburb of Bandra. The food, from the sweetcorn on the…

1 min
we do festivals

For a small dorp, Haenertsburg hosts more than its fair share of festivals, trotting out four every year. In February, there’s the Berry Festival when the raspberries and blueberries are in season. The local farms open their orchards for picking, tasting, touring, while the village green becomes a carnival of food, music, arts and crafts ( berrryfestival.co.za ). In May, the Food & Wine Festival showcases local fare, craft beer, gin and wine ( foodandwinefestival.co.za ). June’s Holistic Fair focuses on healing, meditation, massage and more (084-087-8759 or 082-479-7285). And in September the Spring Fair celebrates the flowers, food and natural abundance of the area ( springfestival.co.za ).…

3 min
plan your trip

GETTING THERE Singapore, Qatar, Emirates and Ethiopian Airlines all fly to Jakarta, from about R9 500 return. travelstart.co.za WHEN TO GO Temperatures hover around 28°C, so Indonesia is close to being a year-round destination. Monsoon season is from December to February with November and March also prone to rain, but generally limited to bursts. NEED TO KNOW A 30-day visa is granted on arrival to South Africans at no cost. Indonesia is a very affordable destination, so rand-wielding South Africans can treat themselves to upmarket accommodation and quality meals. Islam is widely practised, so alcohol is not always available and local customs should be respected. GETTING AROUND Choose your chariot: boat, train or plane? Fast boats and ferries take tourists to smaller islands, such as from Bali to the Gili Islands. An excellent train system links all…

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are you an eco-champion?

Despite the environmental challenges we face in South Africa, there are inspiring stories out there. Established by Enviropaedia in 2011, the Eco-Logic Awards celebrate the people and organisations that are helping to build a sustainable future for the country. Entry for the awards is open to South African individuals or businesses who are doing great things for the environment. You can nominate an Eco-Champion too. Entries are free and will be accepted until 31 March 2020. Find out more at eco-logicawards.com…