Getaway April 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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MORGAN TRIMBLE Southeast Alaska, page 74 ‘I’m not really a cruise person,’ says Morgan, a Cape Town-based wilderness enthusiast who’d rather be in the bush. Crowds and confined spaces make her claustrophobic, but she concedes that ships are sometimes the best way to travel, so a small-ship cruise was the perfect way to explore fjords and forests in Southeast Alaska. Morgan has joined three research expeditions on the SA Agulhas II and, as a student, circumnavigated the world on Semester at Sea . LAUREN GRANGER Malawi, page 90 A lawyer by profession, but a trail runner and all-round adventurer by heart, Lauren forsook the Bar for a bike when she heard about friends doing a year-long cycle trip from Cairo to Plett. She joined the expedition in Nairobi, cycling through Kenya and Tanzania – with…

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plan your trip

GETTING THERE Port Alfred is on the R72 midway between East London and Port Elizabeth. WHEN TO GO It’s a year-round destination, as the winters are mild. DO THIS Outdoor Focus is a one-stop shop for boating activities. River cruises from R120 pp for an hour, canoe hire R100 per hour plus canoe trails, combined with hikes in Mansfield Game Reserve, for R900 pp (full-day trip) or R1 600 pp (overnight). Scuba-diving courses and customised adventures are also offered. 061-524-6519, If you’re keen on deep-sea fishing, Blackfish Charters departs at 5am and returns at 11am. R1 200 pp includes bait and tackle. 082-818-8995, East Beach has the best waves for surfing. Polish your moves with longboard champs Dave McGregor and sons of Shaka Surf School (R350 per session). 082-335-4764, find it on Facebook. Take a guided historical…

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getaway gallery

FINALIST JACANA TOES This photo of an African jacana foraging in the Chobe River in Botswana’s Chobe National Park was taken from a specially designed photography boat. The bird’s ability to walk on lily pads without sinking into the water earned it the nickname lily-trotter. It uses its long toes to wade from leaf to leaf. The female mates, and as soon as she has laid her eggs she moves on to a new male, leaving ‘dad’ to raise the chicks. By WILLEM KRUGER, BLOEMFONTEIN Nikon Z6, Nikkor 600mm f/4, ISO 800, f/11, 1/2000 sec FINALIST REED FROG We were visiting family and friends in Pumula on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, where my sister-in-law has a small dam on her farm. It was there that I found this beautiful little guy. He was in the reeds next…

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plan your trip

CRUISING WITH MSC MSC offers regular summer cruises from Durban and Cape Town. Prices for a standard inside cabin start from about R2 550 pp sharing for a two-night cruise. 087-630-0333, ACTIVITIES AND THEMES On-board there are pools, a theatre, a casino, duty-free shops, health spa, photo shop, disco, library, video arcade, mini-golf and gym. Apart from almost non-stop shipboard entertainment (table tennis, Bingo, darts, quizzes ... you name it), there are a number of shore-based activities. Options on our cruise included tours to explore Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Lüderitz, as well as wetlands wildlife and 4x4 desert excursions, craft-gin tasting, quadbiking in the dunes and a visit to the ghost town of Kolmanskop near Lüderitz. Many cruises are themed (from jazz to dance music, Bok Radio fans to matric-rage revellers) and it’s…

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ncl comes to south africa

Norwegian Cruise Lines is now including Cape Town and several other SA ports on its Indian Ocean cruises from Dubai, stopping at the likes of Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles. Check the website for prices and itineraries for next summer. FOUR-DAY BAHAMAS CRUISE You can experience the Norwegian Encore on cruises from Miami, USA. From R6 935 pp. LOOK OUT FOR SPECIALS You can get up to 50% off packages, and kids often go free. FOR THE YOUNG ’UNS • Splash Academy for ages 6–12. • Entourage Club for teens. • Babysitting and drop-off activities for over threes. • Activities include the Speedway, Atlantis-themed laser-tag arena, Galaxy VR room and Aqua Park with waterslides.…

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a taste of west africa

CULTURE ON A PLATE West African cuisine is a mix of diverse food cultures from different countries in the region. Fresh produce is abundant at local markets, plus aromatic spices that are subtle reminders of the Islamic influence from generations past Kelewele – Fried Plantains with Spicy Peanut Sauce West Africa grows more than 30 per cent of the world’s plantains, also called ‘cooking bananas’. They look like bananas but are denser and more savoury in flavour and are often enjoyed fried with peanuts. Getaway has pumped up the flavour by adding spices to the plantains before they are fried, along with a spicy peanut sauce. MAKES 4–6 6 ripe plantains½ onion1t cayenne pepper1T minced ginger2 garlic cloves2t lemon juice½t nutmeg1t salt1t vegetable stock powder1T waterOil for deep frying For the spicy peanut sauce: 2t vegetable…