Getaway May/June 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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THE VAN DEN BERGS Kruger routes, page 57 Heinrich is a renowned wildlife photographer and the founder of HPH Publishing, a boutique publishing company specialising in books such as Kruger Self-Drive , which he co-authored with his parents, Philip and Ingrid. ‘If you ever need advice on how to visit any park in your own vehicle, just phone them,’ Heinrich says. ‘Although you might find it hard to reach them as they’re on their next self-drive adventure, this time in Addo.’ Drawing on the insider knowledge of countless Kruger trips, they’ve compiled their 10 favourite drives in the iconic park for this issue. GREG PENFOLD Poland, page 98 Champion of all things sustainable, editor and language buff, Greg polished his Polish and made for pierogi (dumplings) central. He suspects that dragons still inhabit the forests…

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WE ASKED: What’s your favourite camping spot in Kruger National Park? Tsendze Camp Site. Jordan Barber Letaba Rest Camp. Nadia Gerber Malelane satellite camp and definitely the rustic Tsendze Camp. Bilal Ahmed Satara Rest Camp. Elize Beltrame Punda Maria. Muhammad Sacoor Balule near Olifants Rest Camp. Lyndsay Kesaris Talamati Bushveld Camp. Shakeel Ebrahim Tamboti satellite camp at Orpen Rest Camp. Rhona Kemp Berg-en-Dal. Lisl Whytock Maroela, one of Orpen’s satellite camps. MS Christie Shingwedzi Rest Camp. Trish Langridge Camping along the Olifants River on the Olifants River Backpack Trail. Husein Carim Lower Sabie Rest Camp. Ronel Mentz Head to page 54 for our Kruger adventure features…

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THE TRUE SPIRIT OF AFRICA In September my wife and I went road-tripping around Namibia – one of our favourite countries. We also spent a wonderful week in Etosha National Park, but the morning we left, my Toyota Fortuner’s brakes failed just outside Otjiwarongo. Much to our delight, at the first traffic light entering town was the Indongo Toyota dealer. The left rear brake pipe was worn and had leaked brake fluid. They didn’t have the replacement part but successfully fitted an equivalent part made by local engineers. The Toyota computer system was down and they couldn’t issue an invoice for the repair. I offered to EFT the amount at a later stage and, with no fuss, the garage manager provided the service without any charge, staying behind with the mechanic and making…

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A horse safari and stay at Amakhala Game Reserve, worth R36 000 ‘Wow, I’m so excited and can’t wait for our trip and all the activities. Thank you so much!’ Shudesh Bhana Gregory Packs adventure luggage vouchers, worth R7 000 WINNER 1 ‘During an overnight mountain hike in Switzerland my current backpack got completely soaked, so this prize couldn’t have come at a better time.’ Deidre Potgieter WINNER 2 ‘My trusty, 40-year-old hiking rucksack was stolen recently, so this is very exciting.’ Penelope Brown…

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death in the mara

Ole Naeku was every bit the proud Maasai warrior – tall and lean, intricate beadwork offsetting his traditional red shuka. Just the kind of young buck I could picture killing a lion with his bare hands as part of the ceremony to become a full-blown maroni (warrior), practised in the past when lions were more plentiful than Maasai. There was a dagger in his belt; in one hand he carried a spear and from the fold of his robes he plucked a Samsung Galaxy S10. I was clearly in good hands. Ole was to be my guide for a first-ever day trip into the Masai Mara, Kenya’s oldest reserve and the world’s original benchmark for the African safari. Its popularity has somewhat detracted from the ‘wildness’ of the Maasai homeland, but…