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Getaway November 2020

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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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chasing the thrill

In a wildlife reserve that wonʼt be named at an undisclosed lodge whose employees will remain anonymous, there were no other guests except me. Somehow that night, festivities with the unburdened staff reached a point where it seemed a good idea to go for a swim. So we ran down to the river, cavorted, frolicked and dived with much splashing and tomfoolery. What made me shiver the next day, as I sipped a much-needed coffee overlooking the river, was seeing a large croc gliding past the very same spot. Some people need a bit of Dutch courage to get them going, others willingly throw themselves into potentially dangerous situations, and come out the other side transformed. Walking in the wild can do that. Riding wild rivers, too. Once you take that…

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Hlengiwe Magagula THE THREAD Hlengiwe is a travel writer based in the Inkangala or highveld of the Kingdom of eSwatini. She loves finding wild corners to explore and has reported on her experiences in the Sunday Times, Travel Africa, Wild Card magazine, Weg!/Go! and High Life. She is co-author of Walking Safaris of South Africa (Struik Travel & Heritage), which promises to inspire readers to swap wheels for feet in our wild places, when it hits the shelves in February 2021. Hlengiweʼs top wilderness destination is Pafuri in Kruger with a bag of chilli-bites biltong. Justin Fox BAVIAANSKLOOF Our former editor, Justin Fox, left Getaway in May to follow his book-writing pursuits. First up is a World War II novel set in Simonʼs Town that is nearing completion and then thereʼs a South African travel…

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wow factors

WHAT’S ON THIS MONTH Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts 29 November Outdoor tunes will once again float over the botanical gardens, starting with Jeremy Loops on 29 November. Tickets start at R170 Cape Classic 6-8 November Riders kick off this 3-day cycle race in Montagu, climbing passes and completing time trials over a total distance of 365km. Entries: R4 500. Limited spots available. Happy returns LOGGERHEAD AND LEATHERBACK TURTLES These turtle species return to beaches in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KZN each November to nest. Their nesting season coincides with the shift in the Agulhas current, bringing warmer waters to the South African coast. Facing threat from humans, predators and inclimate weather, only around 1 in 1 000 of the hatchlings will make it to adulthood. Male turtles never return to land, but females will return to the exact beach that they…

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The new Getaway - consensus is YOU LOVE IT My husband and I are itching to hit the road and explore our country again. Congratstothe Getaway team-the October issue looks great in its new, modern style and was an inspiration to start planning our next road trip. With so many magazines having closed recently, it was a real treat to physically page through a top-quality, glossy travel magazine again. Please keep up the good work, we look forward to reading the next issue! – Janie Van Der Spuy Congratulationstothe Getaway team for producing a great October issue during what, I would imagine, has been a really difficult time. – Neil Markovitz Suchgreatnewsthat Getaway hassurvived the Covid-19 media and travel bloodbath. For more than 30 years, this magazine has kept the spirit of travel and adventure alive,…

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we asked: what's the best multi-day hike you’ve been on?

Fish River Canyon - GUY THOMPSON Tsitsikamma, for New Year’s with a great group of people. We slack-packed so had fillet steak and bubbly for new year’s celebrations. - RAY CHAPLI Primitive Trail in Imfolozi Wilderness Area - KEV SAWYER Port St John's to Coffee Bay - ODETTE BOTMA Amatola, it was the best, and the worst (but not at the same time)! - COLIN ATTWELL The Northern Traverse in the Drakensberg - JULIA BROWNLEE Kilimanjaro, Machame Route - SYLVIA PETRIKOVA Otter Trail - TREVOR BRANCH…

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