Getaway February 2021

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.

South Africa
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adventure nation

If you picked up this magazine, youʼre likely to be an adventurer. A few decades ago such a person was typically involved in dangerous expeditions to inhospitable places. Today, the number of previously inaccessible places that can now be experienced by ʻeveryday folkʼ is legion. The wonderful thing about modern adventure is how accessible it is, especially in Southern Africa. People from all walks of life are catching on, often by taking part in adventure sports. A reasonable pair of running shoes become platforms to explore the environment as well as the limits of oneʼs abilities. Running is fundamental to our being. Even if you donʼt consider yourself a runner, a read of Chris McDougallʼs remarkable book Born to Run mightturnyouinto one (it certainly worked for me). Youʼll grasp how San…

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Lauren Dold KAROO CYCLING Usually Getawayʼs ʻKruger correspondentʼ, Lauren rarely ventures into the countryʼs interior but recently found herself whizzing through the Great Karoo on an e-bike, flocks of sheep fleeing before her. She is a non-cyclist who, after being cajoled into a cycling trip by her family, discovered the best way to explore the non-flat Karoo is by cycling every backroad, hill, and corrugation. Elise Kirsten MOUNTAIN BIKING A few scars, a chipped tooth and some stitches haven't been enough to prevent Elise from getting back on the (mountain) bike, which is where youʼll find her on most weekends, riding her favourite wine farm trails around her home in Durbanville or further afield. When sheʼs not cycling, she loves trying new things, from swimming with sharks in the open ocean to throwing herself out of…

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wow factors

GET ON YOUR BIKE AND RIDE The Karoo Burn Date: 20–21 Feb 2021 Start: Calvinia Primary School Finish: Kaleo Guest Farm, Ceres Cost: R2 700–R4 900 Total distance: 242km In teams of two or four, riders battle it out along South Africa’s longest straight gravel road between Calvinia and Ceres. Teams have 24hours to reach the finish line. X-Berg Challenge Four-day extreme race 17–22 March 2021 Two-day mini race 19–22 March 2021 Cost: R1 840/R2 990 Total distance: 90km/180km You can ride it, run it or even paraglide it – and if you’re into challenges, do it all! Solo, team and relay entries are welcome. HISTORY OF THE IRON HORSE The modern bicycle first appeared in the 1800s. It was considered a revolutionary invention, and changed travel for people around the world. HERE’S MORE ABOUT ‘THE PEOPLE’S…

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we asked

‘Eastern Cape. From Hogsback to the Wild Coast, to Tsitsikamma to the Karoo! It has it all. The most amazing beaches and malaria-free game reserves.’ – Bianca Jade Eke ‘West Coast, Sodwana Bay and Hoedspruit.’ – Matthias Adamski ‘Northern Cape! Amazing landscape for photography. Really cool variety of wildlife and unreal geology.’ – Dustin Henrico ‘Most definitely the Northern Cape. Sakkie se Arkie, Riemvasmaak, Augrabies, Quiver Tree Forest and much more. Very hot but stunning in summer. Rugged beauty.’ – Michael Johnson ‘The KZN South Coast – world class beaches, great accommodation and possibly the most affordable holiday destination in South Africa.’ – Liz Page ‘The Wild Coast, Eastern Cape.’ – Beryl Booi…

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WINNING LETTER It’s a snake-eat-snake world I was in Arniston in mid-November last year, enjoying a spell of warm weather, and decided to walk over the Waenhuiskrans (wagon house cliff) and down to the beacon. On my way back, I noticed some snake spoor crossing the jeep track and cautiously followed them. The Arniston dunes host a large number of Cape cobras and puff adders, as well as southern adders. A few metres off the jeep track I came across a very confusing sight. It appeared to be a snake with no head and two tails! It quickly became clear that what I was looking at was a large cobra with a puff adder in its mouth which was slowly being swallowed. Fortunately, I had my camera with me and, as the cobra…

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