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Getaway May 2019

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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South Africa
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English
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RamsayMedia (PTY) Ltd
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it’s a rite of passage

The Kruger National Park is a part of the South African psyche. It’s a space that defines our country – a national treasure. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the Lowveld, today Kruger is a world leader in advanced environmental management. Occupying two climactic zones and 16 distinct eco-zones, the park is home to an unrivalled abundance of life forms: 336 tree species, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. The size of Belgium, it’s a place in which to lose yourself, driving for days through an African Eden. This is the realm of baobabs, leadwoods and fever trees; a land patrolled by the Big Five, the Little Five (buffalo weaver, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise, ant lion and rhino beetle) and the birding Big Six…

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getaway

EDITORIAL TEAM Deputy Editor Catherine Hofmeyr Associate Editor Caroline Webb Managing Editor Michelle Hardie Senior Photojournalist Matthew Sterne Interns Gabrielle Jacobs, Tara Osborne, Christi Nortier CREATIVE TEAM Art Director Louise Topping Senior Designer Achmat Booley DIGITAL TEAM Digital Content Manager Elise Kirsten Group Web Development Manager Cicero Joseph Webmaster Lizelle Leonard CONTRIBUTORS David Bristow, Chris Davies, Pippa de Bruyn, Andreas Eiselen, Allison Foat, Keri Harvey, Harriet Nimmo, Ben Trovato, Chiara Turilli, Jotham van Tonder, Melanie van Zyl BUSINESS AND SALES TEAM Sales Director Ryan Nicolle Account Managers Elzanne Botes, Jean de Ridder Getaway Travel Assistant Michelle Klaaste Getaway Gear Joanne Thompson, Patrick Kennedy, Lindi van den Heever Getaway Guide Elzanne Botes MARKETING, EVENTS AND CIRCULATION Commercial Director (Show & Events) Stephan Herman Group Events Coordinator Nasreen Salie Events Assistant Saadiqah Kapery Subscriptions Operations Karin Mulder Marketing & Circulation Coordinator Felicia Gertze DIRECTORS Chief Executive Officer Kevin Ferguson Managing Director Tony Walker Financial Director Lindsey Makrygiannis Production Director Bilqees Allie HR Director Rizqah…

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contributors

Keri Harvey Mozambique, page 88 For Keri, the more remote and off the radar she can be, the better. Add heat, dust and some wildlife and it’s her nirvana – especially when there’s also pioneering conservation work happening. Zinave National Park in Mozambique perfectly fits the bill as an inspiring place, where Africa is getting it right. Keri’s nickname is ‘Double Rugged’, even though she’s usually in a skirt and sandals. Allison Foat Netherlands, page 96 Before this trip, ballerina-turned-travel writer Allison Foat had never heard of Friesland or its Eleven Cities and Fountains, and the quirky province in northern Holland turned out to be a revelation. After boating through canals in France and Italy, Allison has become a huge fan of this mode of slow travel. Drifting along the Friesian waterways was a delightful…

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the highwayman’s safari

When I was younger my mother would say to me, ‘Son, you are on the road to hell.’ I would give a carefree laugh, nick another fifty from her bag and head out in search of whatever would help get me to manhood the quickest. I have since discovered that hell is not a destination. It is, in fact, a road. Specifically, the road from Nairobi to Mombasa. I set off late, thinking the road might be less busy at night. Climbing into my rented Subaru, I inched my way to the outskirts of Nairobi, reclined the seat a few notches, opened a cold Tusker with my teeth and floored it. Dusk was falling. In a flash, so was I. Into a pothole the size of the Ngorongoro Crater. By the time…

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quantum travels in vietnam

The travel bug bit at a most inopportune time, but just before the school holidays, and I realised that I desperately needed to visit Vietnam. It was only as I stood before the curtains in my Hanoi hotel room having flown across three times zones, picking up an eye infection and breaking my perfume bottle on the bathroom floor, that I wondered if I’d forced a path where none was meant to be. In the end, it turned out to be one of the best family holidays. My children loved the trip as it was completely different from anything they had previously experienced. In the Old Quarter of Hanoi they watched a traditional water puppet theatre at night, and pedalled back to our hotel on cyclos, passing a four-kilometre mosaic wall…

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from social media

Meeting the pandas at Chengdu Research Centre in China – @serendipitzee Two male elephants fighting at Marakele. The winner walked right up the road towards me – I reversed out of there so quickly! – @lifepiluckan Elephants visiting the Okaukuejo waterhole in Etosha at sunset. That experience is imprinted in my heart forever. – @pmabuza1 Two male lions calling a third one a few kilometres away in Madikwe in 2015 – powerful! – @pepi_2012 The meerkats of the Makgadikgadi Pan are very special. – @rontgen_za Mountain gorillas in Rwanda. – @jessbarron91 The Rietvlei Nature Reserve has some of the most relaxed game I have ever seen, including zebras. – Geoffrey Ellis Trail running with the giraffes at Areena Riverside Resort on the Wild Coast. – Kirst Forsyth Doing a bush walk with a ranger and meeting a cheetah hiding in a nearby bush in Samara Private…

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