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go! May 2019

South Africa’s number one travel and outdoor lifestyle magazine. We pay our own way and tell it like it is. We drive back roads and speak to real people, giving you practical information about affordable destinations in southern Africa. Each issue is crammed with excellent photography, honest gear reviews and delicious recipes to make at home or in the bundu. Whether you’re looking to escape for a weekend or a month, your journey starts here.

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the call of the caprivi

I never went to the Caprivi, but when I imagined it, I pictured an exciting, mysterious and dangerous place. It’s Rocco de Wet’s fault. If you grew up like I did: a white, Afrikaans laaitie in the suburbs in South Africa in the 1970s, the chances were good that you had a stack of Grensvegter photo story magazines on your bedside table. Even my English friends read them; we’d trade copies during lunch break at school. Rocco had a mean moustache and longish hair, and he wore tight trousers. The Caprivi was his backyard: a place where he’d made the communists rue the day they ever set foot in Africa. Fidel Castro’s boys were his arch enemies. Major Cuba (who surprisingly spoke perfect Afrikaans) thought he had the upper hand, but…

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behind the scenes

After eight years at go! Aletta has decided to work as a freelance food writer and stylist. Best part of working for the magazine? The people! There was a wonderful camaraderie at every food shoot. I also enjoyed doing a story about my home town Calvinia, along with my mother (go! #62). Our cookery books go! Weekend Food and go! Braai Time were also highlights for me. What will you miss most? The food, obviously! I probably tested a thousand recipes over the years. Your experience of our readers? They’re wonderful, warm people. I felt like part of a big family. Readers would often share their mother’s and grandmother’s recipes – I found some of my favourite dishes this way. Your biggest mistake? I visited the farm Waterskloof in the Murraysburg area for a…

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go!

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF (WEG & GO): PIERRE STEYN editor@gomag.co.zaDEPUTY EDITOR: ESMA MARNEWICKTRAVEL EDITOR: TOAST COETZERFOOD EDITOR: ALETTA LINTVELTCOPY EDITORS: MARIJCKE DODDS, MARTINETTE LOUWPICTURE EDITOR: SHELLEY CHRISTIANSJOURNALIST: SOPHIA VAN TAAKART DIRECTOR: LYNNE FRASERDESIGNER: ASHWELL PRINSCARTOGRAPHER: FRANÇOIS HAASBROEKWEB EDITOR: MARCELLE VAN NIEKERKCONTRIBUTORS: JON MINSTER, ERNS GRUNDLING CEO MEDIA24: ISHMET DAVIDSONCEO PRINT MEDIA: RIKA SWARTGENERAL MANAGER – LIFESTYLE: MINETTE FERREIRAGENERAL MANAGER – MONTHLIES: NERISA COETZEECOMMERCIAL MANAGING EDITOR: GERDA ENGELBRECHTPRODUCTION MANAGER: KERRY NASHFINANCIAL MANAGER: MUNEEB ADAMSCIRCULATION MANAGER: RIAAN WEYERS riaan.weyers@media24.com GROUP ADVERTISING BUSINESS MANAGER – SALES: DANIE NELL 021 408 3833 danie.nell@media24.com DIRECT & CLASSIFIED SALES JOHANNESBURG JEANINE KRUGER 082 342 2299 jeanine.kruger@media24.comLIZEL PAUW 082 876 8189 lizel.kok@media24.comSHARLENE SMITH 083 583 1604 sharlene.smith@media24.comTHEA THOMAS 078 450 7771 tthomas@media24.comYUMNA ROJAN 072 399 5789 Yumna.rojan@media24.comYELANDA MITCHELL 074 897 9576 Yelanda.Mitchell@media24.comKYLEE ROBERTSON 076 263 9114 kylee.robertson@media24.com CAPE TOWN NICK FITZELL 071 430 6311 nick.fitzell@media24.comSANETHA MEINTJIES 084 416…

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winning letter

Visit the beautiful Berg! We recently visited Clarens, the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge and Thendele camp in the Royal Natal National Park. I took this photo from our chalet in Thendele. The scenery and scale of the landscape took my breath away. I was impressed by the good condition of the roads. Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife also deserve a mention: The accommodation was great, and they gave us professional service. I felt so proud of our beautiful country. CHARL HEUNIS, Cape Town Tsitsikamma craziness In February, we drove to Storms River Village early one morning to have a meal with family. On the way back to Mossel Bay, just as we made it through the Tsitsikamma toll gate, a bomb went off in one of our five-month-old twins’ nappies: The car seat…

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q&a

Is pollen an aphrodisiac? Q ANNATJIE BRUYNS from Odendaalsrus writes: This flower – on a farm near Warden in the Free State – was covered in beetles and they were all mating. There was another flower nearby, also with pollen, but with no beetles on it. Does the pollen influence mating behaviour? A Entomologist DUNCAN MACFADYEN says: This is a spotted maize beetle, belonging to the family Melyridae. They are largely pollen feeders and may congregate at a suitable food source in large numbers. Pollen would attract the bugs to the flower head of this spear thistle, which results in more individuals on the plant and hence more opportunities to mate, but the pollen itself has no physical effect on the bugs’ behaviour. Leopard for lunch? Q GERRIE VAN DER WALT from Kempton Park…

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check this

Not many people find a dam wall exciting. But Katse Dam in Lesotho doesn’t have any old wall. The Katse wall is 185 m high and 710 m long; it’s 60 m wide at the bottom and thins out towards the top, where it’s 9 m wide. Lots of cement had to be transported to the highlands of Lesotho in the 1990s: For six whole years, a truck carrying a full load left Ficksburg every 40 minutes! The dam is the heart of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, which supplies water to Gauteng, generating an income of more than R25 million per month for the Mountain Kingdom.…

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