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Getaway October 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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2 min
in the hot seat

I was competing in the Fairest Cape Tour, a classic motorcycle rally. My 1967 BSA Thunderbolt had a carburettor that typically mixed air with a spray of fuel. The wise thing to do was cover the air intake with a filter, preventing things like grit and errant sparks getting inside. But if you removed it you got unfettered airflow and went a little faster. Of course, Iʼd removed it. Halfway through, we stopped to refuel. As 35 bikers lined up, I filled up and kicked her into life. A spark from some poor wiring met a burst of fuel in the air intake and whoosh! The BSA was aflame. With some urgency I wheeled it away from the pump, but not fast enough; halfway across the forecourt I had to abandon…

2 min
contributors

Grahame McLeod MAKGADIKGADI Born in Malaysia with itchy feet, Grahame – once a geologist and now teacher/lecturer – has travelled to some 40 countries worldwide, including far-flung unknown destinations such as the Sahara of Algeria and Chad. But his love for big skies, open spaces, silence and solitude continually brings him home to his newly adopted country, Botswana, and the magnificent Makgadikgadi Pans. With countless visits to the pans under his belt, Grahame shares with readers the lesser-known attractions hidden away in and around the world's second-largest salt flats. Fiona Ayerst SHARK ENCOUNTERS Growing up in Kenya and swimming before she could walk, underwater media specialist, Fiona, was once a Joburg lawyer. She's travelled the world in search of sharks, shooting in the startlingly blue Bahamas, the white-sanded brilliance on the outer reaches of the…

1 min
post

Dreams of Namibia I was intrigued by the article, ʻSand, sea and a sausage treeʼ, by Jessica Oosthuyse in the May/June issue of Getaway since my wife, Sue, and I have been regular visitors to Namibia. On occasion, when staying in Swakopmund, I have also swum regularly, like Charleen Clarke and Jessica, to the buoy in the ocean in front of the Strand Hotel. One could add some worthwhile adventures south of Swakopmund such as viewing the ʻMoon Landscapeʼ features and Welwitschia mirabilis plants along Welwitschia Drive which flanks the Swakop River. For a thrilling adventure, you can hire quad bikes from rental agencies such as Desert Explorers outside Swakopmund for a tour up and down the dunes. Mokuti Etosha Lodge is close to Namutoni, the fort which is a prominent structure built…

1 min
share your shot

STUART GILMER @ stuart_gilmer Huntshoek Lodge, Eastern Cape JARRYD DU PREEZ @jarryddupreezphotography Phinda Private Game Reserve ANNA C NAGEL @wildphotographix Balule Nature Reserve CALDEN SMITH @calden.smith Samburu National Reserve, Kenya SEBASTIAN JACOBS @flaired_edge Matroosberg, Western Cape NICOLE VAN DER WALT @nicolevdw1 Timbavati KERRY-LEE ROBERG @theafrican_me Tswalu, Kalahari TRUSHALL BHANA @ t r u s h a l l Natal Midlands JULIEN REGAMEY @regamey_wildlife _photography Kruger NP MELANIE MASKE @africanmamaske Etosha National Park, Namibia KERYN TAYLOR @kezklicks Pietermaritzburg JON KERRIN @wherethelight_is Cape Town TAG US IN YOUR IMAGES ON INSTAGRAM @GetawayMagazine…

3 min
wow factors

AS WE RETURN TO THE ROAD, RAIL AND SKY here are some things you can mumble through your mask when next you find yourself having to make small talk with a fellow passenger MORE THAN 23-MILLION people ride India’s trains EVERY DAY That’s almost the entire population of Australia! Japanese railways HAND OUT DELAY CERTIFICATES for commuters to present at work in case of tardiness. 18 HOURS 20 MINUTES The longest commercial flight in the world is a direct flight from Singapore to New Jersey, clocking in at The shortest commercial flight takes less than TWO MINUTES, between the Scottish islands of Westray and Papa Westray. Less than the time it takes to make a cup of tea! LET’S GET VIRTUAL Tour world-famous sights from the comfort of your couch Armchair journeys might be the only form…

2 min
mount bain cabin

LESS IS MORE. Mount Bain Cabin is just 90 minutes from Cape Town if you let Garmin or Google take the lead. But you should lose those gimmicks, Gadget Guy, theyʼre designed for the weekly rat race. Ease back on the gas, get off the N1 at Klapmuts, amble through to Wellington and turn left at the Church Spire. Soon, youʼll be climbing Bainskloof Pass, a lick of winding tar pasted over an ancient wagon trail, so bumpy youʼll feel every moment that those wooden wheels bit rock. But oh, what a view, all the way up, all the way down; mesmerising; magnificent; mind you donʼt crash. At the foot of the pass on the Ceres side, a rocky track winds up to a cabin in Mount Bains Private Nature Reserve, a…