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Getaway August 2018

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.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
RamsayMedia (PTY) Ltd
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right, said fred

As I sit here at my laptop, a southern right (who I’ve named Fred) is wallowing past my block of flats. This annual, winter visitation of whales from the Deep South is one of the great joys of living on the water in Cape Town. Having spent most of my life around False Bay or Table Bay, I’ve grown to anticipate the May arrivals. I’ve encountered southern rights while surfing, kayaking, sailing and swimming. And, on occasion, humpback and Bryde’s whales too. There’s such an amazing energy in the water when you get close to these gentle souls. Southern rights are enormous creatures, over 15 metres long with an average mass of more than 20 tons. There are about 10000 of them, spread throughout the southern part of the Southern Hemisphere.…

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contributors

Cathy Lanz Maldives Cathy was first introduced to the Maldives when she travelled to Lohifushi for Getaway back in November 1999. After 10 years of roaming for the magazine, she left to start a family but her travels were not yet done. With both toddlers still in nappies, the family set off on a year-long camping adventure around Southern Africa, featured in Getaway as the ‘Spiderman Safari’. Recently she returned to the islands, this time with her two teenagers in tow. Michael Poliza Alaska After a career as an IT and internet entrepreneur, Michael started a three-year multimedia and environmental awareness expedition on a ship around the world. Then, after settling in Cape Town in 2002 and cruising the plains of Africa, he became a world-renowned wildlife and adventure photographer, and was nominated in 2009…

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your fish is my command

I was recently at a friend’s extended family dinner. That is to say, the family was extended. Not the dinner. The dinner, in fact, was close to being truncated. A disagreement between two high-ranking members had steered us all to the brink of a food fight. At the last minute, an aunt grabbed the wheel and ran us aground on the awkward shores of an island called Silence. Squirming at the helm, she tried to change the subject by yelling at me, ‘Hey, you went to Lisbon recently, right? Do you have any photos?’ I did. But also I didn’t. Not on my smartphone. I rarely take photos with my phone because (1) it’s not a very good phone, and (2) I’m rubbish at phone photography. I feel artless and silly pointing…

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from social media

WE ASKED: If you had to move to any city in the world, which would it be and why? Cape Town – beautiful and peaceful. – @nokstse Durban, because it’s diverse and has many attractions. – @PZondeeki Florence, or any charming little town in Italy. – @serendipitzee Cape Town. Nature rules in the Mother City. Beaches, the ocean, Table Mountain, the beautiful wineries, just paradise for life lovers! – @awarmheartforafrica Paris, for sure. I’m a Francophile. – @jaxsiejackal Monkey Bay in Malawi... OK, it’s a village but who wants to live in a city? – @rogerkassner Why would I want to move away from Montagu? – @CorneelsS…

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inbox

Horsing around the Wild Coast When the sun rose at 5.30am over the serene hills of Cintsa, throwing its first rays into my bedroom at Newhampshire horse farm, and Ben Baxter was pounding his hooves impatiently against the empty feeding trough, a busy day began for the Dickerson family and their volunteers. After a quick shower and throwing on my riding gear, it was over to the main house for a cup of delicious coffee. There are many choices of horse-riding holidays along the Eastern Cape coast, but none is as exhilarating as the four-week ‘work‘ vacation at Newhampshire Rehabilitation Centre. I’m a German in my 70s and I love horses but I hadn’t ridden for six years. I wasn’t looking for a posh riding holiday at a five-star lodge – I wanted…

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winners!

A week at the Tropical Attitude hotel in Mauritius worth R39 000 Finding out this news on my birthday was the best gift! I always enter competitions and never win, but this one was definitely worth it. I have the biggest smile ever. – Jolene Oliver A two-night stay at River Lodge in Limpopo worth R14 740 What a great prize! I am really looking forward to getting back in tune with nature. The best part is that I get to visit and explore parts of my own country that I would otherwise not get to see. – Carla Bruni One night at the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in Cape Town worth R13 500 This could not have come at a better time. Thank you so much. I am truly overwhelmed with joy right now – you…

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