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The ultimate Overberg motorbike route: Cape Town to Mossel Bay The ultimate Overberg motorbike route: Cape Town to Mossel BayDate: 15/09/2016

Chris Davies and Tyson Jopson did that on this spectacular motorbike route through the Overberg, in search of the best dirt...

Getaway’s favourite winter recipes Getaway’s favourite winter recipesDate: 27/07/2016

The best way to get through winter is by cooking delicious, warming recipes and eating them by the fire...

An ear-piece that lets you speak any language An ear-piece that lets you speak any languageDate: 27/07/2016

An ear-piece that lets you speak any language...

How to react when a lion is licking your tent How to react when a lion is licking your tentDate: 20/07/2016

This jaw-dropping video was first posted on the Kgalagadi Sightings Facebook page, by someone who doesn’t know...

Rome to the Amalfi Coast by train Rome to the Amalfi Coast by trainDate: 28/06/2016

Italy was an afterthought. It may have been a brilliant afterthought, but still, it was never in the plans. But with two weeks...

In photos: walking trails to make you fall in love with Kruger In photos: walking trails to make you fall in love with KrugerDate: 15/06/2016

Did you know only six percent of the Kruger National Park is accessible to visitors via the main public roads?...

Everything you need to know about European rail pass reservation fees Everything you need to know about European rail pass reservation feesDate: 16/05/2016

At first, the instructions on your European rail pass seem too good to be true. Validate the pass on the day of your first trip...

In photos: Baviaanskloof’s Leopard Trail In photos: Baviaanskloof’s Leopard TrailDate: 16/05/2016

We’ve heard of the Otter Trail and the Fish River Canyon hike – and now there’s the Leopard Trail, which has only just opened...

Antiques of the Overberg: 23 spots for bargain-hunters Antiques of the Overberg: 23 spots for bargain-huntersDate: 11/04/2016

I set off to find antiques and great deals in the Overberg, and discovered the only thing I didn’t bargain for is how many...

The best Swazi game reserves you haven’t heard of (or don’t know enough about) The best Swazi game reserves you haven’t heard of (or don’t know enough about)Date: 21/03/2016

When you find out that Swaziland is the smallest country in Africa you probably wonder what on earth you could find to do there...

Your top 12 off-the-grid destinations across South Africa Your top 12 off-the-grid destinations across South AfricaDate: 21/03/2016

Here are the results: 12 wonderfully remote South African havens. 12 remote camps and cottages around South Africa..

Roses among the thorns: a guide to Bloemfontein Roses among the thorns: a guide to BloemfonteinDate: 13/03/2016

We sent Justus Visagie on a near-impossible mission: find the roses among the thorns in Bloemfontein, the Free State’s bristly...

10 of the best wildlife photographs of the year 10 of the best wildlife photographs of the yearDate: 13/03/2016

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, awarded by London’s Natural History Museum, is one of the most prestigious...

A guide to Mozambique’s marvellous Machangulo A guide to Mozambique’s marvellous MachanguloDate: 06/03/2016

Just one flight, one hour away from OR Tambo, is Maputo, Mozambique. And only a 90-minute boat ride from the bustling city...

5 fatal photo errors (and how to avoid them) 5 fatal photo errors (and how to avoid them)Date: 06/03/2016

Tips to improve your photography, Skew horizon lines, Unfocused eyes, Poor compositions, Boring perspectives...

Roses among the thorns: a guide to Bloemfontein Roses among the thorns: a guide to BloemfonteinDate: 28/02/2016

We sent Justus Visagie on a near-impossible mission: find the roses among the thorns in Bloemfontein, the Free State’s bristly...

How to see the best of Botswana in ten days How to see the best of Botswana in ten daysDate: 20/02/2016

Melanie van Zyl packs a family into a 4×4 camper for a 3000-kilometre trip to see the best of Botswana in 10 adventure-charged...

Behind the scenes: photographing gorillas in Rwanda Behind the scenes: photographing gorillas in RwandaDate: 12/02/2016

I’ve learnt through prior experience to never read one of Darrel Bristow-Bovey’s Getaway columns in public spaces...

Guide to Citrusdal Guide to CitrusdalDate: 03/02/2016

Citrusdal is a thriving farming district by trade but has been dragged kicking and screaming into tourism. It’s well worth the...

St Helena in photos St Helena in photosDate: 08/11/2015

On St Helena, one of Earth’s most isolated inhabited islands, jaw-dropping landscapes, fascinating natural history...

How to book campsites at Botswana’s national parks How to book campsites at Botswana’s national parksDate: 03/11/2015

It can be tricky to book public campsites in Botswana’s national parks and reserves. Some campsites are run by private...

The one thing you’re doing wrong with panoramas The one thing you’re doing wrong with panoramasDate: 03/11/2015

Taking a good panorama image is harder than it looks. In our October 2015 Masterclass we talk about stitching the perfect...

All the king’s men… and women: a surprising sojourn in Swaziland All the king’s men… and women: a surprising sojourn in SwazilandDate: 30/10/2015

Vuyi Qubeka goes to Swaziland expecting poverty and boiling resentment for its king. But what she finds is something...

Spend spring at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens Spend spring at the Walter Sisulu Botanical GardensDate: 24/10/2015

R35 gets you into the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, one of South Africa’s 10 national constant gardens...

The best South African film festivals you’ve never heard of The best South African film festivals you’ve never heard ofDate: 24/10/2015

Love a good movie, but tired of the same old Hollywood films? (Anyone sat through San Andreas recently? Oh. My. Word.)...

10 train journeys to dream about 10 train journeys to dream aboutDate: 24/10/2015

There’s nothing quite like travelling by train, listening to the rhythmic rumble as the wheels clack over the tracks and the...

The colours of Thailand The colours of ThailandDate: 18/10/2015

From fragrant food to pungent streets, from sweet fruit shakes to brightly coloured temples and iridescent seas, there’s...

Kruger National Park’s Mananga 4X4 adventure trail Kruger National Park’s Mananga 4X4 adventure trailDate: 10/10/2015

On a recent trip to the Kruger National Park to#tellbetterstories, we were looking for something a bit different, not just the...

Seven of the best places to see flowers in South Africa Seven of the best places to see flowers in South AfricaDate: 10/10/2015

If you thought flower viewing was limited to the West Coast during spring, you’d be mistaken. Here’s a list of where to see...

Zip through a World Heritage Site with Cape Canopy Tours Zip through a World Heritage Site with Cape Canopy ToursDate: 27/09/2015

Cape Canopy Tour was recently placed second on the list of the world’s hottest new tourism experiences for 2015 by Lonely Planet.

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