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  • Beauty of the backroads: three little-known routes

    Take that obscure turn-off and unleash your inner Road-Warrior. Photo by Adriaan Odendaal

    While the N1 will always make your journey go quicker, taking that back road detour might lead you to all kinds of countryside treasure.

  • An interview with the ultra cool Akin Omotoso

    A man of cool. Photo by Tseliso Monaheng.

    Actor and filmmaker Akin Omotoso is better known for tales involving conflict, but soon he’ll release his love story, Tell Me Sweet Something, set in his hometown, Joburg. We spoke to him about the link between travel and inspiration in our February issue.

8 zany tents we’d love to take camping

Posted in Gear Categories: Camping and Crazy gear.

In the February 2015 issue of Getaway we tested 10 of the best tents for adventuring. These zany tents were way too impractical to make the cut, but their extraordinary design still had us itching to climb in.

February 2015

Skydiving in Bostwana
Photographer Teagan Cunniffe joins daredevils for the first Makgadigadi Epic.

Adventure for Sail
Tyson Jopson learns to sail aboard a boat manned by pros and amateurs.

Swimming with Seals
Melanie van Zyl is utterly charmed by the playful antics of these underwater fun seekers.

Explore this issue
  • Melia Zanzibar 5-star (all-inclusive)


    This luxury 5-star holiday on the Spice Island of Zanzibar is all about indulgence, with its beautiful private beaches, coral reefs and personalised treatment.

  • 5-star Mauritius Holiday Package

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    This amazing package deal to Mauritius is perfect for the whole family. Expect 5-star treatment, beautiful beaches and loads of outdoor activities to keep you entertained.

  • 6-day Victoria Falls and Safari Combo

    6 day Victoria Falls and Safari combo

    Spend 6 fantastic days on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, exploring the Victoria Falls and wildlife of the area.

  • Kilimanjaro Marathon and Migration Safari


    You get the best of both worlds with this package – adrenaline and adventure. Run the Kilimanjaro Marathon before embarking on an epic migration safari.

  • Cape Getaway Show 2013

    The 2015 Cape Getaway Show will take place at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West from 13 to 15 March 2015. Join us for over 200 interactive exhibits, great holiday ideas, accommodation specials, outdoor gear, 4×4 products, plus caravans and trailers to climb on and in. There’ll also be great food, wine tasting, craft beer, hiking and plenty for the kids as well. Don’t miss the best Cape Getaway Show yet!

Win a PowerMonkey Explorer 2 worth R1500


It may be pint-sized but the PowerMonkey Explorer 2 sure packs a punch when it comes to providing power outdoors. Waterproof and compact, it can be charged using electricity, the sun or a nifty hand crank.

Getaway Gallery photography competition


Send us your photos and stand a chance of winning a week-long photographic safari to the Masai Mara or a fantastic Tamron lens bundle.

Win two adventure film tickets to the Galileo Open Air Cinema


The Galileo Open Air Cinema is showing a whole range of awesome movies at their beautiful outdoor venues around Cape Town this summer. If adventure sports is your thing, here’s your chance to win two ‘warm and comfy’ tickets to one of three screenings in early 2015.

Knysna Literary Festival

Start date: March 18, 2015
End date: March 22, 2015
Location: Venues in and around Knysna

Current affairs – politics, adventure, mystery and a dash of cuisine – are the themes of the annual Knysna Literary Festival in Knysna.

Up The Creek Festival 2015

Start date: January 29, 2015
End date: February 1, 2015
Location: Swellendam

Three stages with 30 awesome live bands and South Africa’s coolest comedy acts. Think of it as Woodstock. Just wetter.