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Hiking gear that’s stood the test of time

Posted in Gear Categories: Apparel and Crazy gear.

This year Getaway celebrated their 25th birthday so we sussed out the failsafe hiking gear that’s stood the test of time and gets stuffed into the backpack for journeys like the iconic Otter Trail.

August 2014

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  • Delicious Mauritius Package


    From exhilarating flavours to inspiring cultures and landscapes, the legendary northern coastline of Mauritius is just the spot for a beach holiday.

  • 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.

  • Namibia Group Tour

    Namibia Group Tour

    Visit the red dunes of Sossusvlei, dine under the stars in Swakopmund and admire bushman engravings in Damaraland on this 10 day Namibia group tour.

  • 5-day Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Safari

    Rwanda Gorilla Tracking

    Spend five magical days tracking gorillas in Rwanda: a nature lover’s paradise and home to the world’s largest population of mountain gorillas within the Volcanoes National Park.


  • Gauteng Getaway Show

    Gauteng Getaway Show

    The 22nd Gauteng Getaway Show will return to Johannesburg’s ever popular Coca-Cola dome from 29 to 31 August 2014. BOOK NOW Gautengers were clearly not put off by the chilly weather at the 2013 Gauteng Getaway Show. We welcomed a staggering 19 024 travel and outdoor enthusiasts through the doors of the Coca-Cola Dome. We... Read more »

Boeremark, every Saturday

Opening up every Saturday under the trees off of Bankovs Boulevard is Boeremark – Bloemfontein’s biggest open air market.

Win a CAT watch worth R3150


We’re giving away a CAT watch, worth R3150! Just one simple question and it could be yours.

Win fantastic prizes with BFGoodrich


It’s back and bigger than ever! The BFGoodrich ‘Where on Earth Am I’ competition is back for another round of incredible off-road adventure featuring your photos from the most off-the-grid, iconic and picturesque 4×4 destinations and even bigger better prizes!