Experienced bushwhacker and hiker, Melanie Van Zyl finally visits her fantasy cabin in Magoebaskloof on a pet-friendly two-day hike in Limpopo.
Melanie van Zyl
Growing up surrounded by all kinds of camping gear, rooftop tents, veldskoene, 4x4 equipment and a camera firmly plastered to my hands, I get to test, use, abuse and review gear so you know what you’re buying and how to make the most of your travels.Follow @melanie_vanZyl
Just a short ride from Joburg is a weekend escape that’ll take you back to the start of life as we know it. Welcome to the Cradle of Humankind.
We’ve found the places that appear the most on lists across the web and given it our own South African once-over to create the ultimate travel list of places to go this year.
Tales from a traveller who crossed Sri Lanka – from Colombo to Trincomalee on all forms of transport.
Clarens has it all: a cosy village atmosphere, great farm stays and statuesque mountains – and that’s where you should head, says Melanie Van Zyl.
Whether you’re after comfort or luxury, we rounded up our favourite tented camps for all tastes.
The North West is home to 15 provincial reserves. Getaway’s Melanie van Zyl visited eight and found these four gems (and four beauties with issues).
Ponta do Ouro is a seaside playground. Here’s how to have the perfect day in Mozambique.
Mozambique’s two southernmost points (Ponta do Ouro and Ponta Malongane) get swamped by South Africans during the holidays. I found the best, crowd-beating way to divide your time between these two awesome spots: I suggest you stay in gorgeous Ponta Malongane.
For the August issue of Getaway I set out to discover the ‘secret gems’ travel writers dream of finding and visited eight North West provincial reserves. Madikwe Game Reserve was one of my favourites.