As we put together the October issue, it strikes Getaway Editor, Sonya Schoeman, that all our featured travel stories is a worthy contender for her next birthday celebration.
People often say to me, with tangible resentment, ‘So, you must travel a lot.’ Actually, no. I do not. Mostly, I sit in my office reading about other people’s wonderful journeys and deciding what’s worthy of our Getaway readers. I do believe travel makes people better. Why? Because it’s usually fun, and almost always interesting, and people are just better when they’re having a good time. Not that it’s all about you, reader: I hope this year will take me to Morocco, Madagascar and a whole lot of South Africa. Actually, that sounds like I do travel a lot. But at least I’ll pass my finds on to you.Follow @SonyaSchoeman
A terrifying moment on the highways of Beirut leads our editor to think about South Africa’s many remarkable assets.
Keep learning new things, says Sonya Schoeman, as she ticks off another first: canoeing in Khayelitsha.
We live on the second most polluted continent on Earth. Here’s what you can do about it, writes, Sonya Schoeman.
This clever contraption scoops up trash floating on the water of the harbour before it heads out to sea. Genius.
Short answer: with determination, and a lot of help.
Sonya Schoeman & photographer Teagan Cunniffe walked this incredible four-day hike in the sculptural Baviaanskloof, and found the end always just out of sight.
Every winter, hotels around the country drop their prices to put bums in beds. Why not make it your bum?
Hope spots are the ultimate call for citizens to engage with the ocean, to care for it, to make out own. South Africa has six spots. We visited some of them.
Our national parks are a treasure and we should use them, writes Sonya Schoeman.