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Table of contents


Stone Town

Zanzibar’s main town is a stimulating landscape of work and play. Getaway’s Melanie van Zyl recorded this visual story.
Stone Town April 2017



A dozen of the best, most wholesome country escapes PLUS you could win a stay at one of them.
Farm Stays April 2017


Otter Trail

South Africa’s most popular hiking trail is turning 50. A few people tell us how to hike it best – and why they keep going back.



In Gonarezhou National Park, you can still imagine the world in its original wildness, writes Scott Ramsay. This is why you must go now.
Zimbabwe April 2017


Canal cruising

Yearning for France but think it’s too pricey? Doing it in a rental boat is affordable if you have a sizeable crew, says Anthony Doman, whose done it twice.
Canal cruising April 2017



Ed’s letter

Sonya Schoeman says get to know the wild in your backyard. It could be your next everyday adventurel.


Meet this month’s fearless explorers.

The traveller

Darrel Bristow-Bovey goes shopping by mistake in Miami.


Your thoughts, your views and the winners of our BFG ‘Where On Earth Am I’ competition.



Wish you were here

A magical sighting in Ecuador’s rainforest.


Slip on your goggles for this underwater adventure.

First look

A small city hotel with a big vibe – a good food.


A classic chair improved.


Four top events this month.


Thrills and spills on screens.


Fare worth travelling for.


What’s new on ‘Antique Alley’ in Parkhurst?


Inside Getaway

Sometimes the greats can learn from an ordinary guy, writes Tyson Jopson.




How to stalk and shoot urban wildlife.


Five spectacular images from around our beautiful continent.


Final cut


Best spots for sea views and beach access – with fun just down the road.


Road trip

Sunshine Coast

Find out where the best beaches and pies are on this Eastern Cape route.



The ultimate road-trip sandwhich

You’ll never eat soggy sarmies again!



Multi-day hiking

Don’t head for the hills without these 5 essentials.



Outdoor apparel

Have jacket, will travel… the best all-weather options.


Insider’s guide

Fish Hoek

The sea is warm and safe, plus it’s an outdoor delight, discovers Michelle Hardie.



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Win a stay in one of our featured country escapes!

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