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First things first
Festive season means groups, or family. Here’s a trick to help you through, says Sonya Schoeman.

The traveller
You’re never too old to get a lesson in sandcastle building, writes Darrel Bristow-Bovey.



Your thoughts, your views and recent winners.

Wish you were here
It’s International Mountain Day soon, so here are two Peruvian peaks to conquer (or just drool over).

These are your beaches for the summer (rated by an expert), PLUS alfresco films, and an insane mission to cross the Atlantic…

Dream of taking better Big Five photos? Getaway’s Teagan Cunniffe tells you how to get that right.



Its beaches are beloved by all, and if homegirl Teagan Cunniffe‘s photos of them don’t make you want to dive right in, nothing will!



Supersize summer
These five thrilling last-minute adventures will make this your best South African summer yet.

Gondar is centre point to what is arguably the continent’s most exquisite religious ceremony. Ian McNaught-Davis went there, and lets us into this beautiful ceremony through his lens.

Family ties
Want to bond with your kids? Michelle Hardie and David Rogers discover two (very) different breaks to get them kicking and screaming … in a good way.

UK Holiday
Pippa de Bruyn’s vintage-chic, affordable trip along England’s South Coast. She did it with her family, but it could work for a tight-knit group of friends too.



Check In

Hotel of the Month
Powell tells us where his exciting job has taken him, plus where he hangs out in Cape Town.

On the Chart
Kalk Bay is full of beautiful old houses. Reviewer Pippa de Bruyn finds the best of them to bed down in.

Hot Spots
From beach to bush ‒ four superb stays for your next break.

Hotel News
A new place to stay in Vic Falls that you can totally afford, and local award-winners worth checking out.

Travel Bites

This summer is all about sharing tables and multiple-course meal ‘journeys’. Here’s where to try it out.

On Track


These three merry road trips will get you out of Cape Town for a day, for less than R500 per person!


Go big this festive season with our guide to the coolest travel gear (plus we’re giving away one of each!).

Gear Shop
Essential travel items updated ‒ they should make your next adventure a breeze.

Short break
Want the beach all to yourself? Chris Davies found an out-of-season paradise on KZN’s North Coast just for you.


Africa’s leading travel photography competition, with prizes worth R160 920.



The final instalment of the 2016 Getaway photo competition, with prizes worth R160 920 up for grabs!

Victoria Falls Safari
Win an overlanding trip for two from Cape Town to Vic Falls, worth R37 600!

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