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Table of contents

 

Travel

Antarctica

Photographer Dale Morris captures the calm, cool world of the Antarctic.

 

Winter deals

Need a treat? Here’s your chance to check in at the most desirable places in SA – with special discounts negotiated for our readers.

 

Namib Desert

Getaway’s Melanie van Zyl takes a wild drive over the dunes. Best of all, even first-timers can do it.

 

Drakensberg

Are these the Berg’s best hikes? Our five specialists reckon so…

 

London on a budget

A South African who lives there tells us where to find the fun – some of it for ₤5 or less, much of it for free.

 

Upfront

Ed’s letter

Here’s why you should travel local this winter,writes Sonya Schoeman

Contributors

Meet this month’s fearless explorers.

The traveller

Finding a bed for the night is like online dating, says Darrel Bristow-Bovey

Inbox

Your thoughts, your views and our recent winners.

 

Escape

Wish you were here

This brave little octopus is the size of a lemon.

Nature

Go with the flow: follow our water from source to tap.

Adventure

We try out a different way up Lion’s Head.

First look

This Joburg hotel will have its own jazz bar. PLUS win a ticket to the opening!.

Gear

A nifty light to make camping more beautiful.

Calender

Four top events this month.

Bites

For the love of music and food, plus winter wine and beer celebrations.

Neighbourhood

Observatory: an update on Cape Town’s original alternative enclave.

 

Inside Getaway

Ever seen a 4×4 fly? All you need is sand, writes Tyson Jopson.

 

Photography

Masterclass

Take better close-ups with these top tips.

Gallery

Five spectacular images from around our beautiful continent.

 

Road trip

Cape Agulhas

Winter is whale season. Go beyond Hermanus on this drive to the southern tip of Africa.

 

Food

Say cheese!

How to travel with cheese. PLUS two mouthwatering winter soups to go with!

 

Gear

Weekend bags tested

You’ll find the best bag for your next quick break here.

 

Gearshop

Eco flasks and mugs

The best way to take your coffee with you this winter.

 

Insider’s guide

Plettenbergberg

Recent arrival Emma Jordan shows you what to do in this playful town.

 

Competitions

Send us your photos

Win great prizes for your best images, including a trip for two to Botswana.

Share wildlife in urban spaces photos on Instagram and win gear worth R68591

#MyCanonWorld: Instagram alert! Win camera gear worth over R40000!

 

Win a pair of Hi-Tec hiking boots worth R2199

The new winter range of Hi-Tec Altitude OX I hiking boots sport Michelin soles (yep, like the tyres) to add super traction that better grips wet tracks or rocks. Enter this competition and this pair could be yours!

 

Win a two-night stay in Addo Elephant National Park

One lucky reader will win a two-night stay for themselves and a partner at Addo’s newest spot, Umsintsi Cottage in the Woody Cape Section of Addo Elephant National Park and a marine boat trip for two to see African penguins.

 

Win three wild books rated by experts worth R863

We asked local professional wildlife rangers to recommend the most useful field guide they’ve ever owned. One lucky reader will win all three of them!