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Table of contents




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.



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.



Ed’s letter

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


Meet this month’s fearless explorers.

The traveller

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


Your thoughts, your views and our recent winners.



Wish you were here

This brave little octopus is the size of a lemon.


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


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!.


A nifty light to make camping more beautiful.


Four top events this month.


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


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.




Take better close-ups with these top tips.


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.



Say cheese!

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



Weekend bags tested

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



Eco flasks and mugs

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


Insider’s guide


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



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!