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Namib Desert

Ever seen geckos from below? These and other clever critters from this harsh wilderness.


Ultimate Addo

Want to drive, hike, swim or have your toes nibbled? Getaway’s Melanie van Zyl has scoped out Addo Elephant Park for four routes to suit every taste.


Free things to do

Banish boredom! Here are 25+ ways to enjoy our cities this winter.


South Luangwa

Zambia has a secret season that makes for incredible images. Join photographer David Rogers as he shares it.



Sam Reinders can’t get enough of Nepal. She’s been going for 15 years, which is why she can tell us how to get the best out of a visit to its capital.



Ed’s letter

Our national parks are a treasure and we should use them, writes Sonya Schoeman.


Meet this month’s fearless explorers.

The traveller

Why Darrel Bristow-Bovey always travels with REM.


Your thoughts, your views and our recent winners.



Wish you were here

This gorgeous Seuss-like landscape in Chad will arouse your curiosity.


Three the wildlife experts use. So should you.


Places dog lovers can take their best friends.

First look

Modern mountain cabins in the Drakensberg.


Good headphones can make a big difference to your travels.


Four top events this month.


Catch the thrill of racing, on two wheels or four.


A fresh twist on sushi, plus other food-worthy travel.


Durban’s Station Road is buzzing. Find out why.


Inside Getaway

Like wine, appreciating the wild may be something that gets better with age, writes Tyson Jopson.




Make good pictures out of bad weather with these top tips from experts.


Five spectacular images from around our beautiful continent.


Final cut

Addo surrounds

Affordable places close to the Eastern Cape’s best park.


Road trip


A kingdom of waterfalls, forests, wild beasts and myths is just a drive away.



Chicken three ways

How to get the best from your chook on holiday!



Sleeping kit

The most comfortable way to spend a night outdoors.



Best backpacks

Five of the latest updates (and they’re all waterproof).


Insider’s guide


Local history buff Steven Kotze considers the old and the new.



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!