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Table of contents


African Penguins

An exquisite insight into our continent’s most endangered bird, by Crookes & Jackson.


Guide to Golden Gate

This Free State reserve is all about protecting grass. Melanie van Zyl plans four wonderful weekends to play in it.


Blue Shark Diving

They swim so gracefully it’ll make your head spin, says Darrel Bristow-Bovey, who got in the water without a cage.


The Rwenzoris

Some of Africa’s highest peaks are in this alpine landscape in Uganda, plus they’re like a wonderland, writes adventurer Shane Quinnell.


Kerala, India

This story about heritage homestays and delicious food by our Nikki Werner will have you packing your bags in a heartbeat.



Ed’s letter

Here are some memorable ways to spend a birthday, says Sonya Schoeman.



Meet this month’s adventurers and experts.


The traveller

Tired of the tourist spots, Darrel Bristow-Bovey goes adrift in Amsterdam.



Your thoughts and views, plus our latest winners – including the best shots from our Canon Instagram competition.



Wish you were here

Romania, where the old ways are still a way of life.



Whales: an update, plus other ways to celebrate the sea this month.



Three inspiring books about epic journeys.


In the hills above Durban, Kloof is a cool place to be.



The best battery-free headlamp we’ve tested.



Four top events this month.


Inside Getaway

Beware of who you climb mountains with, says Tyson Jopson. They may need to rescue you.




Nocturnal animals: how to nail your night-drive shots.



Five spectacular images out of Africa by our readers.


Road trip

The Langeberg

Chris Davies takes us on a get-away-from-it-all week of driving and hiking.



A very useful sauce

Perfect it (it’s easy) and have multiple suppers sorted.


The Final Cut


Postcard-pretty country escapes you’ll need to book right now.



Outdoor kitchens

Three mess kits to match different kinds of hikers.



Keep it cool

Three iceboxes to get you through the Kalahari.


Insider’s Guide

East London

On a recent trip home, Ondela Mlandu sees a different side to this city.



Send us your photos

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


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