December 2019 issue on sale!

Posted on 18 November 2019

In the December 2019 issue of Getaway, we get festive and share a few spots and tips on where you can stay cool this summer.

In our cover story, Justin Fox explores the Southern Cape – an under-rated gem of a coastline from Witsand to Vleesbaai. Mia Louw was in her element in Mpumalanga’s Wakkerstroom – a village with main-street stoeps, a station pub and cows and birds aplenty. We spice things up this festive season with Chiara Turilli, who shares some classic Mexican recipes. New to the Getaway team, Lauren Dold and Jessica Oosthuyse share 12 inland waterways where you can make a splash this summer, and Matthew Sterne discovers a land of contrasts in Morocco.


Anton Crone – The art of road tripping, page 70

In the second part of his journey from Cape Town to Durban, Anton Crone enjoys lesser-travelled routes into thin air.


Justin Fox – Southern Cape, page 76

There’s a sublime stretch of coast between the Overberg and main Garden Route mostly bypassed by travellers. We unlock the gate and drive down a limestone track into this magical world of shipwrecks, fishing hamlets and hidden estuaries.


Matthew Sterne – Morocco, page 94

In a land where desert, mountains and oceans meet, and the distant past mingles with modern life, there are even more contrasts than meet the eye.


Helen Walne – Portugal, page 102

A road trip around northern Portugal in search of swimming spots has our writer falling in love … with a camper van named Eugene.



ED’S LETTER Justin Fox reflects on a special Portuguese Christmas spent at sea 7

CONTRIBUTORS Meet this month’s experts and adventurers 8

TRAVELLING TALES Darrel Bristow-Bovey laments that maddening little travel detail called weather 16

INBOX The latest from our readers 11


WHAT’S UP Ideas and inspiration 21

FIRST LOOK Zanzibar casts its spell 26

BOOKSSummer’s best reads 29

HISTORICAL JOURNEYS Up a West African volcano 32

ECO-LOGIC Tembe the elephant, plus faking it 34

ADVENTURE A heavenly walk rewarded with wine 37

CHEFS ON HOLIDAY Antoinette Meyer of Barringtons 40

FOOD A Mexican feast to end off our world tour 42


GETAWAY GALLERY The latest finalists 46
Get to grips with a GoPro 53

PORTFOLIO Animal antics to make you smile 56


BEST BEDS Kommetjie 62

ROAD TRIP Cape Town to Cradock on back roads 70

SOUTHERN CAPE Escape the crowds on this coast 76
INLAND WATERWAYS 12 places to make a splash 86

MOROCCO A whirlwind mosaic of delights 94

PORTUGAL Exploring the country in a camper van 102

WAKKERSTROOM Flock here … like the birds do 110



Win a luxury two-night stay at Tintswalo Atlantic for two readers, worth R19,200 each 109


Watch this space for the 2020 Getaway Gallery prize 52

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