February 2019 issue is out!

Our February issue is out and features beach trails and ambles on Mauritius’ wilder side; a baobab safari through Limpopo; 10 cosy West Coast cottages, seven secret romantic spots in Joburg, plus lots more.

This month’s contributors

Matthew Sterne – Limpopo, page 52

When Matthew Sterne heard that the oldest baobabs in South Africa were dying, he decided to visit the ancients still standing. His baobab trail ended up being as surprising as it was unusual.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 – page 66

We can’t help feeling a bit starry-eyed when peering into the beyond with the latest astrophotography winners.

Lisa Johnston – Johannesburg, page 74

Forget the crowded restaurants and bin those red roses. With so many unique spaces to explore, there’s no need to resort to clichés this February 14.

Franki Clemens – Lake Como, page 94

With its grand villas and romantic villages, Lake Como is a favoured playground of the rich and famous – but it has a more outdoorsy side too… and a generous supply of gelato.

Upfront

Ed’s letter

Justin Fox reflects on luckless Valentine’s past

Contributors

Meet this month’s experts and adventurers

Travelling tales

You can’t force romance, says Helen Walne – not even in Paris

Inbox

Our favourite letters and messages this month

Escape

Wish you were here

Masquerading in Venice

First Look

Sea or bush: choose your luxury spoil

Neighbourhood

The laid-back lifestyle of Durban’s South Beach

Adventure

Hike a precious piece of the Dargle Valley in KZN

Bites

The latest wine pairings, plus a berry blast

Calendar

The top events this month

Photography

Masterclass

There’s more to taking pics of people than saying ‘smile’

Gallery

Four spectacular images out of Africa from our readers

The Final Cut

Darling

Where to stay over in Tannie Evita’s dorpie

Road trip

Baobab safari

Matthew Sterne goes looking for upside-down trees in Limpopo

Food

Cuba
Host a ‘cubano’ party

Gear

Camping chairs

Tested: the best ones to suit your butt and your budget

The Good Read

Robin Emsley

The soul of the snoek

Insider’s Guide

Mossel Bay
The Garden Route’s ‘ugly duckling’ may just make you want to stay, warns Jazz Kuschke

Competitions

Send us your photos

The top prize for the 2019 Gallery competition is an island trip to Bazaruto, Mozambique

Win a family safari

Two nights for four in the Kruger Park at luxury Jock Safari Lodge

Secret Johannesburg

Win one of three copies of Lisa Johnston and CL Bell’s Secret Johannesburg

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