January 2020 issue on sale!

Posted on 17 December 2019

For our January 2020 cover story, the Getaway team combed the streets of Cape Town to bring you a 15-page locals’ guide to what’s hot in the Mother City this summer.

This month, we launch our new African food series, kicking off the year with Cape Malay cuisine by Chiara Turilli. Pippa de Bruyn checks out 11 of the best places to rest your head in North Zululand. Photographer Nick Dreyer shares his portfolio from his years of following African wild dogs on foot in Mana Pools. Catherine Hofmeyr heads up the West Coast to Velddrif to brave the bokkom, and Darrel Bristow-Bovey wanders the beguiling streets of Istanbul.

We also show off the winning pics from 2019’s Getaway Gallery competition, and with the new year comes new opportunities to flex your photography skills in the Getaway Gallery 2020, with prizes worth more than R160,000.

Readers are encouraged to email their travel tales (no more than 250 words, plus any pics) to [email protected]. The reader with the winning letter wins a Black Diamond ReVolt 350 lumen rechargeable headlamp and Black Diamond Zip Lantern worth R1,600!

Top shots from your travels could also win you a R500 Cape Union Mart voucher. Tag @getawaymagazine and @capeunionmart in your shots on Instagram and use the hashtag #explore to enter!

Have a prosperous, adventure-filled 2020!


Nicholas Dyer – Wild dogs of Mana Pools portfolio, page 60

The African wild dog is one of our most enigmatic creatures and also one of the world’s most endangered. Photographer Nicholas Dyer spent six years following three packs on foot in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe. This is what he saw.


Getaway Team – Insider’s Cape Town, page 72

Cape Town’s major tourist attractions are legendary, but wait, there’s more… Like Strandlopers of yore, the Getaway team combed through the Mother City to bring you our insider tips and hang-outs – from hush-hush speakeasies to tucked-away tidal pools, ‘secret’ sunset spots and personal favourites for a bite


Catherine Hofmeyr – Velddrif, page 98

Driving over the Berg River on Carinus Bridge, you’d probably dismiss Velddrif as just another Weskus fishing dorpie; but then you wouldn’t meet Captain Tollie, taste artisanal cheese or sip a poetic gin


Darrel Bristow-Bovey – Istanbul, page 104

You’ll probably never have enough time to fully explore the beguiling streets of Istanbul, but Darrel Bristow-Bovey knows them pretty well. Here is his guide to the city that straddles two worlds. Photographs by Achmat Booley.



ED’S LETTER Justin Fox writes to President Cyril Ramaphosa 7

CONTRIBUTORS Meet this month’s experts and adventurers 9

INBOX The latest from our readers 10

INSTASPACE Share your Insta shots 15

TRAVELLING TALES Anton Crone sees Victoria Falls through the eyes of the chacma baboons  16

WISH YOU WERE HERE A stretch of theTongaporutu coastline on New Zealand’s North Island 18


DRINKS Sip on these this summer 20

WHAT’S UP Ideas and inspiration 22

FIRST LOOK Two safari islands 26

HISTORICAL JOURNEYS The longest trek 28

NATURE Shepherding the Karoo 30

ECO-LOGIC How to kill a river 32

ADVENTURE Wildlife encounters on foot 34

FOOD Cape Malay kicks off our new African series 36

GEAR Packing for the beach 40


GETAWAY GALLERY Here they are: the 2019 winners! 44
Wildlife in black and white 56

PORTFOLIO Wild dogs of Mana Pools 60


BEST BEDS North Zululand 66

CAPE TOWN Our 15-page locals’ guide to good times 72
Where they find their inspiration 89
WEEKENDER Velddrif is both salt-of-the-earth and sophisticated 98

ISTANBUL Secrets of a city that straddles two worlds 104

WHERE NEXT… Find out where we’re headed 122



Win two nights for a family of four at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Little Karoo 97


Enter the 2020 Getaway Gallery photographic competition and stand a chance to win prizes worth more than R160,000 55

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