June 2019 issue is out!

Posted on 20 May 2019

In the June issue, Justin Fox scouts the best of SA’s Kalahari, Matthew Sterne camps on islands off the coast of Zanzibar on a new kayak tour, Kati Auld explores the Black Forest, Germany’s fairy-tale woodland on foot and Elise Kirsten drops into a bait ball during sardine season on the Wild Coast.

Gabrielle Jacobs finds the hip side of the old town Graaff-Reinet and Matthew Sterne camps on islands and paddles off the coast of Zanzibar on a new kayak tour. We also take a look at 11 superb stays in Pretoria.

Elise Kirsten – Sardine Run, page 86. 

Its dubbed the greatest shoal on earth – billions of sardines making an annual pilgrimage up South Africa’s east cost, trailing marine predators in their wake. Elise Kirsten went swimming with the ‘fishies’ off Port St Johns.

Kati Auld – Germany’s Black Forest, page 100.

Germany’s Black Forest is steeped in myth. A group of South Africans (and one Belgian) plotted an inexpensive walking holiday, combining affordable accommodation and free public transport to this fabled forest.

Justin Fox – Kalahari, page 54. 

The Kalahari is an elemental thirstland inhabited by strange, desert-adapted plants and animals. It’s the kind of place that draws you back again and again. On this road trip, we seek out the best that the South African Kalahari has to offer.

Matthew Sterne – Rim of Africa, page 78. 

The Rim of Africa is a nine-week, 650-kilometre mega-traverse of the Cape Fold Mountains. More than just a very long walk, it offers hikers full immersion in the mountain wilderness of the Western Cape.


Ed’s letter

Justin Fox gets turned off (in a good way) 


Meet this month’s experts and adventurers

Travelling tales

Darrel Bristow-Bovey seeks out the French cade immortalised by an artist


Our favourite letters and messages from our readers this month


Wish you were here

Revel in the midnight sun


Festivals to light up your Instagram feed

First Look

A five-star safari for less


The top events this month


Cheers to a mid-year drinks update


Essential swag for three kinds of roughing it


Get down in Braamfontein, Joburgs ‘party central’

Amazing places

See for yourself – in this series by David Bristow



How to capture the majesty of mountains


Five images out of Africa from our readers

The Final Cut


Gorgeous nooks and crannies of the capital

Road trip


Justin Fox goes soul searching in the desert heartland



We can’t call this delicious spread ‘junk food’

Insider’s Guide


For a town this old, its’s a whole lot hipster says Gabrielle Jacobs


Send us your photos

Win a trip to Bazaruto Island and camera gear, worth over R100,000



Spend three nights in the ‘Big Five’ Waterburg over R35,000

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