March 2019 issue is out!

Our March issue is out! In our cover story, Melanie van Zyl undertakes a 4×4 expedition through the sublime wilds of Namibia’s Kaokoland and becomes smitten.

We also feature foraging on the Cape’s West Coast, a Southern African all-woman overland expedition and two crazy South Africans who headed to Iceland to search for the Northern Lights in the middle of winter. Editor Justin Fox hopes this issue whets your appetite as much as it does ours. Look out for our bumper 30th birthday issue next month and, to celebrate, a spectacular coffee-table book called The 30-Year Safari.

This month’s contributors

Melanie van Zyl – Kaokoland, page 88

Ten days, seven rivers, four wheels, and three guides open the door to Namibia’s Narnia: the wondrous and remote northwestern wilderness.

Alexandra Findlay and Luke Bell – Iceland, page 96

Home to volcanoes and glaciers, Iceland is an unpredictable mix of adventures. Here’s why two young, intrepid Capetonians decided to navigate the island in midwinter.

Janine Stephen – Cape Point, page 76

Most trips to the Cape of Good Hope involve a run to the lighthouse and back. But what’s the point of that when there’s so much else to see and enjoy? Alternative views of this iconic tip of the continent abound.

Heinrich van der Berg – Moods of Nature Portfolio, page 68

Heinrich van der Berg is a thinking photographer. As he says: ‘Black-and-white photography is more about texture than subject, more about character than beauty. It’s about what’s inside.’ This is a selection from his latest book, Moods of Nature.

 

Upfront

Ed’s letter

Justin Fox on the sublime Kaokoland wilderness

Contributors

Meet this month’s experts and adventurers

Travelling tales

Darryl Bristow-Bovey finds inspiration on a cruise ship

Inbox

Our favourite letters and messages from our readers this month

Escape

Wish you were here

A romantic ruin in Ireland

First Look

Sabie River glamping

Nature

Birdsitting – it’s a thing, and you can do it

Calendar

The top events this month

Bites

Street food in Joburg

Gear

The off-roader’s toolkit

Neighbourhood

Beach life in Summerstrand, PE

Amazing places

See for yourself – in a new series by David Bristow

Photography

Masterclass

Get the aerial perspective

Gallery

Six images out of Africa from our readers

The Final Cut

Joburg Central

Lodgings with character in buzzy ‘hoods

Road trip

West Coast

Roushanna Gray forages for padkos in rock pools and on road verges, with awesome images by Filipa Domingues

Food

Thailand

The perfect balance of flavours

Gear

Drones

We test four options

The Good Read

Sihle Khumalo

Back to Zululand

Insider’s Guide

Cathcart

Gillian Warren-Brown finds a pink Merc and family cricket teams

Competitions

Send us your photos

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

Win Waterberg breaks

Two safaris at Mhondoro Lodge in the Welgevonden Nature Reserve

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