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Posted on 17 February 2020

The March issue of Getaway is packed with exciting travel adventures. In our Zambezi cover story, we explore two celebrated national parks – Mana Pools and Lower Zambezi – and discover their beauty and why they’re worth saving.

Scott Ramsay uncovers new spots to rest your head in and around Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Back on home soil in KwaZulu-Natal, he tracks rhino on foot in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park and enjoys a Zulu homestay experience. We see the Orange River like never before in an underwater, scuba adventure with photographer Jean Tresfon, and also follow a Wild Coast horseriding expedition from Kei Mouth to the Mtentu River. Up in Haenertsburg, Bridget Hilton-Barber finds out what you can get up to in a weekend, while Pippa de Bruyn rounds up the best beds in Paarl. Further afield, Matthew Sterne chases dragons – Komodo dragons – while exploring the thousand-island wonder that is Indonesia.

Send us your travel tales (no more than 250 words, plus any pics) to [email protected]. The reader with the winning letter wins awesome gear from GSI and Ram Mountaineering, worth R1,500!

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!

Getaway March Zambezi cover

Trish Wheeler – Wild Coast, page 82

Following the philosophy of ‘if a cow can go there so can we’, eight riders, 10 horses and four dogs traversed the rugged, unspoilt landscape of the Wild Coast for 24 days on a route-plotting ride from Kei Mouth to the Mtentu River.


Jean Tresfon – Orange River, page 88

Renowned marine conservation photographer, Jean Tresfon, gives us a unique perspective on South Africa’s longest river.


Sarah Kingdom – Zambia & Zimbabwe, page 100

Two celebrated national parks, Mana Pools and Lower Zambezi, face each other across this mighty river. We find out what’s new … and what makes these parks so extraordinary.


Matthew Sterne – Indonesia, page 110

This land of exotic wildlife and ancient customs is so seductive that its new moniker makes perfect sense: Wonderful Indonesia.



ED’S LETTER Justin Fox discusses how selfies and social media impacts travel 7

CONTRIBUTORS Meet this month’s experts and adventurers 9

POST The latest from our readers 10

INSTASPACE Share your Insta shots 15

TRAVELLING TALES Sally Andrews learns to slow down and enjoy the ride in Botswana 16

WISH YOU WERE HERE Celebrate Las Fallas, the festival of fire in Valencia, Spain 18


WHAT’S UP Ideas and inspiration 21

FIRST LOOK Hwange reborn 24

NATURE Fire experiment in Kirstenbosch 30

HISTORICAL JOURNEYS Livingstone’s insane trek 32

ECO-LOGICElephants learn to chill(i) 34

CHEFS ON HOLIDAY Sizo Henna of Blaque Continental Bistro 36

FOOD Ethiopian eats 38

GEAR Hiking experts on their favourite gear 42


GETAWAY GALLERY The latest finalists 46
Vertoramas 54

PORTFOLIO Remembering Lions 61


BEST BEDS Paarl 66

HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOZI Life in and out of the park 74
24 days in the saddle 82

ORANGE RIVER Like you’ve never seen it before 88
WEEKENDER Cemetery musings in Haenertsburg 93

ZAMBEZI VALLEY Explored by water and land 100

INDONESIA A seductive archipelago 110
WHERE NEXT… Find out where we’re headed 130


READERS’ COMPETITION Three readers can win a two-night stay at Premier Hotels Sani Pass Resort, worth R24,240! 92

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS Enter the 2020 Getaway Gallery photographic competition and stand a chance to win prizes worth more than R160,000 52

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE 45% Pay less than R24 an issue. 116 Email [email protected] or call 0874052005

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