March 2021 issue now on sale!

Posted on 17 February 2021

Affordable luxury stays, great local destinations, and so much more to discover on our shores.

Experience your dream stay at one of these remarkable safari lodges. Book at reduced prices and enjoy the outdoors like you’ve never done before. Just a little further beyond Hermanus we find over 860 plant species have been discovered in Grootbos and Walker Bay. We follow professional guides for the fascinating floral discoveries and learn about a remarkable community & conservation foundation. We travel back to Zimbabwe for a classic road trip that takes in many of this nation’s natural delights – at remarkable prices.

Lux for less

Some of South Africa’s most beautiful and luxurious private safari lodges have dropped their prices so that you can experience your dream stay at an affordable rate. Go ahead and pick your favorite and experience the outdoors in style.

In full bloom

Anton Crone takes us through the wonders of Grootbos and Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy, highlighting every fascinating detail, even the tiniest, about the diversity of life that exists here, just beyond Hermanus.

Northern delight

Cruising through Zimbabwe, David Rogers is stunned to see the beautiful and improved developments going into Zimbabwean tourism.


March 2021


82 Embrace slackpacking

Mossel Bay’s Oystercatcher Trail and other hikes – without the burden

100 Zimbabwe

Our favorite neighbor invites us over: Matobo, Hwange, Mana Pools and Kariba


70 Grootbos and Walker Bay

An extraordinary nature destination blossoms on the Cape coast

92 Tiger hunting in Jozini

Africa’s southernmost tiger fish put up a fight on fly tackle


3 The editor

On returning home

6 Contributors

Bringing African adventures to you

8 The Big Picture

Migrating monarchs

10 Wow factors & News

St Patrick’s Day and other events

12 Reader’s Mail and Gallery

Your winning words and picture

30 Food

Let it rise – bread, that is

34 The Thread

(Nasty) duck surprise in Nigeria

36 Wheels

Greyton to McGregore – the long way round

50 Gear

Hiking basics that won’t break the bank

54 Feathery Friends

Celebrity owls hit the media

122 Last Look

Cheetahs do grow on trees


18 Luxury within your grasp

Great lodge specials you can afford now

24 Great Escape

Walking wild with an African legend

58 Small-town SA

Two gems in the Eastern Cape highlands


42 Portfolio

Cheating extinction

64 Getaway Gallery

Top photos from our latest finalists


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