May 2019 issue is out!

In this, our special Kruger issue, Chris Davies embarks on a family-reunion journey to the park’s northern reaches, Catherine Hofmeyr explores the popular south, while Harriet Nimmo presents alternative activities and behind-the-scenes action, including the current poaching struggles. In the spirit of Greater Kruger, Michelle Hardie visits nearby Sábiè Game Park in Mozambique and Keri Harvey looks at the latest developments in Zinave National Park.

Enjoy our bumper Kruger issue!

Catherine Hofmeyr – Essential Kruger, page 70

With two-million hectares to choose from, you need to be either retired with a trust fund or very picky in Kruger. There’s a quintessential route linking Skukuza, Satara and Lower Sabie that
everyone should do –  and then do again and again…

Harriet Nimmo – Alternative Kruger, page 82

Who heads up the park’s 700-plus rangers? Who researches and helps threatened species to ensure their survival? And who’s on call to treat humans? Zoologist Harriet meets five dedicated Kruger personalities.

Keri Harvey – Mozambique, page 88

Our neighbour is on the road to restoring its wildlife heritage. We went on a recce to Zinave National Park and privately owned Sábiè Game Park, both of which are setting the pace for wildlife conservation. They have an abundance of game and are still off the regular tourist route, so you’ll get a true wilderness experience with no cars in sight.

Allison Foat – Durch Barging, page 96

For laid-back leisure at its best, exploring Holland’s waterways is a surprisingly affordable European holiday for wanderlusting South Africans and Allison rounds up a group of friends to go boating.

Upfront

Ed’s letter

Kruger was a rite of passage for Justin Fox

Contributors

Meet this month’s experts and adventurers

Travelling tales

Ben Trovato finds himself on hell’s highway

Inbox

Our favourite letters and messages from our readers this month

Escape

Wish you were here

Deep in the Sahara

Culture

Open your eyes to Maputo

First Look

A new hotel in Maputo

Adventure

An e-biker goes off-road

Calendar

The top events this month

Bites

New tastes with olives

Gear

The off-roader’s toolkit

Neighbourhood

Charming Simon’s Town has a story to tell

Amazing places

See for yourself – in this series by David Bristow

Photography

Masterclass

How to capture the waterhole hustle

Gallery

Five images out of Africa from our readers

The Final Cut

Plettenberg Bay

Where to find the best holiday vibes

Road trip

Kruger Park

Chris Davies returns to his happy childhood stomping ground

Food

France

A little bit of haute cuisine (but not difficult to do)

Gear

Mobile coffee

Gadgets to keep you brewing on the go

Insider’s Guide

St Lucia

Melanie can Zyl confronts wildlife in the streets of this wetland-reserve town

Competitions

Send us your photos

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

Win

Mozambique safari

Five days in the new Sábiè Game Park, worth R41,000

A Kruger spoil

Two nights of luxury at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, worth over R47,000

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