May/June 2020 issue is on sale!

Posted on 5 May 2020

While travel restrictions remain, you can rest assured that Getaway‘s special Kruger issue will help you plan your post-lockdown trip, and curb the cabin fever.

There’s plenty to feed your bush-loving wanderlust. In the park, the Van den Bergs reveal nine of their best driving routes, while Romi Boom covers the best 4×4 routes from east to west. Anton Crone explores Northern Kruger while testing out the nifty new KrugerExplorer App, and Angus Begg shows us what fun is in store for families at Manyeleti. Justin Fox also recalls being alone, on foot, in Kruger as part of an eco-training field course.

Other travel stories worth a read include Michelle Hardie’s Sutherland, where she meets more stars than you can imagine, and Greg Penfold treats us to an autumnal, budget-friendly tour of Poland in the international feature.

On the cover Find out more about ‘Stompie’, captured by Cameron Scott


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Stay safe and happy reading!

Here’s what you can expect to see in the May/June issue:


Justin Fox – Ilha de Moçambique, page 48

Think colonial buildings crumbling genteelly in the tropical heat, dhows plying luminous shallows, a muezzin’s haunting call to prayer – this is beguiling Ilha de Moçambique. For three centuries prior to 1898, the island was the capital of Portuguese East Africa. With its rich history, magnificent architecture and palm-fringed shores, this Unesco World Heritage site is full of enchantment. Although in many parts dilapidated, Justin Fox found it to be a photographer’s playground.


Angus Begg – Manyeleti, page 64

With Kruger Park family holidays getting increasingly expensive, and good sightings more often than not surrounded by vehicles, Manyeleti is a viable alternative – and it’s still in the Greater Kruger.

Anton Crone – Northern Kruger, page 70

The lack of crowds, sublime landscape, diversity of animals and stupendous birdlife make Kruger’s far north well worth the trip, particularly if you travel under a rain cloud.


Romi Boom – Kruger 4×4 trails, page 80

Ever wondered what the wildest parts of Kruger National Park look like? Not sure which rustic off-road adventure is the right one for you? The multiday Mafunyane and Lebombo trails both offer highlights aplenty but differ in terms of nitty gritty.



ED’S LETTER Justin Fox remembers being left alone, on foot, in Kruger 5

CONTRIBUTORS Meet this month’s experts and adventurers 7

POST The latest from our readers 8

INSTASPACE Share your Insta shots 10

TRAVELLING TALES Catherine Hofmeyr and the dead Maasai warrior 11

WISH YOU WERE HERE Baviaanskloof – a great place you still seek isolation after lockdown 12


WHAT’S UP Ideas and inspiration 14

FIRST LOOK Kruger’s Mdluli Safari Lodge 16

HISTORICAL JOURNEYS The slave who became a lady 18

ECO-LOGIC When seas and sewerage mix 20

ADVENTURE A sea-topping zipline 22

NATURE A new Kruger app 24

BOOKS New nature reads 26

FOOD There’s meat on the Karoo menu 28

GEAR For wildlife photography 33


GETAWAY GALLERY The latest finalists 36
Star circles 44

PORTFOLIO Ilha de Moçambique 48



9 BEST DRIVES In the north, centre and south 57

MANYELETI Take the family 64
Into the park’s Eden 70

4×4 TRAILS Choose east or west 80

WEEKENDER More stars than you think in Sutherland 87

NAMIBIA Sea, sand and desert critters 94

POLAND Autumnal touring 98

WHERE NEXT… Find out where we’re headed 114



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