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In the November 2019 issue of Getaway, we return to our backroading roots.

In this issue, we discover two ways to enjoy Réunion: Melanie van Zyl and Jenni Saunders celebrate the plant life, both wild and cultivated on this fertile island. Anton Crone avoids the N1 and N2 on his great trek through the back roads from Cape Town to Cradock. We follow Jacques Marais who takes on two volcanic hikes – and a whole lot more in Rwanda. Mia Louw discovers why the Mpumalanga dorpie of Chrissiesmeer is considered as a kind of ‘lake district’, and Tim Brink suggests a wealth of excellent routes and ways to hoodwink your family into mountain biking holidays.

 

Anton Crone – The art of road tripping

Driving the tranquil byways of the Karoo, Anton Crone avoids the overcrowded Garden Route as he heads from Cape Town to Mountain Zebra National Park.

Iga Motylska – 30 days through Laos, page 98

A South African woman travelled solo along the length of this little-known Southeast Asian country by the Mekong River . . . and loved it.

Jim Freeman – Not slow meander, page 84

For adventure biking, the back roads of KwaZulu-Natal are some of the best places to combine dirt, tar, mist and mud with comfortable lodgings and good coffee breaks.

Pippa de Bruyn – Best beds in Durban, page 62

With some of the best swimming beaches right on the CBD’s doorstep, this holiday playground has loads to offer. Pippa shows you where to stay to capitalise on the buzz.

Upfront

ED’S LETTER Justin Fox gets back into the backroading groove

CONTRIBUTORS Meet this month’s experts and adventurers

TRAVELLING TALES En route to Spain, Ben Trovato takes a hellish detour back to an old haunt

INBOX Our favourite letters and messages from our readers this month

Escape

GOOD TO KNOW Ideas and inspiration 18

FIRST LOOK A beachside eco-lodge 22

CULTURE/NATURE Réunion for foodies and flower lovers 24

BOOKS The latest field guides 27

ANCIENT JOURNEYS Forbidden Harar 28

ECO-LOGIC Shark research, plus climate change 30

CHEFS ON HOLIDAY Frans Groenewald of Gabriëlskloof 32

FOOD Celebrate summer the Brazilian way 34

GEAR Be first-aid prepared 38

Photography

GETAWAY GALLERY The last finalists for this year 42

MASTERCLASS
Waterfalls 50

PORTFOLIO Beneath the waves in Mozambique 54

Travel

BEST BEDS Durban 62

ROADTRIP Cape Town to Cradock on back roads 68

MOUNTAIN BIKING The eight best spots in SA 77 

KZN TOURING The Midlands and beyond by motorbike 84

RWANDA Mountain highs, lakes and forests 90

LAOS A woman’s month-long solo tour 98

CHRISSIESMEER More than a very big lake 105

Win

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Win 4 nights in a luxury tented camp at the new Mdluli Safari Lodge in Kruger National Park, worth R30,000!

 

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