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Posted on 11 November 2020

Whether you’re timid or intrepid, there’s adventure to be had in November’s Getaway

Three groups of adventurers walk hundreds of kilometres among dangerous beasts to draw attention to the effect of the pandemic (and resulting dearth of tourism) on local communities. We follow kayakers on first descents down raging rivers, and explore more sedate, but no less thrilling, ways to ride our wonderful waterways. We bump along legendary trails in the Baviaanskloof to swim its hidden gorges and reveal Zululand’s lesser-known game reserves.

A pair of intrepid photographers spend years in the wild planning and preparing for that one chance, that one shot, that captures the whole experience in an instant, and we bring you an extra treat: our first truly foreign destination after many months. A hint of travels to come, a lure to lift your spirits over the seas to the city of soul, Bangkok, where immersion is complete.

Zululand: unfiltered and unfenced 

There are a string of lesser-known game reserves in Northern KwaZulu-Natal that offer some of the most intimate and thrilling wildlife encounters in the country – think pangolin walks, camping in unfenced Big Five country and elephant-monitoring boat safaris. Add these six to your game-reserve itinerary.

Walking with intent

With the pandemic wreaking havoc on the tourism industry, three unrelated groups of adventurers hit on the same idea: an epic wilderness walk to help local communities.

The republic of baboons

There’s just one lonely road through the Baviaanskloof; the rest is big, wild, largely inaccessible backcountry, a realm made for hiking, mountain biking and 4x4ing.


November 2020


76 KZN’s northern parks

Six lesser-known reserves that deserve gem status

90 Baviaanskloof road trip
Take your 4×4 where baboons, but few others, go 


98 Wilderness walking

Hundreds of kays through some of the wildest regions of Southern Africa

110 Bangkok
An insider’s take on this soulful city


3 The editor

Goes swimming with crocs

7 Contributors

Who’s bringing you the adventures?

8 The Big Picture
Drop in for a thrill

10 News – Return of the Turtles

and SA Tourism in numbers

12 Reader’s Mail and Gallery

Your photos, and thoughts on the ‘new’ mag

30 Food

The politics of pies: Peregrine vs Houw Hoek

34 The Thread

Whatever you do, don’t run

36 Wheels

The road less travelled: Route 62

56 Feathery friends
Kruger’s most beloved birder

52 Gear

Wear your waste: recycled kit for a better world

129 Where next

The ‘secrets’ of Table Mountain uncovered


18 Book it

Small-town festivals near you

24 Adventure

Rapid river rides

60 Urban safari

The street art of Woodstock & Salt River


42 Portfolio

Hannes Lochner on photographing wildlife by night

68 Getaway Gallery

Photos out of the top drawer from our latest finalists

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