Our October 2018 issue is out!

The October issue is out and features three coastline hikes of splendour; a guide to seeing elephants; how to visit Namibia’s Oranjemund; clearing your mind in Spain’s Formentera island; an insider’s guide to Chintsa and more!

Here’s what to expect in the October issue on sale now:

 

Ethiopia

Photographers Roger and Pat de la Harpe capture biblical scenes in Lalibela.

 

Seaside slackpacking

Find a true sense of place on these hikes along three very different coastlines.

 

Elephants

Don Pinnock is obsessed with them. This is where he goes to visit these captivating creatures.

 

Oranjemund

This once off-limits diamond town is open now. Tony Jackman returns to the scene of his childhood.

 

Spain

Unspoilt Formentera island is the Cinderella to wicked party-sister Ibiza. Biénne Huisman finds it’s a great place to chase her imagination.

 

Upfront

Ed’s letter

Justin Fox’s elephant encounters have led to a lasting love affair.

Contributors

Meet this month’s adventurers and experts.

Travelling tales

Ben Trovato‘s bucket list of tricky situations.

Inbox

Our favourite letters and messages this month.

 

Escape

Wish you were here

The rainbow forests of the north.

First Look

A no-frills base near the Durban beachfront.

Adventure

Bicycling through ‘Big Five’ country? It’s more thrilling than scary.

Culture

Namibia is the star of a set of new music videos.

Bites

Celebrating gardens and all that grows in them.

Calendar

Four top events this month.

Neighbourhood

Escape the urban jungle in Joburg’s creative ‘village’.

 

Photography

Masterclass

Less is more when it comes to desertscapes.

Gallery

Six spectacular images out of Africa from our readers.

 

Road trip

Kenya to Cape Town

Two women, seven countries, 63 days … on bicycles. Jonathan Ancer tells the story.

Food

Braai pizza

Turn out tasty offerings on a terracotta potplant base.

 

The Final Cut

Barrydale

Where to sleep in a barn or bath in a mountainscape.

 

Gear

Leather bags

A selection of the best by local artisans.

 

Insider’s Guide

Chintsa, Eastern Cape

This town may have two sides but it’s got one big heart, says Ondela Mlandu.

 

Competitions

Send us your photos

Enter the 2018 Getaway Gallery in association with Canon and you could win the holiday of a lifetime and Canon gear worth more than R140 000!

Win a Toyota Fortuner worth R520 000 and more prizes

Team up with a sports celebrity. Win prizes worth more than R520 000!

Win a coastal hike

Take your pick from three slackpacking trails, worth more than R12 000 each, and bring a friend.