Our April issue is out!

Posted on 26 March 2019

Our April issue is out! This month, Getaway celebrates its 30th birthday and the April issue pays homage to three decades of travel and adventure.

Also featured is Darrel Bristow-Bovey as he rails against the fuss around birthdays, Pippa de Bruyn picks her top 10 ‘Final Cut’ places for a special celebration, and Matthew Sterne lists his choice of South Africa’s 30 most iconic travel-gear items. Plus, this month’s Getaway Gallery features some of the team’s favourite photographs from our brand-new coffee-table book, The 30-Year Safari. Look out for it in bookstores.

This month’s contributors

Pippa de Bruyn – Final cut, page 46.

For this birthday issue, we wanted to know where we could book for something really special – the best of the best in South Africa.

Justin Fox – Pyramids of Giza, Egypt, page 74.
Our number one birthday selection for best holiday in Africa goes to the great pyramids of Giza. Editor Justin Fox gives readers the historical background to the historical site as well as tales of his own journey there.

Melanie Van Zyl – Okovango Delta, Botswana, page 80. 

This World Heritage Site encompasses an area of two-million hectares, with a further buffer zone of another two million. The sheer scale is mind-boggling when you see it from the air. This water (which travels 1 200 kilometres in a month) is what makes the Okavango Delta uninhabitable for humans, thus preserving a domain of astonishing wildlife abundance.

Matthew Sterne – Kilimanjaro, page 106.

Drifting towards the top of mount Kili, Matt savoured his arrival. Him and his group had done it. Elated, exhausted and proud – they were the highest people in Africa.



Ed’s letter

Justin reflects on the 30 years of Getaway

Travelling tales

There’s too much buzz around birthdays says David Bristow-Bovey 


Our favourite letters and messages this month

Travel Special

The 30 best holidays in Africa

Historical Sites

Antiquities and more


Where wildlife abounds


The allure of dry places

Animal Encounters

We’re lucky to share the planet with these


Different tropical rhythms


The ultimate highs


Drift through beauty

Natural Wonders

Get a sense of places like no other


The best sand and sea


Eat your heart out


Looking back

Caroline Webb opens up our very first issue and finds unbelievable prices!


The top events this month


The best 30 yarns about traveling in Africa



The team picks their favourite images from our new coffee table book

The Final Cut

Pippa de Bruyn chooses her ultimate top 10 places for celebrations


Morocco – slow cooking the North African way


Local is lekker, these 30 iconic products have made holidays better


Paradise Beach

Five nights for six people at Pomene in Mozambique

Send us your photos

Win a trip to Bazaruto Island and camera gear

Travel Gear

Win an array of proudly South African stuff

The Outpost

Two luxury nights for two in Kruger Park

The Beach House

Five nights on the West Coast for a group of 10

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