Take a sho’t left with us this November.
1. Out & About in Riebeek-Kasteel
So you thought it was olives, wine and food that put this little Swartland town on the map? One of the many reasons for visiting Riebeek-Kasteel is the Heritage Festival which is on from 2 to 3 November. Flip to page 20 to find Nancy Richards’ guide to the festival.
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2. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
On a whim, Obie Oberholzer starts up his Isuzu bakkie and sets off through the Tsitsikamma for Storms River Village, where Elvis and Marilyn live.
3. Farmstyle Fairytales
A romantic, elegant country wedding doesn’t have to break the bank if you get married on a Karoo farm. Turn to page 40 to experience the magic of getting hitched in the Karoo.
4. A Pre-loved Treasure House
Cradock’s More4Less is an oddities mall where pickers roam with beady eyes, and old stuff is fixed as good as new.
5. Go Wild
Check in to nature at one of these reserves or national parks. Take a look at these seven tried-and-tested stays and book your favourite.
6. Mad About Marievale
Stan Madden’s passion and dedication has seen this bird sanctuary become a Gauteng hotspot and globally recognised wetland.
7. Comeback of the Humpback
As the Southern Hemisphere humpback whale makes its annual way to feed in the Atlantic, figures show that its near decimated population is on the rise.
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8. Cradle of Troutkind?
Is a beautiful valley at the edge of the Pirie Forest in the Amathole Mountains the hallowed ground where trout first made a splash in South Africa’s streams and dams? Marion Whitehead uncovers the origins of trout fishing in South Africa.
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9. Too Good to Pass Up
In this month’s Wheels, Stephen Smith takes the new Hyundai Santa Fe for a spin. Turn to page 90 to see how the Santa Fe fairs.
10. Chasing Ingredients Rather Than Seasons
At Camphors restaurant on Vergelegen wine estate, adventurous chef and forager Michael Cooke pays homage to Nature’s pantry. Turn to page 94 for the full interview with Jenny Handley as well as five delicious recipes.
11. Win With Van Loveren Wines
Stand the chance of winning one of 12 white wine hampers from Van Loveren worth R2 300 each. Turn to page 109 to find out how to enter.
Looking for more chances to win? Take a look at our online giveaways.
12. All Your Favourite Regulars
Plan your outings this November with our four-page diary, or peruse our Image Club winners for some travel inspiration on page 14. And, of course, Obie always has the final say on page 112 in his monthly Parting Shot column.
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