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12 reasons to buy the March 2020 issue

12 reasons to buy the March 2020 issue

The March issue of Country Life is on sale now and includes a rich selection of columns, features and reviews. These are just some of the reasons why it’s worth getting a copy today.

Time holds on longer here

A farmer in Haarlem, ploughs his patch of potatoes wearing his Springbok rugby jersey.

The tiny settlement of Haarlem in the beautiful Langkloof is where to go when you want to put the world on pause. Time seems to move a little slower as Obie Oberholzer finds out on a recent trip to this tranquil little village.

The shipwreck road

The road connecting Bredasdorp and Danger point is a stretch of coastline famous for its shipwrecks. Chris Marais takes a trip across the Agulhus plain revealing the history, stories and origins of a very particular pig.

All for one & one for all

The small seaside town of Southbroom is flourishing under the watchful gaze of its community, all of whom are dedicated to conservation and pitching in to bring their town to life.

Up and away in the Amatolas

Photo: Shaen Adey

Said to inspire elements of J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series, the Hogsback is a region full of stories and famous for its beautiful scenery. Fiona McIntosh gets up close to the locals to uncover their own private journeys.

A journey from the Cape to the east

Delaire Graaf’s Virgil Kahn blends local Cape flavours with more exotic Asian cuisine at the exquisite Indochine. He speaks to Jenny Handley about the influences, people and moments that lead to this award-winning establishment.

Best in class

Delivering the comfort of an SUV with the rugged, no-nonsense capabilities of a double cab Stephen Smith believes the new Mitsubishi Triton is woefully underrated.

Off on a lark

George Robey joins Dr Melissa Howes-Whitecross of Birdlife South Africa as she tries to spot all ten of her favourite Highveld birds. In particular, they’re looking for the Secretary Bird, which research suggests may have seen a population decline of 70 to 80 per cent over the last 30 years.

On the Glamtrail to heaven

The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is home to a unique kind of hiking that connects high-end wine and dining experiences with rarely traversed back route trails between venues. Fiona McIntosh breaks her rule of not combining the two to dedicate a day to Glamtrails.

10 country escapes

We take a look at ten of our favourite guest houses from a diverse section of towns including King William’s Town, De Rust and Dullstroom.

Through the eyes of Iris

A canon stands lonely watch in Adelaide

The town of Adelaide in the Eastern Cape has a rich history for a place so small as the local museum, hotel and pub illustrate. Julienne Du Toit weaves together a modern description with excerpts from books on the town’s past to capture just what Adelaide was, and what it is now.

Crocodile Combrink

Tony Carnie goes crocodile fishing with Dr Xander Combrink, who regales him with some of the best tales from his years hauling Nile crocs from the waterways of SA.

From Wellington to the Warmbokkeveld

Ron Swilling takes a day trip to reveal some of the hidden and “locals only” secrets of the Cape Fold mountains.


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