It’s still only March, but Country Life’s April issue is already on the shelves as of today. Packed with all the travel, news, heritage, authors, food and columns you are used to this issue will kick start dreams and get you thinking about the holidays you should be taking. Here are some of the reasons to get your copy:
Chris Marais takes a trip on SA’s most Instagrammed road Route 62, taking in everything from an old jail to a legendary milkshake, even with his fair share of car problems. This is a once in a lifetime voyage.
A display of ducks
It’s one of the strangest travel spectacles in SA as hundreds of ducks line up to start the Vergenoegd Low Duck Parade.
Our DIY section has a special something this month as we tell you how to build a patio table that converts into two benches. This simple step-by-step guide will take even a novice through the process of making this unique piece of furniture.
The Other Otter
Is the otter trail too busy? Want the experience without the waiting list? Fiona McIntosh shares her secret with a hiking trail that she refers to as being “The other otter trail”.
The alternate Waterberg
Not many know that Namibia has its own Waterberg. This month Duncan Butchart takes the long drive across the border to discover a birding adventure second to none.
Down on the glorious White water farm in the Overberg chef Robert Bell is making waves with his long table and homegrown ingredients. We get a closer look.
Cycling by bicyling
Southbroom has a new kind of hero. Neville Crompton rides a bike and is making a difference in this small seaside hamlet.
We put the sporty Suzuki Vitara SUV through its paces to see whether it can live up to the Country Life.
Is there more to fishing than just the fish? George Robey thinks so as he takes to the water on the Rust de Winter dam in Limpopo.
A town called Amsterdam
Obie Oberholzer is currently on a mission to visit every town in South Africa named after a settlement in the Netherlands. This month he takes on the most obvious name of them all and heads to Amsterdam where he finds that, in Africa, a sense of humour can be a traveller’s best friend.
Bathhurst is more than a Pineapple
Marion Whitehead heads to rural Eastern Cape to take in a unique aspect of Bathurst that very few outsiders know about as she gets up close and personal with the art and artists behind one of the town’s major drawcards.
Our favourite rustic farm stays
If you want to get away from it all and experience true silence these rustic farm stays are exactly what you need.