The Country Life March 2019 issue is on shelf and here’s what you can look forward to finding in your latest copy…
1. We’re flower mad this month
Ron Swilling heads off to the Cederberg to visit the area’s world famous flower farms, while Marion Whitehead goes on a great clivia hunt in the Eastern Cape.
2. Don’t pass these passes
Belt up for this back route of mountain passes between Tankwa and Ceres with Ann Gadd.
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3. The power of Karoo ironstone
Julienne du Toit investigates why ironstone could be the Karoo’s great geo-weapon in the fight to prevent gas frackers from setting up shop.
4. Battiss befook
It’s time to to dress up and celebrate artist Walter Battiss’ divine craziness. Chris Marais heads for Somerset East to attend the iconic artist’s birthday party held in early January.
5. Owling at the moon
George Robey makes his way to the Cradle Moon Conservancy on the outskirts of Joburg where injured owls are raised into a formidable rat pack.
6. Win a luxury Lowveld stay at Thornybush Game Lodge worth R70 000
How does a three-night stay for two sound? Accommodation and all meals are included as well as two game drives a day. To find out how to enter, pick up a copy of our March issue.
Head over to our competitions section to see what else we’re giving away this month.
7. Memel: This month’s birding hotspot
The Free State town of Memel famed for its wetlands is also home to spectacular high-altitude birding as Rick Nuttall finds out.
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8. Round Robberg we go
With three circular trails on its peninsula, Robberg Nature Reserve in Plettenberg Bay is a world-class hiking destination. Join Fiona McIntosh as she discovers its highs and lows.
9. Franschhoek’s chefs of the Round Table
All at the top of their game, all in Franschhoek, all supporting local farmers, suppliers and each other. Jenny Handley finds out what makes this town a foodie powerhouse.
10. Zululand’s home-made rum
Andrea Abbott drops into the country’s first single-estate rhum agricole in Gingindlovu.
11. Make your own on-trend side table
Our resident DIY enthusiast Stephen Smith shows us how to make an usual yet modern side table.
12. Let’s get Italian in Swellendam
Chefs Nina and Salvatore Branda dish up the finest Italian fare at an Overberg hotspot. They even showed us how to make tortello pasta.
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A journalist by trade, features writer on occasion and now the digital editor of SA Country Life. The first chance she gets, Leigh will tell you about a podcast she was recently listening to and how you simply have to make the move from radio. In a previous life, she once taught English on Jeju which left her with an insatiable craving for kimchi.