Without a miracle, the June 2020 issue of Country Life will be our last. On the shelves now it has, like all the previous issues, many great reasons to buy a copy. Here are just some of them:
Birding on the battlefields
The people of Port Elizabeth certainly love their bay and are going all out to save its threatened sealife.
Country Escapes: Great family holidays
These are seven great ideas for holidays your family can take after lockdown
Art from the heart
Watching blacksmiths at the forge, painters at the easel, cabinet makers at the chisel,and wandering the woods with a famous calligrapher in small, bespoke gatherings is what the Prince Albert Open Studios project is all about.
On a day of threatening weather, George Robey heads out to the Sterkfontein dam for some pretty exciting surface flyfishing.
A basket full of medicine
On the most south-western tip of Africa Ron Swilling sets off into the floral kingdom to forage for healing plants.
Hope in the high country
Into a brave new world
Trapped in his Corona lockdown in Nature’s Valley, Obie Oberholzer lifts his spirits by mind-travelling the Bloukrans Pass, remembering its twists and turns, and how the moon shines through ancient trees.
Over another horizon
And around another bend. On the Klein Karoo plains beneath the Kammanassieberge, Obie Oberholzer bumps into Uniondale.
Out & About in Muizenberg
Dragons with a soft, sweet heart
And delicious too. Andrea Abbott discovers the delights of dragon fruit, down on Greenstead Farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
Cowboys don’t cry
George Robey rides the range outside Ficksburg with one of Africa’s great cowboys.