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12 Reasons to buy the June 2020 issue

12 Reasons to buy the June 2020 issue

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

Battlefield birding
Peter Sullivan heads out to the Magaliesberg to take in some battlefields while also ticking off a number of great birds.

Aloha Algoa

The people of Port Elizabeth certainly love their bay and are going all out to save its threatened sealife.

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These are seven great ideas for holidays your family can take after lockdown

Art from the heart

blacksmith 12 reasons
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.

Doctor’s orders

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

12 reasons Transkei
In a good news story, the remote rural village of Machubeni in the former Transkei is an incubator of solutions for land restoration and community pride.

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

12 reasons muizenberg
Meet the people and discover the small businesses of Muizenberg that have doubtless been affected by the lockdown. See something you like? Go help them out.

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.



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