Can you believe it’s 2019 already? We’re kicking off the New Year with a whack of great travel stories that should help you plan your next holiday.
1. Festival calendar
Looking for a guide to all of this year’s country festivals? Flip to page 12 of our January issue for all the details for this year’s events.
2. Let the games begin
Add a bit of fun to your weekends with our January Country Kit. We’ve selected eight of our favourite board games and toys for kids and adults alike. And the best part? We’re giving away every item on the page.
3. Born to be wild
It’s touch and go that the wild horses of Namibia will survive. Find out what life is like for these majestic creatures on the Garub Plains.
4. Blithe of heart
Kick back at Blythedale Beach, KwaZulu-Natal’s ultimate bliss spot.
5. Phantoms of the open road
Take a look at our ghost hunters guide of the Spectral Heartland of the Karoo.
6. Mosaic magic
Spier Artisan Studio offers casual visitors to the Stellenbosch wine estate a window into the fascinating world of mosaic and beadwork.
7. The little car that could
Meet the Chevy that never says die in Tankwa’s jalopy wars.
8. Welcome to Hope Street Hub
The Eastern Cape village of Bedford is renowned for its heritage gardens, but now it sports a lively new hub of speciality shopkeepers. We follow this story up with a selection of 10 markets and padstals in our Country Escapes.
9. Win a luxury safari at Tintswalo Lapalala in the Waterberg worth R35 000
How does a two-night stay for two at Tintswalo Lapalala sound? You could win two nights’ accommodation for two with all meal, house beverages and two safari activities per day included. Pick up a copy of our January issue to find out how to enter.
If you like competitions, take a look at our Van Loveren Almost Zero competition.
10. How Instagram became the new Kodak
This month Colin Cullis looks at how the world of photography has changed by looking at the growth of social media giant Instagram.
11. Meet chef Chris Papayannes of the Hartford House Hotel
Ladies and gentlemen, we present chef Chris Papayannes and his Hartford House Kitchen Theatre. Take a look at our quickfire Q&A with Chris here.
Photography Dr Telané Greyling, Chris Marais and Mike Copeland
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.