Our November issue has hit the shelves and is packed travel inspiration, food, hiking and birding. If that doesn’t convince you, then here are 11 more reasons to go and pick up our latest issue.
1. November Diary
Our November diary is five full pages packed with events all around the country. You’ll find everything from the Colour Splash Festival in Rawsonville and the Splash of Pink Festival in Robertson to the Taste of Tzaneen Festival in Limpopo and the Winterton Street Festival in the Drakensberg. If you’re in Nieu-Bethesda, then don’t miss the Garlic Harvest Party.
2. Gadgets for everyone
This month we’re all about gadgets which is why our managing editor Zanél Jordaan picked 10 gadgets you simply have to get. So whether you’re a budding photographer, fitness fundi or coffee addict, we have something for everyone.
Take a look at our October Country Kit for some gardening inspiration.
3. West Coast wanderings
Follow Ann Gadd up the West Coast as she spends some time in Port Nolloth and finds out how a once thriving diamond town has had to learn to survive without this sought after stone. When you’re there, maybe try one of these Port Nolloth day trips.
4. Big Fish
Gerhard Uys takes on Namibia’s Fish River Canyon in our latest issue. Read about his five-day journey through this isolated part of Southern Africa and how it’s a must-do hike for wanderers.
5. Cooking up a storm in the Karoo
Spend a day in the life of the trainee cooks at Graaff-Reinet’s SA College for Tourism as they prepare to serve up a delicious meal for 100 matrics and their partners.
6. Happy hour
Marion Whitehead meets the craft beer brewers along the Kowie. Join her as she samples the drafts of Port Alfred, Bathurst and Grahamstown.
You also might like: Magaliesberg beer and breweries: the ultimate guide
7. Gess who found the fossils
Meet palaeontologist Rob Gess from Grahamstown whose discoveries are startling the world.
8. Win with Jock Safari Lodge!
Think you might be a winner in one of our previous competitions? Then take a look at our Winners page.
9. For the twitchers
Abundant birding in the Waterberg hits the bliss spot as Peter Chadwick wanders the landscape of Marataba.
10. Big data and your farm
Pollinating drones and robots removing weeds might sound like they’re the ideas of a science fiction writer, but they are some of the most recent develops in agriculture. Colin Cullis discusses how we’re moving into an era of precision farming in his latest Future Watch column.
11. Country Chef
At Manor House restaurant outside Stanford, chef Jonathan Davies is inspired by local produce. He treats us to a mouth-watering array of his finest dishes, one of which he calls Moer Koffie Stout and you can find the recipe here.
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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.