Our fun and fresh October issue has everything from blooms in Bedford and a hike around Hogsback to historical Country Escapes from around the country and a review of the new Peugeot Allure. Here are 11 reasons you need to get yourself a copy.
1. We love gardening
October is the perfect time to get stuck into your garden. Take a look at our Country Kit to see if you’ve got everything you need.
2. Wandering the Winterberg
In the foothills outside Tarkastad there are hefty trout, clouds of Amur Falcons and fresh air in spades. Join Julienne du Toit as she takes us on a journey through the Winterberg accompanied by her photographer and husband Chris Marais.
3. Meet Namibia’s small town of the year
Long closed to outsiders, Oranjemund has opened its doors and Ron Swilling goes on a journey to uncover the mysteries of this desert oasis.
4. Bedford’s in bloom
Marion Whitehead takes us to an Eastern Cape town known for drawing crowds of garden enthusiasts and botanists during its annual garden show. If you’d like to attend this year’s show, you can find more information in our online diary.
5. The call of Kosi Bay
Andrea Abbott joins the estuary scientists who watch Kosi Bay’s mouth and learns that an estuary is much more than an idyllic picnic spot and playground. She also compiled a top 10 list of estuaries in KZN.
6. Meet the magnificent men in their flying machines
Climb aboard and see how the pilots of conservation keep a watchful eye over our wildlife from the sky.
7. Meet the Snake Man of Africa
George Robey meets renowned herpetologist Johan Marais and learns about his mission of co-existence and conservation.
8. 8 Historic Country Escapes
Take a step back in time and enjoy South Africa’s rich history at these special spots.
9. Songs from the forest
Meet mocking birder David Letsoalo who can call up any forest bird by mimicking its call – that’s just one of the reasons why he’s one of Limpopo’s top guides.
10. Peugeot 3008 Allure review
Stephen Smith takes the new Peugeot Allure for a spin in this month’s motoring review.
11. Author Interview
Nancy Richards chats to David Robbins about his book Walking to Australia in this month’s author interview.
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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.