May is but a couple of weeks away and we’re ready and waiting with our latest issue.
Some of you might remember how we asked for your help when it came to choosing our May cover. All three cover options stirred up some serious debate on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The pigs created some serious chatter and the pumpkins may have confused some of our readers, but ultimately the cowboy with his herd was everyone’s favourite. You’ll find this gorgeous looking issue on shelves from today, so be sure to pick up a copy. If you need more than a pretty picture to sway your decision, then here are 12 reasons we think you should buy the May issue of SA Country Life.
1. Cowgirls of the Karoo
On a mountain farm near Graaff-Reinet, there’s a country legend in the making: a little bit of Wild West, a little bit of outback and whole lot of pure Karoo.
2. Heartbeat of my Soul
The enigmatic Obie Oberholzer takes us on a journey through the back roads of our countryside with stops at the Lesotho border, Cape Infanta, Tina River Valley and Ha-Mawuka.
3. Crazy for Kombis
Let’s face it, who isn’t a dreamer with fantasies of summer holidays, surfing, camping, music festivals and the freedom of the road? Sue Derwent meets the man who’s bringing ‘the bus’ back to life.
4. Fig-eaters of the Forests
Writer Tania Anderson meets Sakhamuzi Mhlongo who can help you find the elusive Green Barbet in Zululand.
You also might like: The green barbet, the exclusive residents of Ongoye Forest
5. Heady Spirit of the Karoo
Julienne du Toit heads to Three Agaves and finds out that the spiky blue-green succulent can make mean hooch, and more.
6. Farm Stays
If you’re a city dweller, the greatest escape is to the rustic charm of a remote farm and we have nine spots for you to choose from.
You also might like: 8 Great Stays for the Family
7. Wheels: Kia Sportage
Our motoring writer Stephen Smith takes the new Kia Sportage for a spin in this month’s motoring review.
8. Author Interview: Craig Higginson
Nancy Richards sits down with novelist and playwright Craig Higginson to chat about his new book The White Room. Read her interview with Craig in our latest issue and don’t miss our Country Life Podcast episode where together they chat about the difference between plays and novels.
9. Future Watch: A Whole New World of Music
Our guest columnist Colin Cullis looks at the next big revolution in the music industry.
10. Winemaker of the Month: Adi Badenhorst
Wine writer Greg Landman meets with winemaker Adi Badenhorst of AA Badenhorst Family Wines in this month’s issue.
You also might like: 18 of Our Favourite Pinot Noirs
11. To Mom, With Love
With Mother’s Day on 12 May, our managing editor Zanél Jordaan has put together a Country Kit themed for such an occasion. So if you are looking for a gift for mom, take a look at Zanél’s top picks. (Psst! You could also stand the chance to win the items featured.)
12. Win with AMC Cookware
AMC Cookware has given us three R10 000 vouchers to give away to three of our readers looking to spruce up their kitchens. To enter, pick up a copy of our May issue.
Tell Us What You Think
We always love hearing from our readers, so please tell us what you think of our latest issue. We’d also like to hear about where you’ve been and the people you’ve met along the way. Please write to us at [email protected]. Who knows? You might just win a hamper of books or case of wine.
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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.