From the Arangieskop to Zwelihle
The month of love is here and it shows in our February issue, from Julienne du Toit’s ‘Love in a Time of Drought’ story to our romantic getaways. Marion Whitehead dropped in on Riebeek East this issue, while our extreme hiker Fiona McIntosh climbed Arangieskop and Chris Marais hopped on a tour of Zwelihle in Hermanus. Here are 12 reasons you need our February issue.
1. Out & About in Gordon’s Bay
So you thought this seaside town on False Bay was all about the beach? There’s a lot more going on in this seaside spot as Nancy Richards soon finds out.
2. Love in a Time of Drought
In the middle of the worst drought in recorded memory, ordinary South Africans are showing massive support for the Karoo, similar to the legendary Rescue of Dunkirk nearly 80 years ago. Julienne du Toit finds out how ordinary citizens are bringing relief to the Karoo.
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3. The Buzz of Zwe
The community of Zwelihle in Hermanus is overcrowded and beset with problems that sometimes disturb the holiday spirit of the upmarket coastal town. But it offers the liveliest African experience this side of Cape Town.
4. Romantic Stays
Hide away with your beloved at one of these retreats in the countryside.
You also might like: 8 Romantic Hideaways for Valentine’s Day
5. From New York to Zululand with Love
A pair of American corporates walk away from their careers, but with each other, to ensure a Wild Tomorrow for one of our country’s biodiversity hotspots.
6. Where Have All the Great Whites Gone?
Ann Gadd investigates the disappearance of the great white shark from False Bay.
7. Briding with Paul Kruger’s Ghost
In the splendid Magaliesberg mountains of the North West Province, Peter Sullivan revels in the nature and history on what was once a portion of the old man’s farm.
8. Clay Target Calculus
Meet Africa’s up-and-coming champion skeet shooter, Gillian Maistry.
9. Scaling New Heights
What could be better than a home-made climbing wall to get the children outdoors and exercising?
10. Let’s Hear it for the Sedan
With space, style and sophistication, what more could you ask of the Honda Civic CVT?
11. From the Ground Up
Diminutive Carolize Coetzee, head chef at Tokara restaurant, is turning heads in a big way.
12. Win a Fabulous Stay in the Drakensberg
You could win a four-night stay for two at The Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa worth R20 000. The prize includes accommodation for four nights in a Superior Suite for two adults, three meals daily, coffee and tea, daily guided walks and a Forest Retreat Spa Stress Away package for two. To enter, turn to page 14.
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