Happy New Year!
We’ve made it another year around the sun, so why not celebrate with a trip to one of our amazing countryside destinations? In our January issue, we stop in at Haenertsburg, go birding in Kimberley and share our 10 favourite farmstalls to visit while you’re on the road.
But if that’s not enough to convince you, here are 12 reasons you need to pick up a copy of the January 2020 issue of SA COUNTRY LIFE.
1. Surf Rules at The Muize
What strikes Sue Adams most on a visit to Muizenberg is everyone’s enthusiasm for the ocean. This quirky seaside town has become one of SA’s top surf spots that makes visitors feel oh so welcome.
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2. Hear the Pipes are Calling
From glen to glen and down the mountainside come the echoes of Makhanda’s bagpipes. Marion Whitehead takes us on a musical journey that’s full of tradition and yet is showing how it can comfortably sit in the 21st century.
3. Dingetjie Does it Again
Last year this special old Chev, a country girl brought up in Bonnievale, worked her magic on a rough-and-tumble old-car rally. Time for another, but has retained her power?
4. Taking Back the Town
Lately, things have changed in Julienne du Toit’s hometown of Cradock. Years of municipal neglect and down-spiral of infrastructure have been halted by a group of citizens and an effective social media campaign.
5. The Cape’s First Doctor
Everything’s better with buchu on a trail high in the Cederberg. Nancy Richards wanders around Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge and is introduced to this amazing plant and all its properties.
6. Drawn to the River
Meet acclaimed fish artist Gavin Erwin, a devotee in equal quantities of angling and art. It’s quite a combination.
7. So Come Climb Me
For too long, the iconic Simonsberg peak of Stellenboschhas taunted Fiona McIntosh. It’s time to do it.
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8. 2020 Vision
In this new decade, the small changes seen in the past will add up to big shifts, writes Colin Cullis.
9. True Class
Our motoring journalist Stephen Smith takes the Ford Ranger Raptor for a spin and find it big, bold and built for off-road driving.
10. Damhuis Divine
At his seaside restaurant in Melkbosstrand, chef Stèfan Meintjes promises a feast of fish.
11. Win a luxury wildlife experience at Safari Plains in the Waterberg
Win a three-night stay for two adults and two children worth R31 700 at Safari Plains in the Greater Mabula Private Game Reserve. The prize includes accommodation, three meals a day, selected local beverages and two game drives per day. To find out how to enter, turn to page 13.
12. The Regulars
As always we have a diary that’s bursting at the seams with events around the country. We have some fun in the sun with our January Country Kit and our Image Club winners show their photography grit in this month’s competition. Plus, you’ll find our festivals guide for the year ahead on page 14 and 15.
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