This month’s issue has a big focus on our largest province, the Northern Cape. From the flowers to obscure towns that wouldn’t always get a second glance, our contributors take us there. Here are 8 reasons why we think you need to pick up the August issue of Country Life.
1. It’s flower season
Wander among the wildflowers of the Namaqualand as Fiona McIntosh takes us on a hike through Gifberg. Once you’re done reading that, turn the page and pick from nine great spots where you can enjoy the wonders of this year’s flower season.
2. Find out how to bring the country into your kitchen
Our managing editor Zanél Jordaan has been on the hunt for some great products to add to your home for this month’s Country Kit. And the best part? Some of these items are up for grabs. So pick up a copy, choose your favourite item and get entering!
3. Where in the world is Obie this month?
One of our contributors Obie Oberholzer packs us into his bakkie and takes us on a journey to Mier. Never heard of it before? Neither has Country Life editor Nita Hazell. Paired with a stunning array of photos, Obie’s story takes us to the heart of this small town.
4. Venture to Vosburg
Country Life contributor Chris Marais travels to Vosburg to capture its residents and find out what’s not to miss on this pitstop through the Bo-Karoo.
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5. Get on track
Ever wondered how trackers are able to differentiate a guineafowl’s footprints from a heron’s? Or how a shiny boulder in the middle of the bush is more than just a pretty rock? Contributor Sue Adams joins a group of budding trackers on the Moholoholo Game Reserve’s Track and Sign course.
6. What’s there to do in Harties?
There’s more to Hartbeespoort than its dam, as contributor Mike Simpson learns on his recent trip to town. On his travels, Mike is transported to the peak of the Magaliesberg by cable car, discovers the Eiffel Tower and walks onto a former movie set.
7. Love DIY?
Then we’ve got the perfect weekend project for you. Keep your rain boots dry with Stephen Smith’s handy shelf and boot organiser. Find the complete step-by-step guide (with photos) on page 84.
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8. Find a slice of Japan in Stellenbosch
In this month’s country chef, contributor Tudor Caradoc-Davies interviews Chef Mune Kimura. You’ll find Chef Mune at Postcard Café on the Stark-Condé wine estate in Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch. Watch below as he shares his own teriyaki sauce recipe with us.
Find six more of Chef Mune’s mouth-watering recipes in our August issue – our mouths are salivating at the thought of trying his Thai Prawn Curry.