South Africa’s number one travel and outdoor lifestyle magazine. We pay our own way and tell it like it is. We drive back roads and speak to real people, giving you practical information about affordable destinations in southern Africa. Each issue is crammed with excellent photography, honest gear reviews and delicious recipes to make at home or in the bundu. Whether you’re looking to escape for a weekend or a month, your journey starts here.
BEHIND THE SCENES • Welcome to the team, Kyra Tarr! Kyra did an internship at go! and when a permanent position opened up, she jumped at the chance to work for the magazine.
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Q & A • Every month our experts answer your questions about birds, bugs and beasts. Write to email@example.com
GOOD TO KNOW Poachers be warned
IN THEIR WORDS
MUST WATCH • Pangolin documentary aims to raise awareness worldwide
FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Hike with us on Wikiloc
Snakebite South Africa: The facts
Lunar eclipse, take two
PHASES OF THE MOON
Bruce Arnott & Rob Hlatshwayo • Separated by almost three decades, a civil war and vastly different upbringings, Bruce (23) and Rob (49) work side by side as guide and tracker at Londolozi Private Game Reserve. Working together in the bush is no nine-to-five; it requires a level of trust and physical competency that few people develop over a lifetime.
Capedry Montagu Farm Stall
DISCOVER ESWATINI • The best of the Swazi Kingdom
MEET THE AUTHOR • After travelling through 20 African countries on public transport for his book Dark Continent My Black Arse, Sihle Khumalo drove 8 400 km around South Africa for his new book, Rainbow Nation My Zulu Arse. He tells us why he still has hope for Mzansi.
BOOKS & MUSIC • Get a fresh take on Mzansi with Sihle Khumalo, join a family on an 18 000 km odyssey in a Land Rover named Schalk, cook up a storm with Martin Versfeld and sing along to a new Springsteen album.
The winters • Winter might not be everyones favourite season, but some things – like eating biltong, going to the Kruger and hanging out at Oppikoppi – are simply better when it’s cold, writes Toast Coetzer.
Wilderness within reach • Want a surprise? Take the turn-off to the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve near Oudtshoorn, where a spectacular kloof will show you a different side of the Little Karoo.
MOUNTAIN ZEBRA, SAVED
IN OTHER WORDS
TAKE A HIKE
STORIES IN STONE • On a geological tour in the Eastern Cape, you’ll learn how the scenic landscape around you came to be. It will make you look at the world outside your windscreen with new – or old – eyes.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Killer sightings in the Kgalagadi • The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is one of South Africa’s top destinations for wildlife photographers. Five readers visited the park and captured these dramatic scenes.
Annemarie du Plessis, Polokwane
Charmane Baleiza, Pretoria
Kate Morris, Somerset West
Neville Hein, Vanderbijlpark
Heinrich Röntgen, Umdloti
Olá Portugal • Armed with a few Portuguese phrases, Marida van Schalkwyk and her husband Johan embarked on an 18-day self-drive tour through the land of port and pastéis de nata.
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On the road
Boojy dishes for cold days • This winter, cook with one glass of wine in hand and one in the pot.
Winter wines for gourmet pairings
Long live the PUFF JACKET! • The puff jacket is everyone’s favourite winter accessory, whether...