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The sound of silence
BEHIND THE SCENES • South African photojournalist Annéne Maré lives in Kagoshima City, Japan, where she works as an English teacher. Read her story about outdoorsy things to do in Japan when you’re not watching the 2019 Rugby World Cup (p 40).
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ESCAPE TO THE GARDEN • Spring is here, what a re-leaf! Celebrate the return of the sun with these quick and easy daytime escapes.
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Runway renovations for Cape Town International Airport
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Die Waenhuis, Coligny, North West
Leitha Mkhabela • This 26-year-old member of the all-female Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit (left on the picture) spends her days patrolling the borders of Balule Nature Reserve: 52 000 hectares of land that forms part of the greater Kruger National Park. Her job is dangerous, but she and the women in her team are willing to put it all on the line to protect the rhinos of South Africa.
BOOKS & MUSIC • A heart-warming travelogue about drifting through Africa, a mesmerising coffee table book, a look back at Karen Blixen’s famous memoir, and the early work of rock legend Piet Botha.
Run for your life • Never say never. One day you might find yourself running, and not because you’re late… Despite trying to avoid exercise for most of his life Leon-Ben Lamprecht was bitten by the endorphin bug.
DUST HORIZON • In the high Karoo, where land and sky are equally enormous, you might be the only person on a dirt road for 50km. It’s the perfect place to ride a motorbike. Start your engine and come along.
GO BIG IN JAPAN • Flights? Check. Accommodation? Check. Rugby World Cup tickets? Check. Ideas about how to experience Japan without massive crowds… Read on!
THE DAY THE EARTH SPOKE • Fifty years ago, on 29 September 1969, the earth tried to shake the residents of Wolseley, Tulbagh and Ceres off its back. This is the story of the people who were trapped between the rumbling Saronskop, Klein Winterhoek and Witzenberg mountains that terrifying night.
Magoebaskloof lux • There aren’t many slackpacking trails in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape that Leentjie du Preez and her friends haven’t hiked. For their next adventure they went further north, to the magical forests of Magoebaskloof.
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Life on the littoral
LOFTY DREAMS • It doesn’t matter if you’re in a tent, a hut or under a starry sky – the best outdoor investment you can make is to get a warm sleeping bag that suits your needs and your body shape. Here are our favourite bags, and some other sleep investments for better fresh-air snooze time, no matter where you are.
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DRIVE ME TO THE MOON • Audi’s most expensive Q-car, the Q8, is so futuristic that it’s easy to imagine you’re in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, zooming around a galaxy far, far away.
Sharing is caring • Celebrate the beginning of spring and Heritage Day on 24 September by getting the gang...