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IN THE NEXT ISSUE
Knowing that you don’t know
BEHIND THE SCENES • Photojournalist and surfer Alan van Gysen travelled to Equatorial Guinea (EG; p 46) to peel back the layers of political misconception surrounding the country, which only opened its borders to South African travellers in 2017.
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South Africans can visit 99 countries visa-free
NIGHT WATCH • Saturn plays hide-and-seek
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Bosparadys Farm Stall, North West
OCTOBER IS BEER MONTH • Get into the Oktoberfest spirit – try these local brews at their source.
Duncan Butchart • The 61-year-old, Hermanus-based artist began drawing and painting animals as a young boy. He has illustrated many field guides during his career, but his latest project is a far cry from hyper-realism. The African Journey Collection is a series of stylised vintage posters that capture iconic African destinations in a nostalgic and magical light.
BOOKS & MUSIC • The Makgadikgadi Pans get a guidebook, Pico Iyer writes about Japan in autumn, on the road with Jack Kerouac, and Johnny Clegg’s final album.
South Coast fever • After spending wonderful childhood holidays in Port Edward, Johan Jack Smith went back with his son to give him the same experience.
THE WILDEST HIKE ON EARTH? • The Kruger Trail is an epic hiking route that traverses South Africa’s favourite national park. It’s a bushveld pilgrimage, where the call of a pearl-spotted owlet or the glare of a buffalo determines where you walk and where you camp.
LOUIS LEMMER • SANParks Honorary Ranger & freelance field guide Section 1 to 6
PETE WILSON • Freelance field guide Section 6
TOBIE MARNEWICK • Engineer Section 6
Chasing waves and waterfalls • Gabon might be beeping on the tourism radar, even Cameroon to a certain extent. But what about Equatorial Guinea? Join us on a search for nesting sea turtles and the perfect jungle wave in one of the least-visited countries on earth.
FIND QUIET IN THE CHAOS • Goukamma Nature Reserve between Knysna and Sedgefield is free from crowds but still close to all the Garden Route hot spots. Nature is the priority, and that’s a good thing.
Drenched in the Drakensberg • They’re fit, and they’re experienced campers, which is why Jan Swart and his friend Christiaan Luus chose a five-day wilderness trail in the Drakensberg for their first multi-day hike. What could possibly go wrong?
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A trick of the light
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Sweet and smoky
GET CARRIED AWAY • Everybody loves holidays, but nobody likes luggage that’s hard to carry or that breaks at the worst possible moment. We can’t give you more holiday time, but we can make sure you don’t have to deal with those kinds of bags ever again!
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