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.
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BEHIND THE SCENES • We’re happy to introduce our gear editor Arthur Jones, who came on board a few issues ago (conveniently in time for the Christmas gift guide, page 86). Having previously worked at Men’s Health, he’s excited to focus on “more backpacks and fewer six packs”.
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The reign of Venus
The Farmer’s Daughter, Howick
BOOKS & MUSIC • The evolutionary story of the Cradle of Humankind; a remarkable memoir by Elsa Joubert; a classic read about “modern” adventure; bluesy tunes by Dax Butler.
Drive from fear to freedom • Some people can’t wait to get their hands on a driving licence the moment they turn 18. For Marcelle van Niekerk, it took a bit longer to understand what all the fuss was about – and to forget about the trauma of driving school…
Over, not out!
Find your place in the shade • Wander along dunes and through palm forests as you explore Mtunzini – a lesser-spotted, bird-friendly town in Zululand where nature still has a say.
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Home is where the Bushveld is • Most people stop in Zeerust to fill their tank and buy a coffee at the Wimpy before they continue along the N4 to Botswana. But what is life like for the people who live in this part of the Marico Bushveld?
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High five the Himalayas • Trekking in Nepal is affordable, accessible and safe. If you’re a keen hiker looking for a new adventure, book your ticket to Kathmandu! We asked two intrepid readers to share their experiences.
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Get festive! • Thanks to our menu of decadent but easy-to-make dishes, you can spend more time with your loved ones this holiday season.
Spoil yourself this Christmas
OUR GIFT TO THE GIVERS! • Avoid the mall crowds and the last-minute scramble for Christmas gifts this December. Rather use our guide, packed with recommendations from the editorial team, to get the right gift for your loved ones.
Turbo-charged twosome • Suzuki has jumped on the downsizing bandwagon, but don’t turn up your nose at the new 1,4 ℓ engine in the updated Vitara and Swift Sport – it’s a brilliant little piece of engineering.
FESTIVE GIFT GUIDE • Need Christmas gift ideas? Here are some super products for anyone who loves the great outdoors.
Bliss on the Coastal Camino • A group of go! readers recently walked the final 125 km of the Camino Portugués. It was an energising experience, says Gerda Engelbrecht.
TOURS & MORE
The best of northern Botswana – and neighbours • On this classic tour with Bhejane 4x4 Adventures, you’ll experience the wonders of northern Botswana. You’ll also explore the Caprivi in Namibia, and Vic Falls in Zimbabwe.
JOIN US ON AN UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURE • Ask anyone who signed up for one of our hiking tours over the past two years: It’s an...