September 2019 issue on sale

Posted on 15 August 2019

In this issue of Getaway, we’re gearing up for spring, as are the Springbucks who’ll battle it out against the best of world in the Rugby World Cup in Japan from 20 September.

This month, Justin Fox reflects on his own recent nine-day trek through Japanese forests, picking up on the latest travel trends that are good for body and the soul. John Maytham returns to Central Africa to experience a Big Five luxury safari in Rwanda, Alison Westwood goes rock-hopping in the Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve in Nieuwoudtville, and Christi Nortier gets to know the humble wine region of the Cape’s Breedekloof Valley. For our international story, we follow Pippa de Bruyn through the samba city of Rio de Janeiro, and wild desert horses couldn’t drag Teagan Cunniffe away from the Namib-Naukluft, where she encounters the equine wildlife in crisis.

Next month, look out for our new-look, revamped and redesigned Getaway!

Cover image shot by John Vosloo

Dale Morris – Madagascar portfolio, page 66

The fourth-largest island in the world is famous for its unique creatures and breathtaking scenery. Dale Morris found the humans interesting too.

Matthew Sterne – Eastern Cape, page 74

When you think of game reserves in the Eastern Cape, Addo probably comes to mind first. But there’s way more to this biodiverse province than elephants. We set out to find the lesser-known parks where wildlife lovers get their fix.

Jazz Kuschke – Maputaland, page 84

The giant trevally holds a much-revered place in South African saltwater fly-fishing lore. Just as getting to the far-flung Maputaland lairs of this elusive fish was a mission improbable.

Teagan Cunniffe – Namib Desert, page 90

In the face of drought and predation, Namibia’s population of wild desert horses has dwindled to crisis point. A decision had to be made to ensure both their survival and that of the tourism industry which relies on them.


Ed’s letter

Justin Fox gets lost in the leafy embrace of forests


Meet this month’s experts and adventurers

Travelling tales

Life has taken a few twists and turns for Susan Hayden


Our favourite letters and messages from our readers this month


Wish you were here

Mad about mariachi

First Look

A lakeside camp in Rwanda


Rewilding humans


In Steve Biko’s footsteps


The top events this month


Caribbean in the Cape


Melville’s beguiling mix of old and new

Amazing places

Rock pianos in the Karoo

The Good Read

Lerato Mogoatlhe

Ambling around Africa



Capturing street stories


Five images out of Africa from our readers

The Final Cut

Elgin Valley

Fresh air and fair views at these countryside idylls



Dutch comfort classics



Alison Westwood’s big trek in the Bokkeveld


Go green

Essentials for eco-camping

Insider’s Guide


This little-known wine valley cast a spell on Christi Nortier


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