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Exclusive Subscriber Only Competition

Help us make the first ever Wildside Calendar in 2019 a winner! Capture nature’s beauty. Help us fill our very 1st WILDSIDE CALENDAR in 2019 with beautiful nature photography. Photos can be any natural setting – landscapes, wildlife, insects, and plants. We will select 13 winners to appear in our 2019 Wildside Calendar. Our calendar cover winner will receive a R1000 gift voucher and each of the other 12 winning photos featured will receive a R500 gift voucher. That’s...

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WIN 1 of 2 Copies

Win 1 of 2 Copies of “Vanishing Kings – Lions of the Namib Desert “ by Dr Phillip Stander valued at R699 each. Enter by completing and submitting the form below. Your Name * Your Email * Phone Number The province you live in? * The city you live in? * Agree to Terms & Conditions * Prove you're a real human *...

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WIN 2 Nights at Beverley Country Cottages

Win a two night midweek stay for a family of four in their two-bedroom Dairy Cottage, valued at R4280. Enter by completing and submitting the form below. Your Name * Your Email * Phone Number The province you live in? * The city you live in? * Agree to Terms & Conditions * Prove you're a real human *...

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Travel Tips

Make your travels memorable for all the right reasons. There’s nothing quite like zipping up your bags, making your way through the hustle and bustle of the airport and jetting off on a new travel adventure. For the most part, travelling is an exciting time to discover foreign places and make new memories. However, a sudden illness, serious injury or your luggage going AWOL could also turn out to be pretty memorable – for all the wrong reasons. If...

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7 Top Tips for Travelling Light

The thought of packing for that long awaited holiday can be daunting. Do you take warm clothes or cool clothes? How many pairs of shoes are you going to need? Wet weather or dry weather gear? The decisions are endless and as tempting as it may be to pack everything “ just in case” – DON’T. Packing requires practicality. You don’t want to be wasting money on excess baggage fees and be burdened with having to haul a heavy...

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Klipspringer Trail – Slack Packing the Fish River Canyon

Hikers can tick off their bucket-list on this leisurely 3-day trail in the second largest canyon in the world . . . Did you know that the canyon was carved by a giant snake?” I asked my hiking buddy as we sat at Battlesnake Camp and looked out onto the awe-inspiring depths of Namibia’s Fish River Canyon. It was the first day of the Klipspringer Trail and we had followed zebra tracks to walk down the stone staircase of...

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Journey to Africa’s Extreme East – Kingsley Holgate

PART 1 – By Kingsley Holgate Well-known explorer Kingsley Holgate, his son Ross and their adventurous team have travelled to every country on the African continent. It’s taken much of a lifetime and their journeys of discovery have explored some of the world’s most extraordinary regions, including the Danakil (hottest place on Earth) and the Sahara (largest desert in the world), circumnavigated the globe following the Tropic of Capricorn, traversed the length of Africa’s 5,000-kilometre Great Rift Valley, and...

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Creature Feature – Pangolin

It is difficult to understand where nature was going with the pangolin. A possible explanation is that she took a rare day off about fifty million years ago, around about the time she was working on the Carnivora – cats, dogs, bears and those sorts of animals. Maybe she left a junior assistant in charge of that part of the gene pool and he got the schematics the wrong way round. Whatever the reason, the end result was a...

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Top 5 Family Getaways

South Africa has a fantastic variety of resorts which cater specifically for families. Most of these places offer their guests a fabulous combination of value for money, family friendly accommodation and an array of family activities which are generally set within magnificent outdoor settings. So, if you’re looking for a family getaway that offers a little bit of something for everyone, look no further than our choice of Top 5 Family Getaways. SUBSCRIBE TO READ...

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