Travel Ideas Magazine, issue 60

Our June / July issue is out!

Befitting our Safari cover, I recently spent some time in Gauteng and Limpopo doing just that!

Vast expanses of bush with a pleasant climate, accompanied by heavy evening downpours, refreshing the heat of the day. Kids in tow, we set off to Africa’s biggest water park, but thanks to Eskom, sat around for 3 hours with nothing operational!

The terrorists were getting restless and so I resorted to google for nearby alternatives! Since they had been pleading for eons for a safari experience, the Lion and Safari Park near Hartbeespoort was a perfect peace offering! It’s fantastic for families as you are guaranteed to see all the animals. We were also lucky enough to see a lion feed, which was very thrilling indeed! Here you can see Zac the friendly young giraffe who is the star attraction!

During my stay at Inzalo Lodge, an up close and personal encounter with an elephant adjusted my preconceived idea of my bravery. The young bull approached our vehicle and his power and presence were both terrifying and thrilling all at once! Terrifying tipping the scales if I am honest – one underestimates the sheer size of these graceful creatures! He was simply curious, but I had quickly established a flight plan which was well underway in my mind – then as soon as he moved away, I wished the moment had lasted longer!

In this issue, get lost for choice with safaris that certainly won’t disappoint! Turn your bush and safari dreams into reality by entering our fabulous Mhondoro Safari Lodge competition on page 92.

“Nothing but breathing the air of AFRICA, and actually walking through it, can communicate the indescribable sensations.” – William Burchell – English Explorer.

Back in the Cape, in the scenic Franschhoek, prepare to be launched into fits of laughter as Kevin takes us through the ‘happy’ side of life, sharing a tram with interesting fellow passengers.

If Safari has been ticked off your bucket list, take a voyage with the luxurious Cunard Line – explore the season one of their luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2 or Queen Victoria.  Cunard has long been synonymous with the quest for new discoveries since the company’s first paddle-wheeled steamer, Britannia, crossed the Atlantic in 1840.

Alternatively, wander through New Zealand where Andrew Marshall pedals off to discover volcanic landscapes, tumbling glaciers and rugged coastlines. Discovering the quirks San Francisco, tall ship cruising, foodie tours in Hong Kong and Krakow, skiing in Italy… the choice just goes on!

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“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you.” – Anthony Bourdain

Shelley

Shelley Gericke
Features Editor
shelley@travelideas.co.za

 

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