Travel Ideas Magazine, issue 67

Issue 67 is out now!  June/July 2020

Travel is slowly returning back to “normal” and as I write this, more and more countries are re-opening their borders. The road to recovery is paved with new opportunities and new adventures, and us intrepid travellers are literally drooling.  With international travel still being a bit iffy, we’ve once again focussed this issue on predominantly local travel must-dos, but we’ve also included our first selection of “which months are generally the best times to travel to which countries of the world”. Handy to know!

Mason Cooley, American author and academic, said: “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” And so we’ve included a few top reads to keep your wanderlust alive. Most of these books are available on-line for order or at your nearest Exclusive Books, but having said that,maybe a better idea is to go down to an independent bookshop to support the smaller guys who have undoubtedly.

Our closest neighbours Namibia and Botswana also deserve a look in and they’re just about ready to welcome you too. Cruising on the Chobe or spending a week in the Namib Desert sounds like a peaceful idea. And adventure, culture and eco nature lovers have a myriad unique experiences to enjoy in the Northern Cape’s Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park too. Or dust out those cobwebs on a multi-day hike.  We’ve given you the rundown between the Otter and Whale trails – two beautiful hikes for most levels of fitness – as well as the Oystercatcher Trail which offers luxury, guided walking tours along the beaches, dunes, cliffs and fynbos on the South Cape coastline near Mossel Bay.  Cape Country Routes has put together hugely discounted packages at some of its top properties to encourage locals to “Stay in SA – Play in SA”, so check these out from Pg 88. Clarens is probably the best example of South African’s growing number of art towns, but there are so many more hidden beautiful places around our country where you can set up your easel get inspired to paint a lasting memory. And then there’s the Kruger Park, the Eastern Cape, the beauty of Mpumalanga, and the list goes on. Get ready to go!

Be safe and we’ll see you out there!!


Guy Hawthorne
Editor / Director
Travel Ideas Publishing (Pty) Ltd




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