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Birds, bananas and boda bodas

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WORDS & PHOTOGRAPHY JUSTUS VISAGIE

Join Justus Visagie as he heads towards the Northern Cape to drive one of South Africa’s less-traversed mountain passes.

October 30, 2017

Frida to the rescue

WORDS: GERALDINE DOWNER

Among the devastation of the recent earthquake in Mexico, there seems to be very little for which to be thankful. But Frida, a rescue dog who works within the Mexican Navy dog unit, has become an inspirational fi gure thanks to her heroic rescue efforts in the aftermath of the natural disaster.

October 30, 2017

Birds, bananas and boda bodas

WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS: GERHARD PRETORIUS

Cape Town photographer Gerhard Pretorius recently realised his lifelong dream of going gorilla trekking in Uganda. While coming face to face with the country’s big apes was the highlight of his trip, he couldn’t resist capturing the natural beauty and nuances of life in Uganda.

October 30, 2017

Get artside

MANDISA NDULI

Cape Town’s art scene is one of the most vibrant in the country. With massive growth in the industry, galleries are finding new ways to get punters interested in their works. We take a look at some of the Mother City’s best alternative art spots.

October 4, 2017

While away the day at Verlorenvlei

JUSTIN FOX

Take a trip up the West Coast with Justin Fox as he explores the region’s most mysterious estuary.

October 4, 2017

Uganda’s great apes

GERHARD PRETORIUS

When photographer Gerhard Pretorius set off to capture Uganda’s great apes, the last thing he expected was to see his own reflection in the faces of these beasts. He shares his encounters with Uganda’s chimps and gorillas in the first of a two-part series.

October 4, 2017

N is for nice, and Napier

ILSE ZIETSMAN

The picturesque town of Napier sits among magnificent rolling green hills of the Overberg, just two hours outside of Cape Town. Take a drive out to this sublime country village at the foot of the Soetmuisberg for good times, good food and good fun.

August 27, 2017

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Phelelani, lord of the rings

WORDS: JAYE-DEE JANSEN

Circus performer Phelelani Ndakroka has captured the hearts of audiences around the globe. The dynamic acrobat shares his inspiring journey.

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Surf’s up at 9 Miles

ALICIA ENGLISH

“Going the distance means no man is left behind. It means no child is left unloved and that no community is left untouched.” These words from Nigel Savel, founder of 9Miles Project, are more than just a saying with a nice ring to it. They’re what fuel his passion to teach young people to surf and walk on the proverbial water.

Matt Bromley’s a swell guy

FEROZA MILLER-ISAACS

Professional big wave surfer Matt Bromley might have conquered big waves around the world, but behind all the fame is a young man who uses his talent to inspire others to conquer their giants.

Gathering strands with Lionel Davis

MANDISA NDULI

In honour of Lionel Davis’ 81st birthday, the Iziko Museums of South Africa and the District Six Musuem have come together to exhibit the work of this artist, educator anti-apartheid activist and former political prisoner.