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Uganda’s great apes

NEWS

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

Hidden gems

FEROZA MILLER-ISAACS

We couldn’t resist sharing a few hidden gems to visit in the Mother City during Tourism Month.

August 27, 2017

Heritage sights to treasure

FEROZA MILLER-ISAACS

There’s more to Cape Town than the picture-perfect views and rolling vineyards. In celebration of Heritage Month, we take a closer look at some of the city’s most popular destinations and landmarks.

August 27, 2017

Wonderful Nomntu

JAYE-DEE JANSEN

Big Issue vendor, Nomntu Gogotya, is an entrepreneur extraordinaire. The Big Issue isn’t the only thing her customers are after; they can’t get enough of her Wonderbags either. We take a look at the seamstress’ booming bag business.

August 27, 2017

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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.

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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.

Daisy crazy

HARSHA GORDHAN

Harsha Gordhan takes a trip up the West Coast with four of her friends to experience some fl ower power in the blossoming Namaqualand.

Hang out in Hangklip

At the Hangklip Hotel it’s not just the rock that’s hanging, it might just be your hair, too. I went for a drink at Plankies to see where hippies and hipsters mingle.