10 EZEMVELO TOP SPOTS
In this first of a two part feature, Ezemvelo I 16 FABULOUS AFFORDABLE HOLIDAYS
Wilds ide sought out a range of holiday options suitable for families - some of the most affordable around. All prices, where possible, have been quoted as per person per night sharing (pppns), and inclusions vary. Rates are seasonal, some places offer discounts for children, and single supplements usually apply. If you do check out any of these places, let them know you saw it in Wildside - more feedback means they offer more specials to Wilds ide readers.
26 THE ANNUAL SPA FEATURE
The successful and sought after annual spa feature has expanded and there is a spread of places to go to - whether it is for treatments, to relax, or as an extension to a breakaway.
38 THE OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE
If you've considered doing your Open Water Diver Course this may encourage you. If you've been uncertain about doing this course, it just might change your mind - and your world.
44 BRAD PITT WAS HERE
Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape is a malaria free Big 5 reserve with seven unique lodges on this 25 000 hectare estate. It is also where a large number of celebs have visited including Brad Pitt, John Travolta, Tiger Woods, Graeme Smith and Shane Warne.
51 GREYBEARD IS HOME
Renowned explorer and humanitarian extraordinaire Kingsley Holgate is home after his recent Boundless Southern Africa expedition - we squeezed in an interview before he returned.
57 CAN'T GET THERE BY AIR
It's one of the few places in the world not accessible by air - and it's St Helena - a hidden treasure for you to explore, but first you need to book a cabin aboard the Royal Mail Ship.
62 THE BLIND HAVE VISION
This moving story of a group of blind climbers and their awesome achievement of climbing Kilimanjaro highlights so poignantly what one of the climbers said in response to the question of "Why?" "Because you don't need sight to have vision."
6 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION
The overall winner of the Wilds ide Canon African Photographic Competition has been announced in this edition with the runners up and details of the prize. This competition drew an exceptional number of entries of a very high standard.
Canon selected the final winner, and it was no easy task. The winning photograph simply stood out, it captured a moment, and had a winning quality about it. Some will agree, some may not, either way, we salute all the photographers who entered, and who are out there capturing our beautiful world.
Welcome to this spring edition of Wildside with a variety of exciting articles including how to travel for less. On the adventure front see Kinglsey Holgate's recent expedition, and for an unusual destination read about St Helena. It is also the annual spa feature edition and we have. quite a spread for you. Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife's top spots are highlighted which offer a unique experience in nature. Wildside visited the luxurious Shamwari and tells you about their special South African rate. We did some homework to bring you information on affordable family holidays because, despite the recession, we know you need a break.
Enjoy reading, travelling, and experiencing the lifestyle. Look out for information on the letters page about a new section Your Travel Story to be featured in the next edition.
Wildside, your quality quarterly lifestyle magazine covering ecotravel, conservation and outdoor adventure. Next on sale nationwide at Exclusive Books, CNA and Spar stores from 5 December 2009.
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