Issue 60 (Autumn 2012)

Issue 60 (Autumn 2012)

60 Reasons to immerse yourself in KZN • Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park • Diving Africa - head happily under water • Life and death in the Kalahari desert • Tsavouring Tsavo - the twin parks' past and present • Essential Africa: Ethiopia's historical circuit • Photography tips... and much more!



60 Reasons to visit KwaZulu Natal
Rising from its 800km of Indian Ocean coastline to the formidable 3000m-high escarpment of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is the most ecologically diverse of South Africa’s nine provinces. It also boasts a thrillingly varied array of tourist attractions in a relatively compact area: from the bustling port of Durban to the untrammelled Big Five country of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve; from the steamy subtropical wetlands of iSimangaliso to the snowy peaks that line the Lesotho border; and from Africa’s most extensive collection of prehistoric rock art to the world’s southernmost coral reefs. We asked KwaZulu-Natal resident Philip Briggs to celebrate Travel Africa’s 60th edition by providing a thematic overview of 60 of the province’s top sights and activities.
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Head happily under water
Africa is known the world over for its terrestrial wildlife, but what many don’t realise is that what lurks beneath the surface of its waters is just as special. The continent’s coastline is alive with incredible marine species, and its dive sites rank among the best on the planet. We asked Emma Gregg, Scott Bennett and Frances Linzee Gordon, three of our contributors who are intimately aware of Africa’s underwater treasures, to choose their top spots to strap on a tank and take a dip.
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On the verge of greatness
Sue Watt ventures into Uganda to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park and discovers there are plenty of things worth looking up to, some of them outside the park’s boundaries.
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Life and death in the desert
Lisa Young-Fraser travelled to the arid Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park for some remote self-drive exploration in the Kalahari. What she wasn’t expecting was to be won over by its wildlife.
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Tsavouring Tsavo
While researching the latest Kenya guidebook for Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham took some extra time to settle into Tsavo. Here he talks of his experiences and the twin parks’ past and present.
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