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South African Country Life Magazine - Issue 280 - November 2019

Cover of South African Country Life Magazine - Issue 280 - November 2019

Number of pages: 112

Year published: 2019

Published by: Caxton Magazines

ISBN: 9771023178007

Cover price: R45.00

Facebook page: SA Country Life

The Wildebeest's Review of SA Country Life Issue 280

The Wildebeest reviewing a book

Issue 280 of SA Country Life has arrived, and I am trying to figure out where the cover photo was taken without reading the captions. I give up and check the contents page. It turns out to be a photo of Short Street in Riebeek-Kasteel. I haven’t there but the photo looked so familiar...

So, what does this issue have to offer? Of course, there is an article on Riebeek-Kasteel and apparently Elvis is alive and well and living in Storms River Village. I must check that out. Other articles cover the Cape Peninsula, Marievale, Humpback whales and Sedgefield’s seashore nightlife.

I thought that first I would like to check out the claim about Elvis. It turns out that Elvis, and Marilyn, are alive only in spirit. Pity. I must admit that the photography accompanying this article is fantastic.

The article on the Fanie Botha trail was enjoyable and almost made me want to go for a walk. I always enjoy reading the conservation pieces and this month’s piece on the Cape Leopard Trust was very interesting.

I haven’t yet finished reading this magazine. I will leave some for tomorrow.

Some of the subjects in this publication

Riebeek Kasteel - Page: 20
Storms River - Page: 22
Scarborough - Page: 30
Augrabies Falls - Page: 34
Augrabies Falls National Park - Page: 34
Cradock - Page: 46
Mountain Zebra National Park - Page: 52
Fernkloof Nature Reserve (Hermanus) - Page: 53
Mokala National Park - Page: 53
Bateleur Bushveld Camp, KNP - Page: 54
Anysberg Nature Reserve - Page: 54
Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve - Page: 55
Pilanesberg National Park - Page: 55
Klerksdorp - Page: 56
Sedgefield - Page: 62
Violet-spotted Anemone - Page: 65
Aplysia capensis - Page: 65
False Plum Anemone - Page: 65
Fanie Botha Hiking Trail - Page: 66
Marievale Nature Reserve - Page: 70
Cederberg - Page: 74
Leopard - Page: 74
Humpback Whale - Page: 78
Brown Trout - Page: 82
Rainbow Trout - Page: 82
Pirie Trout Hatchery - Page: 82
Pirie Forest - Page: 82

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