Good­bye, win­ter!

Go! Camp & Drive - - Con­tents - ED­I­TOR schalk.jonker@me­dia24.com

ED’S LET­TER

It’s Septem­ber – and if my mem­ory of pri­mary school ge­og­ra­phy isn’t let­ting me down, that’s of­fi­cially the be­gin­ning of spring. Which means the win­ter is over. Which also means you can start pay­ing some se­ri­ous at­ten­tion to your travel and camp­ing plans. I’ve been busy plan­ning my fam­ily hol­i­days for the fore­see­able fu­ture, and I’m in­clined to go north: to Namibia and/or Botswana. Af­ter read­ing Evan’s tale on p. 50, I have to say I was con­vinced we should fol­low his route and visit Oran­je­mund for the first time, and ex­plore the world around the Sper­rge­biet. But then Mike and Let­tie Hen­ery’s story of their trip to the Guma La­goon in north­ern Botswana (p. 74) landed on my desk. I’ve never been there, but it’s un­doubt­edly a must-visit des­ti­na­tion be­fore you hang up your keys per­ma­nently. I’ve long been in the mood for a proper Botswana ad­ven­ture, and hope­fully the roads will be kinder to us than they were to Mike and Let­tie. Maybe we’ll go up via Oran­je­mund, then all the way up to Etosha, turn right and visit the Zam­bezi re­gion, and re­turn via Guma. I think that’s a route that could work. So, if you have any ad­vice on places to stop along that route, please let me know! Septem­ber is also braai month; and there’s no bet­ter time to pick up a copy of Gooi Kole, our recipe book that’s on shelf now. It’s a com­pi­la­tion of more than 100 of our favourite recipes from our food fundis that have been pub­lished over the years in our mag­a­zine and its pre­de­ces­sors. And your op­tions aren’t lim­ited to chops, sausage and potato salad. (Not that there’s any­thing wrong with those!) We’ve gath­ered to­gether every­thing from bread and sides to chicken, mut­ton, beef, seafood, game and sweet stuff, all in one de­li­cious recipe book. Keep it in your car­a­van or 4x4, and sur­prise peo­ple with your flavour­ful dishes. In the mean­time, check out the tasty side dishes our res­i­dent chef Aletta has for you this month on p. 92. Safe trav­els!

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