Ed­i­tor’s Let­ter

Premier Magazine (South AFrica) - - Contents -

From snow-cov­ered African moun­tains and go­ing from bush to lux­ury ho­tel in Kwazulu-natal for a fam­ily holiday, to re­lax­ing on an es­tate in the Fan­schhoek Winelands and be­ing in the heart of the ac­tion in the CBD of Cape Town – the lo­cal and re­gional travel sec­tion of this edi­tion of PRE­MIER is packed with in­spi­ra­tion for your next ad­ven­ture.

Fea­tures ed­i­tor, Julie Graham, took to the Afriski slopes in Le­sotho and found out that Africa is one of the best places for a snowy holiday. Turn to Adren­a­line on Tap on page 54 to read more.

Many peo­ple see two roads to choose from when it comes to va­ca­tions: rough­ing it, or en­joy­ing the smooth pace of lux­ury. Travel writer, Dean Mc­coubrey, de­cided to go down both roads on a re­cent fam­ily holiday in Kwazulu-natal, which saw him, his wife, and three daugh­ters join up with an­other fam­ily to do some bird­ing be­fore head­ing off to the sublime The Oyster Box for some lav­ish re­lax­ation. Turn to The Rough and the Smooth on page 63 to read more.

Fran­schhoek is well-known for the host of wine es­tates that dot the val­ley – one that stands out for its won­drous fa­cil­i­ties is Grande Provence Her­itage Wine Es­tate. Turn to A Grand Cot­tage Stay on page 28 to read why this es­tate en­com­passes ev­ery­thing that Fran­schhoek is so renowned for.

If you are a per­son that loves to be in the thick of city life, The Westin is a must-visit. Right next to the Cape Town In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, The Westin of­fers fine din­ing at ON19, a spa to re­lax when the city life gets too much, and sump­tu­ous rooms to en­sure an ex­cel­lent night’s rest. Turn to A Rest at The Westin on page 74 to read more about this city cen­tre gem.

Onto a more som­bre sub­ject, breast can­cer is one of the most com­mon forms of can­cer among women. Oc­to­ber is Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month, and aims to in­crease aware­ness around this dis­ease, and en­cour­age peo­ple to get them­selves checked. Cer­tain life­style choices can con­trib­ute to a higher risk of breast can­cer. Pro­fes­sor Jus­tus Apf­fel­staedt, As­so­ciate Pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Stel­len­bosch and Head of the Breast Clinic at Tyger­berg Hos­pi­tal, goes through some of the life­style choices as­so­ci­ated with caus­ing breast can­cer in De­crease Your Risk on page 35.

An in­spir­ing South African who has taken an ex­tremely un­for­tu­nate cir­cum­stance and turned to art is Yvette Chilli. Read more about her jour­ney of heal­ing through paint­ing in A Jour­ney into the Ab­stract on page 24.

I hope that you en­joy this edi­tion of PRE­MIER; safe trav­els!

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