Ed­i­tor’s Let­ter

Premier Magazine (South AFrica) - - Contents -

The month of Novem­ber of­ten goes by a dif­fer­ent moniker: “Movember”. This is the time of the year when many South African men sport a mous­tache to raise aware­ness for men’s health is­sues, in­clud­ing prostate can­cer and men­tal health. Turn to page 37 to read more about this cam­paign, and how you can be part of the mo’ move­ment.

Still fo­cus­ing on health, in this month’s edi­tion of PRE­MIER, we have pro­filed one of the coun­try’s most fa­mous healthy ex­ports: rooi­bos tea. Across South Africa, many peo­ple have a box of rooi­bos tea in their kitchen cup­board – not only is it a re­fresh­ing choice of drink, but the health ben­e­fits of en­joy­ing a cup of rooi­bos tea are nu­mer­ous. Turn to page 73 to read more about this won­der herb in Brew a Cup of Health.

To as­sist you in day­dream­ing about the up­com­ing hol­i­day sea­son, we have a plethora of ex­cit­ing travel des­ti­na­tions in this month’s pages.

Travel writer Michèle Meyer, re­cently went on a sail­ing ex­pe­di­tion through France, bob­bing along pic­turesque land­scapes and fairy-tale homes. Ac­com­pa­nied by bot­tles of French wine, good friends, and French baguettes, this ad­ven­ture through 50 locks turned out to be a hol­i­day that will not eas­ily be for­got­ten. Read more in Float your Boat in Bur­gundy on page 34.

If you are look­ing for a travel ad­ven­ture slightly closer to home, but one which still re­quires you to get your pass­port stamped, the King­dom of Swazi­land of­fers gor­geous land­scapes and a warm cul­ture in which to revel. Fea­tures Ed­i­tor, Monique Van­der­lin­den, re­cently spent some time in this land­locked coun­try near Nel­spruit, and was so amazed by what she ex­pe­ri­enced, that she has made it her mis­sion to re­turn. To read more about her Swazi jour­ney, turn to A King­dom of Ad­ven­ture on page 52.

The pic­turesque vil­lage of Fran­schhoek in the Western Cape has long been an ideal hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion for many be­cause of its beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings, world-class wine es­tates, ex­cel­lent restau­rants, and pre­mier ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions. Bring­ing all this to­gether on one prop­erty is Leeu Es­tates. Here, the stun­ning land­scapes and views merge with the lush suites, award-win­ing win­ery, and sub­lime restau­rant to cre­ate an es­tate that ticks all the five-star hol­i­day boxes. Turn to The Crème De La Crème of Lux­ury on page 44 to read more.

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

Paula Ra­bel­ing

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