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The winter issue of AA Traveller is packed with stunning destinations and informative features, from Jozi’s top spots and pilgrimage routes in Europe to electric vehicles in SA and tips on how to save on petrol. 

Yearning for an escape? The winter issue of AA Traveller will help scratch that itch – or it might even inspire you to go on an epic adventure.

We head to the Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. Reaching this national park is an adventure in itself, but those who are willing to make the journey will be rewarded with serene beauty, peace and quiet.

Rather in the mood for a city adventure? Jozi might not be the first place that pops into your head when thinking of local tourist destinations, but the City of Gold is steeped in history and has an abundance of top restaurants, markets, art galleries, museums and shopping destinations – it should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. We give a comprehensive guide to this exciting city.

In the Southern Cape, people have been brewing their own liquor long before Covid-19 regulations inspired people to make pineapple beer at home. We visit the area to learn more about its interesting and colourful history of distilling witblits and karrie. Staying in the platteland, we also feature the Eastern Cape’s Bathurst, a town full of character and characters. And be sure to read the article on our top local winter destinations – one in each province.

Is the Camino on your bucket list but unsure of which route to take? We feature a thorough guide on 16 pilgrimage routes in Europe. It’s a must-read for anyone who wants to follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims of old. We also have a handy backpack guide in this issue.

Winter means it’s soup season. In our lifestyle section, we feature warming, filling soup recipes that your family and friends are sure to love. And in our book section, we interview Sally Andrew, the writer of the popular Tannie Maria murder mysteries, which are set in the Karoo.

And we haven’t forgotten about the car enthusiasts. We test drive the Kia Sorento, Hyundai Staria Multicab, Chery Tiggo 4, VW Polo and Toyota Rumion. And we look at electric vehicles making their local debut this year, but is South Africa ready for the electric vehicle revolution?

All of this and so much more in the new winter issue of AA Traveller. On sale now!

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