The Getaway August 2004 edition featured the KNP - here
are some of the articles which I am sure many of you will find interesting.
My personal view is that the quality of reporting and editing in Getaway has deteriorated over the years, with the focus becoming far more on glossy pictorials than useful or accurate written content. Aptly illustrated by the following paragraph from one of these articles:
"The best game drives from Skukuza begin northeast on the H1-2 to Tshokwane picnic site, stopping at Elephant, Jones, Leeupan and Siloweni water holes, followed by a big fry-up at Tshokwane. Next is west on the H4-1, taking it very slowly along the Sabie River to the bridge (H12). This is best done at dawn and dusk when animal sightings are more magical in the soft, golden light filtering through the riverine forest. Third is east along the less-travelled Doispane Road (S1) to the Albasini Ruins, for the quiet and chance of seeing something special. Finally, head southeast then south on the H1-4 to Nkulu picnic spot on the Sabie River, for lion, leopard and elephant."
Maybe its me who's directionally challenged, but on my map the H12 is east, not west of Skukuza; the S1 is west, not east, of Skukuza; "Nkulu" is actually spelt "Nkuhlu"; and its on the H4-1, not the H1-4.
Sure, all magazines make the odd printing error, but four in one paragraph smacks of sloppiness, and then to still not notice and reproduce it on your website without ammending the errors, is just plain embarrassing. Fortunately for them, with so many advertisements, its hard to find the content anyway.
Instead of crying foul over Wegbreek, they should rise to the challenge of competition and improve their own product.
This week I finally received the Kruger Park's Top 10 Megaticks article from a visiting family member. I found it to be incredibly superficial and personal. Right here on this site they could rather have put these to the vote amongst Kruger enthusiasts and got something really representative, which would have been of much more journalistic value than "worst food ever eaten in Kruger - re-fried hot chips at Lower Sabie". And included under best rest camp is Timbavati, which has apparently been converted from a picnic spot without anyone but Getaway noticing.