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So hands up, who needs a holiday? Given the year we’ve all had, I’m pretty sure you’re holding VISI in one hand and have the other in the air.

Me, I’d go back to the Greek islands in a heartbeat. We’ve had some of our most memorable holidays there: Kefalonia, Lefkada and Asos in the Ionian Sea; and Naxos and Santorini in the Aegean.

But – yup – that’s not going to happen this festive season, so like most South Africans, we’re planning to spend our time off in a local setting. And that’s not a bad thing: we live in a beautiful country with a diverse array of holiday options that even the most indifferent of us could not take for granted.

We’ll be taking a seaside holiday – renting a house in Arniston – then heading inland to do some camping in the Cederberg. You’ll see there’s a bit of a camping vibe in this issue. Of course there are the usual inspirational homes – getaways both coastal and inland – but we’ve also got great tips on where you can live your best van life or pitch your tent (page 32). Have a look too at the beautifully designed tents on page 20, and at the incredible roving luxury of Angama Safari Camp in the Maasai Mara on page 70.

Happy holidays, folks. See you in 2021!

– Steve Smith, Editor

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