In Summer

The dawn has broken: soft whispers heard,

carried by pollen on the wind,

murmuring gently into burnished Autumn leaves.

Friends gather, collecting, mobilising, tailoring hidden stories,

sourcing secret gems~

 

Embedded deep within the heart of

Our Eden,

until thoroughly embraced by soft fleecy blankets,

round a crackling fire,

and hibernation is near complete, we will incubate and calibrate.`

 

From within silky warm cocoons,

slowly emerge and unfold, carefully tendered,

swirling aromas, mulled from a full-bodied deep purple vine.

 

Take flight on powdered wings to inhale

the first enigmatic perfumes of spring,

drawn by intoxicating nectars,

on tongues tantalised in taste and delight,

infused and indulged.

 

When finally, thawed by an aqua blue sky,

cast in rays from a formidable sun.

 

Oceans tease light,

sparkling diamonds to its skin,

nostrils flared wide, pulling salt from the air,

pristine beaches

 yearn dreamily for surf never ending,

shores crawl wishes, answered by a thunderous

call.

 

Senses basking like children,

memories safely planted in the warmth of the sand.

 

Touching spaces between toes,

clung to soles underfoot, secured to a wonderous earth.

 

Ink will scribe paper, brushed from lips fully heard.

To launch in Summer 2019.

SOUTH MAGAZINE

our community palette.

 

Celebrate and experience the beauty

we have, here and now…

Come visit our spirit

  in the Garden Route…

Inside previous issues

A new dawn

We’re back! In an unprecedented move, a local businessman has resurrected SOUTH. Stay tuned for more news on our exciting relaunch issue on the 1st September 2019.

Picture it

Garden Route photographers explore digital fine art possibilities with beautiful results.

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 Property scramble

As thousands of people flock to the Southern Cape for a better quality of life, the region’s property market is spinning out of control.

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Sweet surrender

Local candy makers create melt-in-your-mouth gourmet sweets that are seducing palates across the country.

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Living the dream

Multi-award-winning musician, songwriter and singer Elvis Blue still calls the Garden Route ‘home’.

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Leather works

Southern Cape leather workers create work so beautiful and diverse they are cherished by customers form around the world.

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Our world

Photographic showcase of some of the best adventures we’ve had in the Southern Cape.

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Races, rides and razzmatazz

Roaring engines, beautiful bodywork, gleaming livery and speed at the annual Knysna Motor Show and Jaguar Simola Hillclimb this Autumn.

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Risk and reward

Renewed plans to prospect for more gas and oil off the Southern Cape coast sparks questions.

                                                                                                                             Click here to read the story inside the digital issue.

Directions

Venues showcase, new shops and eateries, beautiful things and an events diary. Opening picture: Eagle’s Nest venue outside Sedgefield. Photograph by Desmond Scholtz

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