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National Geographic Traveller - Jul/Aug 2016 issue
  • Cover Story: We’re splashing out this issue, and our ‘luxury’ cover story reveals the hotels that are redefining the high-end experience — the world’s finest rooms with a view.
  • Destinations: We also head to California’s Sonoma County, discover Madagascar’s botanical oddities, spend a long weekend on Capri, feast on the food of Stellenbosch and get to know the charming Cotswolds. Our picture story, meanwhile, captures the natural larder of New Zealand’s South Island.

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Inside this issue

Balloon trips over Namib Desert, Namibia. Image: Getty

Travel Talk

Top 5: Balloon trips

Travellers are basket cases for gas-powered flights over the world’s… Read More»
Soi Rommanee, Phuket Old Town. Image: Getty


Top 4: A taste of Thailand

Thailand is a nation crammed with exotic-yet-accessible experiences, from elephant… Read More»
Peninsula Paris


Sleep: Paris

Basement spas run by perfume houses, rooftop pools with views… Read More»
Stellenbosch vineyards. Image: Getty

South Africa

Eat: Stellenbosch

From Xhosa fatcake and chewy beef biltong to world-famous wines,… Read More»
Travel bookings in Krabi, Thailand. Image: Getty

Travel Talk

Tell it like it is: Travel booking platforms go ‘eBay’

Get the lowdown on a new generation of web marketplaces… Read More»
View of the Faraglioni from Monte Solaro, Capri. Image: Tristan Bejawn


Long weekend: Capri

Famed for its decadence and beauty since the 1960s, Italy’s… Read More»
Traditional Indian spices. Image: Getty


Food: Jaipur

Northern India’s ‘pink city’ has been pleasing royal palates for… Read More»
Baobab trees in Sisal plantation, Madagascar. Image: Emma Gregg


Madagascar: A world apart

Madagascar’s otherworldly spiny forest is home to natural curios found… Read More»
Rolling vineyards in Sonoma County, California. Image: Getty


Sonoma County: Cool country cousin

Sonoma County is the shy relative of neighbouring Napa Valley,… Read More»
Rooms, Poolside at Fregate Island Private, Seychelles


Rooms with a view: 5 of the best

Some hotels are so special they’re destinations themselves. Check into… Read More»