Our August/September issue marked a big milestone: AFAR’s 5-year anniversary. We celebrated the event with quite a few bottles of Champagne, but we also thought that it would be appropriate to bring our readers in on the festivities. So, to help us arrange an unforgettable birthday, we joined forces with our friends at Audley Travel, South African Airways, and Tumi to send one lucky reader and their guest on an 8-day South African safari getaway. We are happy to announce our lucky winner: David Renken of Southlake, Texas!

David and his guest will receive two round-trip tickets to South Africa and enjoy:

  • Three nights in Cape Town
  • Two nights at Marataba Safari Lodge in Marakele National Park
  • Two nights at Lion Sands Game Reserve in Kruger National Park
  • Ten pieces of Tumi luggage
  • A one-year subscription to AFAR Magazine (plus, one-of-a-kind 5th anniversary issue signed by the editorial team).

Thanks to everyone who entered, and to our partners at Audley Travel, South African Airways, and Tumi, for contributing to the amazing prize! We’re happy to have five great years under our belt, and excited for all the adventures to come. Unfortunately, only one could win this trip, but if you have a trip to South Africa in your future, be sure to read our local guide.