Volume 1 : Escape

A celebration of space

‘Escape’ is the theme of House and Leisure Volume 1. After a year spent in various states of lockdown, we’ve been dreaming of freedom and exploration. The imagery and stories touch on the mood of the moment and this new sense of awareness and appreciation of space, landscape and nature.

Covering decor and design, art and architecture, interiors, travel, trends, food and wine and innovations in tech and sustainability, the luxurious 240-page magazine has been broken up into chapters that will inspire, inform and transport you to incredible destinations – all in the comfort of your favourite chair.

We travelled across the continent on the hunt for places that are remote (in the most beautiful sense of the word), and uncovered architectural structures that evoke a sense of childlike wonder and delight: The Tent, The Sandcastle, The Garden, The Cabin, The Nest…

In addition to stylish homes in Cape Town and Johannesburg, we’ve got a whole host of exclusives: the reopening of the iconic Jack’s Camp in Botswana; the launch of Sussurro, a boutique beach retreat in Mozambique; as well as our cover star, Caracal, the latest addition to the Cabine du Cap property in the Karoo. We’ve also prepared a particularly special feast: the big reveal of Michelin-star chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen’s new restaurant Klein JAN on the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve.

Inspired by trends in niche publishing and book design, we’re celebrating all the things that make reading a magazine so pleasurable with a journal-style publication you’ll want to collect and keep. All that’s left for you to do is grab a copy, lean back and put your feet up and escape into the pages of House and Leisure Volume 1.