MAC Publishing

About MAC publishing

MAC Publishing is a successful independent magazine publishing company established by Lorna MacLeod in 2014 and based in Plettenberg Bay in the Garden Route.

MAC Publishing seeks to connect social and business communities of the tourism towns situated along the Garden Route of South Africa through the publication of magazines that adhere to the highest standards of publishing excellence. Our hugely talented and vastly experienced editorial teams research and write with honesty, integrity and passion, and are dedicated to creating tourism, lifestyle and business content that will inform, educate and inspire our readership of visitors and residents alike. Our sales and business development teams conform to the highest standards of professionalism whilst developing and growing sales, marketing and distribution partnerships with local and national entities, with all working towards raising the profile of each town and industry covered by one or more of our publications.

Advertisers can reach 30,000 visitors and residents in four top Garden Route destinations with every issue of MAC Publishing's FREE quarterly publications. Book your advertising space now!

The Times publications

The Times portfolio of regional publications is designed to sit at the very heart of the people and the businesses it represents, with a focus on the tourism industry and the exceptional offerings of each town. Connecting visitors to attractions, locals to locals, and promoting economic development across all communities is the sole intent.

Working with the support of the regional and local tourism authorities and business chambers within the Garden Route, THE TIMES currently has three publications coming off the presses – The Times Plett & Knysna, The Times George (which includes Oudtshoorn), and The Times Mossel Bay, each magazine with the same ethos, but each exuding the unique flavour of the diverse town it represents.

This support has given THE TIMES, which is available free of charge, access to distribution points like the George Airport and a thorough distribution network, getting the magazines into the hands of the right people.

With a team that collectively has decades of publishing and editorial experience, and a deep rooted love for our region, each edition of THE TIMES celebrates experiences for the travellers who venture here – for adventure, history and culture, leisure and lifestyle, or business – with inspiring narratives, great photography, and practical service information. 

Build Buy Renovate

BBR is the latest offering from the MAC Publishing stable of magazines and is solely focussed on bringing this vibrant local industry together with dedicated features around all aspects of the building process.