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Undisciplined Waratahs narrowly beaten by Lions in Johannesburg

Lions 27 Waratahs 22 Bonus point brings Tahs level on points with Brumbies at top of Australian conference<p>NSW Waratahs captain Dave Dennis says his side must be smarter with their discipline without compromising their physicality and aggression, after having two men sin-binned in a 27-22 Super …

South Africa Safari: A Johannesburg Luxury Hotel That Makes A Good Start And End Point

A southern Africa game-lodge tour usually begins and ends in Johannesburg because of airline routes. The city is the jumping-off point for flights to the bush, no matter the destination country: South Africa itself, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi. And no matter the itinerary and the routing–SAA …

Hotels

A Look Inside Johannesburg's Sneaker Store Anatomy

Johannesburg welcomes its first ever premium sneaker store.<p>1 of 7<p>2 of 7<p>3 of 7<p>4 of 7<p>5 of 7<p>6 of 7<p>7 of 7<p>Footwear<p>Sneakers: The Complete App by U-Dox<p>Sneakers: The Complete App is set to pique the interest of hard-core sneaker collectors the world<p>Read More<p>Footwear<p>Take a Look Inside Solebox's New Vienna …

Fashion

Johannesburg's Brilliant New Energy

Why now is the time to Visit Johannesburg.<p>“You move to Jo’burg when you’re young, so you can work hard and make money,” my mother used to tell me when I was growing up in Cape Town. How right she was. While Capetonians spill out of coffee shops at 11 a.m. on a Monday morning, Jo’burgers are nowhere …

Travel

The Four Seasons in Johannesburg -- The Perfect Jumping Off Point to Explore South Africa's Art Scene

Johannesburg is a frequent starting point for visitors planning a trip to the nearby game parks of Sabi Sand and Kruger National Park. However, the city is definitely worth more than a brief stopover and visitors who want to get a taste of South Africa’s bourgeoning art scene can happily spend a …

Art

An Insider’s Guide to Johannesburg

Johannesburg, Jozi, Joburg, JHB: This is a city with as many personalities as it has aliases. The streets are alive with bohemian artists and …

Travel

Hotel Pick: African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa

What’s in a name? In the case of African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, everything. Sure, the newly refurbished, 118-room property in the tony Melrose Arch section of Johannesburg has all the elegance you’d expect from a five-star hotel. There’s sleek, playfully funky décor—in-room safes are hidden …

Africa

Johannesburg: share your tips with GuardianWitness or #GuardianJoburg

We’re searching for the most interesting insider tips on Johannesburg. The best will be published as part of a city guide next week<p>Guardian Travel is producing a guide to South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg – and we need your help to do it.<p>We’d like you to tell us about the best museums and …

Sights to see in Johannesburg, South Africa: readers' travel tips

From a cycle tour taking in Soweto’s history to a hole-in-the-wall serving Ethiaopian inerja flatbread meals and all the urban regeneration in between – readers share their city favourites<p><b>The largest mural painting in South Africa</b><p>During the apartheid era, the Orlando power station towers in Soweto …

The alternative city guide to Johannesburg, South Africa

In the first of a series of guides to alt South Africa, we head to Johannesburg – the sprawling city with a restless drive – and talk to musicians, poets, designers, cooks and activists at the cutting edge of its creative scene • Alternative guides to Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and …

Africa

Can Johannesburg reinvent itself as Africa’s first cycle-friendly megacity?

In a city of 10 million designed around the car – but where most can’t afford one – could bicycles be the answer? The legacy of apartheid planning makes change difficult but cyclists are pushing and, crucially, they have the mayor’s support<p>“Minibus taxis are our biggest problem. They are dangerous. …

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African safari alternatives that don't cost a fortune

The Big Five (buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant and rhinoceros) sometimes elude safari goers in more ways than one. Rates for a five-night luxury safari - including guided wildlife drives, sunset cocktails, and tents with more puffy pillows than London's Ritz Hotel - can cost anywhere between …

Safari

Ten great cycling routes: from day-trips to long-distance adventures

Wind in your hair, landscapes whipping by, cruising through peaceful forests: embracing the outdoors on two wheels is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways to get around. Here’s our round-up of great cycling routes which offer something for everyone, from multi-day adventures to relaxing …

Lifestyle

Australia's best food experiences: state by state

For a nation so long wed to the pale culinary shadow of the English Sunday dinner (meat and three vegetables, anyone?) Australia has come a long way. Inspired by local ingredients, Pacific-rim cultures and techniques, Modern Australian cooking (‘Mod Oz’) is about as far removed from Yorkshire …

Australia

48 hours in Hobart, Tasmania

The naughty weekend away in Hobart has become <i>de rigeur</i> for mainland Australians and with 48 hours to play with you’ll get a true taste of this photogenic southern city. Hobart – Australia’s southern-most state capital and home to around 218,000 Tasmanians – has really come into its own in the last …

Australia

Canada's wild side: the Great Bear Rainforest

For wildlife spotters, it's the score of a lifetime: a creamy white kermode bear roaming its home in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Not a polar bear, but an offshoot of the black bear, there are only about 400 kermodes (which can stand up to six feet tall) in the wild; and only one …

Lifestyle

Australia's best food experiences: coffee in Melbourne

It's quite the truism to say Melburnians are obsessed with coffee. Ask locals for their best cafe tips and you'll set them arguing over the merits of one cafe over another: which has the right mix of modernist yet comfortable decor; inside or outside tables; whether the service was fast enough, …

Coffee

Top 10 Ghost Towns

With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities.<p><i>Here’s a look at our top ten from around the world:</i><p><b>1. St. Elmo, Colorado</b><p>Once a booming mining town and trading post along railroad …

Top 10

Five epic Halloween celebrations

Finding spooky fun and ghoulishly good times in five American cities<p>Americans love Halloween. In fact, according to a recent survey by the National …

New Orleans

Top five nerve-shredding road trips in Costa Rica

Renting a car in Costa Rica is costly and can even be dangerous if you're not prepared for what's to come. It’s also ridiculously good fun.<p>There are plenty of reasons <i>not</i> to rent a car in Costa Rica. First and foremost, it costs more than in the USA or Europe, mainly because of an all-but-mandatory …

Latin America

Slow travel in Malta

Malta’s reputation as a package-holiday beach destination tells only a fraction of the story. While the warm climate and endless seas surrounding this tiny trio of Mediterranean islands make hanging out by the water an obvious choice, there’s so much more to uncover.<p>Venturing beyond the resorts …

European Travel

How we quit our jobs to travel: The civil servants

Would you give up your house to travel? How about your full retirement pension? After a health scare, one couple decided to do both – and today, spend life aboard a motorhome and boat.<p>When Julie and Steven Hando bought a boat in June 2010, they didn’t intend to use it on vacation. Instead, it would …

Egypt

Mongolia's lost secrets in pictures: the golden eagle hunters

The Altai Mountains run from Siberia in Russia all the way down to Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. An enormous mountain range, it covers a vast area of over 16,000 kilometres and is studded with huge glacial lakes and permanently snow-covered peaks that rise above 4,500m. One of the world’s last true …

Golden Eagles

Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

November 30, 2016<p>The 2017 Pirelli Calendar is continuing last year’s tradition of celebrating women beyond glitz and glamour with pared down images by German photographer Peter Lindbergh. The legendary photographer is the first to helm the project three times and titled the series of black and …

Photography

His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

<i>They're silvery and stunning — and their beauty bears a message.</i><p>"Genesis" <i>is a new exhibit of more than 200 black-and-white images from the noted Brazilian photographer</i> Sebastiao Salgado. <i>He wants to show us what the world and its peoples look like now, how climate change has already had an impact —</i> …

Photography

Via Ferrata Crossing, Austria

Austria

China's “Supercave” Takes Title as World's Most Enormous Cavern

China's immense Miao Room cavern is announced as the world's largest cave chamber.<p>China's immense Miao Room cavern, hidden beneath rolling hills and reachable only by an underground stream, is the world's biggest cave chamber, an international mapping team reported on Sunday. (Related: "China's …

China

So, two guys named Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov visited Hong Kong, and took a few pictures

26 Amazing Waterfalls You Didn’t Know They Exist. They Will Leave You Breathless

The waterfalls are amazing at this period of the year. As a matter of fact there isn’t a special period when you are allowed to visit these amazing …

Latin America