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10 Best Wineries & Tasting Rooms in Cape Town

These area wineries are at the top of their game.<p>Along with world-class vino, the Cape’s wine routes deliver breathtaking beauty, eye-catching architecture—heritage Cape Dutch manor houses alongside ultra-modern cellars—and a generous dollop of South African hospitality. Forward-thinking wineries, …

Cape Town

#ItsAllStillHere: Cape Town dropping into surf tourism + best waves in SA

Jordy Smith in a new tourism campaign for Cape Town. (Photo: Wesgro)<p>All South Africans and their dog know about Cape Town's big surf scene, but do …

South Africa

All Aboard The Elgin Railway Steam Train

Take a ride in this revamped but authentic steam train and stroll about the Elgin Railway Market<p>If you’d like to spend a day in the 1800s, while …

Cape Town

How a Johannesburg skyscraper became a symbol of democracy

After decades of abandonment, the Ponte City skyscraper in Johannesburg, South Africa, is experiencing a renaissance.<p>BBC's Travel Show <i>brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth of destinations, amazing experiences and features and practical hints, tips and advice for your holidays.</i><p><i>If you</i> …

South Africa

The 10 best luxury train journeys in the world

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Trains

23 Pictures that prove South Africa is the worst tourist destination in the world

<i>Note: This article was first published in 2017.</i>There’s a lot of doom and gloom in the news right now. But there’s also good, if you’re willing to …

South Africa

Heard of the Graskop Gorge Lift in Mpumalanga?

Did you know about the Graskop Gorge Lift in Mpumalanga? (Photo: Supplied)<p>It’s the first of its kind in Africa.<p>This is the Graskop Gorge Lift that …

Mpumalanga

In the city and by the sea - a great way to see the best of Cape Town

Cape Town - When travelling to the Mother City for a holiday the question of staying in the city or at the seaside is an integral part of choosing a …

Cape Town

The Best 9 Drinking Holes in Johannesburg

Next to a dental surgery center and a pool-care shop on a scruffy side street, Tonino’s offers a much-needed escape from the chaos of a rush-hour …

From Addo to the Wild Coast: SA’s top wildlife experiences to add to your Eastern Cape itinerary

Eastern Cape has many a wildlife adventure to offer to those looking for something less tame on their holiday. (Photo: iStock)<p>Eastern Cape has a lot …

Wildlife

Holidays from hell: how to get redress when things go wrong

In the coming week thousands of holidaymakers will be returning to drudgery. Not just to the day job but the baffling, often futile, attempts to claim redress for a ruined trip.<p>As holidays become ever easier to book online, more travellers are finding their idyll becomes a nightmare due to …

Tumors

29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Instead of insulting your intelligence with "hacks" like "pack light" or "bring an empty water bottle," we've put together a list of tips and tricks …

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Inside the Most Beautiful Libraries on Earth

Trying to encapsulate what libraries mean to humanity in a single photograph seems like an insurmountable task. But, against the odds, that’s exactly …

San Francisco

Our guide to exploring the trendy Maboneng

The trendy Maboneng has been featured by Lonely Planet as the neighbourhood to look out for in Joburg.<p>Music and good vibes are inevitable at The …

The 9 Best Johannesburg Hotels of 2018

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How to be a better tourist: 10 ways to stop upsetting the locals

Crowd-control measures in Venice, anti-tourism protests in Palma de Mallorca, mounting pressure to bring tourism under control in Barcelona: 2018 has witnessed a sharp rise in anti-tourist sentiment throughout Europe.<p>From Amsterdam to Dubrovnik, Hvar to San Sebastian, locals are becoming …

Choo choose to go: 5 of SA's most charming train rides

From a wine tour in the Cape to a toy train in the hills of KwaZulu-Natal, Paul Ash finds South Africa’s best train trips

What to Wear on Safari: 14 Things You Need to Pack for One of the Greatest Adventures on Earth

Packing for a safari is not like packing for just any vacation.<p>You’ve booked the plane tickets, arranged the lodge, and you’re looking forward to a …

Cape Town’s best fine-dining restaurants

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 by <b>Eat Out</b><p><i>Brought to you by</i><p>If heading to your local pizza joint just isn’t cutting it, these Mother City fine-dining gems …

South African wine may not be the next big thing, but it deserves to be

By Dave McIntyre<p>Dave McIntyre<p>Bio Follow<p>Four years ago, I predicted South Africa to be the next big trend in wine. Twenty years after the end of apartheid and international isolation should be a golden time for wine, as new investment in vineyards and wineries begins to pay off, I argued. The cycle …

South Africa

The Best Africa Travel Apps for Your Phone and iPad

If you're planning a trip to Africa, consider updating the apps on your smartphone or tablet before you go. In this article, we look at 10 of the …

The 6 Best Ways to Get to South Africa on Points And Miles

South Africa is a popular tourist destination that offers a little bit of everything, from safaris to city life to heart-stopping adventures. It also …

South Africa

15 INCREDIBLE Wildlife Holidays & Experiences for your Travel Bucket List

I’ve always loved animals, and one of my favorite things in the world is to see them happy and healthy in their natural habitat. And from the numbers …

The Cape Leopard

The Cape leopard is the stuff of legends. This seldom seen, highly elusive apex predator survives in some of the most inhospitable habitat possible – …

SA neighbourhoods voted cooler than New York, London

Forbes has declared Johannesburg’s Maboneng and Cape Town’s Kalk Bay among the 12 coolest neighbourhoods in the world.<p>Meanwhile, better-known havens …

10 Niche Gauteng offerings you may not know about

The barman at the hide out bar in CurioCity Backpackers, one of the cool Gauteng tourism offerings you may not know about. (Photo: iStock)<p>Africa's …

Most scenic bike routes in Cape Town

There’s no better place to take to the road on two wheels and embrace the feeling of wind in your hair than Cape Town. With so many amazing routes to …

48 hours in Johannesburg: the adventure begins

Johannesburg stands out as a raw, eclectic city waiting to be explored by culturally curious visitors to South Africa<p>The Zulus were on to something when they named Johannesburg eGoli, the place of gold, because this is most definitely a city of superlatives.<p>It’s a shining example of urban …

5 unique and awesome places to stay on Airbnb in South Africa – including a cave, a castle and a luxury yacht

Airbnb recently published data on the growing popularity of the home sharing app in South Africa.

3 hangout spots you have to go to at least once | GQ South Africa

<b>When it comes to choosing places to just chill and hang, we are very specific. The place has to have the right kind of mix, perfect ambience, fine</b> …