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Cape Town to Port Elizabeth | South Africa

• Recommended time: 6 days<br>• Journey distance: 500 miles<p>Two of the most iconic road trips on South Africa are here joined together for days of intrepid …

South Africa

How to survive an ultra-long haul flight

Qantas has completed its first non-stop flight from Australia to the UK. But what’s the best way to cope with 17 hours in an economy cabin?<p>Ultra-long haul is the new long-haul. Yesterday, Qantas completed its first non-stop flight from Perth, Australia, to Heathrow – 9,240 miles – in just over 17 …

Fashion Shows

10 Adventures to Take Before You Have Kids

Family vacations create cherished memories that can last a lifetime, but there are just some locations or adventures best experienced before adding …

Cathay Pacific to fly nonstop from Hong Kong to Cape Town

Traveling between Hong Kong and Cape Town, South Africa, will become more convenient with the introduction of a seasonal nonstop service by Cathay …

11 Things Traveling on a Plane Does to Your Body

Your skin loses moisture<p>Another effect of airplane air is dry skin. “Dehydration can lead to dry skin and cracked lips, although most exposure on …

11 Things You Should Do the Day Before You Leave for a Vacation (Video)

It’s the eve of your departure — the day before you leave for that long-overdue vacation you’ve been dreaming of for months. But before you embark on …

Credit Cards

Hip South Africa: the coolest neighbourhoods to visit

Discover the real Rainbow Nation in the cool neighbourhoods and vibrant cultural scenes of Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town<p>South Africa’s cities are supremely well-connected for passengers flying in from the UK, but these uber-cool urban areas are much more than just a place to change planes. …

The Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour

By far the most memorable thing about the Bo-Kaap is the food. It’s all about aromatic spices, colour, and love in a Malay kitchen. There’s something …

The 65 Best Surf Spots in the World

Every surfer’s ideal wave is different. “A bunch of factors come into play when you’re looking for great surf,” says Pat O’Connell, pro surfer and …

Explore the Cape Winelands

Wine tasting is one of the best ways to spend a day in Cape Town. Combine the delicious wines with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, …

18 Things to Do When Visiting Cape Town, South Africa

Adventure awaits in South Africa.<p>February 16, 2018<p>Cape Town, South Africa is vibrant, adventure-filled city that will definitely satisfy your …

Explore South Africa's Garden Route on a spectacular road trip with mountains, rivers, forests and beaches

You know you’ve found the perfect B&B when there’s a little showerhead outside the front door with a sign asking you to rinse the beach sand off your …

How to travel to South Africa: where to find luxury, how to explore safely

Safaris on savannahs to deserts which bloom to life in spring, coastal drives to city nights, travel to South Africa will introduce you to one of the …

Wine Worth Travelling For: 5 Cape Winelands Estates perfect for a summery day-trip

The restaurant boasts high ceilings, glass walls, a wooden terrace, mountain views and a historical-and-nature inspired blue and white tiled mural of …

Cycling

36 Hours in Johannesburg

In South African parlance, things happen at two speeds: “Just now” — which could be anywhere from 10 minutes to two weeks to who knows when — or “now-now,” which means, well, <i>now</i>. Judging by the pace at which Johannesburg is evolving these days, you need to get there now-now. The City of Gold …

South Africa

#EcoTravels: A beginner's guide

(Photo: istock)<p>Unless you are planning to walk from country to country and doggy-swim across oceans, it is simply impossible to not leave a carbon …

6 small Western Cape towns that are totally worth a visit!

Most tourists and travellers will know the Western Cape for the iconic Cape Town area, with its assortment of world class beaches, wine farms and …

Western Cape

Where to Eat, Play, and Stay in Camps Bay, Cape Town

The beautiful enclave of Camps Bay, just 10 minutes’ drive from central Cape Town, beckons with its white sand beaches, dozens of hiking trails, and beachfront restaurants serving seafood and local wines, best enjoyed while watching a riotously colorful sunset. Here’s where to eat, stay, and play …

South Africa

Essential places to visit in Johannesburg

<b>(CNN) —</b> Johannesburg has busily redefined itself over the past decade, breathing new life into old warehouses and derelict buildings, while slowly reclaiming sidewalk spaces for markets, cafes, and art galleries.<p>This resurgence has created unique opportunities for people who travel here. You can go …

South Africa

These are the best passports to own in 2018 – including South Africa

Residence and citizenship planning company, Henley & Partners, has published its latest Passport Index for 2018, which ranks South Africa 52nd out of …

Africa

The best holidays in South Africa – a month-by-month guide

I’m often asked about the best time to visit South Africa, but the answer depends on exactly where you’re heading and what you intend to do. December to February is peak season on the coast, with everyone broiling in the sun and gazing out to sea, but those in the know arrive in March and stay …

How Instagram is erasing our happiest holiday memories

When I was a kid, and right before a family holiday, I used to get very excited as I chose a new notepad. On the front of this notepad I would write …

Grand Canyon

The simple packing math that means you never, ever need to check a bag

Quick: think of a short list of the most frequent-traveling people that you know. Whether that list is full of frequent flying points-chasers who are well-acquainted with in-flight mimosas or budget backpackers who spend most of their time in coach, I’m willing to bet they have one thing in common: …

Backpacking

The best Kruger campsites, north to south

Imagine spending 18 days in the Kruger National Park? That’s what we did during May this year, staying in eight Kruger campsites on our way from …

Kruger National Park

14 Of The Best Places To Safari In Africa

One of the best ways to see animals and nature in the wild is on a safari. No zoos, no interaction and most certainly lots of space for us travellers …

Travelers

11 Beautiful Places You Have To See In Namibia

Resting just above South Africa, Namibia is one epic country to visit in Africa. Of course, Africa is a diverse and incredibly beautiful continent; …

National Parks

The Funniest Wildlife Photos Of 2017 Are Also Pretty Freakin' Adorable

The animal kingdom has a whole lot of jesters.<p>The winners of the annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards were announced on Thursday, recognizing photos that are “light-hearted, upbeat, possibly unpretentious and mainly about wildlife doing funny things,” the contest website reads.<p>You know, like a …

Nature Photography

Top 5 enduring moments from South Africa

South Africa is a remarkable country with a huge amount to offer visitors, from its diverse people, landscapes and wildlife to the remains of its …

South Africa

10 of the Best Things to Do in Cape Town for Under $10

Cape Town is the undisputed jewel in South Africa’s crown. Synonymous with breathtaking scenery, world-class cuisine and thriving culture, there are …