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South Africa's local markets

There are a number of fantastic markets to choose from in South Africa. Some are informal, happening beachside or near popular tourist attractions, while others are more formal markets in buildings.

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The road less travelled: Exploring South Africa solo

For many, the thought of travelling alone can be quite daunting, especially when going to unfamiliar places. But the reality is you shouldn’t be afraid of travelling solo in South Africa. In fact, you should add it to your bucket list right now.

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Find Africa in Cape Town

Cape Town may be on the south-western tip of Africa, but it is home to people from all over the world’s second-most populous continent.

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The whale season is in full swing

Each year, southern right whales start arriving at the Cape around June, and with them come the whale watchers eager to observe these gentle giants in their natural environment.

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The National Arts Festival – a national treasure

The National Arts Festival, currently on in Grahamstown, is one of South Africa’s arts and culture highlights, and is the biggest annual event of its kind in Africa.

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10 coastal towns we love

#TravelChatSA is a weekly event on Twitter that sees fellow travellers get together for an hour on a Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm to chat about their favourite topic. This week’s topic was #CoastalTownsSA, and we picked a few ...

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Celebrate Bastille Day in Franschhoek

Franschhoek seldom needs an excuse for a festival, but one of its favourites is its Bastille Day celebration, now in its 21st year.

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Jackson Hlungwani’s artworks live on

The late Jackson Hlungwani has been described as legendary and is recognised across the world for his artistic sculptures.

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Photographer profile: Singita's Ross Couper

Read our Q&A with wildlife photographer Ross Couper, a field guide at Singita Sabi Sand game reserve. His ‘office’ is some of the finest game-viewing land in southern Africa.

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Fashion and fun at the Durban July

The Vodacom Durban July took place this past Saturday, 5 July 2014. There was fantastic hospitality, interesting fashion interpretations of the ‘Big Screen’ theme, lots of fun and, of course, horse racing.

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