On January 1, Cape Town takes over from Helsinki as World Design Capital for 2014.
It has been described as one of the most dangerous cities on earth, but Winsor Dobbin finds Johannesburg surprisingly vibrant and safe.
From cape cuisine and cabernet to cape flora and hip-hop, Sam Vincent discovers the city's unique character.
There is plenty on offer for thrillseekers in and around Durban, writes Ben Groundwater.
A luxury rail journey delivers stunning scenery and a brutal history, writes Alison Stewart.
Max Anderson visits Chobe National Park, the scene of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's ill-fated second marriage.
After 20 years of freedom, South Africa has come a long way, writes Lisa Davies, but with a long way to go.
There are ways to see animals up close without alarming them or yourself.