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.
Roaring down an Oman desert dune in a 4WD and strolling an historic Magna Carta trail in England are among our travel writers' top holiday destinations for 2015.
However you like your hotels, the upcoming year is sure to please, with architectural acrobatics, spectacular renovations and innovative technologies colluding to produce some fantastic new accommodation offerings.
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.
There are ways to see animals up close without alarming them or yourself.