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.
To board this train is to step back into an age of elegance, of opulence, and of going slowly.
This is a mountain range as famous for its legends as it's dramatic landscape.
Staff can be a little surly but the old seats are surprisingly comfortable.
An entrepreneurial spirit is bringing the arts, culture and vibrant street life back into a tough Johannesburg area.
If you can do without French champagne, lounge access and the lay-flat beds, this is the way to fly.