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.
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.
They're mad and bad, unclean and mean - or so the story goes. These are the cities with the worst reputation in the world.
You can be close to nature and still enjoy some wonderful comforts.