The pioneer: chef Abigail Mbalo's culinary revolution in Cape Town

From her restaurant in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha — somewhere she’d sooner not refer to as a township — Abigail Mbalo produces sumptuous riffs on the cuisine of her hometown.

Meet the changemakers: Ayanda Cuba and Buntu Matole from ABCD Travel

The young entrepreneurs started ABCD as a means of tackling community issues in Cape Town’s informal settlement of Khayelitsha through immersive running and cycling township tours.

A neighbourhood guide to Cape Town

The South African city’s dramatic location is well known, but its ongoing transformation into a modern, 21st-century city is just as remarkable as the scenery.

Cape Town: through the eyes of travel writers

For all its scene-stealing beauty, our contributors love Cape Town’s  vibrant townships and cultural heritage — not to mention its masala steak sandwiches.

Surf & sand: 10 of the best South African beaches

South Africa has over 1,600 miles of coast, from its border with Namibia in the west to its Indian Ocean border with Mozambique in the east. We pick out the best beaches en route.

A gastronomic city break in Cape Town

A new generation of innovative chefs is shaking things up in Cape Town, bringing indigenous ingredients to the city's plates and unusual wines to its glasses

Where to go kitesurfing

A blend of surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding and gymnastics, kitesurfing is taking off everywhere from Dorset to Mauritius

City life: Cape Town

Is there any city on Earth with as many different faces as Cape Town? It can be gritty, chic, gregarious, refined, wild, or, if you're very lucky, all of the above.

Rooms under £100: Cape Town

There's no better time to visit the Mother City. Save your pennies for fun-filled days and rip-roaring nights by staying in one of Cape Town's best budget hotels.