A city guide to Johannesburg, South Africa's evolving cultural capital

Leafy Johannesburg's treasures extend well beyond its historic gold mines, from arts districts bedecked with murals to a rejuvenated inner-city park and exciting dining venues.

Meet the Black Mambas, South Africa’s all-female anti-poaching unit

Eight years on from the group’s creation, their work in Balule Nature Reserve — a vulnerable, outlying region near the Greater Kruger National Park — continues to serve as a valuable model for conservation and community engagement across the world. 

The ultimate hotel guide to Cape Town

A dramatic setting and vibrant arts scene might steal the show, but the South African city’s ever-growing choice of impressive hotels is reason enough to stay a little longer.
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South Africa: Chakalaka

Learn how to make South African favourite Chakalaka – inspired by Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Series 2, which premieres on NatGeo on 16 September.

How to plan a culinary road trip around South Africa's Cape Whale Coast

Take an epicurean road trip in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and Cape Whale Coast, sampling smooth wines and exploring Saturday markets.

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.

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