Meet the adventurer: Paralympic cyclist Steve Bate on crossing Africa in the quest for a new world record

Having become the first person with visual impairment to scale El Capitan, Steve Bate is no stranger to adventure. The Tokyo Paralympic Games are but one challenge on his horizon — in 2022, he aims to smash the world record for biking across Africa.

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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