Durban: four hotels under £150

With direct flights from the UK, the South African city’s hotel scene is more accessible than ever.

South Africa: The new urban cool of Durban

New direct flights from the UK have put Durban on the map as South Africa’s gateway city. But its host of new openings offer plenty of reason to stick around

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.

City life: Durban

A beach resort, gritty metropolis and bastion of vibrant Zulu culture. More than just a post-safari seaside stop-off, the South African coastal gem is on the rise

South Africa: Falling for Tugela Falls

A hairy ascent of the world's second highest waterfall is worth it for the fleeting view at the top.

Explore Nat Geo

  • Animals
  • Environment
  • History & Culture
  • Science
  • Travel
  • Photography
  • Space
  • Adventure
  • Video

About us


  • Magazines
  • Newsletter
  • Disney+

Follow us

Copyright © 1996-2015 National Geographic Society. Copyright © 2015-2016 National Geographic Partners, LLC. All rights reserved