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.

South Africa: Welcome to the really Wild Coast

Stretching from East London in the Eastern Cape to the border of KwaZulu-Natal, the Wild Coast earns its name with deserted Indian Ocean beaches, pristine waterfalls and Xhosa communities, many of which still share a close bond with the land

Johannesburg: A tour of Soweto township

It’s impossible to understand Johannesburg — its chequered history and the dynamism of the present day — without visiting Soweto township.

The outback experience in Karoo, South Africa

Thanks to rewilding, this great inland desert is once again roamed by lions, but follow the Karoo’s gravel roads to find a scattering of atmospheric Dutch settler towns where culture and frontier country colourfully converge.

The world's best food destinations in 2019

Whether it’s an Italian temple of gastronomy or an Indian veggie paradise, some places seem to have good food woven into their DNA. From Mendoza to Mysore and Bologna to Beirut, we pick out some of the best destinations for food lovers

Family travel wishlist 2019: Action-packed Patagonia

With out-of-this-world landscapes and faraway fauna, nowhere packs a punch like Patagonia for the ultimate family adventure.

State of the art: South Africa's most exciting contemporary artists

These five South African artists walk the line between tradition and modernity, nodding to a storied past with their eyes firmly on a bright and bold future

South Africa: The long road to freedom

A self-drive trip from Swaziland through the wild province of kwaZulu-Natal reveals what can be discovered when things don't exactly go to plan

Boulders Beach: Disappearing act

Brave the icy waters of Boulders Beach for a face-to-face experience with the endangered African penguin