South Africa

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African express: a dramatic apartment in Cape Town
Eye-catching artworks, bold colours and a fearless approach to design make for an inspirational home in the heart of South Africa’s oldest city

Graham Wood

16, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Hopes for surge in holiday bookings as England’s ‘red list’ cut to seven countries
Tour operators welcome lifting of Covid restrictions on 47 countries and urge government to simplify testing protocols – and resist U-turns

Nazia Parveen and Rachel Dixon

07, Oct, 2021 @4:40 PM

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Game changer: touring South Africa by campervan
Avoiding the classic Garden Route with its boutique hotels, a campervan proves ideal for touring eastern South Africa’s plains, mountains and wildlife parks

Jamie Lafferty

23, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Our family was barred from boarding a plane to South Africa
Staff demanded the children’s birth certificates which we didn’t have, and it cost us £5,000

Anna Tims

24, Jan, 2019 @6:59 AM

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A local’s guide to Durban, South Africa: 10 top tips
Surfers have long known about the year-round draw of Durban and now a new direct BA flight from London makes its subtropical shores more accessible

Kenny Naidoo, Durban-based journalist. Interview by Kevin Rushby

22, Oct, 2018 @5:30 AM

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On safari in Eswatini: a celebration of wildlife – and a nation's pride
The country formerly known as Swaziland offers unusual and affordable safaris and will celebrate 50 years of independence next week

Ella Buchan

01, Sep, 2018 @9:00 AM

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The Freedom Swim: from Mandela’s Robben Island to the Cape Town shore
The Mandela centenary features many tributes and events but our writer found his own way to celebrate Madiba’s legacy – a 7.5km Freedom Swim from Robben Island to Cape Town

Graham Little

17, Jul, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Street art adds gloss to Cape Town's boho Woodstock area
This youthful and bohemian neighbourhood and foodie hotspot has become an open air gallery for giant, colourful murals

John Brunton

21, Oct, 2017 @11:00 AM

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'Africa's Tate Modern' – Cape Town’s Zeitz-Mocaa gallery opens
The largest contemporary art museum in Africa opens on Friday as a ‘platform for Africans to tell their own story’

21, Sep, 2017 @12:04 PM

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Gin tonic: the rare botanicals giving the spirit a South African twist
South Africa’s Western Cape is home to thousands of unique plant species infusing a new range of gins

Sarah Gilbert

18, Jun, 2017 @11:30 AM

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Fossils of previously unknown early human relative go on display in South Africa
Astonishing remains of ‘almost human’ Homo naledi discovered in a cave system near Johannesburg are on display for a month from today

Alyson Krueger

25, May, 2017 @12:24 PM

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How to plan a post-Brexit holiday – from Serbia to the Lake District
Where should Brits holiday after Article 50 now the pound is squeezed? Emerging destinations offer an affordable alternative to the Costa del Sol. Plus, there’s always camping ...

Kevin Rushby

27, Mar, 2017 @6:00 AM

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