South Africa

9 top South African spiritual retreats
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9 top South African spiritual retreats

From a post-dinner silence to “whale communication," these spiritual getaways run from monastic to mellow
9 top cities for 'detective travel'
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9 top cities for 'detective travel'

Murder. Smuggling. Extortion. Here's all the grit your guidebook won't mention, but your favorite mystery writer will
Southern Africa's best boutique safari reserves
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Southern Africa's best boutique safari reserves

Love the smell of elephant manure in the morning? It's even better when experienced in Africa's smaller reserves
Coffee comes home: How the cappuccino conquered South Africa
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Coffee comes home: How the cappuccino conquered South Africa

Instant coffee in a restaurant? In Cape Town that’s what you used to get. Not anymore
Cycling Soweto: 5 things you won't see from a car

Cycling Soweto: 5 things you won't see from a car

Soweto's humor, history and street life are best experienced from a bike saddle
4 nuggets of Joburg history

4 nuggets of Joburg history

It's hard to believe Johannesburg didn't even exist 130 years ago. Then gold was discovered, and one of Africa's biggest economies was born
British Airways plane clips building

British Airways plane clips building

Red faces as plane damaged while taxiing at Jo'burg airport
In photos: The controversial slum-themed South Africa luxury hotel

In photos: The controversial slum-themed South Africa luxury hotel

Welcome to "the only Shanty Town in the world with under-floor heating and wireless internet access!"
Table Mountain secures spot on ‘new wonders’ list
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Table Mountain secures spot on ‘new wonders’ list

The South African landmark is the fifth to be inaugurated onto the list masterminded by Swiss foundation
Cairo to Cape Town: World's most incredible bus trip(s)
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Cairo to Cape Town: World's most incredible bus trip(s)

Thirteen countries, a heart full of daring and many, many buses make for one hell of an adventure
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