South Africa

South Africa Travel Guide

Articles about South Africa

By Sarah Khan
Cape Town’s beautiful city center—an easy-to-navigate grid brimming with historical monuments and quaint Victorian architecture aplenty—is in the throes of a revival. The streets have been cleaned up, hip new restaurants and boutiques keep opening...
By Sarah Khan
That Cape Town's Bree Street has been thriving of late is hardly a secret—we covered the area's revival last year. But with buzzy openings seemingly every week, it's always worth checking in to see what's new. Here are some of the most exciting ea...
By Sarah Khan
What can we say about Durban? This seaside city on South Africa’s southern coast is generally overlooked by foreign travelers, who tend to focus on the country’s safari-and-wine circuits, but we can’t fathom why. The beaches are beautiful, the wea...
By Sarah Firshein

Explore our World's Best Cities, from Kyoto to Rome, through the curious lenses of VSCO photographers.

By Sarah Khan
One glance at South Africa’s premier restaurant rankings makes one thing abundantly clear: Cape Town and the Winelands reign over the country’s culinary tableau—the region is home to a whopping six out of the list’s top 10 restaurants. Johannesbur...

Restaurants in South Africa

Because the Clifton Beaches area is a bedroom community, services are limited; the Clifton Beach House Restaurant is the only restaurant, located at the entrance to the 4th Beach.

Things to do in South Africa

Having a cocktail in the hollow trunk of a huge 6,000-year-old baobab tree is a surreal and elemental experience. The cavity of the tree is cool—a natural respite from the oppressive heat of South Africa’s Limpopo province—and has likely provided shelter for many wanderers over time.