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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...
By Sarah Khan
While all you residents in the Northern Hemisphere are reveling in your well-deserved summer, some of us down at the bottom of the globe are freezing. Well, freezing might be a stretch (winter temps in Cape Town tend to hover in the 50s), but the ...

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From its 3,500-foot summit, this flat-topped mountain that looms above Cape Town offers truly mind-blowing views: the entire city peninsula, including the Atlantic coast, False Bay, and the easterly valleys of Winelands, all stretch out shimmering below as far as the eye can see.