South Africa

Tips and Articles in South Africa

Q: Where can I find affordable designer pieces in Milan? —Kathryn Mills, Huntington, N.Y. A: Before your trip, order Marina Martorana’s book Low Cost (Antonio Vallardi; lafeltrinelli.it; $18; in Italian only). It has the addresses of more than 50...
Travelers cage-dive in the Indian Ocean and collect data on Great White sharks. A dangerous water predator, the Great White is also a member of a threatened species. With the instruction of scientists, a dive master, and other trained shark profes...
“Airstreams are vintage, iconic, unique,” says Jody Aufrichtig, who spent months and millions to buy, import, and renovate a small fleet of vintage Airstreams. The point? To put them on the roof of his four-star Cape Town hotel, the Grand Daddy, a...
Desert Rock, a new wave of African music made by members of the nomadic Saharan Tuareg tribe, is building a fervent international audience. Here, what to download right now. Tinariwen, Water Is Life (World Village) The latest by these scene-lead...
See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009. In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of new hotels around the globe. What makes 2009 different?Properties closer to home really caught ...
See our slideshow of the Best Hotel Art Collections. New York City ’s Gramercy Park Hotel is a modern Gothic fantasy, with plush crimson velvets, carved-wood furniture, and baronial fireplaces as well as access to the private roof club and über-e...
Big Style, Big Easy If New Orleans is the best place in the country to party, then International House is the best place to sleep it off. A pale taupe color scheme, fresh Louisiana wildflowers, and Aveda-stocked bathrooms assist in a reveler's rec...
In junior high, some friends and I discovered a way into our town's rain sewers. With cigarette lighters to guide us, we crawled through dark concrete tubes to emerge in a chamber just high enough to stand in. Fifty feet below street level, we'd f...
Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under the radar. You know: a place you hold so dear that you'd faint if it ever appeared in a national...
Now that upscale tour companies have made safaris seem less a matter of chutzpah than cash, more and more travelers are seeking the authentic Hemingway experience off South Africa's coast. There they can go eyeball-to-eyeball with southern right w...
cruisin' with mickey The long-anticipated Disney Magic set sail this summer, ushering in a new era of family-oriented cruises. The whimsical ship is a child's oceangoing nirvana, with deck after deck of video arcades, playgrounds, theaters--even a...
COLIN COWIE PARTY PLANNER I'm walking across the infinity pool at Zimbali Lodge, outside Durban. It's a very sensual Aman-like resort with a Thai feel to it, but there are also French and Anglo-Indian colonial touches–lots of dark wood and white ...
News on where to stay . . . what to see . . . what to buy . . . south african seascapeFamous among the surfing set, the waves off South Africa's Long Beach, a half-hour drive from Cape Town, can reach 35 feet. It was while watching her surfer son...
Every summer when I was a child, my parents would pile us into the car and head up South Africa's Garden Route. From our home in Cape Town to Storms River, we'd stop to sail on the glistening lagoons, hike through tangled indigenous forests, and s...
See our slideshow of the Best Save-the-Earth Trips. At 3 a.m. on a moonless, steamy night, I trudged along a stretch of Caribbean coast, peering into the darkness. My sneakers sloshed with a mixture of wet sand and seawater; sand flies bit my ank...