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Leave it to Abercrombie & Kent to coin travel's next term: spafari. The firm's newest expedition adds another layer of indulgence to Big Five game... Read More

African lodges usually come in one of two styles: traditional (such as MalaMala) or fantasy (Singita). Style-seekers who don't want to star in either an... Read More

Edited by Amy FarleyWe partnered with Conservation International to develop a comprehensive green-hotel assessment test to learn what properties around... Read More

OCCUPATION Chef and owner, Blue Ginger restaurant; cookbook author; host of the public television cooking show Simply Ming. HOME BASE Wellesley,... Read More

After decades of toiling in obscurity, South African potters have made it to the world's stage. During the apartheid era, cultural boycotts... Read More

Historic preservationists are illuminating South Africa's Coast. The South African Lighthouse Adventure Tour Operators (Salato; 27-21/ 449-2400;... Read More

It's lunchtime at the zone, an American-style shopping mall in the once whites-only Johannesburg suburb of Rosebank, and I'm sitting in a glass-walled... Read More

See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Trends.In these tumultuous times, we return to the essential pleasures of travel, rediscovering classic destinations... Read More

Happy cab rides are all alike; every unhappy cab ride, however, is unhappy in its own way.In Prague I learned from expensive experience that meters can... Read More

I was, I confess, a reluctant convert to the charms of the Karoo, a vast semidesert covering more than 100,000 square miles of South Africa’s Cape... Read More

For years, visitors to Johannesburg have made a beeline for the barricades: flashy, pricey, but often soulless hotels in secure northern suburbs such as... Read More

United StatesCalistoga RanchDon’t Miss An outdoor yoga class on a lakeside redwood deck. Napa Valley; 707/254-2800; www.calistogaranch.com; doubles from... Read More

In an informal poll, we asked women travelers to tell us about their concerns when they're on the road on their own, and the places around the globe... Read More

DESTINATION Barrydale, South Africa GO FROM Cape Town TRAVEL TIME 2 1/2 hours by car GETTING THERE Take Route 62, the fabled road through the Klein... Read More

Generally speaking, you don't want a crowbar or a wheelbarrow to feature prominently in your vacation photos. Or rubble. Or poverty (unless, perhaps, it... Read More

You may have been wondering what you should do if you ever find yourself walking down a grassland trail in Africa, just minding your own business, when... Read More

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express—a reconstruction of the train that inspired Agatha Christie's famous mystery—glides from Paris to Istanbul in six days... Read More

Edited by Niloufar Motamed; Reported by Colin Barraclough, Aric Chen, Florence Fabricant, Amy Farley, Mark Graham, Jaime Gross Darrell Hartman, Sarah... Read More

What it isA strikingly beautiful region of mountains and whitewashed Cape Dutch architecture, the Swartland—literally "black land," for the color of... Read More

South AfricaNando’s PeriPeri SauceA freshening dose of lemon focuses the earthy bird’seye peppers in an allpurpose sauce made from native African chiles... Read More

A little 12-room inn in the sunny hills of Cape Town's Tamboerskloof area is redefining modern African style. Owned by Louis Nel and Jimmy van Tonder,... Read More

In case you needed more enticement to consider an African safari, here are four new ultraluxe bush camps. Namibia The 16 stone-and-canvas huts at... Read More

Seeing Africa’s big five doesn’t need to be a five-digit investment. This spring, Safari & Adventure Co. (800/327-0373; from $175 per person, per night)... Read More

$800 to $1,000 per person per night: that’s currently the average price of an African safari. The continent might be underdeveloped, but its leading... Read More

Napa Valley, CaliforniaThe newest incarnation of the pioneering 30-year-old restaurant at Domaine Chandon is Étoile. Executive chef Christopher Manning... Read More

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