South Africa

Tips and Articles in South Africa

Edited by Niloufar Motamed; Reported by Colin Barraclough, Aric Chen, Florence Fabricant, Amy Farley, Mark Graham, Jaime Gross Darrell Hartman, Sarah Kantrowitz, Xander Kaplan, David A. Keeps, Peter Jon Lindberg, Ralph Martin, Connie McCabe, Shan...
What it is A strikingly beautiful region of mountains and whitewashed Cape Dutch architecture, the Swartland—literally "black land," for the color of its tangled undergrowth—extends north along the Atlantic coast from just beyond the outskirts o...
South Africa Nando’s PeriPeri Sauce A freshening dose of lemon focuses the earthy bird’seye peppers in an allpurpose sauce made from native African chiles. 888/6252657; nandosusa.com; 4.7 oz. $3.79. Antigua Susie’s Original Hot Sauce Artisana...
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, An African Villa (19 Carstens St.; 27-21/423-2164; www.capetowncity.co.za/villa; doubles from $1...
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 Doro Nawas (800/882-9453; www.wilderness-safaris.com; doubles from $630, all-inclusive) o...
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), an affordable spin-off of luxury ecotourism operator Wilderness Safaris, is opening nine rust...
$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 camps and safari lodges are among the most glamorous and expensive resorts in the world. In fact,...
Napa Valley, California The newest incarnation of the pioneering 30-year-old restaurant at Domaine Chandon is Étoile. Executive chef Christopher Manning cooks with a robust American sensibility, and the occasional French accent. The recently rede...