South Africa

Tips and Articles in South Africa

For years, visitors to Johannesburg have made a beeline for the barricades: flashy, pricey, but often soulless hotels in secure northern suburbs such as Sandton. Clico Guest House (27 Sturdee Ave.; 27-11/252-3300; www.clic-o.com; doubles from $20...
United States Calistoga Ranch Don’t Miss An outdoor yoga class on a lakeside redwood deck. Napa Valley; 707/254-2800; www.calistogaranch.com; doubles from $725. The Regent South Beach Most Unusual View The bar at Table 8, with skylights looking ...
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 they find the most appealing—despite the risks. We then consulted Travel + Leisure A-List agents a...
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 Karoo valley, east from Cape Town. The Mediterranean climate and rolling vineyards will remind you...
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 is the exotic kind—a shoeless boy with oil-black hair; a woman carrying vegetables to the mark...
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 an angry lion suddenly leaps out at you. The first thing to remember is what not to do: do not,...
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 and five nights, past bustling European cities and through the snowcapped Alps. Aboard the O-E...
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...