South Africa Travel Guide
Part of a developing network of overnight hiking trails within Table Mountain National Park, the Table Mountain Trail is a three-day, two-night portaged, catered, and guided walk that weaves city history together with the mountain’s natural wonders, like oversize king proteas, ancient ferns, and
Surrounded by wide expanses and the desert-like terrain of the Great Karoo, Bergwater Vineyards has been open since 1999 and is the only vineyard in the Prince Albert Valley. Bordered by a nature preserve, the area around Bergwater is untouched by development.
This nonprofit multimedia gallery in historic quarters gives special attention to Western Cape artists.
Open to all walk-in passengers for a fee of R300 (about $36), this African-style lounge is the perfect place to unwind between flights.
Directly opposite Camps Bay Beach on a road with heavy foot traffic, Caprice is one of the most popular spots for sundowners on the Atlantic coast.
Alongside the Toblerone and Belgian Cote d’Or treats at this duty-free emporium, you’ll find the justifiably famous Chocolats Marionettes—handmade in Knysna along South Africa’s Garden Route.
The majestic Swartberg Pass, a 17-mile-long heart-in-mouth miracle of cliff-edge engineering, was built by Thomas Bain in the 1880’s.
Housed inside the Old Biscuit Mill, a red brick building dating from the 19th century, this ceramics shop is the showroom of Clementina van der Walt, a local artist whose designs are inspired by the various landscapes of Africa.
You’ll want to defend your espresso from the sudden swipe of a passing baguette at this thriving Saturday morning community market (open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) in the easterly district of Woodstock.
The museum, south of the city center, is an invaluable primer on apartheid-era race divisions, as well as the 19th-century gold rush that brought prospectors from around the world.