South Africa

South Africa Travel Guide

The gallery, known for contemporary South African art, is surrounded by 400 thirty-foot-tall variegated aluminum "fins" that reference a protective Zulu kraal, or livestock enclosure.

A tour guide and amateur historian who first visited Johannesburg’s impoverished townships in the 1990’s as a peacekeeper, Robin Binckes has since devoted himself to bringing attention—and travelers—to the often-overlooked township of Alexandra, in the city’s north, through his company, Spear of

The venue has an extensive collection of mixed-media works divided between two gallery spaces.

Take the soaring Montagu Pass over the Outeniqua Mountains and onto the Garden Route, only 90 minutes away.

The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s six Floral Kingdoms, home to thousands of plants found nowhere else in the world—and this 1,300-acre indigenous garden that rises up Table Mountain’s lower slope is an amazing place to see them.

The Barnes & Noble of South Africa carries international fashion magazines, novels, story collections, cookbooks, and more.

Order necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, made by artisans in South Africa, who are paid up to seven times the minimum wage. All profits go toward helping orphans in the region. Founded in 2005, all proceeds from this non profit organization go to Orphans Against AIDS.

The tour operator runs 5- to 30-night trips from the opening of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to the final rounds.

The century-old Kitchener's Carvery Bar, in Braamfontein, once hosted the titular commander of Britain’s Boer War force; with a dance floor, disco ball and a healthy supply of the local Castle Lager, it’s now a favorite with the design crowd—and the best place for a toast in this vibrant city.