South Africa

South Africa Travel Guide

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

An hour’s drive from Cape Town, the Point is the most breathtaking spot at the Cape Point Reserve (a place of buckling, fynbos-covered hills, troops of baboons, buck, and Cape Mountain zebra).

The glittering necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets displayed at this high-end jewelry shop are all designed and made in South Africa.

Best known as the former prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years, this island off the coast of Cape Town also served as a leper colony, mental institution, and military base over the past three centuries.

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 South African tour company arranges optional safari extensions to Kruger National Park.

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

Visit the winery, established in 1880, for a tasting of ruby and tawny ports.

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.

Sample a meaty Manzanilla olive at this thriving farm.