South Africa

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in South Africa, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

The Silo Hotel, Cape Town

The grain silos and adjoining lift were once the tallest buildings in Africa apart from the Pyramids at Giza. Although no longer so, the price point of The Silo Hotel may still well be as the hotel positions itself as Cape Town’s most desired bed.

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Kalahari Trails Meerkat Sanctuary

Few people would consider retiring to the remote inferno of the Kalahari, most prefer a cosy McCarthy and Stone apartment within walking distance of Waitrose. But 78-year-old Professor Anne Rasa is redefining the Real Marigold Hotel concept.

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Cruising around South Africa with Ponant

With just 122 cabins and a couple of hundred passengers, this is light years away from the ever-expanding floating behemoths that graze the high seas. It’s personal, informal and distinctly French. It’s like waking up in the south of France each morning

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Insider Guide to Cape Town

The Mother City of Africa’s Rainbow Nation has had a tumultuous history and it’s reflected in almost every aspect of its existence. Andy Mossack offers up an insider guide to Cape Town.

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Cape Town’s best new restaurants

Trendy restaurants have transformed former run-down working-class neighbourhoods of Cape Town into veritable hipster centres. Suddenly they’ve become hot. But which are the stand out restaurants?  Andy Mossack picks out two of his personal favourites.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront

The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront is a perfect oasis; near enough to the Waterfront to walk to, but far enough away to enjoy some luxury living and an unobstructed ocean view without the crowds.

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