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8 Experiences That Trump Stuff

How Far From Home | Posted 10.14.2016 | Travel
How Far From Home

Before departing on our journey, we created our Wanderlist (our version of a travel bucket list) and recently looked at it and noticed how many worthy-of-their-own-limelight experiences were on it.

4 Reasons (Besides the Exchange Rate) That South Africa Is a Bargain Holiday Destination

AFKTravel | Posted 07.14.2016 | Travel

If you're American, the fantastic exchange rate is the primary reason to go to SA now. With the conversion rate currently at 12.5 rand to the dollar and rising, your money will stretch further than ever before.

The 10 Best Cities In The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 12.21.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Nearly 77,000 of our readers rated their favorite cities in the world. Is your favorite on the list?

What You Need to Know Before Traveling to South Africa

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

South Africa has an immense range of opportunities for travelers, whether you're looking for a rugged adventure, a food and wine tour or a spiritual experience. Here's everything you need to know before you travel to South Africa.

World's Longest Flights

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Though Singapore Air's 18-hour nonstop flight from Newark to Singapore was suspended last year, there are still plenty of ultra-long flights to choose...

5 Reasons Why You Should be Listening to International Hip-Hop

Christopher Emdin | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Christopher Emdin

Despite what has become of hip-hop culture in the United States, my trip to South Africa reawakened my love for the music and the culture. That trip showed me that hip-hop's purity still exists.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: South Africa

Posted 12.15.2013 | Travel

For this week's travel zen, we're taking you to South Africa, in honor of Nelson Mandela. With gorgeous beaches, diverse wildlife, and vibrant cit...

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

minube | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel

From a candle-lit desert oasis to a dreamy tropical archipelago, here are the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Africa.

Nelson Mandela and Why I'm in South Africa

Elizabeth Gould | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Elizabeth Gould

Madiba was that singular, solid, reassuring force for a country slowly, fitfully transforming itself from one of the world's most oppressive regimes into one of its most progressive young democracies.

10 Cabins to Inspire You to Escape From the World

minube | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel

Since inspiration is the first step in any unforgettable journey, we've looked at recommendations from our community of travelers to find those far-flung cabins, huts, lodges, and tents where you can shack up far from the worries of the outside world.

10 Adventures You Can Only Experience in South Africa

Peggy Goldman | Posted 11.23.2013 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

All of us who love to travel and believe in bucket lists probably have listed South Africa among the most desired of all destinations. Here is a list of the top 10 adventures and activities that anyone thinking of traveling to South Africa absolutely must experience!

Lions And Tigers And Traffic Jams, Oh My

Posted 08.07.2015 | Travel

This isn't something you see every day, at least not here in the good ol' U S of A. It is however, something that seems to be a relatively com...

The Great White Capital of the World

Kevin Richberg | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

It's called Shark Alley, and it will blow your mind! This 3 Minute Postcard shows you what's it's like to travel to Shark Alley, South Africa and take the 20 minute boat trip to the highest concentration of great white sharks we know of.

A Walk In The Footsteps Of Nelson Mandela

Agence France Presse | Jean Liou | Posted 08.17.2013 | Black Voices

A guided tour of key Johannesburg sites linked to Nelson Mandela has long been popular with visitors and residents alike, but the walk in the footstep...

Don't Put Off Your Bucket List: Why You Shouldn't Wait to Experience South Africa

Travelzoo | Posted 06.10.2013 | Travel

I took the plunge and booked my dream vacation: 11 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls, including a safari. Here are my top six reasons why not to wait to take your dream African vacation.

PHOTOS: Context And Contrasts In Cape Town

Robert Schrader | Posted 05.14.2013 | Travel
Robert Schrader

I was moved quite literally to tears by my interactions with some of Cape Town's poorest residents -- but not as much as I was relieved to sleep in air conditioning the sun dawned on the summer day.

PHOTOS: South Africa's Wildest Neighborhood

Posted 02.15.2013 | Travel

A battle is underway for Kruger National Park, where the South African government is attempting to root out poachers, but the unpleasantness of a few ...

Seafood in a South African Bakery: Olympia Bakery and Cafe

Sarah Dajani | Posted 03.26.2013 | Home
Sarah Dajani

A rusty-haired woman in an apron walked up to us and said a cheery "Hello!" I think she was quite intuitive, because she spent the next five minutes convincing us to stay with a passion that only true gourmets possess, describing the heavenly delights of South African seafood.

Even The Penguins Here Are Cold

Sadie Dingfelder | Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel
Sadie Dingfelder

Even the penguins here seem cold. What, you didn't know there are penguins in Africa?

WATCH: South African Music That Travels By Taxi

Posted 12.06.2011 | Travel

A new video from Vice explores a unique musical style in South Africa by going straight to the source: Johannesburg cab drivers who popularized the ho...

Ticking Off The Big Five In South Africa

Pam Grout | Posted 01.29.2012 | Travel
Pam Grout

In just the first 15 minutes, we'd already spotted a herd of zebra, a half dozen acacia-munching giraffes and enough warthogs that it was easy to understand why there were so many cheetahs around.

Johannesburg: An Unexpected Design Destination

Zoe Settle | Posted 12.18.2011 | Travel
Zoe Settle

Johannesburg's reputation might be that of the gateway to a safari or a necessary first stop on a direct flight from the States, but it shouldn't be overlooked as a destination for its arts and design shopping.

Catching a Wave

Tamsin Smith | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

It's Saturday, so I took a break from visiting design studios to marvel at the natural beauty of the Cape's coastline and dive into the ocean. The ...

PHOTOS: South Africa's Adventure Province

Mark Sissons | Posted 11.20.2011 | Travel
Mark Sissons

South Africa's second largest and most bio-diverse province offers adrenaline junkies a veritable buffet of exhilaration, including zip-lining, hiking, kayaking, rafting, whale watching and surfing.

Destin-Nation South Africa: The Ultimate Surf and Turf (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.30.2011 | Travel

The southern tip of Africa is dense with parks, panoramas and possibilities. The only thing likely to constrain adventurers here is their own physical...