While visiting a variety of spiritual retreats Cat Pritchard puts her body to the test and discovers that mental flexibility is also required.
A new tourist initiative takes off in one of the city's most vibrant neighbourhoods.
Don't let a silly mistake ruin your holiday. Use this easy checklist to ensure your trip is plain sailing.
On the centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth, his home town is exploring his ungentle, bohemian legacy.
An urban jungle of veld, parks and farms makes Johannesburg a great city for beginner bikers.
The New York Times has named Cape Town as the number one place to visit this year.
Fancy catching a few thermals with some vultures? Cat Pritchard goes parahawking in Pokhara.
The ghosts that haunt Jo'burg's tales of tragic love, betrayal and murder can be darkly entertaining.
Dervla Murphy spent a month in Gaza once it was possible to get in via Egypt after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, and has brough out a book.
Sometimes it's better to skip the cocktails and ladyboy parades and discover Thailand's cleansing virtues instead.
True love for Port Elizabeth means taking the rough with the smooth: the beaches and bonhomie with the postindustrial bleakness.
Twenty-five years ago, 28 people jumped off a bridge in the first-ever bungee jump. We pick the world's best adrenaline dives to mark the anniversary.
Time stands still on the North Coast when you're watched over by Umhlanga's two-tone sentinel.
A familiar experience for many South Africans, seeing False Bay and its surrounds through the eyes of a British tourist makes it all more spectacular.
Becky Barnicoat checks in to Venice's slickest new hostel and finds it's a far cry from the dowdy, dirty crowded digs conjured up by the name.
Mozambique is making great strides in efforts to safeguard marine life in its coastal reserves, but there’s much more to do.
With its glittering mosques and spectacular landscapes, Iran's new leaders are overhauling visa requirements to boost its tourism industry.
Celebrate the fact that the Big Five are a hop, skip and jump away with another round at the pub.
Julienne du Toit heads off for a Karoo farmstay with her husband Chris Marais and finds lots of nothing — gloriously serene nothing.