Places in South Africa
Johannesburg, more commonly known as Jo’burg or Jozi, is a rapidly changing city and the vibrant heart of South Africa. The city is flourishing. Its centre is smartening up and new loft apartments and office developments are being constructed at a rapid pace. The cultural district of Newtown, with its theatres, restaurants, museums and jazz clubs, is livelier than ever.
Durban, a cosmopolitan Queen, is sometimes unfairly passed over for her ‘cooler’ Capetonian cousin. But this isn’t fair; there’s a lot more to fun-loving Durbs (as she’s affectionately known) than meets the eye. In preparation for the World Cup in 2010 the city had a major makeover, with a sleek new stadium and a revamped beachfront.
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Tips and articles
Cape Town unleashes its inner 'design diva'
At the start of the year Cape Town became the first African city to assume the mantle of World Design Capital (www.wdccapetown2014.com), an accolade previously held by Turin, Seoul and Helsinki...
Mother City markets: where to shop 'til you drop in Cape Town
The fervour for markets in South Africa's Cape Town has a long history, but the city's market scene has experienced a renaissance in recent years, with artisan foods, craft beers and designer goods drawing early-morni...
Gourmet nirvana: a foodie tour of South Africa's Western Cape
After a few wines, it's hard to get your tongue around 'Franschhoek' and 'Stellenbosch'...
Ten of the world's best city hikes
Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Adventures...