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South Africa

South Africa travel guide, including map of South Africa, top South Africa travel experiences, tips for travel in South Africa, plus where to see whales and wil

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Africa

Africa travel advice, including map of Africa, top 10 Africa travel tips and where to find African wildlife like gorillas, lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo

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South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

South Georgia travel information, including maps of South Georgia, food, drink and where to stay in South Georgia plus the best time to travel in South Georgia

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Roadtrip South Africa

With its open highways and dramatic kerbside landscapes, South Africa is a great country for driving. Get behind the wheel and explore for yourself

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South Africa's big six?

Wildlife writer, photographer and broadcaster Mark Carwardine asks whether it's time South Africa's whales joined the BIG list

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Wildlife watching in South Africa

Lisa Skyes goes on an adventure to find the best, most exciting wildlife South Africa has to offer

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South Africa's Eastern Cape

Lyn Hughes explores the twisting woodland paths, mountains, wildlife reserves and wild coastline of South Africa's Eastern Cape

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South Africa's celebrity black rhino

Wildlife expert Mark Carwardine makes a new friend in South Africa

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South Africa – for the weekend

South Africa for a short break? Convenient flights from the UK make it a possibility. Iconic mountains, great white sharks and the Big Five make it a must

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Roaming with rhinos in South Africa

South Africa's Marataba Reserve is practically unknown, despite its dramatic landscapes, Big Five wildlife and mega-population of endangered rhino

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of South Africa

South Africa has it all - from penguins to vineyards, Zulu battlefields to the Big 5 in abundance. Isn't it time you explored Africa at its most accessible?

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Top 5 things to do in South Africa in November

Don't miss our top five things to do in South Africa, in November

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Top 5 things to do in South Africa in June

Don't miss our top five things to do in South Africa in June

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Top 5 things to do in South Africa in May

Wanderlust's top five things to do in South Africa, in May

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Top 5 things to do in South Africa in December

Finish the year in style: top five things to do in December in South Africa

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Top 5 roadtrips in South Africa

South Africa is full of driving routes that inspire travellers to slow down and just enjoy the journey. Here’s five of the country’s best road trips…

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Horseriding in South Africa's Waterberg Plateau

Lyn Hughes rounds up cattle, swims with crocodiles and has a close-up encounter with giraffes - all from horse-back in South Africa's little-known Waterberg Plateau

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Top 5 things to do in South Africa in February

Last year South Africa was all about the football; here we show you there's so much more to the rainbow nation

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7 unusual things to do in South Africa

Home to some of the world’s most impressive species, not to mention a host of award-winning restaurants and beaches, South Africa is certainly not boring...

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South Africa's top 5 diving locations

Famed for its beautiful beaches and electric atmosphere, South Africa is fast becoming one of the world’s best diving locations. Want to join in? Here's how...

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Top 5 things to do in South Africa in March

Here are Wanderlust's top five unmissable things to do in South Africa in March

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Top 5 things to do in South Africa in September

Five more top tips on what to do in South Africa in September

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South Africa Travel Blueprint: 5 unmissable trips

With its chic cities, magnificent landscapes and teeming wildlife, it can be difficult to decide how to spend our time in South Africa. Fear no longer - our guide will help you choose...

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Top 5 things to do in South Africa in August

Check out Wanderlust's top five tips for things to do in South Africa in August

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Top 5 things to do in South Africa in July

Slurp up a speciality: Wanderlust's top five things to do in South Africa in July

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Top 5 things to do in South Africa in January

In 2010, South Africa wasn't just a country, it was a sporting dream: but there is so much more to discover in the rainbow nation

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Top 5 things to do in South Africa in October

Don't miss these top five things to do in South Africa, this month

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South Africa: Discovering the fascinating landscapes, wildlife and history north of Cape Town

Incredible birdlife. Ancient rock art. Wild rapids. We head north from Cape Town to discover there’s more to South Africa’s buzziest area than the eastern Winelands…

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Johannesburg, South Africa: The ultimate Wanderlust guide

After decades of playing second fiddle to South Africa’s glitzier coastal metropolises, this historic, rapidly evolving city is finally winning over travellers, says Sarah Gilbert...

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Highlights and wild wonders of South Africa's Northern Cape

Off-grid, low-key, and genuinely off-the-beaten track. If you’re drawn to the wild, uninhabited landscapes proffered in old adventure books you should be dust-tailing to South Africa’s Northern Cape...

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First 24 hours in... Durban, South Africa

New direct flights, a weak rand, a glittering coastline and a multicultural vibe make South Africa’s third city a hot contender for a winter escape, says Damien Gabet…

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Nature, culture and adventure: 9 of the best experiences in South Africa

Safari at sunrise to spot the Big Five. Look down at Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain. Taste a bunny chow. Discover culture, history and tradition. Here's the best things to do in South Africa...

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The ultimate guide to South Africa, from hidden corners to Cape Town

Few countries offer the sheer diversity of South Africa. Plot your way around wildlife-packed savannah, windswept peaks, breathtaking coast and hip cities with our handy guide...

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7 of the best things to do in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Often overlooked by the customary Cape Town – Winelands – Garden Route itinerary, South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province is a go-to in its own right. Here are just a few of the adventures waiting for you...

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20 things you need to know before travelling in South Africa

South Africa is vast, so when planning a visit you’ll need to weigh up what you can and can’t squeeze in. Check out Wanderlust readers' top tips for making the most of your trip...

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Wander Woman: Slow travel on South Africa's Blue Train

South Africa’s iconic Blue Train has just changed from a one to two-night experience. Wander Woman Phoebe Smith reviews the luxury locomotive and indulges in some seriously mellow travel...

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Best of both worlds: The best of South Africa for the best value

New flights, incredible sights and more diverse wildlife than even the Kruger can boast — all for less money. South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal is about to become your go-to wilderness…

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Photo of the Year winner: Bringing South Africa's wildlife into focus

From lofty giraffes to bird-friendly buffaloes, come eye-to-eye with South Africa's incredible wildlife as we catch up with Photo of the Year winner Fred Barrington

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Self-drive South Africa

A trip to the Rainbow Nation doesn't just have to be about the World Cup in 2010. Strike out from the major cities for a real adventure

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Exploring KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The north-east borderlands offer visitors a whole different game: giant elephants, great-value lodges and a man on a border mission

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Self Drive South Africa: Places worth stopping for

A road trip isn't all about the road - it's often the stops along the way that make it memorable. Here is Hayes and Jarvis’ definitive guide to spots worthy of a detour along your way

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Top 5 things to do in South Africa in April

Check out Wanderlust's top five tips for things to do while visiting the rainbow nation in April

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Charley Boorman's South African Adventure

Charley Boorman talks about his latest adventures in South Africa - and why you should ignore the naysayers and go there now

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Simple and summery South African fruit recipes

Now's the season to enjoy South Africa's apples and pears – and these two recipes are perfect for light alfresco dining

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10 South African adventures – how many would you try?

Croc diving? Dune boarding? Walking with lions? Test your appetite for adventure against South Africa's biggest thrills

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WIN! A trip to KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, worth over £9,400

Escape the crowds on this eight-night self-drive trip for two with Imagine Travel. Enter now!

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7 cheap things to do in Cape Town

Jo Price explores what you can do in South Africa's second most-populous city for under R50 (£4)

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Explore Cape Town and its surroundings

Join travel writer William Gray as he explores South Africa's colourful capital, Cape Town, and its surrounding areas

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Breathtaking travels in Lesotho and Swaziland

Lesotho and Swaziland, landlocked within South Africa, are enthralling destinations in their own right. Take a step off the beaten track for a taste of hidden Africa

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The 6 best places to see leopards in Africa

From Kenya and Zambia to Botswana and South Africa, big cat experts Jonathan and Angela Scott reveal the best African safari spots for a view of the majestic leopard...

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Top 5 things to do on Nelson Mandela’s birthday

As Nelson Mandela celebrates his birthday, Sam Shead highlights a few things to do in South Africa on 18 July to pay tribute to this iconic figure

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How to stay safe in the wild

Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth shares her experiences from a recent trip to South Africa and offers advice on how to stay safe in the wild

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7 spine-tingling South African wildlife adventures you'll want to book now

From ultra-luxurious safaris to volunteering on world-renowned conservation projects, the ways to encounter South Africa's wildlife are as varied as the species themselves. Get there now!

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First 24 hours in... Cape Town

The Rainbow Nation’s diverse ‘Mother City’ is a great introduction to South Africa. From the heights of Table Mountain to the cosmopolitan Waterfront, Clare Wilson helps you plan your stay

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Gallery: 10 phenomenal eye-in-the-sky photos of the planet taken with drones

Drones have opened up a whole new world of stunning landscape photography. Check out these unique shots of South Africa, China, Iceland and more, captured by international drone photographers

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15 of the most thrilling winter sun destinations

From rugged rail journeys through South Africa to forest trekking in Thailand, escape the winter blues on these far-flung adventures

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Our top 10 Tripfinder destinations and how to explore them

From tiger-watching in India and wildlife adventures in South Africa, to meeting tribes in Papua New Guinea – these are the top destinations you searched for on Wanderlust's Tripfinder in 2018

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Wild at heart: 10 incredible African safaris you'll want to book now

From little-known corners of Zimbabwe and Zambia to the classic wildlife hotspots of South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya, there’s an African wildlife adventure just for you

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Travel with TUI

From navigating vineyard-edged rivers along Europe to spotting the Big Five on Safari in South Africa, TUI offer myriad travel opportunities suited to all travel tastes. Here's some you can choose from...

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Speak up! 7 of the world’s most intriguing languages

Babbel's language enthusiast Steph Koyfman reveals the most fascinating and lyrical languages on the planet, from a whistling bird language in Turkey to the clicking consonants of Xhosa in South Africa...

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Africa - Built on Sand

Professional photographer and guide Paul Goldstein sings the praises of the BBC's Africa series

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Malaria-free Africa

Fear of malaria shouldn't prevent you enjoying Africa - many places are malaria-free

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The benefits of travelling alone in Africa

Marie Javins tackles the worst road in Africa and discovers the upside to travelling alone as a women

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4 of Africa's most exciting music cities, by Spoek Mathambo

South African singer/musician Spoek Mathambo picks 4 of Africa’s finest music cities, including Addis Ababa and Johannesburg, and highlights the great bands and singers you need to know about

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Chris McIntyre's secret corners of Africa

Managing director of Expert Africa, Chris McIntyre, reveals his favourite hidden bolt-holes in Africa

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9 adventures through Africa's wild south

Whether you visit for glittering desert dunes, the majestic wildlife, rugged landscapes or the wild coasts - there's a southern Africa adventure for all

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Top 10 places to visit in Africa

Wanderlust blogger and avid traveller Alastair Humphreys shares his top ten places to visit in Africa

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Southern Africa's best national parks

Chris McIntyre travels around southern Africa to reveal the National Parks you shouldn't miss on your next trip

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The pros and cons of bus travel in Africa

Intrepid Wander Woman Marie Javins discovers that travelling by bus in Africa doesn't get cheaper if you help push

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Searching for the elusive leopards of South Luangwa National Park

The Cagol kids have seen every kind of creature on their big adventure around Africa, except a leopard. Will their luck change in South Luangwa National Park?

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Why Africa needs you – NOW!

Whether it’s down to geographical ignorance, bad press or fear, many travellers are avoiding all of Africa because of ebola – don't be one of them

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West Africa's 5 must-visit destinations

Adventurer and author, Tom Coote, nominates the places you must visit in Africa's most exciting and vibrant region

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Visit Africa. Retire. Start conservation project

How an overland trip through Africa led to the establishment of Malawi's premier carnivore conservation project

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Dr Gus Casely-Hayford on the Lost Kingdoms of Africa

Lost Kingdoms of Africa is back for a second series. Dr Gus talks to Peter Moore about what makes a civilisation great and the joys of eating bread flecked with camel dung

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South Georgia: In Shackleton's footsteps

Lyn Hughes gets up close and personal with the king penguins and elephant seals of the south Atlantic

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Africa: It's a jungle out there

Wildlife photographer and guide Paul Goldstein gives an average 6.5 out of ten for last night's episode of Africa. Want to know why? Find out here...

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Africa's top 5 active experiences

Get physical in Africa - it's home to active adventures galore! Here's where to find the best adrenalin-pumping escapes...

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The time traveller's guide to South America

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Footprint's South American Handbook we pick the most fascinating extracts from editions across the decades

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7 of the best hostels in South America

Sociable, affordable and full of character… Boozey Backpacker Matt Freemantle gives the lowdown on his choice of South America’s best hostels

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A beginner's guide to East Africa

Philip Briggs guides you through the charms of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and Malawi

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Malawi: Africa's rising star

Fresh political optimism, re-stocked and bursting national parks, stunning new lodges – Malawi is undoubtedly on the up

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Africa's alternative classics

Today you need a hefty budget to enjoy experiences such as Kilimanjaro or the Serengeti. These are not second-bests, but amazing adventures in their own right

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What children really think about adventure travel in Africa

The Cagols have just spent a year travelling the world. 11-year-old Madeline shares her diary entries from their last week in Africa, revealing what she really thought about her family’s big adventure.

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5 tips on tipping in Africa

Where, when and how much to offer for good service from Cairo to Cape Town

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"How we made Africa with Sir David Attenborough"

James Honeyborne produced the stunning new BBC series, Africa. He talks to Wanderlust on how it was put together

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8 of Africa’s secret National Parks every wildlife-lover should know about

Not nearly as famous as the Serengeti or Maasai Mara, these lesser known National Parks across Africa offer spectacular wildlife-spotting opportunities.

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On a walking safari in Zambia's South Luangwa Valley

Lyn Hughes catches up with the winner of the inaugural Wanderlust World Guide Awards, on a walking safari in Zambia's South Luangwa Valley

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Dr Jago Cooper: Lost Kingdoms of South America

Real-life Indiana Jones Dr Jago Cooper talks about the thrills, spills and discoveries on his journey through the Lost Kingdoms of South America

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The best walks in South America (that aren't the Inca Trail)

Inca history, alien landscapes and little-trodden trails: South America offers hikers epic experiences of glaciers, rainforests and volcanoes… often all in one route...

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Swaziland: Africa's biggest little secret

Ancient rituals, rare rhinos and rugged ranges: welcome to Swaziland

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Discover a little corner of Africa in the Caribbean

Lyn Hughes visits Carriacou in the Caribbean, a small island off Grenada, in search of Big Drum festivals

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Explorer's Guide to South Australia

The best of Australia in one place? Well yes indeed... we explore why South Australia has it all from wildlife to vineyards and more

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Celebrating South America

It's been 90 years since Footprint first published the iconic 'South American Handbook', so we asked its editor what's changed the most in the first country he ever visited: Colombia

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Paul Theroux has refound his mojo in the Deep South

The acclaimed travel writer explains how he rediscovered the ‘old way’ of travel by hitting the roads, churches and gun shows of the Deep South

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of South Korea

A contradictory collision of ancient traditions and hyper-modern cities, South Korea is one of Asia's off-beat hotspots. Get there now!

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9 incredible journeys in South Australia 

Hit the road, ride the rails, or take to the waves: South Australia boasts plenty of wild and wonderful journeys. These are the best…

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11 unique adventures in South Australia

A blend of city life, rugged Outback, and idyllic coastline – South Australia has it all. These experiences will help you discover the diverse beauty of this vibrant Aussie state

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Cook up a South American feast

Vegetarians look away now! Rachael Lane, author of new book South American Grill, teaches you how to cook up a meat feast on the BBQ

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Alternative funeral rituals in South Sulawesi

A funeral in South Sulawesi is a truly unique experience. Visit the Indonesian island to find out more about its rituals and join locals – both dead and alive

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Untouched Africa: a trailblazing journey across Angola

Our intrepid reporter discovers a land of striking paradox

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6 great South American wildlife hotspots (that aren’t the Galápagos Islands)

The Galápagos Islands is rightly regarded as South America’s premier wildlife hotspot, but there are many places across the continent to find other wildlife superstars. Here are six of the best...

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Would you get a manicure by candlelight in Africa?

A little thing like a power failure doesn't stop Wander Woman Marie Javins when she hits the salons of Yaounde

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Travel Icon: Gorilla watching in East and Central Africa

Ever since David Attenborough sat with silverbacks, gorilla-watching has become a 'must-do'. We explain how to get the best view of these gentle giants

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South Australia's unique vineyard experiences

It would be criminal to miss the world-famous wines of South Australia while you’re Down Under. These vineyard experiences offer the best ways to connect with the state’s favourite tipple

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New South Wales History Hotspots

As Australia’s oldest state, New South Wales has more heritage than any other. Discover gold-rush towns, colonial houses and much more

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A beginner's guide to South America

Ben Box guides you through Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay AND Venezuela

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10 things you must do in South Australia

How to make the most of South Australia’s city life, rugged Outback and idyllic coastline – before the rest of the world catches on

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5 quirky places to stay in south-west England

From a Victorian gypsy caravan to a tin tabernacle, where will you stay when you chase the sun in England's south-west?

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Trip Planner: New South Wales Outback

Get a completely different flavour of New South Wales, discover the ancient, dramatic and wildly remote Outback

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How eight ‘ordinary’ women conquered the South Pole

Adventurer Felicity Aston talks to Wanderlust about her inspiring expedition to the South Pole with a group of novices from the unlikeliest of countries

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13 great walks around New South Wales

Coast, bush, mountains, marvels – lace up for these magnificent hikes across New South Wales’ varied terrain

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Trip Planner: South Australia's bushland and mountains

At the heart of South Australia's bushland is the Flinders Ranges, a fantastic center for hill-walking, rock art and sweeping views

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Trip Planner: South Australia's Ocean and Outback

Love seafood, sea life and back country adventure? Then this trip planner into South Australia is perfect for you

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South Pacific travel blueprint: 4 breathtaking itineraries

Boasting vibrant culture, delicious food and over 7,500 idyllic and intriguing islands, the South Pacific is so much more than just a palm-fringed paradise

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9 adventures into New South Wales' culture and heritage

Beyond Sydney's galleries and museums, New South Wales’ culture is in the ranchers of the Outback, the Aboriginal communities and century-old stories. Discover it all with these fascinating experiences

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5 classic Aussie experiences in New South Wales

From surfing to shoreline drives, wine tasting to discovering the depths of the Outback, these essential experiences in New South Wales will connect you with the spirit of Australia

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New South Wales’ best Indigenous experiences

One of the defining features of Australia is the Indigenous culture - we highlight the best in New South Wales, from art galleries, music and festivals

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8 active adventures in New South Wales

From inspirational horseback adventures to kayaking and surfing, New South Wales has a wealth of invigorating outdoor adventures to choose from. James Ottery outlines 10 guaranteed to get hearts racing

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11 of New South Wales’ unmissable ‘hidden gems’

New South Wales has plenty of famous sights, but that doesn't mean you should explore lesser known spots and off-the-beaten-track wonders. James Ottery highlights 11 of the best hidden gems

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South America travel health guide

This vast and varied continent seems to teem with nasty bugs and scary wildernesses – but what really are the biggest health risks? Our resident doctor investigates

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5 adventurous things to do in south west England this weekend

Great tips from the organisers of the inaugural South West Outdoor Festival on how to find adventure in South West England … all year round.

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Top 7 foodie experiences in South Island, New Zealand

Pack your appetite and a sense of adventure, says Helen Scarr: South Island is a gastronomic delight

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The 5 best places to ride a moped in South-East Asia

Riding a motor scooter in South-East Asia is almost a right of passage in travel. Here are the best places to do it

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Wanderlust travel health update: flooding in South East Asia

This week's travel health news including advice for travellers affected by the widespread flooding in South East Asia

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Wanderlust travel health update: India and South East Asia special

This week's world health news from Nomad. An India and South East Asia round-up including: hand, foot and mouth disease, malaria and more

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The 5 best places to see lions in Africa

Regal and majestic, spotting a lion in the wild is the highlight of any safari. Jonathan and Angela Scott, the Big Cat People, reveal the very best places to in Africa to see them...

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Is Ruaha National Park the wildest park in Africa?

Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park is wild, remote and little known – and while a tiny fraction of visitors find their way here, East Africa’s greatest secret may not remain hidden for much longer…

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10 tastiest food & drink experiences in New South Wales

Cheese, wine, fruit, seafood and amazing street food? New South Wales is Australia's bread basket - here's 10 of the tastiest food experiences to be had

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3 incredible road trips to try in New South Wales

New South Wales has some of the best long-distance drives in Australia, with epic coastal scenery, magnificent mountains, and art and culture to soak up en route. James Ottery chooses three of of his favourites

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10 amazing wildlife hot spots in South-East Asia

From Vietnam to Sri Lanka, Borneo to Thailand, South-East Asia's national parks have some of the world’s most fascinating wildlife, including orangutans, elephants and even 'dragons'...

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South America trip planner: 8 incredible routes

Whether you want to hike the Andes, self-drive Brazil, delve into the Guianas or take the train to Machu Picchu, these eight journeys will inspire a Latin adventure...

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Vanessa Knight: the joys of South West USA

Extreme adventurer Vanessa Knight on how cycling through the USA changed her world of travel

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