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Relaxing Port Elizabeth

Often overlooked by travellers in search of glitz and glamour, Port Elizabeth is probably South Africa's best-kept secret, with fantastic weather and an enormous range of attractions.

South Africa’s weather and climate

A subtropical location, moderated by ocean on two sides of the triangle-shaped country and the altitude of the interior plateau, account for the warm temperate conditions so typical of South Africa - and so popular with its foreign visitors.

Gallery: All-year sunshine in KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal has it all: a long coastline of beautiful beaches, rolling green midlands inland, a wealth of African culture, the magnificent Drakensberg range of...

Gallery: South Africa’s roots lie in Western Cape

Mention the Western Cape, and people immediately think of Table Mountain, V & A Waterfront and Stellenbosch. But the province is more than Cape...

Gallery: Eastern Cape, a place of natural wonders

Cross the border into the Eastern Cape, whether along the N6 or N2, and an overwhelming calm takes over. Its green hills, dense forests...

Durban: A place to visit

There is more to Durban than its year-round perfect weather, big surf and golden beaches – though these are reason enough to visit. Durbs is a melting pot of Zulu, Indian and colonial culture, offering good food, great music, a long history and an active lifestyle.

A freedom timeline: 20 years of democracy

The past 20 years have transformed South Africa. Once sanctioned, vilified and on the brink of civil war, the country is now a stable democracy and respected player on the global stage. In video and text, we explore the major milestones in our democratic journey.

Travel and tourism boom for South Africa

South Africa's wild beauty and sunny skies have long attracted tourists, but the numbers are growing rapidly, with arrivals increasing by 5.1% and the industry contributing a whopping R35.3-billion to the economy.
Cape Town: 2014 World Design Capital

Telegraph readers vote Cape Town tops

Cape Town got the nod as the favourite city worldwide from more than 75 000 readers of British news site the Telegraph in the 2013 Telegraph Travel Awards. South Africa's "Mother City" beat runners-up Vancouver and Venice to take the accolade for the second year running.

Take a trip to Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is a vast, open land of breathtaking landscapes and ancient history. Kimberley, the old diamond-mining town, is the provincial capital, and a good place to start your adventure through this surprising, beautiful part of the world.
• Khoisan couple home at last

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