Robben Island: "island of exiles", apartheid prison, symbol of the ultimate triumph of non-racialism over intolerance, sanctuary for bird and animal life ... World Heritage Site. The windswept island 12 kilometres off the coast of Cape Town is a place of mystery and amazement to those who visit it.
Assess your options for getting from Africa's busiest airport to wherever you're staying in the city - and back again.
South Africa is a friendly country and it's worth taking the time to speak to people you meet. isiZulu is easy to learn, and our guide to some common phrases will get you started in no time.
The Garden Route - the name given to the 800km-long stretch of forested, coastal area between Mossel Bay and Port Elizabeth - is one of the brightest stars in South Africa's tourism crown.
Horse riding trails in SA are as diverse as the terrain. Take a canter along a beach, through vineyards, across sweeping grasslands or mountain scenery - and even among some big game.
Crime in South Africa, like many other places in today's world, can be a problem, but all you really need to do is take the usual sensible precautions and follow some basic safety rules.
South Africa is constantly improving its facilities for disabled tourists, and many places of interest have specially adapted accommodation and wheelchair-friendly facilities and walks.
With a favourable exchange rate for many international currencies, you'll find South Africa an inexpensive destination. And an easy one - our financial institutions are world-class, with no shortage of banks, bureaux de change and automatic tellers.
South Africa's Department of Home Affairs has given an assurance that applications for study, work, business, temporary and permanent residence permits will soon be completed.
The cliffs are big, wild, often remote - and still being discovered. And it's a climate for being out in. South Africa offers some of the best, and most diverse, rock climbing in the world. Gear up, chalk up, and start cranking!