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Surprising holiday destinations for summer 2016As beautiful as Europe might be in July, there’s no reason to spend every summer on the Costa del Sol. From the colourful, palm-lined shores of Antigua and Barbuda to the spectacular mountain scenery of northern Japan, there are plenty of unusual places to explore during the peak months. Here’s our selection of surprising holiday destinations for summer.


The ultimate Durban guide

by KeithBain January - last edited January

The ultimate Durban guideThe holiday destination of choice for the majority of Johannesburg residents, Durban is South Africa's third-largest city, known for its mix of sticky humidity, golden beaches, and warm Indian Ocean waters. Take a look at our ultimate Durban guide for an insight into this dynamic city.


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In the United States, the term ‘barbecue’ refers not just to the social event, but an entire cultural tradition and genre of cuisine whose roots stretch back to colonial times. Yes, ceremonial meat-eating dates further back than you might think. Even George Washington was known to be a fan of the odd smoky steak, writing in his diaries that he “went in to Alexandria to a Barbecue and stayed all Night” in 1769.


10 of the top Johannesburg art galleries

by KeithBain August - last edited February

10 of the top Johannesburg art galleriesJohannesburg – South Africa’s headquarters of big business, abandoned gold mines…and criminally overlooked world-class art. Art is everywhere in Johannesburg. Displayed. Sold. Provoking debate. Prettifying corporate foyers, revivifying concrete flyovers. And most of Joburg’s best is free to see; you just need to know where to look. Here are ten of the top places to see Johannesburg art on your next trip.


Top 10 golf courses in South Africa

by KeithBain May 2015 - last edited October

Top 10 Golf Courses in South AfricaHome to some of the world’s most beautiful courses, designed by champions and sometimes set at the edge of wildernesses beset by animals, South Africa is a hot golfing destination. Take a look at our guide to the very best golf courses in South Africa.


Visiting the Western Cape: Hotel Mont Rochelle

by KeithBain March 2015 - last edited October

Visiting the Western Cape: Hotel Mont RochelleWhen the light is just right, the winegrowing Franschhoek Valley, about an hour from Cape Town, attains a near-mystical quality. Considered one of the most beautiful areas in the Western Cape, Sir Richard Branson’s latest South African acquisition, Mont Rochelle, is surrounded by verdant countryside and breathtaking valley views.