South Africa: Our Insights & Inspiration

Stay Here Next: Unforgettable New African Safari Lodges and South American Resorts

From remote South American outposts to exclusive over-water African safari lodges, these…

The Best Time to Visit South Africa

South Africa is a year-round destination but some months shine brighter than others…

The Best Luxury Safari Lodges in South Africa

When it comes to high-end lodgings, the best safari lodges in South Africa are a trifecta…

The sleek Luxury Suite at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge blends bespoke decor with the elements of nature.

The Best Safaris Near Cape Town

With both leafy suburbs and glossy skyscrapers wrapped around Table Mountain, Cape Town is…

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve: A Unique Botanical Safari Adventure

In the heart of South Africa’s Overberg region, near the southernmost tip of the…

What to Take on Safari: The Ultimate Packing List

From the right color clothing and must-have gadgets to luggage tips and handy accessories,…

Women of the wild: Eight Female Conservationists You Should Know About

In honor of International Women’s Day, we look at some of the world’s leading…

The Best Walking Safaris in Africa

With the wind in your hair, sun on your skin, and soil underfoot, these are Extraordinary…

The 10 Best Malaria-Free Safari Destinations in South Africa

In these 10 game reserves listed below you won’t have to sacrifice to enjoy a…

The Ultimate Guide to Family Safari

Extraordinary Journeys co-founder Elizabeth Gordon provides tips and activities to do…

The Five Best Local Markets in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is a place where cultures collide, flavors mingle, and artists, craftspersons,…

The Nine Best Beaches in Cape Town

Nine of the best beaches in Cape Town thrive with vibrant activity. Lively sidewalk cafés…

Is South Africa or Kenya Better for Safari?

Should you go to Kenya or South Africa for a safari? Our experts compare the two…

Diving in Africa: Nine of the Best Diving Destinations for Your Safari

Africa is the perfect destination for divers and snorkelers alike. Discover our top 10…

The lush Okavango Delta radiates in shades of green backdropped by a moody, rainbow-crowned sky. Image courtesy of Natural Selection.

What is a Secret Season Safari in Africa?

The lush Okavango Delta radiates in shades of green backdropped by a moody,…

New Hotel Openings in Hot Destinations

From a reclusive camp in the Kalahari to a neighborhood-defining Auckland hotel, we’re…

Five Southern African Epicurean Experiences with Melony van der Merwe

Explore Southern Africa through its incredible culinary experiences with Melony van der…

How to See the Cape Peninsula: Our Top 9 Favorite Day Tours

Encounter the wild and wonderful landscapes of the Cape Peninsula. From “hunting”…

Your Expert Guide to the South African Winelands: 14 of the Best Regions & Routes

There’s a lot more to the Cape Winelands than Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Discover our…

9 of the Best Ways to Explore the Winelands (Even with Kids!)

An easy day trip from Cape Town, the Winelands offer stunning scenery, world-class wines,…

Ask the Experts: 12 of the Best Hotels in Cape Town Right Now

Discover the best hotels in Cape Town for your style. Hillside retreats, cool beach pads,…