By hook or by fluke: guide to Hermanus

Hermanus: what happens when an old fishing village turned holiday hotspot embraces the business of whale-watching? Here’s what to do in this burgeoning seaside town.

In photos: Tanzania’s last true paradise

Just off the coast of Tanzania is Mafia Island: a raw, untouched paradise still immune to the melee of seasonal sun seekers. Tyson Jopson spent a week there and discovered that things work a little differently when you’re off the tourist radar. For now …

The ultimate Braai Day recipe guide

National Braai Day (24 September) is just around the corner and it’s time to sort out the braai menu for the big event. Here’s our pick of our favourite braai recipes, from burgers to deluxe boerewors.

How to stop time in the Swiss Alps

There are few remaining great train rides in the world. Yet somehow I’d bamboozled my way onto one of them: a four-day journey through Switzerland on a trifecta of Alpine express lines.