The service can be sullen, Uber is a nightmare and some flashy venues may be close to empty, but the city is a rewarding alternative to Zanzibar nonetheless.

John Magufuli came to power in Tanzania amid much fanfare. He’s done much in the way of reform — but the slow creep towards autocracy is concerning.

The books that moved and inspired me this year (and that might move and inspire you too…).

Exploring the Kruger National Park’s extraordinary Pafuri region: a land of fever tree forests, ancient baobabs, dramatic gorgeous and stunning wildlife.

Mind your toes.

Experiencing the Kruger as only a lucky few get to do.

Every city of substance has an iconic hotel to match. Durban is no exception.