South Africa

Travel guides and tips for South Africa, including where to go, things to do, good things to eat and stories mainly about Johannesburg.

Review: Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Johannesburg

The Radisson Blu Gautrain is located in Sandton Johannesburg. It’s certainly suitable for business travel, but it doesn’t lack comforts for visitors like me. This review covers all the basics: service and room quality, a ...


Fishaways in Johannesburg: Throwaway Fish?

Fishaways Johannesburg: When you’re travelling the world (and writing about it), it can look like I get to eat out in fancy restaurants all the time! But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Long ...


Flight Review: Latam Airlines – Johannesburg to São Paulo

Based in Chile, Latam is the largest airline in South America, with subsidiaries in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru. It was founded by the merger of two airlines, LAN Chile and TAM. Latam filed ...


Review: Shongololo Lounge, Johannesburg JNB

The name Shongololo rolls beautifully off the tongue, particularly when spoken by someone with a mellifluous South African accent. The lines at security and passport were long but the agent had no problem pointing me ...


Big Mouth Johannesburg – 3 Good (but slow) Dishes

I found Big Mouth Johannesburg quite by accident. On a random Friday night in Sandton, the upscale suburb of Johannesburg, I got the urge for some sushi while shopping a little in Nelson Mandela Square. ...

A picture of a Virgin Atlantic plane in flight

Flight Review: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class – London to Johannesburg

Imagine for a moment that your journey is just as exciting as the destination itself – that’s just how good Virgin Upper Class can be. There’s the sparky service by clued-in cabin crew, the comfortable ...