Photo library: Cities 8

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Photo library: Cities 7

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Cape Town gets ‘dry’ luxury hotel

A new five-star hotel under construction in Cape Town, the Coral International, will target Middle Eastern visitors, offering them luxurious rooms, conferencing and prayer facilities, halaal cuisine and no alcohol on the premises.

Riding South Africa’s Freedom Trail

South Africa is a beautiful country, boasting a gorgeous coastline, stunning mountains, and mesmerising bushveld. It begs to be explored, and doing that on mountain bikes is a wonderful way to go about it. The longest trail in the country is the Freedom Trail.

Overnight stays in Soweto

Any visitor to Soweto knows that a tour of the Hector Pieterson Museum is compulsory. So are visits to the houses of Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, and dinner at Wandie's Place. But not everyone knows that overnight stays are an option.

Foreign visitor champions Joburg

A Norwegian journalist arrived in Johannesburg, was mugged, experienced the vibrancy and of the city - and fell in love with it. He is now preparing to trumpet the virtues of the City of Gold to his fellow Norwegians to encourage them to visit.

Hillbrow Tower – symbol of Joburg

Cape Town has its low, flat, Table Mountain. Johannesburg has the long, thin, Hillbrow Tower, one of the tallest towers in Africa. It's a tribute to the tower's symbolic power that it has been incorporated into the city's official logo.

Why Alexandra survived

Alexandra township in Johannesburg has been under threat of demolition many times in its 100-year-old history - particularly in the height of the apartheid period, when other "black spots" in the middle of white suburbs met their deaths beneath state bulldozers. Of these, Alex alone survived. Thanks to a friendship.