South Africa has excellent road infrastructure, a selection of reputable vehicle hire companies, great weather and plenty of stunning scenery - which all combine to make self-driving a viable and enjoyable option. If you're thinking of taking the long way round, here are a few tips.
The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has received the Travellers' Choice Award by the travel website, Trip Advisor, and it's been named in the top 1% of world attractions. The establishment celebrates its second birthday on Heritage Day.
Tourism Month was launched in Limpopo, where Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom announced that R100-million had been invested in the sector. He encouraged all South Africans to become proud ambassadors through travel, which will engender a sense of pride and belonging.
Conservationist and head of iSimangaliso Wetland Park Andrew Zaloumis has been awarded World Wildlife Fund South Africa's 2015 Living Planet Award for his inspirational conservation work and his role in the economic turnaround of the prestigious KwaZulu-Natal nature reserve.
A professional photographer got lucky when he was on safari in the Kruger National Park. Arno Pietersen managed to capture a magnificent jumping kudu bull and the images have left an impression on those who have seen them.
Champion surfer Mick Fanning fought off a great white in Jeffreys Bay on the weekend. He was not the first person to escape a shark attack along the South African coast - although the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board says attacks are rare, with an average of only six incidents a year.
The route, falling under the province's Project Khulisa growth strategy, will take in Robben Island, Pollsmoor Prison, Drakenstein Correctional Centre, City Hall and Parliament. It is expected to increase the economic contribution of the tourism sector by about R10-billion.
Johannesburg's InterContinental Airport Hotel and the Taj Hotel in Cape Town have received a top customer rating from travel website Expedia. Both hotels have been endorsed through online reviews by guests to become part of Expedias prestigious Insiders' Select list.
Readers of the international travel magazine Travel + Leisure have voted Cape Town as one of the Top 10 cities in the world. The Mother City took the ninth spot, while Kyoto in Japan took the top position for the second year in a row.
The expansion of South Africa's Cape Floral Region as a World Heritage Site means an even greater area will continue to be protected. Almost doubling the size of the protected area is a chance to boost economic development, create jobs, develop skills and increase awareness.