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Four OTT decadent Joburg retreats

We've found four places that will make you feel like you belong in Buckingham Palace....

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Eat, play, shop Joburg

All the insider tips you need to know about SA's coolest city...

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Navigating downtown Joburg: The new cool capital of the Southern Hemisphere

For the uninitiated, Joburg can feel quite intimidating, but when you find the right places, it's magic...

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The best artisan chocolatiers in South Africa

Indulge your sweet tooth with our list of the finest artisan chocolates in the country....willpower not included.

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Beating around the bush at Ant's Hill

Emma Jordan tells us about her multi-generational family safari at Ant's Hill in Limpopo

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7 reasons to get to the Northern Drakensberg

The Northern Drakensberg has some of the best views in the country. Here's your don't-miss hit list...

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Staycation in your home South African city

How to have a getaway in Joburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban or Port Elizabeth

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An Alternative Valentine’s Day

Spice things up when you choose to celebrate a little differently this year...

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Seven different Valentine's Day getaways that will blow your mind

We've picked the best spots for you to spoil your other half - just bear in mind they might never want to leave...

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Graaff-Reinet and the magnificent Karoo

To understand the Karoo, you need to experience it at sunset and sunrise, the times of day when deserts always show off their very best. People driving through the Karoo to get to the coast in a day miss its quiet beauty.

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Safari & bubbly at Villiera Wine Estate

The Portfolio team recently held their end of year Christmas function in the lush surroundings of Villiera Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. With wine tasting, game drives and a picnic under the beautiful oak trees, this is a day out that you don't want to mis

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7 of the best food markets in Gauteng

Food markets are a great place to catch up with friends, meet new people or just sit back and watch the interesting types go about their business, all while enjoying some of the best food in town.. .Here are 7 of our favourite food markets in Gauteng...

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A Visit to Vergenoegd Wine Estate

One of the best things to do in summer in the Cape is to spend a day discovering the winelands and recently Portfolio's Kathryn discovered a wine farm that's a destination all in itself... the gorgeous historical farm of Vergenoegd.

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7 Ways to Travel Like a Local in South Africa

Travelling South Africa is a whole lot more rewarding when you get stuck in and experience the local way of life. Here are 7 ways to put a local twist on your next trip...

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How to plan your visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

The most beautiful garden in Africa, and one of the great botanical gardens in the world, a trip to Cape Town is not complete without a visit to explore the natural wonders set beneath the imposing mountain slopes of Table Mountain. To a pleasant experien

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The Kalahari in a long weekend

Few travelers get to visit the vast and remote Northern Cape - for those very reasons, it really is vast and with long driving distances. But that hasn't deterred the Portfolio explorer team, who've discovered that by flying in with Airlink to Upington an

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7 reasons to visit the Green Kalahari

The Green Kalahari refers to the dark green swathe which cuts through the famously arid Kalahari desert...

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'Tis the season to get married

December holidays aren’t just about festive feasting and piles of presents – for many couples this is also the height of wedding season. South Africa’s sunny climate and exquisite scenery certainly encourage the proverbial summer of love.

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5 ways to entertain yourself in Dullstroom

The Mpumalanga hamlet of Dullstroom is quiet, serene and the perfect place to get away for a weekend if you live in Johannesburg. Other than taking in the opulence of relaxation, here are some suggestions of things to do in Dullstroom to ensure you enjoy

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7 Things to do in Prince Albert

Portfolio's Kathryn recently visited the little Karoo "dorp" of Prince Albert with her family. Here she shares 7 things to do in the tiny town...

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