Travelling to South Africa

Bringing brain science to winemaking: SA's world-first 'neurowine'

A South African winemaker has developed a world-first "neurowine" by applying technologies used to study the brain to the winemaking process. As Pieter Walser tastes a selection of wines, the data collected from his brain activity is analysed to determine the most appealing blend.

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Cape Town again named favourite city in the world

Cape Town was voted the favourite city in the world and South Africa the third favourite country in the Telegraph newspaper's annual travel survey. It is the fourth consecutive year that the Mother City has taken the top honour in the British newspaper's popular poll.


Hippo takes a swim in South African pool

A hippo in South Africa's drought-hit Limpopo province decided to cool off in the swimming pool of a private nature reserve. Staff recorded a short video clip of the quirky incident before gently guiding the animal out of the pool using pool brushes and leaf catchers.


OR Tambo International Airport

OR Tambo International Airport in Ekurhuleni, situated east of Joburg, is the busiest airport on the continent and the air transport hub of southern Africa.


Top Gear films new series in South Africa, Lesotho

The revamped Top Gear motoring show, now featuring British radio personality Chris Evans and former Friends star Matt LeBlanc as hosts, has begun filming its new series, and the show has chosen South Africa and Lesotho as its first destinations.

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