South Africa

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South Africa — Wild and tamed. Affluent and impoverished. Ancient and avant-garde. Often referred to as “a world in one country,” South Africa is a land of beguiling contrasts and endless possibilities. Where else can you straddle two mighty oceans (Indian and Atlantic), view the first traces of humanity, tour one of the largest wine-producing regions in the world, and luxuriate in a boutique game lodge after scoring snapshots of the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo)?

Why Go

For the amazing scenery, safari adventures, exciting cosmopolitan cities, great beaches, and mighty surf.

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American-Themed Diners Abroad

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Tokyo: In American fashion, Baker Bounce serves up its burgers and fries with a drink rarely seen in Japan: root beer. Read More »

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40 Sweet Spots for Spring Value

March 20, 2013 by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

In life, being in the right place at the right time is often due to serendipity, but in travel, it almost always is a result of good planning. To avoid crowds ... Read More »

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Top 10 Airports for Shopping

February 09, 2012 by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

Whether killing time or scrambling to find last-minute souvenirs, most of us are at one time or another saved by airport shopping. Yes, every airport comes with ... Read More »

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Top 10 Whale-Watching Destinations

March 23, 2011 by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

Ahab pursued one. Jonah was swallowed by one. Nowadays, millions of people hop on a boat or gather on shore just to see one. Indeed, whales, those mammoth sea ... Read More »

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Airports for Shopping

February 09, 2011

Our top 10 airports for shopping take their retail seriously: Endless duty-free arcades, luxury boutiques galore, and local retailers that supply homegrown items ... Read More »

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