Local World Heritage site, The Cradle of Humankind, has been ranked by the Smithsonian as one of the top 12 evotourism destinations in the world, making it the only site in sub-Saharan Africa to have made the list.
• SA unearths new human ancestor
Tourism in Cape Town has a new attraction with the opening of the Cape Town Diamond Museum, a glitzy establishment that pays tribute to the precious stone and to South Africa's major contribution to the global diamond industry.
• Two centuries of SA military history
Already known as an innovation hub and renowned for the excellence of its hospitality offerings, Cape Town will soon be the home of the most eco-friendly hotel on the continent, with construction soon to start on the cutting-edge Hotel Verde.
• Green buildings now the law in SA
President Jacob Zuma has called on all South Africans to welcome the thousands of delegates to the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference – and to wear green on Friday 18 November to show their support for the event.
• COP17: what's possible and what's not