Combine big game viewing from up close with a magnificent multi-stage mountain bike ride and you've got a winner. This is exactly what is offered by Tour de Tuli, run by luxury ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
• The pain is soon forgotten
A South African lad from the Northern Cape province has been named the co-winner of a competition that invited children to design a helmet for Andy Green, the daredevil who will be attempting to break his own land speed record in 2014.
• Bloodhound brings world focus to SA
If you fancy a hard mountain bike ride through some of South Africa's most spectacular countryside, then the Freedom Challenge may be just the ticket. It's over 2 000km – but the man behind it has wilder dreams.
• Getting to know a different South Africa