The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is the only run in Africa to receive Silver Label status from the International Association of Athletics Federations. It's also been declared as carbon neutral. The scenic run will take place on 20 September, and organisers hope to reach Gold Label status soon.
With September being National Tourism Month, we look at how South Africa fairs in the industry against other countries. Using the 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report as a guideline, we track South Africa's rise in the industry and what it is doing to attract the curious traveller.
In a country that is passionate about sport, the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum displays the full story of rugby in South Africa. It opened in Cape Town on 24 September 2013 and has already been nominated for an international accolade. Visitors enjoy the high level of interaction offered within its walls.
South African artist Mbongeni Buthelezi recycles plastic litter, adds some heat and melts it all on to his canvas to create some of the most audacious pieces of art. A regular exhibitor on the local and international art scenes for almost 20 years, he has been hailed as one of the country's most innovative artists.
A video of a baby elephant playing with low-flying swallows in South Africa's Kruger National Park has become a huge hit on YouTube. Uploaded in late July, it has received over 7 million views to date and has been popular across the world. The ad revenue is also being put to good use.
Creative couple Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger have given up ad agency jobs and careers to travel the world and, as they go, chronicle the journey online through writing, illustration, design and photography.
Imagine floating in a natural rock pool right on the lip of the largest waterfall in the world, looking down into the gorge far, far below as the waters of the great Zambezi river thunder past, the spray rises and perpetual rainbows dance in the air.