With about five-million page views per month, online portal Africa.com is perfectly positioned to put the continent’s culinary industry into the global spotlight – and with its newly launched restaurant guide it’s going to do just that.
• Culinary graduates steak their claim
Anyone who loves mountain biking should read endurance cyclist Kevin Davie’s new book, Freedom Rider. It provides just the inspiration you need to buy a map, plan a route and get on the saddle to explore South Africa’s remote and wide-open spaces.
• Stellenbosch on a bicycle
Some 220 000 years ago a meteorite half a soccer field in diameter, travelling at 4 000 kilometres per hour, struck north-east South Africa and exploded with the impact of 100 atomic bombs. The result was the Tswaing Meteorite Crater, just over one kilometre in diameter, now a spectacular natural wonder.
• Visitors marvel at South Africa's natural wonder
In 2013 the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town celebrates its 100th anniversary. A beautiful coffee table book, written by acclaimed South African ecologist Professor Brian Huntley, has been published in honour of the garden’s centenary.
• Floral wealth in caring hands