| Mar 3, 2015
| 9:50 AM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
Great Safaris has a good deal on its World's Greatest Romantic Adventure trip to South Africa. The 11-day tour is priced from $3,995 per...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 4:00 PM
When I visited Cape Town in September, the tree buds were exploding, and golden-green blades were popping up in the pavement cracks.
The seasons are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere, so as Angelenos are lamenting the onset of fire weather, those...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 4:30 PM
"It's not really technical?" Liz asked Axel Zander, our cycling guide, as he shuttled the four of us to our drop-off point a third of the way up Table Mountain.
"There's some rocky sections, but I'll warn you," said Zander, the founder of Downhill...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:31 PM
5:30 a.m. Golf: Joburg Open third round (in Johannesburg, South Africa).--Golf
7:40 a.m. Soccer: English Premier League: Crystal Palace at West Ham.--NBCSN
8:30 a.m. Highlights: North Carolina basketball.--MASN
9 a.m. Motorsports: NASCAR...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:39 AM
After he served time as a prisoner on Robben Island, after he resigned as president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela documented his long walk to freedom as an artist.
In a collection of drawings and paintings capturing the place where Mandela was...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 12:18 PM
There’s an air of glee and abandon when the looting starts. South African police have been reported to stand by and watch – or even help – when township people attack the shops of foreign migrants and loot.
The looters break open...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 1:02 PM
Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison after his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64.
Selebi died Friday in a Pretoria hospital after being in an induced...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 12:17 PM
If Greece and the Greek Isles have been on your list of destinations, Friendly Planet Travel has several options that range from packages that explore Athens and a variety of the islands to strictly Greek Isles cruises. There are also packages that...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:20 PM
Few things are more frustrating than losing your keys or more gratifying than finding them, but Jonathan Rogers felt neither emotion when he found a Key to the City of Fort Lauderdale in South Africa.
Rogers saw a piece of history.
He says the key...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 1:17 PM
One of apartheid’s most notorious killers, Eugene de Kock, a former police colonel nicknamed “Prime Evil,” will walk free after 20 years in jail. South Africa’s government announced Friday that De Kock had been granted parole.
| Feb 25, 2015
| 12:08 AM
6 a.m. Tennis: Men’s Dubai quarterfinal.--Tennis Ch.
7 a.m. Golf: Joburg Open first round (d. in Johannesburg, South Africa).--Golf
7:30 a.m. Tennis: Men’s Dubai and women’s Doha tournament.--Tennis Ch.
1 p.m. Soccer:...