Malaysia is already loved for its affordable family resorts, no-frills city accommodation and great value beach-front chalets. But in ancient forests and on private islands you’ll discover an altogether different type of resort...

As the World Design Capital 2014, Cape Town has a platform to redefine its urban areas and embrace transformation, while Johannesburg is using design as a tool to generate a fresh perspective. Sherelle Jacobs heads to South Africa to find out more...