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Discovering Antarctica aboard Ponant’s Le Soléal

In an almost surreal moment, an immense crack echoed across the bay, and I watched transfixed as a huge chunk of ice calved off a glacier in slow motion and plummeted into the sea.

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Reviewed: Tamarina Golf Club, Mauritius

Designed by famed golf architect Rodney Wright this is a course that has so many natural features built-in it seems to have designed itself.

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Head Upriver in The Gambia, Africa

The Gambia is firmly on the map for UK travellers who are seeking winter sun.  They never venture much beyond their beachside hotels, That’s a shame because, this is Africa, and there’s far more to the country than just sun, sea and sand.

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Heritage Le Telfair Wellness Resort, Mauritius

There’s no question the Heritage Le Telfair Wellness Resort is the real deal. Tucked away in a beautifully remote part of Mauritius you really feel connected with the island’s beauty and at the same time let yourself get properly pampered.

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Insider Guide to Mauritius

Mauritius is a colourful piece of paradise that will always be a haven for honeymooners and beach lovers. And why not? Her spectacular coast is achingly beautiful. But away from this spectacle, there are some fascinating places to uncover and well worth venturing into her interior to uncover them.

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Mount Nelson Oasis Restaurant. Cape Town

While The Mount Nelson’s Afternoon Tea is something of legend, The Oasis buffet, especially on a Sunday, is not far behind in becoming as iconic as the hotel’s pink hue.

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