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Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Africa, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Trail’s End Bike Hotel, Western Cape

The stars to consider here are the ones that illuminate the dark skies in this apple, pear and wine-grape growing region in South Africa’s Western Cape.

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Riad Star, Marrakech

Some people head to the Far East to find themselves. Fashionistas head for Marrakech to satisfy a desire to become their own interior design guru.

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L’Ermitage, Franschhoek

South Africa’s culinary capital Franschhoek remains the go-to location for people who relish fine cuisine and excellent wines.

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12 Apostles Hotel And Spa, Cape Town

If there is a South African hotel that brings you nearer to Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean then the 12 Apostles I can’t think of one.

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The Regency Tunis Hotel

There may well be thousands of years of history packed into Carthage but these days the exclusive enclave of Gammarth has its own treasures on display. This is prime Carthage coastline lined with impressive villas, fashionable malls, the impressive  Robert Trent Jones-designed Residence Golf Club and a string of luxury hotels.

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On the set of Star Wars’ Mos Espa in Tunisia

Standing on a sand dune overlooking the set of Mos Espa the space port in Star Wars, I swear I had a strange feeling. It was as if my landrover was some kind of parked interplanetary space vehicle and I was being spied upon by a terrestrial power.

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