Africa

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

Charming, historic Tulbagh, Western Cape.

23/10/2019 by .

Fifty years ago the earth moved, literally, for people in the small South African farming towns of Ceres and Tulbagh.

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The Fez Cooking School

08/10/2019 by .

Michael Edwards learns some of the secrets of Moroccan cuisine after a culinary master class at the Fez Cooking School.

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On the set of Star Wars’ Mos Espa in Tunisia

04/12/2018 by .

Standing on a sand dune overlooking the set of Mos Espa the spaceport 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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A Photo Safari in Botswana

03/11/2018 by .

If you’ve never imagined yourself as a wildlife photographer, then think again. Pangolin Photo Safaris in Botswana not only takes you into the bush to see the animals but also supplies camera and zoom lens. And, if all that sounds a bit daunting, there are expert photographic guides to help you capture those elusive shots.

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Climbing Table Mountain With An Expert Guide

25/09/2018 by .

From the white sandy beaches of Clifton Beach, along the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town, it appears as if the 12 Apostles are eyeing out the bikini-clad beauties. In this case, the 12 Apostles are a range of buttresses that form part of The Table Mountain National Park. And, in this aspect, one of the best routes to climb the mountain.

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Kalahari Trails Meerkat Sanctuary

02/05/2018 by .

Few people would consider retiring to the remote inferno of the Kalahari, most prefer a cosy McCarthy and Stone apartment within walking distance of Waitrose. But 78 year-old Professor Anne Rasa is redefining the Real Marigold Hotel concept.

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Tunis for the Weekend

26/04/2018 by .

Now that FCO travel restrictions have been lifted, Tunis, with a flying time of under three hours, makes for a good long weekend break. Rupert Parker explores this historic city.

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Insider Guide to Cape Town

18/04/2018 by .

The Mother City of Africa’s Rainbow Nation has had a tumultuous history and it’s reflected in almost every aspect of its existence. This stunning city has seen it all; from colonialism and apartheid, to independence and freedom. It is a true melting pot of culture surrounded by jaw-dropping landscapes from sea to sky. And silently overseeing it all through 600 million years, like a doting parent, is the iconic flat-topped Table Mountain. Andy Mossack offers up an insider guide to Cape Town.

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Guide to Zanzibar

22/02/2018 by .

Unlike some other Indian Ocean destinations I could mention – you know who you are – Zanzibar has more history than you can shake a guidebook at.

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The Wild Side of Zambia

24/05/2017 by .

“An endless stream of wildlife will keep you enthralled” they promise and  before  I’ve done more than dump my luggage in the stylish reception area of  Mfuwe Lodge overlooking hippo and croc filled lagoons in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park it’s time to test that out.

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