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

Palais Amani, Fez, Morocco

30/09/2019 by .

Sat by the lemon, orange and pomegranate trees in the riad of the Palais Amani, it is hard to believe that the tall studded cedar-wood doors, the trickling fountain and towering mosaic-tiled columns were originally funded in the late 17th century by trade with …er…. Manchester.

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Trail’s End Bike Hotel, Western Cape

22/09/2019 by .

Riad Star, Marrakech

31/05/2019 by .

There’s a certain “je new sais pas” about the passengers boarding the flight for Marrakech, floaty fabrics and bold bangles suggest that it’s a destination for the fashion conscious.

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L’Ermitage, Franschhoek

24/05/2019 by .

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

24/04/2019 by .

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

06/12/2018 by .

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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Breezes Beach Club And Spa. Zanzibar

18/11/2018 by .

Usually when you hear the words “Indian Ocean holiday,” your immediate thought is, “OK, I’d better sell the family silver, then.”

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Birkenhead House, Western Cape

06/11/2018 by .

Sure, we know all about barefoot luxury – that often bandied about term to suggest palm-fringed beaches and soft sand between the toes with staff walking about with freshly cracked coconuts and umbrella-topped pineapple cocktails.

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One&Only, Cape Town

01/11/2018 by .

The differentiator at the top end of the luxury travel market is the opportunity to have a captivating story to tell that with which to engage your friends and colleagues when you return.
Since its high-profile opening in 2009 when A-lister global celebrities flitted in to launch The One&Only Cape Town, this resort-style hotel in the epicentre of Cape Town’s Waterfront development has matured like a good wine.

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Sensimar Lagoon, Mauritius

29/10/2018 by .

From the white sands beach, looking across the tranquil lagoon, there are infinite shades of azure. With a moored catamaran in the foreground, gently rocked by waves that are barely ripples, this is beauty beyond brochures.

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