Places in Africa
Every country in the world displays some diversity, but South Africa, stretching from the hippos in the Limpopo River to the penguins waddling on the Cape, takes some beating. It befits its position at the southern end of the world’s most epic continent, with more types of terrain than photographers can shake their zoom lens at.
In spite of political, financial and social turmoil, Egyptians remain proud and defiant and are as welcoming as ever to visitors to their land. Human Kindness The old saying that Egypt is the gift of the Nile still rings true: without the river there would be no fertile land, no food, no electricity.
Morocco is one of the most diverse countries in Africa, with high mountains, sweeping desert, rugged coastline, and the winding alleyways of ancient medina cities and souqs. Mountains & Desert From Saharan dunes to the peaks of the High Atlas, Morocco could have been tailor-made for travellers.
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Tips and articles
Top free things to do in Cape Town
A relatively weak rand makes Cape Town a more affordable destination to visit, and the city certainly provides value for money when it comes to eating and accommodation...
Cape Town's hybrid culture
The bookshop-café combo is nothing new and a shrewd move in a world where a cappuccino and the new Deon Meyer (a top Capetonian crime novelist) make smart commercial bedfellows...
Cape Town's top activities
Cape Town's reputation as a rather laid back place, is reflected in its nickname ‘Slaapstad’ which means ‘sleepy town’ in Afrikaans, the local lingo...
South Africa (and Swaziland) for families
Africa's iconic animals may be the things of childhood dreams, but taking your youngsters to the continent can be an unnerving prospect. As travel writer and dad David Else explains, it doesn't have to be daunting...