Botswana & Namibia
Ever wanted to experience the raw, wild heart of Africa? Teeming with wildlife and lush with extraordinary landscapes, Botswana and Namibia unfurl African dreams. Wildlife Watching Botswana is one of Africa’s great safari destinations. There are more elephants here than in any other country on the planet.
Lemurs, baobabs, rainforest, desert, trekking and diving: Madagascar is a dream destination for outdoor lovers – and half the fun is getting to all these incredible attractions. Epic Landscapes The remarkable fauna and flora is matched by epic landscapes of an incredible diversity: you can go from rainforest to desert in just 300km.
From majestic landscapes and awesome viewpoints to attractive coastal cities and stunning forests, the island of Réunion really packs a punch. Why I Love Réunion By Jean-Bernard Carillet, Writer As a keen photographer, I'm always in search of photogenic landscapes. In that department, Réunion has no peer in the Indian Ocean.
If you're in search of urban vibes, Gauteng will enthrall you. This small province is the throbbing heart of the South African nation and the economic engine of Africa. Its epicentre is Johannesburg (Jo'burg), the country's largest city. And what a city! Its centre is undergoing an astonishing rebirth and its cultural life has never been so dynamic.
Emerging from the shadows of its dark history, a new dawn of tourism has risen in Uganda, polishing a glint back into the ‘pearl of Africa’. Travellers are streaming in to explore what is basically the best of everything the continent has to offer. For a relatively small country, there’s a lot that’s big about the place.
It may be but a slim wedge of North Africa’s vast horizontal expanse, but Tunisia has enough history and diverse natural beauty to pack a country many times its size. With a balmy, sand-fringed Mediterranean coast, scented with jasmine and sea breezes, and where the fish on your plate is always fresh, Tunisia is prime territory for a straightforward sun-sand-and-sea holiday.
The Atlantic coast is one of Morocco’s most prosperous regions. The French called it ‘Maroc utile’ (useful Morocco), and it's home to both the nation’s capital Rabat and the economic hub of Casablanca. Their Mauresque architecture, excellent restaurants, stylish cafes and liberal attitudes are a far cry from traditional Morocco.
From lush tropical forests to uninhabited desert expanses, from easygoing hammock time to adrenaline-pumping adventures, the Eastern Cape offers a wide range of topography and experiences. Compared with the wealthier and more developed Western Cape, it can feel like a different country and provides opportunities to learn about Xhosa culture.
The central region of Morocco is the most exciting and diverse destination in the entire country. The biggest drawcard is the pink city of Marrakesh. Founded almost 1000 years ago, it is one of the great cities of the Maghreb and its spectacular setting against the snow-capped High Atlas mountains lingers long in the minds of most travellers.
Mediterranean Coast & the Rif
Northern Morocco offers a beautiful coastline, a mountainous hinterland rarely explored by visitors and just one major city. The beguiling gateway to Africa, Tangier has emerged from its shady past to become a tantalising experience. Eastward lies one of the last stretches of undeveloped Mediterranean coast with high cliffs and sandy coves.
Fez, Meknès and the Middle Atlas
If you’re looking for Morocco in microcosm, this region takes the title, running the whole spectrum from imperial cities and ancient ruins to grand mountain vistas and desert oases. The fertile plains of the north have acted as Morocco’s breadbasket for centuries.