Features - Africa

24 hours in Marrakech

Marrakech, the crimson heart of Morocco, is a 1,000-year-old city with an unseen water supply that has allowed it to flourish. Above Marrakech are the marching peaks of the High Atlas mountains, often snowy, a contrast with the city’s celebrated redness, adding freshness to the air. The weather is welcoming almost year-round, with a near-ideal combination of sunny warmth and cool, alleviating evenings.

24 Hours in Durban

The biggest city in the South African province KwaZulu-Natal, Durban is a melting-pot of rich and diverse cultures. The Zulu name for Durban is eThekwini, which is derived from itheku, meaning ‘bay’ or ‘lagoon’. A major centre for manufacturing and tourism, and the busiest port in South Africa, Durban is also home to many coffee shops, art galleries, markets, beautiful beaches, and wonderful weather – it’s perfect to visit all year round.

Articles - Africa

24 hours in Nairobi

Two unique new urban safari venues have recently opened, offering ideal bases for the perfect 24 hours in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

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weekend away - Alexandria

Escape to Alexandria, a timeless metropolis that lives in the present, and discover why a trip to Egypt’s second city makes for a first-rate weekend away.

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24 hours in Johannesburg

Known as Jozi, Johannesburg has burgeoned from a rough mining town to a sophisticated cosmopolitan city. The gold rush of 1886 was the start of a money-making trend, and today the city is the economic powerhouse of sub-Saharan Africa.

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24 hours in Ngorongoro, Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania was created three million years ago when a giant volcano exploded, leaving behind a 600m-deep hole. This natural caldera is now home to a spectacular array of African wildlife, where it’s possible to spot the ‘big five’ during a single game drive.

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24 hours in Cape Town

Laidback locals affectionately call it ‘the mother city’ – which says it all. Cape Town originated as a strategic calling post for the tall ships midway between west and east on the fabled spice route. The spectacular location of the city at the southernmost tip of Africa has lured settlers and travellers from around the world for centuries.

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24 hours in Casablanca

Surround yourself with magnificent Moorish architecture and luxurious décor in this oasis of calm in the busy city centre.
 

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