Features - Africa
Movies in the Desert
Imagine Morocco and you probably think of souqs and tagines, not celluloid and stuntmen, but for film aficionados, Morocco is rightly famous for its film industry.
Johannesburg’s new inner-city cool
Two decades after apartheid ended, Johannesburg is emerging as South Africa’s creative capital. British-born local journalist Louise Whitworth finds the source of the city’s inspiration in its revitalised downtown.
Articles - Africa
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.
South Africa - Kaleidoscope Country
Each spring the arid Namaqualand region in the Northern Cape bedazzles visitors with its wildflower display. Cape Town resident Lucy Corne takes us on a floral safari through South Africa’s largest province.
Tantalising Tanzania: From Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
With Qatar Airways launching flights to Zanzibar on July 1, travel writer Sue Watt reveals the island’s exotic charms and explores our other Tanzanian destinations: vibrant Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro’s superb safari regions.
Kloof Street, Cape Town
Cape Town wears many hats, and thanks to its host of innovative restaurants, it is the chef’s hat that many visitors particularly want to see donned.
Kathmandu - Gateway to the Mountains
You don't need to be super-fit to enjoy many of the stunning walks around Nepal. Photojournalist Steve Davey drags his tired old knees off to enjoy some of the less-challenging treks this mountainous country has to offer.
Three Days in Eritrea
Fantastic modernist architecture, a lively coffee culture, and pizza; is this Italy or East Africa? As Qatar Airways commences flights to Asmara on December 4, join traveller Jordan Hargrave as he voyages to the country of Eritrea in the Horn of Africa.
weekend away - Cape Town
Cape Town has recently been on the receiving end of a string of travel accolades proclaiming it one of the world’s top cities to visit. The ‘Mother City’ is renowned for its natural beauty, outdoor pursuits, fine dining, and cultural attractions, but many don’t realise that wildlife-watching possibilities also abound on the continent’s southwestern tip.
While it might be best known for its extreme heat, legionnaires, and whale sharks, Djibouti is also a land of stark, otherworldly beauty. Writer James Kessler ventures off the beaten path to explore the far corners of this tiny, fascinating country in the Horn of Africa.