Features - Africa
Windhoek: awe and wonder
On September 28, Qatar Airways launches flights to Windhoek, gateway to the arid wonderland of Namibia. Writer Tess Paterson takes us on a road trip through a world of giant dunes, lunar landscapes, and extraordinary wildlife.
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.
Articles - Africa
Hammams of Marrakech
Hammams are central to Moroccan culture, and there is no better way to unwind after a day of sightseeing in Marrakech than with a vigorous scrub-down followed by tranquil relaxation in a traditional bathing establishment.
If Morocco is the land of the setting sun, Marrakech is its emblem. For when the day closes over Marrakech, the crimson complexion of the city walls mingles with the ochre of the sun’s last rays and everything, just everything, is red.
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa
Nestled on a tiny private island in the Quirimbas Archipelago off the northern coast of Mozambique, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa offers an exclusive paradise escape.
Summer in sub-tropical Durban is glorious. By mid-January most of the tourist rush is over, and you will only be sharing the city’s world-class beaches and restaurants with locals.
From the palaces of sultans to private island sanctuaries, Zanzibar offers an array of weekend getaways, with pearlescent beaches, stunning marine life, and world-class services.
Station Drive, Durban
Sandwiched between the beachfront and the trendy suburb of Morningside is Station Drive, a former industrial precinct that has become the creative capital of Durban.
Discovering the Golden Mile
There’s no better way to get to know Durban than by spending a morning along its iconic beachfront. Travel writer and local resident Will Bendix points you in the right direction.
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.