Features - Africa

Durban

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.

Zanzibar

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.

Articles - Africa

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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