Features - Africa

luxe - Grootbos, Stanford

From the earthy shades of the décor to the preeminent picture windows found throughout, it is instantly clear that Grootbos – meaning ‘big forest’ in Afrikaans – has been inspired by its surrounds.

three great places - Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s busy capital has a truly international food scene, where visitors can enjoy excellent Asian and European fare as well as the much-loved local Khmer cuisine.

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 - The Drakensberg

It's a picky traveller who can't find something to adore about South Africa's Drakensberg Mountains, a collection of 3,000 m-high peaks forming a natural border around landlocked Lesotho.

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spa - Art Palace Suites & Spa, Casablanca

Amidst Casablanca's lively markets and mosques hides a spa hotel with a difference. With every room inspired by a celebrity, the Art Palace Suites & Spa makes a fun crash pad in Moroccos cultural capital.

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three great places - Nairobi

Nairobi was once the world capital for meat-eaters before wild game meat was banned. With more than 300 miles of equatorial Indian Ocean coastline, however, Kenya is also justly famous for its fresh seafood.

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The many faces of Maputo

Maputo, Mozambique’s dizzying capital city, wears its historical layers like the fast-peeling coats of paint on many of its old buildings.

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insight - Mike Stripp

From a cramped studio in Knysna, South Africa, there is an amazing outflow of the most incredible bird carvings crafted by master carver, Mike Stripp.

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luxe - Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa Johannesburg

Combining gilt-edged luxury and intimate service, the Saxon Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to relax, indulge, and escape Johannesburg’s hectic pace.

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luxe - Hotel Polana, Maputo

Known as one of the ‘Grandes Dames’ of Africa, Maputo’s Hotel Polana is celebrating her 90th birthday, but continues to hold her own among a list of the world’s finest hotels.

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