Features - Africa

Seychelles

With its tumbling mountains, postcard-perfect beaches, and vibrant Creole culture, the Seychelles’ capital – Victoria – is a microcosm of all the archipelago has to offer.

Windhoek

Surrounded by desert scrub and craggy mountains, Windhoek has a frontier feel. Lucy Corne explores Namibia’s capital on foot.

Articles - 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.

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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.

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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.

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weekend away - Djibouti

Only a two-hour drive from Djibouti city youll find yourself in the midst of an impressive landscape, surrounded by a volcanic backdrop, salt lakes, and lava fields.

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weekend away - Wonchi Crater Lake

A pleasant drive west of Addis Ababa, Wonchi crater lake offers panoramic views from the cone’s expansive rim and serene, secluded paths that wind through its verdant interior .

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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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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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weekend away - Satao Camp, Tsavo East National Park

Five hours’ drive from Nairobi, Satao Camp is a small oasis of green in semi-desert Tsavo East National Park, with a waterhole that is visited by large herds of wildlife.

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