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The new Travellers' Choice #1 Destination in the world, Marrakech is a magical... more
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Marrakech
The new Travellers' Choice #1 Destination in the world, Marrakech is a magical place, brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques. Exploring the intimate courtyards and snaking alleyways of the historic Medina can easily eat up a day. Find inner peace at the serene Jardin Majorelle or take in the beauty of one of the city’s historic mosques (taking note that you may only step inside if you are Muslim).
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Cape Town, #9 on the list of Travellers' Choice Destination World Winners,... more
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Cape Town Central
Cape Town, #9 on the list of Travellers' Choice Destination World Winners, glistens at the southern tip of the African continent. Picture-perfect views at Blaauwberg Beach and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are within easy driving distance of "The Mother City." The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve provides sweeping sea vistas, hiking trails and wildlife encounters. On a more somber note, travellers can visit Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years.
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The atmospheric old city of Fes - and its vast Karouine mosque - date back to... more
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Fes
The atmospheric old city of Fes - and its vast Karouine mosque - date back to the 9th century. New Fes is a spring chicken in comparison, dating back only to the 1500s. Hired cars don't do well in the city's narrow streets, so to explore the culture of this great city, or rather two cities, brave the daredevil taxi drivers or walk from one major sight to another, from the maze-like quarters of the ancient Medina to Fes el-Bali and the four imposing Gates of Fes, with their distinctive Moroccan tilework.
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Ukunda cozies up to the spectacular Diani Beach, beloved for its clear shallow... more
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Ukunda
Ukunda cozies up to the spectacular Diani Beach, beloved for its clear shallow waters and tangerine sunsets. Snorkel and dive among colorful sea creatures or admire them from above via a glass-bottomed boat excursion. Book a private or group safari to get awesomely up close and personal with African wildlife, or be awestruck by the enchanting Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest. Seeking a special meal? Dine at Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant for a mix of archaeology, gastronomy, and romance.
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Knysna stands out on South Africa's famed Garden Route thanks to the sandstone... more
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Knysna
Knysna stands out on South Africa's famed Garden Route thanks to the sandstone cliffs that dramatically separate its tranquil lagoon from the pounding surf of the Indian Ocean. It's also home to the country's largest indigenous forest. Hop aboard a ferry for a ride through the scenic highlights. The Millwood Mines at Jubilee Creek, site of a major gold rush in 1885, provide a picturesque spot for a picnic. Be sure to try some local oysters during the renowned annual festival.
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Rainbows are cool. But what trumps rainbows? Moonbows. If you visit Victoria... more
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Victoria Falls
Rainbows are cool. But what trumps rainbows? Moonbows. If you visit Victoria Falls during a full moon, the light of the moon through the the waterfall spray produces a lunar rainbow, or moonbow. More of a daredevil? Then try what’s been called the world’s best white-water rafting.
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Portuguese, French and Berber architecture frame the maze-like streets of... more
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Essaouira
Portuguese, French and Berber architecture frame the maze-like streets of Essaouira, a charming and vibrant port and resort town on the Atlantic Ocean. Nearby, couples and families stroll the beaches of Cape Sim and Sidi Kaouki, which also attract surfers of all types. Relaxation is easy to find here, as is a bus to Marrakech, for those looking for a daytrip.
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Bask in glorious sunsets and channel your inner sheik while you ride a... more
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Merzouga
Bask in glorious sunsets and channel your inner sheik while you ride a meandering camel across the windblown dunes of Erg Chebbi. Merzouga, a small village in southeast Morocco, gives visitors a taste of desert life, and treks to nearby villages will reward you with African revelry, including music and dance. Ask your hotel to arrange a guided tour.
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The village of Franschhoek (French Corner), tucked into the Cape Winelands of... more
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Franschhoek
The village of Franschhoek (French Corner), tucked into the Cape Winelands of South Africa, is known as the country's food and wine capital. Galleries and antique shops fill the tree-lined streets, and vineyards established more than 300 years ago cascade over the hills just outside town. Local activities range from wine-tasting tours to trout fishing and hiking. The Huguenot Memorial Museum honors the town's early settlers, who fled religious persecution in France.
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The caves of Plettenberg Bay are wrinkles in time, lined with ancient artifacts... more
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Plettenberg Bay
The caves of Plettenberg Bay are wrinkles in time, lined with ancient artifacts that date to the Middle Stone Age. Under the sun, Robberg, Central and Lookout beaches are pristine stretches of white sand, magnets for tourists, seagulls and dolphins, who bob playfully just off shore. Wildlife lovers will delight at the Birds of Eden aviary and Monkeyland. (How can you not have fun in a place called Monkeyland?)
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The delightful village of Watamu is an eco-tourist’s dream, lined with sandy... more
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Watamu
The delightful village of Watamu is an eco-tourist’s dream, lined with sandy white beaches and hotels dedicated to sustainable tourism. Watamu is a quick snorkel away from the Malindi Marine Reserve Park, and Turtle Beach is the ideal spot for a swim and a tanning session. The village proper features quaint Kenyan shopping stalls called dukas, where you can stock up with supplies. Make sure to visit the Gede Ruins, a mysterious and heavily overgrown 12th century Swahili village, and the beautifully fluttery Kipepeo Butterfly Project.
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Johannesburg is the place to go to mix big-city culture, shopping, dining and... more
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Johannesburg
Johannesburg is the place to go to mix big-city culture, shopping, dining and nightlife with outdoor adventures, up-close wildlife encounters and visits to historical sites. Explore caves and nature reserves, or visit a traditional village by day, then enjoy dinner at a hip cafe or five-star restaurant. And if you're a shopper, bring an extra, empty suitcase. With malls, open-air markets and places that blend the two, you'll find plenty of unique souvenirs.
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Constantia is paradise for travellers who plan their trips around food and wine.... more
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Constantia
Constantia is paradise for travellers who plan their trips around food and wine. Boasting some of the area’s finest restaurants and cherished vineyards, Constantia is nestled in a picturesque valley that’s celebrated as the epicenter of South African wine culture. This suburb of Cape Town is close enough to the city that you can easily access cosmopolitan amenities (boutique shopping, anyone?) but just far enough away to provide a countryside respite.
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Shaded spots go early at Cape Town's crowded Camps Bay, where locals picnic and... more
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Camps Bay
Shaded spots go early at Cape Town's crowded Camps Bay, where locals picnic and play in the strong Atlantic waves. Look for the flagged bathing areas for safer swims for all the family. Festive cafes sit adjacent to the sands, which are dramatically set at the foot of the Twelve Apostles Mountains.
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Known as the safari capital of Africa, this former Maasai watering hole is an... more
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Nairobi
Known as the safari capital of Africa, this former Maasai watering hole is an energetic, modern city that offers a fascinating introduction to both wildlife and nightlife. Music clubs pulse with life, shops and markets bustle, and international restaurants sit alongside those offering more regional fare. Top sights include the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and the black rhinos of Nairobi National Park. The compact city center is safe to walk in and taxis make other areas accessible.
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If you’ve ever dreamed of an African adventure, consider Arusha. This Tanzanian... more
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Arusha
If you’ve ever dreamed of an African adventure, consider Arusha. This Tanzanian city is a wonderful base for Mt. Kilimanjaro climbers and safari enthusiasts, thanks to its location in the Great Rift Valley. Book a guided tour to trek through some of the world’s most beautiful and bountiful landscapes, such as Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara.
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Beautiful Hermanus is a South African seaside town that’s a popular... more
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Hermanus
Beautiful Hermanus is a South African seaside town that’s a popular whale-watching site. An initial visit to the Old Harbour Museum will acquaint you with the area’s rich fishing history and impress you with a massive exhibit of a whale skeleton. With dozens of area vineyards, Hermanus is a great base for a guided wine tasting tour.
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Sipping your way across the Paarl Wine Route is one of the most enjoyable ways... more
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Paarl
Sipping your way across the Paarl Wine Route is one of the most enjoyable ways to experience this South African town. Besides being part of the Cape Winelands region, Paarl is the place where the Afrikaans language was developed, a linguistic feat that’s commemorated by a dramatic monument. Cheer on your favorite pony at the Polo Club or hit the links at one of the area’s many beautiful golf courses.
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With lively restaurants, white-sand beaches, ever-expanding resorts and a... more
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Grand Baie
With lively restaurants, white-sand beaches, ever-expanding resorts and a natural harbor, Grand Baie is fertile tourist ground. Located on the northwest coast of Mauritius, its fashion and craft shops appeal to landlubbers, while swimming, sailing and windsurfing enthusiasts frolic in the emerald Indian Ocean. Glass-bottom boat trips provide a window on the underwater world, but for a one-of-a-kind experience, board a two-person submarine and cruise beneath the surface with the tropical fish.
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The great gush of Victoria Falls provides the soundtrack to a holiday in... more
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Livingstone
The great gush of Victoria Falls provides the soundtrack to a holiday in Livingstone. After gawking at and exploring this Natural Wonder, you can learn more about its formation and history of the surrounding area at the Victoria Falls Field Museum. At the right time of year, those with ironclad courage can splash in the legendary Devil’s Pool, while water lovers with a more sensible sense of adventure can embark on a thrilling rafting adventure on the Zambezi River.
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Hiking trails and art galleries abound in Stellenbosch, but it's wine that takes... more
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Stellenbosch
Hiking trails and art galleries abound in Stellenbosch, but it's wine that takes center stage. More than 100 wine cellars, most open to the public, surround the oak-lined South African town, and tasting tours operate daily. Winter brings a four-day festival celebrating the local vintages. The historic town center houses the trading-post style shop Oom Samie se Winkel, the Neo-Gothic Moederkerk church, and museums dedicated to toys, military memorabilia, autos and early life on the Cape.
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From daytime sunbathing to the evening blaze of bonfires, the beaches of Nungwi... more
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Nungwi
From daytime sunbathing to the evening blaze of bonfires, the beaches of Nungwi are always busy and always inspiring. Tourists and backpackers from all walks of life mingle here—luxury resort lovers, laid-back hippies, families with energetic kids. Enjoy a rejuvenating lemongrass massage, right on the beach, or splash in the electric turquoise waters. By night, snag a cocktail from a beach bar and sway to the beat of thumping bass.
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George is a popular stop on the Garden Route, a lush ribbon of forests, lakes,... more
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George
George is a popular stop on the Garden Route, a lush ribbon of forests, lakes, lagoons, and vineyards that stretches along the southeast coast of South Africa. This is paradise for ecotourists and outdoor adventurers of every experience level, offering tons of opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, canyoning, biking...even strawberry picking.
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Beaches, lagoons, hundreds of species of wildlife...Langebaan is simply lovely.... more
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Langebaan
Beaches, lagoons, hundreds of species of wildlife...Langebaan is simply lovely. Birdwatchers flock to West Coast National Park for a chance to spot unusual African fowl. Animal lovers with a passion for the past should check out the West Coast Fossil Park. The region has great conditions for watersports – especially kite surfing – as well as terrific seafood and shopping.
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