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#1/14
Rating:
4.75
(4 comments)
Destination: Fes
The Moroccan sacred city of Fez is the unlikely setting for some sinfully luxurious accommodation - its traditional riads (boutique hotels) are great places to stay. Here are five of the best... read more »
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Rating:
4.5
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Destination: Marrakech
If shopping's your thing, then head to Marrakech, where bartering for a bargain is an ancient art form. You can shop till you drop and then recharge in one of the city’s boutique riads... read more »
#3/14
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4
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If you're looking for a holiday that offers more than just sun, sea and sand (although you can expect plenty of those, too), head to Ghana, a little-visited gem on the west African coast... read more »
#4/14
Rating:
4
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Though small, the Panorama area of Mpumalanga is home to some of South Africa's most dramatic scenery, plus great dining and shopping opportunities - and national monument status ... read more »
#5/14
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Cape Town
Trip type: Shopping
Far from being a sleepy city in the south of Africa, Cape Town is most certainly a ‘watch this space’ place. In fact, we’re on a mission to become the World Design Capital in 2014... read more »
#6/14
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Destination: Cape Town
To avoid shopping mistakes in Cape Town, follow my advice and find well designed and unique African souvenirs... read more »
#7/14
Rating:
4
(6 comments)
Destination: Midlands Meander
Trip type: Activity, Shopping, Spa
South Africa’s Natal Midlands region is bursting with unique places to visit and is well worth devoting a couple of days of exploration to... read more »
#8/14
Rating:
3.666665
(3 comments)
Destination: Ethiopia
Ethiopia is one of Africa's most enticing destinations and one of the world's last great exotic spots. Travelling through by road reveals the its best kept secrets and makes your trip unforgettable... read more »
#9/14
Rating:
3.5
(3 comments)
Destination: Marrakech
Trip type: Shopping, Short Break
If it’s true that Marrakech is mostly known as a mecca for architects and interior design enthusiasts, then it’s time to discover Sidi Ghanem: an up and coming area in the industrial part of the city... read more »
#10/14
Rating:
3.5
(2 comments)
Destination: Cairo, Giza, Egypt
Come face to face with the Sphinx in Giza, climb inside a pyramid, haggle for souvenirs in a souq and dodge the traffic in the 'city of a thousand minarets'. It's all part of the Egypt experience... read more »
#11/14
Rating:
3
(2 comments)
Destination: Marrakech
Morocco's spicy city can serve up a short break crammed with colour, culture, caleches and consumer delights... read more »
#12/14
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0
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Mauritania is the little-known jewel in west Africa’s crown - a country of exceptional and diverse natural beauty, with a rich cultural heritage to boot... read more »
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Destination: Cape Town
Trip type: Shopping
Local crafts and handmade wares can be found in all corners of Cape Town. Here's where to buy the best and where you'll get good value... read more »
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Destination: Cape Town
Cape Town’s foodie scene has grown at a remarkable rate over the past few years. You can see it in the quality of the eateries that have popped up and in the plethora of food stores and markets... read more »
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