Travel blog – Africa

Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech

How to Spend a Weekend in Marrakech

One of Morocco’s greatest lures is that it feels exotic, despite being just a three-hour flight away. Leave London in the early morning and you can tuck into a tagine or haggle over the price of spice...
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Beyond the Big Five: 10 Alternatives to Safari in South Africa

South Africa is well known for its diverse wildlife. Animal enthusiasts from all over the globe jet in to Kruger National Park, armed with...
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How I Ate My Way Along South Africa's Garden Route

How could you make one of the world’s most beautiful self-drive routes even better? Stuff it with great food of course. And when you discover the culinary treats that pepper South Africa’s iconic Gard...
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Tessa Buckman on Boulders Beach, South Africa

A Fine Vantage: Discovering the Wines of South Africa's Garden Route

Flight Centre’s Tessa Buckman travels along South Africa’s renowned Garden Route, taking in dramatic scenery, wildlife and a glass o...
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The Best Hotels Along the Garden Route

If you’ve ever tried piecing together a self-drive holiday yourself, you'll know it can be very time consuming and t route do you take, where do you stop and, most importantly, how do you know wh...
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Segwaying through the Vines in Stellenbosch

Off the back of a recent trip to South Africa, Flight Centre Travel Expert James Howe tells us all about his experiences in the country's best-known wine region... With slightly blurry heads – af...
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5 Incredible Garden Route Experiences

You might have heard of South Africa’s famed road trip – the Garden Route. For many people this fabled journey represents an uncovering of the natural beauty of South African landscapes between Cape T...
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Why NOW is the Best Time to Book Your South Africa Holiday

South Africa. A country that offers the perfect fusion of wildlife, rich culture, winelands and a compelling history. Intrigued? Well now is the best time to book and plan your trip to this safari sup...
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An Expert’s Guide to Africa

“From mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda to the great migration across the Masai Mara, this part of the world shows nature at its best.” Tom Grapes is a huge advocate for Africa and has worked at ...
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When I Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro

When the email dropped into my inbox seeking “intrepid adventurers” to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society, I jumped at the chance. I have wanted to scale Africa’s ...
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A Guide to Whale Watching in South Africa

Annually southern right whales migrate from the freezing feeding grounds of Antarctica to warmer waters, reaching the South African coastline by about June, and staying through to November. During thi...
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The Most Spectacular Views of Cape Town

Very few cities in the world can claim to be more beautiful than Cape Town. Due to it’s geographical position at the southernmost tip of Africa, it would be more fitting to describe Cape Town as the d...
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